1856 - Henry Rider Haggard
English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations.
1898 - Erich Marie Remarque
German author best known for his World War I novel All Quiet on the Western Front.
1906 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
American author and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh.
1947 - Octavia Butler
American science fiction author, winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
1964 - Dan Brown
American author of thrillers, best known for his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code.
1964 - Jason Goodwin
British author and historian who writes both non-fiction history and a series of mysteries.
1971 - Kambri Crews
American comedian whose best known work is her memoir Burn Down the Ground.
1972 - David Rees
American cartoonist and humorist whose most recent book deals with artisanal pencil sharpening.
1956 - Walter de la Mare
2002 - Anne Landers
2008 - George Carlin