13 April 1906
SB, playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, was born at Foxrock
, the younger of two sons.
17 October 1952
SB's play En attendant Godot
(Waiting for Godot
) was first published in French in Paris
; this landmark modernist work quickly became an enormous popular success around the world.
22 December 1989
SB, Irish playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, died of respiratory failure caused by emphysema at the Hôpital St Anne
, almost six months after the death of his wife