1881 - Juan Ramón Jiménez
Spanish poet; winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistic purity."
1902 - Norman Maclean
American author most known for the short story A River Runs Through It, which was made into a popular movie.
1926 - Robert Bly
American poet and author whose Iron John: A Book About Men spent 62 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
1937 - Avi
Pen name of Edward Irving Wortis, American children's author and Newbery Medal winner.
1963 - Donna Tartt
American author most known for her 1992 novel The Secret History.
1961 - Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1984 - Joan Lindsay