1872 - Albert Payson Terhune
American author and dog breeder, known for - well, books about dogs.
1892 - Rebecca West
Pen name of Cicely Isabel Fairfield, who wrote in a wide variety of literature.
1905 - Anthony Powell
English novelist best known for his twelve-volume work A Dance to the Music of Time.
1917 - Heinrich Böll
German author, winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his writing through which its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature."
1942 - Anthony Summers
Irish biographer and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
1964 - Daniel Suarez
American author of technothrillers like Daemon and Freedom™.
1940 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
1996 - Margaret Rey