1894 - Rachel Field
American author best known for her Newbery Medal-winning Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.
1911 - William Golding
British novelist, poet and playwright, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world today." Most well known for his 1954 book Lord of the Flies.
1922 - Damon Knight
American science fiction author, mostly known for his short stories.
1947 - Thomas H. Cook
American mystery author, who won an Edgar award in 1996 for The Chatham School Affair.
1947 - Tanith Lee
British science fiction and fantasy author.
1972 - N.K. Jemison
American author of speculative fiction, most known for her Inheritance trilogy.
1975 - Gina Trapani
American tech blogger and writer, co-founder of Lifehacker and author of several of their books.
1949 - Will Cuppy
1985 - Italo Calvino
2009 - Milton Meltzer
2015 - Jackie Collins