1908 - Winston Graham
English novelist, best known for his Poldark series of historical fiction.
1911 - Czesław Miłosz
Polish poet and writer, winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature because he "with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts."
1934 - Harry Blackstone, Jr.
American stage and television magician, and author of books on magic.
1940 - David McPhail
American author and illustrator of children's book's. Known for his animal characters like pigs and bears.
1943 - Ahmed Sofa
Bangladeshi writer and intellectual.
1959 - Daniel Goldhagen
American author whose has written controversial books on the role of the German people during the Holocaust.
1899 - E.D.E.N. Southworth
1973 - Nancy Mitford
2003 - Robert McCloskey