1892 - Vita Sackville-West
English writer and gardener, possibly more well known for her affair with the author Virginia Woolf.
1903 - Bernarda Bryson
American painter, lithographer and children's book illustrator.
1918 - Mickey Spillane
American author of crime novels; creator of the Mike Hammer character.
1947 - Keri Hulme
New Zealand author whose only novel, The Bone People, won the 1985 Booker Prize.
1955 - Pat Murphy
American science fiction and fantasy author.
1963 - David Pogue
American technology author, the creator of the Missing Manual series of tech books.
1994 - Charles Bukowski
1966 - Merle Curti
2011 - Doris Burn