1781? - Lady Morgan Sydney
Irish novelist, author of The Wild Irish Girl.
1869 - Charles Finger
British author whose Tales from Silver Lands won the 1925 Newbery Medal.
1890 - Robert Ripley
American entrepreneur; creator of the Ripley's Believe it or Not! franchise.
1908 - Quentin Crisp
English writer, raconteur and memoirist.
1925 - Carlos Castaneda
Peruvian-American author, known for his Don Juan books.
1935 - Anne Roiphe
American feminist writer of fiction, non-fiction and memoirs.
1935 - Paul Bourget
1938 - Karel Čapek
1963 - Tristan Tzara
1992 - Monica Dickens
2011 - Simms Taback