1859 - Arthur Conan Doyle
Scottish physician and writer, most well known for his Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
1907 - Hergé
Pen name of Belgian comic book artist Georges Prosper Remi, creator of The Adventures of Tintin series.
1914 - Vance Packard
American journalist and author who wrote a popular series exploring topics of sociology.
1927 - Peter Matthiessen
American novelist and wilderness writer, co-founder of The Paris Review.
1933 - Arnold Lobel
American children s author known for the Frog and Toad books.
1934 - Gary Willis
american author, journalist and historian whose book Lincoln at Gettysburg won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction.
1885 - Victor Hugo
1967 - Langston Hughes
1970 - Joseph Wood Krutch
1972 - Cecil Day-Lewis
2008 - Robert Asprin
2010 - Martin Gardner