1893 - Wanda Gág
American children's author and illustrator, most well known for the Newbery Medal winning Millions of Cats, which is the oldest American picture book still in print.
1916 - Ezra Jack Keats
American children's book writer and illustrator, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal for The Snowy Day.
1952 - Douglas Adams
English author and humorist, best known for his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
1955 - D.J. MacHale
American television producer and author of several young adult series.
1964 - Libba Bray
American author of young adult novels.
1973 - Sylvia Day
Japanese-American romance author.
1974 - Kate Brian
Pen name of Kieran Scott, American chick-lit and young adult novelist.
1978 - Christopher Rice
American author; son of Anne Rice.
1944 - Henrik Willem van Loon
1959 - Lester Dent
1969 - John Wyndham
1970 - Earle Stanley Gardner
1975 - Conrad Buff
1980 - Maud Hart Lovelace