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Three Famous Authors

November 22, 2016

He had written several books on Christian apologetics and a science fiction trilogy, but he was better known for the children’s books he wrote about a land that can be entered through a tall upright cabinet used for hanging clothes.  Decades after his death his books are still read and his children’s stories have been made into major motion pictures.  He was the first to die that day.

Another famous author also died on the same day.  His works of satire are still in print.  His novel about a dystopian future is still celebrated.  Even now, in a popular movie that is still in its first run, an incidental character is seen reading one of his books.  (The movie is Dr. Strange, and the incidental character is played by Stan Lee.)

These two authors died of natural causes.  The world would eventually realize they were gone and continue to honor their memory.  However, the moment of their passing was little noticed because another famous author was brutally murdered that day.  Although he had won the Pulitzer Prize, he was better known for his day job, President of the United States.

That’s how it was on November 22, 1963 when C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and John F. Kennedy all passed from this life.

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