1838 - Edwin Abbott Abbott
English schoolmaster and theologian, best known for the satirical novella Flatland.
1951 - Peter May
Scottish novelist known for his crime fiction.
1954 - Sandra Cisneros
American novelist, acclaimed for her first novel The House on Mango Street.
1960 - Nalo Hopkinson
Jamaican science fiction and fantasy author.
1954 - James Hilton
1968 - John Steinbeck
1991 - Simone Beck
1996 - Carl Sagan