1907 - Hardie Gramatky
American painter, author and illustrator of children's books, most notably Little Toot.
1916 - Beverly Cleary
American author of books for children and young adults, mostly set in Portland, OR.
1921 - Carol Emshwiller
American author of science fiction and short stories.
1939 - Alan Ayckbourn
English playwright and author.
1947 - Tom Clancy
American author of intricate espionage and military thrillers.
1949 - Scott Turow
American author of legal fiction.
1954 - Jon Krakauer
American author and mountaineer, known for his thrilling non-fiction.
1988 - Alan Paton
1991 - James Schuyler