1906 – Dwight Macdonald, born on the 24th of March in New York City. He was an American writer, editor, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.
1928 – He was an associate editor at Luce’s ambitious Fortune, an ironic position for Macdonald and his Marxist principles.
1934 – Married Nancy Gardiner Rodman, sister of Selden Rodman.
1936 – He resigned from Fortune, over an editorial dispute, when the magazine’s executives edited his extended four-part attack on U.S. Steel.
1937 – 1943 – As an editor Macdonald went on to edit Partisan Review.
1944 – 1949 – Edited his own journal Politics.
1951 – 1971 – He was contributing to The New Yorker as a staff writer.
1960 – 1966 – Went to Esquire as film critic, gradually becoming well-known enough to perform movie reviews on the Today Show.
1982 – Died on the 19th of December in New York City.