1819 - Charles Kingsley
English minister, historian and novelist.
1827 - Johanna Spyri
Swiss author of children's stories, best known for the classic work Heidi.
1892 - Djuna Barnes
American writer of the 20th century Modernist movement.
1929 - Anne Frank
German-born Jewish Holocaust victim and diarist.
1931 - Trevanian
Pen name of American writer Rodney William Whitaker, who wrote in a variety of genres.
1931 - Rona Jaffe
American novelist, and later columnist for Cosmopolitan.
1953 - Tess Gerritsen
Chinese-American novelist and retired physician who started out writing romances, but shifted to medical thrillers.
1961 - Jim Goad
American author known for controversial viewpoints in work like The Redneck Manifesto.
1900 - Lucretia Hale
1998 - Leo Buscaglia
1999 - J.F. Powers