1914 - William S. Burroughs
American writer, one of the most prominent members of the Beat Generation.
1928 - Andrew Greeley
Irish-American catholic priest and writer.
1941 - Stephen J. Cannell
American television producer and author.
1947 - Bill Strauss
American author and historian, and founder and director of the Capitol Steps.
1956 - David Wiesner
American author and illustrator of children's books, and winner of the 1989 Caldecott Medal.
1881 - Thomas Carlyle
1972 - Marianne Moore
1993 - William Pène du Bois