1883 - Sax Rohmer
English novelist, best known for his Fu Manchu series.
1896 - James Phinney Baxter III
American historian whose book Scientists Against Time won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for History.
1928 - Norman Bridwell
American's children's book author and illustrator, known for the Clifford The Big Red Dog books.
1937 - Gregory Mcdonald
American mystery writer, author of the Fletch books.
1945 - Jack Dann
American science fiction writer and anthologist.
1945 - Douglas Hofstadter
American professor of cognitive science who won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.
1948 - Art Spiegelman
Swedish-born American cartoonist, best known for his graphic novel Maus.
1988 - Richard Feynman
1998 - Martha Gellhorn