1820 - Lucretia Hale
American journalist and author, remembered for her stories about the silly Peterkin family.
1850 - Eugene Field
American writer best known for his children's poetry.
1852 - Paul Bourget
French novelist and critic; not greatly translated into English.
1894 - Joseph Roth
Austrian-Jewish writer, best known for his family saga Radeztky March.
1917 - Cleveland Amory
American author and animal rights activist. Many of his books centered on his cat, Polar Bear.
1918 - Allen Drury
American novelist who won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Advise and Consent.
1962 - Jon Berkeley
Dublin-born illustrator and children's author.
1973 - J.R.R. Tolkien
1993 - Russel B. Nye
1997 - Viktor Frankl
1998 - Allen Drury
2000 - Curt Siodmak
2013 - Frederick Pohl