1873 - Walter De La Mare
English poet and writer, best remembered for his children's stories.
1914 - Ross Lockridge Jr.
American novelist whose Raintree County is a contender for Great American Novel.
1933 - J. Anthony Lukas
American journalist and author pf the 1985 book Common Grounds: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families.
1939 - Ted Kooser
American poet, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.
1961 - Dinesh D'Souza
Indian-born American conservative political commentator.
1988 - Clifford D. Simak
2010 - Alan Sillitoe