1862 - Mary Kingsley
English ethnographer who wrote primarily about her travels in West Africa.
1890 - Conrad Richter
American novelist who won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Town.
1929 - Richard Howard
American poet who won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for the collection Untitled Subjects.
1950 - Mollie Katzen
American chef and author of the popular Moosewood series of vegetarian cookbooks.
1963 - Colin Channer
Jamaican writer of novels and short stories, focusing on his home country.
1919 - Karl Adolph Gjellerup
1950 - Ernest Haycox
1992 - James Marshall
2002 - Stephen Ambrose
2004 - Bernice Rubens