1908 - Richard Wright
African-American author, best known for his novel Native Son.
1912 - Syd Hoff
Jewish-American cartoonist and children's book author, whose Danny and the Dinosaur is a perennial favorite.
1920 - Craig Claiborne
American restaurant critic (New York Times), food journalist and cookbook author.
1924 - Joan Aiken
English writer of supernatural fiction and children's alternate history novels.
1925 - Forrest Carter
The later identity of Asa Earl Carter, who is less known for his early political career and more for his later books The Education of Little Tree and The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales.
1989 - Georges Simenon
1990 - Lawrence A. Cremin
1991 - Tom Tryon