1916 - Shelby Foote
American Civil War historian and novelist.
1939 - Auberon Waugh
British journalist; eldest son of Evelyn Waugh. Wrote fiction as well as his other writings.
1969 - Rebecca Walker
American feminist writer, daughter of author Alice Walker.
1983 - Christopher Paolini
American author best known for his Inheritance Cycle, which he began writing when he was 15.
1932 - Charles W. Chesnutt
1968 - Mervyn Peake