1896 - Ann Nolan Clark
American children's writer, winner of the 1953 Newbery Medal for Secret of the Andes.
1896 - Betty Smith
American author best known for her 1943 novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
1939 - Alan Armstrong
American children's author whose 2005 book Whittington won a Newbery Honor.
1953 - Robert Charles Wilson
American-Canadian science fiction author, winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for his novel Spin.
1683 - Izaak Walton
1947 - Walter Machen
2006 - Mary Stolz
2011 - Christopher Hitchens