1856 - L. Frank Baum
C'mon, you know this one. Yep, Wizard of Oz guy.
1890 - Katherine Ann Porter
American writer known for her 1962 novel Ship of Fools and for her short stories.
1891 - Mikhail Bulgakov
Russian writer and playwright, known for his classic work The Master and Margarita.
1904 - Clifton Fadiman
American intellectual and author.
1911 - Max Frisch
Swiss novelist known for his ironic works.
1931 - Norma Fox Mazer
American author and teacher who won a Newbery Honor in 1998 for her book After the Rain.
1938 - Nancy Garden
American author of children's and YA fiction, best known for the lesbian novel Annie on My Mind.
1957 - Meg Gardiner
American crime writer known for her Evan Delaney and Jo Beckett series.
1962 - Julie Otsuka
Japanese-American author known for her historical fiction.
1967 - Laura Hillenbrand
American author, known for her non-fiction account of the career of the horse Seabiscuit.
1886 - Emily Dickinson
1954 - William March
1976 - Samuel Eliot Morison
1986 - Theodore H. White
2012 - Carlos Fuentes
2012 - Jean Craighead George