Archive for November, 1926

November 18, 1926

Irish writer and playwright George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the Nobel prize money of £7,000 on this day in 1926. After nomination for the award for literature a year prior, Shaw at first wanted to turn down the Nobel Prize because he had no desire for accolades. However, he accepted on his wife’s request,Read more..

November 9, 1926

John Keyes Byrne, better known as the Irish playwright Hugh Leonard, was born in Dublin on this day in 1926. He was adopted as a young boy by the Keyes family and took their last name as his middle name. He worked as a civil servant and acted in and wrote plays for community theaterRead more..