1853 - Howard Pyle
American author and illustrator of books for young people.
1870 - Frank Norris
American Naturalist novel of the Progressive era.
1942 - Mike Resnick
American author of science fiction and fantasy.
1946 - Mem Fox
Australian author of children's books.
1966 - Mark Z. Danielewski
American author whose novels tend to experiment with form.
1950 - Edgar Lee Masters
1971 - Allan Nevins
1973 - Robert C. O'Brien
1997 - Samm Sinclair Baker