1910 - Jacques Cousteau
French oceanographer, film maker, author and conservationist.
1925 - William Styron
American author; winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
1932 - Athol Fugard
South African playwright and novelist, known for his opposition to apartheid.
1939 - Christina Crawford
American writer and actress, daughter of Joan Crawford, and author of the book Mommie Dearest, chronicling their abusive relationship.
1945 - Robert Munsch
American-born Canadian children's author.
1955 - Duncan Steel
British/Australian scientist and author of popular works on science.
1960 - Mehmet Oz
American-Turkish surgeon, television personality and author.
? - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
American author and artist of children's books, two-time Caldecott Honor winner.
1936 - Robert E. Howard
1940 - Daniel Carter Beard
1979 - Alice Dalgliesh
1998 - Catherine Cookson