1859 - Kenneth Grahame
Scottish writer, most famous for his children's book The Wind in the Willows.
1920 - Douglass Wallop
American novelist and playwright whose work The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant was adapted into the musical Damn Yankees.
1931 - John McPhee
American writer of creative nonfiction, often involving geology and geography.
1937 - Richard Fariña
American folksinger and writer, known for his autobiography Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me.
1939 - Jim Bouton
Former Major League baseball pitcher, and author of the baseball diary Ball Four.
1960 - Jeffrey Eugenides
American author, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Middlesex.
1941 - Sherwood Anderson
1991 - John Bellairs
1995 - Paul Horgan