1858 - Mihaljo Pupin
Serbian physicist and chemist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924 for his autobiography Immigrant to Inventor.
1863 - Edward Bok
Dutch-born American editor and author who won a 1920 Pulitzer for his autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok.
1892 - Ivo Andrić
author who won the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the epic force
with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from
the history of his country."
1899 - Bruce Catton
American historian, author of popular histories of the American Civil War, including the 1954 Pulitzer Prize winning A Stillness at Appomattox.
1919 - Belva Plain
Best-selling American fiction author, whose books often featured strong-willed women.
1941 - Jean-Jacques Schuhl
French author who won the Prix Goncourt in 2000 for his novel Ingrid Caven.
1942 - Michael Palmer
American author of medical thrillers.
1964 - Guillermo del Toro
Mexican movie director and novelist, whose books tend to have a suspense/horror bent.
1964 - Jacqueline Carey
American fantasy author, known for her Kushiel series set in the fictional land of Terre d'Ange.
1976 - William Alexander
American author whose debut novel, Goblin Secrets, won the 2012 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
1967 - Che Guevara
2003 - Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
2009 - Stuart Kaminsky
2014 - Zilpha Keatley Snyder