I have found the following codex for displaying the date and author of the CURRENT page. i.e the_date(), the_time() and the_title() all have the capability of displaying the page in the Current page or post.
POST TITLE: WordPress Makes Me Smile
AUTHOR: Harriet Smith
POSTED: 20 April 2004
For my specific needs, I am processing the Date and Author info in a different page other than the “Current Page”. The_date() needs to be able to find the page ID or the post ID before issuing the correct date for that Page or Post.
Is there a way to display the Date and Author information of another page in WordPress?
I'd like the same way weberforum shows their Topics and Last Post: