1884 - Hugh Walpole
New Zealand-born English novelist, popular in his lifetime but neglected recently.
1900 - Giorgos Seferis
Greek poet, winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture."
1901 - Margaret Craven
American author, most notably of I Heard the Owl Call My Name.
1907 - Mircea Eliade
Romanian historian of religion, known for his Encyclopedia of Religion.
1911 - L. Ron Hubbard
Lafayette Ronald, American pulp fiction writer and founder of Scientology.
1911 - Marie Rudisill
The Fruitcake Lady, of Tonight Show fame. Unrelated to the previous author.
1914 - W.O. Mitchell
Canadian novelist and broadcaster, known for his 1947 book Who Has Seen the Wind.
1928 - Ellen Raskin
American writer. illustrator and fashion designer who won the 1979 Newbery Medal for The Westing Game, and also designed the cover for the first edition of Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time.
1933 - Diane Dillon
American illustrator of children's books and paperbacks, who worked closely with her husband Leo.
1934 - Barry Hughart
American fantasy author, most of whose works take place in "an Asia that never was."
1953 - Ridley Pearson
American author of suspense books for adults and adventure books for children.
1898 - Stephen Vincent Benét
1975 - Ivo Andrić
2017 - Amy Krouse Rosenthal