1908 - Esphyr Slobodkina
Russian-American children's author and illustrator, best known for her classic book Caps For Sale.
1924 - Rosamunde Pilcher
British author of romance novels, known for works like The Shell Seekers.
1931 - Fay Weldon
English author who pioneered product placement in literature with her 2001 novel The Bulgari Connection.
1947 - Jo Beverley
English-Canadian writer of romance novels.
1971 - Elizabeth Bear
American author of speculative fiction.
1914 - Alain-Fournier
1958 - Mary Roberts Rinehart
2012 - Irving Adler