1870 - Saki
Pen name of British writer Hector Hugh Munro, known for his witty short stories.
1913 - Alfred Bester
American science fiction author, winner of the first ever Hugo award.
1935 - Jacques Pépin
French chef, author and television personality, author of a number of cookbooks.
1939 - Michael Moorcock
English author of scifi, fantasy and literary novels.
1950 - Leonard Maltin
American film critic and author.
1995 - Ross Thomas
2007 - Bill Strauss