Date: 18 October 1920
Special to The New York Times
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Miguel Delibes Setién MML (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel deˈliβes]; 17 October 1920 – 12 March 2010) was a Spanish novelist, journalist and newspaper editor associated with the Generation of '36 movement. From 1975 until his death, he was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy, where he occupied chair letter "E". Licensed in commerce, he began his career as a cartoonist and columnist. He later became the editor for the regional newspaper El Norte de Castilla before gradually devoting himself exclusively to writing novels.
He was a connoisseur of the flora and fauna of Castile and was passionate about hunting and the countryside. Therefore, these were common themes in his writing, and he often wrote from the perspective of a city-dweller who had not lost touch with the rural world.
He was one of the leading figures of post-Civil War Spanish literature, winning numerous literary prizes. Several of his works have been adapted into plays or have been turned into films, winning awards at the Cannes Film Festival among others. He has been ranked with Heinrich Böll and Graham Greene as one of the most prominent Catholic writers of the second half of the twentieth century. He was deeply affected by the death of his wife in 1974. In 1998 he was diagnosed with colon cancer, from which he never fully recovered. He died in 2010.
17 oktober 1920 was een zondag onder het sterrenbeeld ♎. Het was de 290e dag van het jaar. President van de Verenigde Staten was Woodrow Wilson.
Als je op deze dag bent geboren, ben je 100 jaar oud. Je laatste verjaardag was op zaterdag 17 oktober 2020, 47 dagen geleden. Je volgende verjaardag is op zondag 17 oktober 2021, in 317 dagen. Je hebt 36.572 dagen geleefd, of ongeveer 877.738 uur, of ongeveer 52.664.321 minuten, of ongeveer ∞ seconden.