1908 - Jack Williamson
Early American science fiction writer.
1920 - Edward Blishen
English author best known for his children's novels based on Greek mythology.
1926 - Elmer Kelton
American writer, primarily of western novels.
1937 - Jill Paton Walsh
English novelist and children's book writer.
1947 - Yusef Komunyakaa
American poet, winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
1952 - David Icke
English writer and conspiracy theorists. All about the lizard people.
1953 - Nicole Rubel
American illustrator of children's books; known for Rotten Ralph.
1960 - Robert J. Sawyer
Canadian science fiction writer, winner of many awards in the genre.
1951 - Ludwig Wittgenstein