Died On November 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 4. The list includes people like Yitzhak Rabin, Michael Crichton, Wilfred Owen, Gabriel Fauré, Andy Rooney. Famous personalities featured on this list, include screenplay writers, political leaders, actors and directors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.
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Michael Crichton
(Best Known as the Author of “Jurassic Park” and the creator of the TV Drama “ER”)
Michael Crichton
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Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2008

Michael Crichton was an American filmmaker and author. He wrote several science-fiction books, which have sold more than 200 million copies. Many of his books, such as The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Congo, Rising Sun, and Disclosure, have been adapted into highly successful films. He is also credited with creating the popular medical drama TV series, ER.

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Felix Mendelssohn
(Best Known for His Solo Piano Composition 'Songs Without Words' and Founder of 'Leipzig Conservatory')
Felix Mendelssohn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1847

Felix Mendelssohn was a German composer of the early Romantic period. He was also a skilled organist, pianist, and conductor. He composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music, and organ music. His collection of lyrical piano songs Songs Without Words is among his best-known works. He was the founder of the public university The Leipzig Conservatory. He died aged just 38. 

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Dominique Dunne
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Birthdate: November 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 1982
Dominique Dunne was best known for her portrayal of Dana Freeling in the 1982 cult horror movie Poltergeist. Dunne’s former boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, strangled her at her home in 1982. She slipped into a coma and died 5 days later. Dunne was filming for the miniseries V back then.
 4 
Wilfred Owen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: 1918

Wilfred Owen was an English soldier and poet. One of the most important poets during World War I, Owen wrote about the horrors of gas warfare. His life and career inspired a docudrama titled Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale where he was portrayed by Samuel Barnett. In 1989, the Wilfred Owen Association was established to commemorate his life and poetry.

 5 
Cy Young
(Baseball player)
Cy Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gilmore, Ohio, United States
Died: 1955
 6 
Yitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)
Yitzhak Rabin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died: 1995

Israeli politician, statesman, and general, Yitzhak Rabin, served two stints as the prime minister of Israel. As a young man, he joined the military and served for nearly three decades. He had an extensive political career as well and played a key role in embracing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. He was assassinated in November 1995.

 7 
Melissa Mathison
(Screenwriter)
Melissa Mathison
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2015

Melissa Mathison was a screenwriter and an activist for the Tibetan independence movement. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a while but quit before graduating. She was acquainted with Francis Ford Coppola who encouraged her to pursue a screenwriting career. She was once married to actor, Harrison Ford, and had two children.

 8 
Sheree North
(Actress)
Sheree North
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Birthdate: January 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 9 
David Stirling
(Officer)
David Stirling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lecropt, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: 1990

Scottish-born British Army officer David Stirling was known for his exploits in World War II, during which he formed and led the British Special Air Service (SAS). Following the war, he focused on combating racism in colonial Africa and even formed a foundation for animal conservation. He was knighted for his achievements.

 10 
Andy Rooney
(Radio and Television Writer)
Andy Rooney
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Birthdate: January 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, New York
Died: 2011
 11 
Buddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)
Buddy Bolden
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1931
 12 
Cus D'Amato
(Boxing Manager and Trainer Who Handled the Careers of 'Mike Tyson', 'Floyd Patterson', and 'José Torres')
Cus D'Amato
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1985
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Sparky Anderson
(Baseball Players)
Sparky Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bridgewater, South Dakota, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Lionel Blair
(Canadian-British Actor, Choreographer, and TV Presenter)
Lionel Blair
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2021
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George Peabody
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)
George Peabody
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1795
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Danvers
Died: 1869
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Grover Cleveland Alexander
(Baseball Player)
Grover Cleveland Alexander
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elba, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1950
 17 
Cynthia Myers
(Former Model known for Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the December 1968 issue)
Cynthia Myers
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Birthdate: September 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Audrey Williams
(Musician, Songwriter)
Audrey Williams
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pike County
Died: 1975
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Carl Ballantine
(American Magician Best Known for Vaudeville-Style Comedy Routine)
Carl Ballantine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2009

Carl Ballantine was an American magician, actor, and comedian. He is best remembered for his vaudeville-style comedy routine which involved his famous transparent magic tricks. Carl Ballantine is credited with creating comedy magic and was honored by the Academy of Magical Arts with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Fellowship in 2006. He has influenced magicians and comedians alike.

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Gilles Deleuze
(French Philosopher)
Gilles Deleuze
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Birthdate: January 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1995

Gilles Deleuze was a French philosopher who wrote extensively on philosophy, film, fine art, and literature. Widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Deleuze's works have influenced a wide range of disciplines, such as philosophy, literary theory, and art. His work has also influenced movements like postmodernism and post-structuralism.

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Ken Hensley
(English Singer Who is Best Known for His Association With the Rock Band 'Uriah Heep')
Ken Hensley
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Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plumstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2020

Ken Hensley was an English multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer. He is best remembered for his association with the popular rock band Uriah Heep during the 1970s. He wrote many of the band's songs, including hit singles like Easy Livin', Lady in Black, and Look at Yourself. Ken Hensley also released many solo albums, such as Free Spirit and Running Blind.

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Peter Viertel
(Officer, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright)
Peter Viertel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dresden
Died: 2007
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Paul Delaroche
(Former painter whose painstakingly realistic historical subjects made him one of the most successful academic artists of mid-19th-century France)
Paul Delaroche
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Birthdate: July 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1856
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Jean-Jacques Perrey
(Composer)
Jean-Jacques Perrey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: 2016
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Daisy Bates
(American journalist)
Daisy Bates
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Birthdate: November 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huttig, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1999
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Sophia Tolstaya
(Writer)
Sophia Tolstaya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Northwestern Administrative Okrug, Russia
Died: 1919
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Hermann Graf
(German Luftwaffe Fighter Ace)
Hermann Graf
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Engen
Died: 1988
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Michelle Nicastro
(Actress)
Michelle Nicastro
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Birthdate: March 31, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Arthur Rostron
(Sailor)
Arthur Rostron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bolton
Died: 1940
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Alfonso Cano
(Revolutionary)
Alfonso Cano
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia
Died: 2011
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Antonio Margheriti
(Filmmaker)
Antonio Margheriti
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Birthdate: September 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2002
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Elsie MacGill
(Aerospace Engineer)
Elsie MacGill
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 1980
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Byron Lee
(Jamaican Musician, Record Producer, and Entrepreneur Known for His Work as Leader of 'Byron Lee and the Dragonaires')
Byron Lee
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Christiana, Jamaica
Died: 2008

Byron Lee was a Jamaican record producer, musician, and entrepreneur. He is best remembered for leading the popular ska, calypso, and soca band Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. The band was featured in the 1962 spy film Dr. No. Byron Lee's contribution to music was honored by the Jamaican government with the prestigious Order of Distinction in 1982. 

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Laura Keene
(Actress)
Laura Keene
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Birthdate: July 20, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1873
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Khertek Anchimaa-Toka
(Politician)
Khertek Anchimaa-Toka
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bay-Tayginskiy Rayon, Russia
Died: 2008
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Joseph Canteloube
(Composer)
Joseph Canteloube
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Annonay, France
Died: 1957
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George Chambers
(Prime Minister)
George Chambers
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1997
 38 
Luisa Moreno
(Activist)
Luisa Moreno
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 1992
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Noel Langley
(South African Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, and Film Director)
Noel Langley
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Birthdate: December 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: 1980

South Africa-born novelist and screenwriter Noel Langley began his career in London with his play Queer Cargo. Concurrently with writing plays, he also started publishing novels like Cage Me a Peacock, and There's a Porpoise Close Behind Us, very soon gaining recognition in Hollywood with screenplay Maytime.  His other popular screenplays include The Wizard of Oz, Tom Brown’s Schooldays etc.

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Nadia Anjuman
(Afghan Poet and Journalist Who Was Beaten to Death)
Nadia Anjuman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: 2005

Afghan poet and journalist Nadia Anjuman published her first poetry collection, Gol-e Dudi, or Smokey Flower, when she was 25. Soon after the release of her book, she was beaten to death. It is largely believed that she was killed by her husband though the death was officially declared a suicide later.

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Charles Wintour
(Editor)
Charles Wintour
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Birthdate: May 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pamphill, England
Died: 1999

Born to a military family, Charles Wintour initially joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment and even earned an MBE after World War II. He then began writing for the Evening Standard, which he later headed as its editor-in-chief. He is also remembered as the father of journalists Anna and Patrick Wintour.

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Sam Francis
(Painter)
Sam Francis
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Birthdate: June 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Mateo, California
Died: 1994
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Elizabeth Penn Sprague Coolidge
(Pianist)
Elizabeth Penn Sprague Coolidge
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 1953
 44 
Tomás Estrada Palma
(1st President of Cuba (1902 - 1906))
Tomás Estrada Palma
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayamo, Cuba
Died: 1908

Tomás Estrada Palma was a Cuban politician who served as the first President of Cuba after Cuba's independence in 1902. During his presidency, Cuba's infrastructure, public health, and communication improved significantly. Tomás Estrada Palma had also played an important role during the Ten Years' War, serving as the Cuban Republican in Arms' president.

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Andrew Dickson White
(Historian)
Andrew Dickson White
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Birthdate: November 7, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Homer, New York
Died: 1918
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John Dill
(Senior officer)
John Dill
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Died: 1944
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Eugene Field
(Writer)
Eugene Field
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 2, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1895
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John Benbow
(Admiral)
John Benbow
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 10, 1653
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Died: 1702
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Oscar Montelius
(Swedish Archaeologist Who Refined the Concept of Seriation)
Oscar Montelius
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Birthdate: September 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1921

Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius is best remembered for his pioneering research on prehistoric chronology, especially that of the Bronze Age. He was associated with the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, as a professor and as a museum director. He had also won honors such as the Anders Retzius Medal.

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Cyprian Ekwensi
(Nigerian Author, Pharmacist and Broadcaster)
Cyprian Ekwensi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minna, Nigeria
Died: 2007

Nigerian author, pharmacist and broadcaster Cyprian Ekwensi MFR is best-remembered for authoring novels like People of the City and Jagua Nana. His oeuvre also includes short-stories, children's books and radio and television scripts. Ekwensi served as Head of Features at Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, as Director of Nigerian Ministry of Information and as chair of Bureau for External Publicity of Biafra.