1935 - Erich von Däniken
Swiss author known for his theories about extraterrestrial origins put forth in books like Chariots of the Gods.
1946 - Mirielle Guiliano
French-American author whose French Women Don't Get Fat is a bestselling diet book.
1954 - Bruce Sterling
American science fiction author and early cyberpunk pioneer.
1960 - Tina Rosenberg
American journalist, winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction for The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism.
1961 - Daniel Clowes
American cartoonist and screenwriter, possibly best known for Ghost World.
1859 - Lady Morgan Sydney
1964 - Rachel Carson
1986 - Simone de Beauvoir