1859 - Sholem Aleichem
Pen name of Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, Yiddish author whose Tevye the Milkman stories were the basis for the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
1904 - Dr. Seuss
Pen name of American children's author and illustrator Theodore Geisel.
1917 - David Goodis
American writer of crime and noir fiction.
1931 - Tom Wolfe
American author and journalist, known for his earlier non-fiction writing and later novels.
1933 - Leo Dillon
American children's book illustrator who worked closely with his wife Diane and was a Caldecott winner in 1976 and 1977.
1942 - John Irving
American novelist known for his dense and psychological style.
1943 - Peter Straub
American author of horror fiction.
1797 - Horace Walpole
1982 - Philip K. Dick
1991 - Mary Howard