1717 - Horace Walpole
English art historian and author who is now best known for his Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto.
1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
American author of Jazz Age novels and member of the Lost Generation.
1912 - Robert Lewis Taylor
American author, winner of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters.
1934 - John Brunner
British science fiction author who won the Hugo award in 1968 for his novel Stand on Zanzibar.
1950 - John Kessel
American author of science fiction and fantasy.
1947 - Andrew C. McLaughlin
1991 - Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
2004 - Françoise Sagan