July 4, 1961 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline (pictured in 1932), French novelist, whose final years were clouded by wartime collaboration and his violent anti-Semitism, died Saturday. He was 67 years old. Mr. Céline's most widely known books were "Journey to the End of the Night" and "Death on the Installment Plan." Both enjoyed critical and popular success in the U.S. when they were published in English, the former in 1934 and the latter in 1938. When the Nazis occupied Paris
July 3, 1961 - The death of Ernest Hemingway (pictured in 1959) brought tears, shock, and mourning to Madrid today. In the city's cafés and dimly lit bars, the author's friends, admirers, and critics discussed the life and death of the author, who formerly lived in Spain and was known there as "Don Ernesto." The newspaper Hoja de Lunes said in a front-page story that Mr. Hemingway was "a great lover of our country, the bullfights, and Spanish literature." #literature #b
July 3, 1961 - There will be no inquest in the shotgun death of Ernest Hemingway (pictured in 1952), authorities in Blaine County, Idaho, said today. The author was found dead yesterday morning at his home. He had head wounds, and a double-barrel, 12-gauge shotgun lay next to his body. His fourth wife, Mary, stated that his death had been accidental. Sheriff Frank L. Hewitt said Mr. Hemingway had fired both barrels of the 12-gauge shotgun into his head. Coroner Ray McG
July 2, 1961 - President Kennedy mourned today the death of Ernest Hemingway, whom he called one of America's greatest authors and "one of the great citizens of the world." The President, who is spending the July 4th weekend in Hyannis Port, Mass., with his family, issued a statement after hearing of Mr. Hemingway's death: "From his first emergence as one of the bright literary stars in Paris during the twenties, as a chronicler of the "Lost Generation” which he was to
July 2, 1961 - Ernest Hemingway was found dead this morning of a shotgun wound to the head at his home in Ketchum, Idaho. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author would have been 62 on July 21. His wife stated that Mr. Hemingway, an expert on firearms, killed himself accidentally while cleaning the weapon. Mr. Hemingway's body, clad in a robe and pajamas, was found by Mrs. Hemingway in the foyer of their house. A double-barreled, 12-gauge shotgun lay beside him. Mrs.