1859 - Henri Bergson
French philosopher, winner of the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented."
1878 - James Truslow Adams
American historian, winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Founding of New England.
1894 - H.L. Davis
American author and poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1936 for his novel Honey in the Horn.
1930 - Esther Hautzig
American author most well known for her book The Endless Steppe: Growing up in Siberia.
1946 - James Robert Baker
American author of satirical, gay-themed transgressional fiction.
1951- Terry McMillan
American author, some of whose novels, like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, were made into feature films.
1961 - Rick Moody
American novelist best known for his 1994 work The Ice Storm, which was adapted into the movie of the same name.
1964 - Charles Stross
British author of science fiction, horror and fantasy.
1980 - Edwin Way Teale