1861 - Frederick Jackson Turner
American historian, winner of the 1933 Pulitzer Prize for History.
1907 - Astrid Lindgren
Swedish author best known for her Pippi Longstocking books.
1907 - William Steig
American cartoonist and children's author, now best known as the creator of the character Shrek.
1910 - Eric Malpass
English novelist of humorous and historical fiction.
1944 - Karen Armstrong
British author of books on comparative religion.
1946 - Nancy Tafuri
American children's author, most well known for Have You Seen My Duckling?
1947 - P.J. O'Rourke
American political satirist and author.
1716 - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
1995 - Jack Finney
2008 - Kristin Hunter