1901 - André Malraux
French novelist and Minister for Cultural Affairs, known for his novel La condition humaine (Man's Fate.)
1920 - Oodgeroo Noonuccal
Australian poet and campaigner for Aboriginal rights.
1942 - Martin Cruz Smith
American mystery novelist, known most recently for his Arkady Renko series.
1965 - Anne Scott
French novelist of social realism, mostly known in France for her second novel, Superstars.
2006 - Marie Rudisill
2012 - Thomas K. McCraw