- Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged
- Advocated smoking, which demonstrates man's triumph over nature.
- Anton LaVey plagiarized portions of Atlas Shrugged for The Satanic Bible.
- Have you been suckered into becoming a student of Objectivism?
Who is John Galt? Where's Dagny Taggart?
|2 Feb 1905
||Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum born, St. Petersburg, Russia.
||Graduates, University of Leningrad.
|26 Jan 1926
||Leaves Russia for America.
|18 Feb 1926
||Arrives in New York City.
||Movie extra for Cecil B. DeMille film King of Kings.
|15 Feb 1929
||Marries actor Frank O'Conner.
|13 Mar 1931
||Naturalized as an American citizen.
|31 Dec 1942
||Finishes manuscript of The Fountainhead.
|6 May 1943
||The Fountainhead published.
||Film adaptation of The Fountainhead.
||Atlas Shrugged -- 1,168 pages.
|6 Mar 1982
||Ayn Rand dies in her New York City apartment.