1888 - Katherine Mansfield
Modernist short story writer from New Zealand.
1893 - Lois Lenski
American's children's author and illustrator, most well known for her 1946 Newbery winning Strawberry Girl.
1894 - E.E. Cummings
American poet and author, known for his playful use of text and form.
1906 - Hannah Arendt
German American political theorist whose works tend to deal with the subject of authority.
1943 - Rick Boyer
American novelist, best known for his crime novels featuring Charlie "Doc" Adams.
1949 - Katha Politt
American poet and essayist whose work tends to deal with feminist issues.
1965 - Randall Jarrell
1983 - Willard Price
1997 - Harold Robbins
1998 - Cleveland Amory