September 5

Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler (born September 5, 1905) Hungarian/U.K. novelist, essayist – Darkness at Noon (1941)

Read a 1983 article on Koestler's death and his political activism here

Watch a video about Koestler as Cold War liberal

Robert Fergusson

Robert Fergusson (born September 5, 1750) – Scottish poet

Explore some of Robert Fergusson's poetry here

A reading of "The Author's Life" by
 Robert Fergusson

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929) – U.S. comedian

Listen to a 1960 radio interview of Bob Newhart here

Listen to Bob Newhart's 1960s comedy album
The Button Down Mind Strikes Back

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (born September 5, 1942) German film director, screenwriter – The Twilight World (2022)

Read more about Herzog here

Werner Herzog talks about his life and his films