1783 - Stendahl
French writer known for realism and novels like The Charterhouse of Parma.
1923 - Walter M., Jr. Miller
American science fiction author, now known primarily for his only novel, A Canticle for Leibowitz.
1935 - Derek Walcott
Saint Lucian poet and playwright, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment."
1935 - Tom Reamy
American author known for dark fantasy in the 1970's.
1789 - John Cleland
1875 - Charles Kingsley
1993 - Keith Laumer