1896 - Louis Bromfield
American author and conservationist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
1904 - Ingri Parin d'Aulaire
Norwegian-born American children's book author who primarily worked as a team with her Swiss husband Edgar.
1907 - Mary Howard
Pen name of British romance novelist Mary Mussi.
? - Patricia Gaffney
No birth year given for this American romance novelist.
1957 - Greg Mortensen
American humanitarian and author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea.
1959 - Gerina Dunwich
Professional astrologer and New Age author.
1966 - Wendy Coakley-Thompson
American author whose fiction centers on race issues.
1969 - Sarah Vowell
American author and social commentator.
1982 - Erin E. Stead
American illustrator of children's books; winner of the 2011 Caldecott for her work on A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
1834 - Charles Lamb
1974 - Amy Vanderbilt
1986 - George Dangerfield
1983 - Dumas Malone
1992 - Kay Boyle
1994 - Fanny Craddock
1997 - Brendan Gill
2016 - Carrie Fisher