1870 - Ray Stannard Baker
American journalist and author who wrote under the pen name David Grayson, and won the Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his work on Woodrow Wilson.
1885 - Karen Blixen
Danish author known by her pen name, Isak Dinesen, and for the novel Out of Africa.
1891 - George Adamski
Polish-born American known for his books on ufology.
1897 - Thornton Wilder
American playwright and novelist, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
1949 - Beverly Lewis
American novelist of Christian fiction; particularly dealing with Amish and Mennonite communities.
1957 - Nick Hornby
English novelist, many of whose books have been recently adapted into films.
1840 - Hannah Webster Foster
2014 - Gabriel García Márquez