1856 - Edward Channing
American historian who won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for History for his six-volume History of the United States.
1902 - Erik Erikson
German-born American psychologist; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner for his work Gandhi's Truth.
1911 - Wilbert Awdry
English cleric and children's author, known as the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.
1932 - Gene Roberts
American journalist who co-wrote the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for History winner The Race Beat with Hank Klibanoff.
1939 - Brian Jacques
English writer known for his Redwall series of children's fiction. Last name pronounced "Jakes."
2014 - Daniel Keyes