1918 - Edward L. Beach Jr.
American Navy submarine officer and author best known for his novel Run Silent, Run Deep.
1939 - Peter S. Beagle
American fantasy author whose best known work is The Last Unicorn, which he adapted into an animated film.
1943 - Ian Watson
British science fiction writer.
1944 - Philip Margolin
American author of legal thrillers.
1953 - Robert Crais
American author of detective fiction, notably the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series.
1953 - Sebastien Faulks
British novelist known for his historical novels set in France, as well as a recent James Bond novel.
1912 - Bram Stoker