1839 - Ouida
Pen name of the English novelist Marie Louise Ramé, who wrote children's as well as adult books.
1854 - James Frazer
Scottish social anthropologist whose most famous work, The Golden Bough, is a classic in the field.
1879 - E.M. Forster
English novelist known for works like A Passage to India, Howards End and A Room With a View.
1911 - Audrey Wurdermann
American poet; youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, at age 25.
1919 - J.D. Salinger
American novelist, most famous for his 1951 work The Catcher in the Rye.
1928 - Ernest Tidyman
American author who created the African-American detective John Shaft.
1949 - Olivia Goldsmith
American author known for her debut novel, The First Wives Club.
1950 - James Richardson
American poet, 2010 National Book Award finalist for By the Numbers.
1954 - Leonard Bacon
1954 - Duff Cooper
1978 - Don Freeman