1868 - Edgar Lee Masters
American poet, biographer and dramatist, most well known for his poetry collection Spoon River Anthology.
1884 - Will Cuppy
American humorist, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.
1897 - Henry F. Pringle
American historian whose 1931 biography of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
1943 - Nelson DeMille
American author of thriller novels, quite often set on Long Island, NY. A few of his books have been adapted into big-budget films.
1966 - Charley Boorman
English adventurer and travel writer, known for his motorcycle journeys with his friend Ewan McGregor.
1999 - James White
2001 - Peter Maas
2012 - James Fogle
2012 - Josepha Sherman