1921 - James Jones
American author whose first novel, From Here to Eternity, was adapted for both film and television.
1926 - Zig Ziglar
American motivational speaker and author.
1952 - Michael Cunningham
American writer whose novel The Hours won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1999.
1955 - Catherine Asaro
American science fiction and fantasy writer, author of the Saga of the Skolian Empire series.
1955 - Maria Shriver
American journalist and author.
1965 - Clare Vanderpool
American children's author whose first book, Moon Over Manifest, won the 2011 Newbery Medal.
1969 - Colson Whitehead
American novelist, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for The Underground Railroad.
2000 - L. Sprague de Camp