Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
1943 – David Morrell, born on the 24th of April in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian novelist.
1966 – The work of another writer (Hemingway scholar Philip Young) prompted him to move to the United States, where he studied with Young at Penn State and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in American literature.
1972 – That "father" of all modern action novels was published while he was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa.
1987 – His son Matthew died.