1879 - Wallace Stevens
American Modernist poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955.
1904 - Graham Greene
English author whose works tackled moral questions and often had a Catholic bent.
1911 - Jackie Finney
American author of science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers, the basis for the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
1926 - Jan Morris
Welsh historian and travel writer. Most known for her history of the British empire, the Pax Brittanica trilogy.
1944 - Vernor Vinge
American science fiction author and multiple Hugo Award winner.
1975 - Dan Santat
American author and illustrator of children's books, winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.
1981 - Harry Lewis Golden