1892 - Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
American children's author who won the 1933 Newbery Award for Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze.
1898 - Kathleen Hale
British children's author known for the the Orlando the Marmalade Cat books.
1905 - Mikhail Shokolov
Soviet Russian novelist, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, he has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people."
1940 - Joseph Brodsky
Russian poet and essayist; winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity."
1963 - Michael Chabon
American author whose The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
1968 - Mo Willems
American children's book author and illustrator, best known for his Pigeon books.
2002 - Wallace Markfield
2015 - Tanith Lee