Darkness Events in History

2000 Death - L. Sprague de Camp, writer, Lest Darkness Fall, dies at 92

1991 Event - "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 36 performances

1991 Event - "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 36 performances

1968 Death - Vardis A. Fisher, U.S. writer, Darkness and Deep, dies at 73

1958 Birthday - Bruse Campbell, actor, Army of Darkness

1930 Event - Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in New York City

1924 Death - Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

1920 Birthday - Fons Rademakers, director, Assault, actor, Daughter of Darkness

1917 Birthday - Nancy Coleman, Everett, Washington, actress, Edge of Darkness

1909 Birthday - Stephen Harold Spender, England, poet and critic, Vienna, Edge of Darkness

1906 Birthday - Sidney Kingsley, U.S. playwright, One in White, Darkness at Noon

1895 Birthday - Vardis A Fisher, U.S. author, Darkness and Deep

1892 Death - Arthur Hodister, British ivory seller (Heart of Darkness), murdered

1865 Event - Con Orem and Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match

1860 Event - Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft. Sumter

1857 Birthday - Joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness

1780 Event - About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England to this day it's cause is still unexplained

1626 Death - John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62