1864 - Richard Harding Davis
American war journalist and author of fiction and non-fiction.
1915 - Joy Davidman
American child prodigy poet and writer.
1947 - Kathy Acker
American feminist poet and writer.
1959 - Susan Faludi
American feminist writer, winner of the Pulitzer prize for her work in journalism.
1974 - Marcel Pagnol
2002 - Thor Heyerdahl
2008 - William W. Warner