1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish author known for works like Treasure Island, Kidnappped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
1908 - C. Vann Woodward
American Southern historian, known for books like The Strange Career of Jim Crow and The Origins of the New South, 1877-1913. Won a Pulitzer Prize for editing Mary Chesnut's Civil War.
1940 - William Taubman
American political scientist, winner of a 2004 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Nikita Khrushchev.
1957 - Stephen Baxter
British author of hard science fiction and alternate history.
1916 - Saki
1952 - Margaret Wise Brown
1955 - Bernard DeVoto