William Faulkner was born September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi. He died in 1962.
You can celebrate with Faulkner’s own mint julep recipe: whiskey (I recommend bourbon, but Faulkner was not that specific), 1 tsp. sugar, crushed ice, and mint. Serve in a metal cup (I would go for a silver julep cup, although the julep cup in display at Rowan Oak, Faulkner’s home, does not appear to be silver. It is a proper julep cup, though, and I would advise you to stick to that form).