1828 - Henrik Willem Ibsen
Norwegian playwright and poet, considered the "Father of realism."
1904 - B.F. Skinner
American psychologist and author, some of whose books were written for a popular audience.
1937 - Lois Lowry
American children's author best known for her two Newbery Award winning books, Number the Stars and The Giver.
1954 - Louis Sachar
American children's author whose Holes and Sideways Stories from Wayside School are his best known works.
1955 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman
American fantasy, scifi and horror author.
1959 - Mary Roach
American author whose popular science books always have a whimsical edge.1
1968 - A.J. Jacobs
American journalist and author who whites about his immersive life experiences.
1. Especially the footnotes.
1994 - Lewis Grizzard
2010 - Ai