1889 - Jean Cocteau
French poet, novelist, and playwright, best known for his films. Les Enfant terribles is his most famous novel.
1935 - John Gilmore
American author, journalist and actor, best known for his true-crime work and detective mysteries. His big break came with a book about the unsolved Black Dahlia murders.
1935 - John Schoenherr
American illustrator whose collaboration with Jane Yolen on the book Owl Moon won the 1988 Caldecott Medal.
1946 - John J. Nance
American pilot and author of thrillers, often involving flying and airplanes.
1958 - Bill Watterson
American cartoonist, author of Calvin & Hobbes. Hopefully not much more needs to be said...
1991 - Howard Nemerov