1896 - Josephine Tey
Pen name of Scottish mystery author Elizabeth Mackintosh.
1901 - Ruth Krauss
American author of children's books, most well known for The Carrot Seed.
1905 - Elias Canetti
Bulgarian born writer, who wrote in German and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981 for "writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power."
1905 - Denys Watkins-Pitchford
British children's writer and illustrator who wrote under the pseudonym BB. Known for works like Little Grey Men.
1964 - Anne Applebaum
American journalist and author; winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her non-fiction.
1973 - Mur Lafferty
American podcaster and author of speculative fiction.
1834 - Samuel T. Coleridge
1966 - Frank O'Hara
2009 - Stanley Middleton