1869 - Harvey Cushing
American neurosurgeon; author of a Pulitzer prize-winning biography of Sir William Osler.
1886 - Margaret Ayer Barnes
American playwright and novelist whose first novel, Years of Grace, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931.
1909 - John Fante
American author best known for his semi-autobiographical novel Ask the Dust.
1918 - Glendon Swarthout
American author whose most well known work is Bless the Beasts and Children.
1939 - Trina Schart Hyman
American illustrator of children's books, winner of the 1985 Caldecott Medal for her work on Saint George and the Dragon.
1947 - Robert Kiyosaki
American investor and author whose Rich Dad Poor Dad books are bestsellers.
1955 - Barbara Kingsolver
American author, possibly best known for her novel The Poisonwood Bible.
1974 - Nnedi Okorafor
Nigerian-American writer of fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction.
1931 - Eric Axel Karlfeldt
2010 - John Schoenherr