1925 - Brian Aldiss
English author of ficiton and science fiction. His influential works include the short story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long", the basis for the Steven Spielberg film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
1934 - Vincent Bugliosi
American attorney and author, best known for the prosecution of Charles Manson.
1944 - Paula Danziger
American children's author, most well known for her Amber Brown series.
1945 - Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr.
American Marine Corps officer and attorney whose autobiography Fortunate Son won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
1967 - Brian Michael Bendis
American comics writer, most well known for his work in the Ultimate Marvel universe.
1974 - Nicole Krauss
American author; wife of author Jonathan Safran Foer. Not to be confused with Nicola Kraus, whose birthday was yesterday.
1850 - Honoré de Balzac
1981 - Anita Loos
1990 - B.F. Skinner
2007 - Magdalen Nabb