1887 - Leonard Bacon
American poet; winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Sunderland Capture.
1915 - Antonia Forest
Pseudonym of British children's book author Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubenstein, best known for her Marlow series.
1933 - Edward Whittemore
American novelist whose major work was the Jerusalem Quartet.
1934 - Sheila Greenwald
American children's book author, creator of the Rosy Cole series.
1947 - Carol O'Connell
American author of the Kathy Mallory crime fiction novels.
1954 - Alan Hollinghurst
British novelist and poet, winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.
1964 - Caitlín Kiernan
Irish-born American paleontologist and author of dark fantasy.
1914 - Jacob Riis
2003 - Kathleen Winsor
2012 - Leo Dillon
2013 - Jack Vance