Roald Dahl, the British Novelist, Writer, Poet, Screenwriter, was born on September 13, 1916. He was the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and he composed 19 children’s books. Dahl claimed that children have a cruder sense of humor than adults, and that he was merely trying to appeal to his readers. In 1953 he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neal. Read Roald Dahl Biography and Profile.