1895 - Carol Ryrie Brink
American author of children's and adult fiction, winner of the Newbery Medal for Caddie Woodlawn.
1919 - Emily Cheney Neville
American author whose first book, It's Like This, Cat, won the 1964 Newbery Medal.
1922 - Stan Lee
American comic book author, former president of Marvel Comics.
1932 - Manuel Puig
Argentine author known for novels like Kiss of the Spider Woman.
1953 - Charlie Pierce
American sportswriter, political blogger and frequent contestant on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.
1958 - Gilles Leroy
French writer, winner of the 2007 Prix Goncourt for Alabama Song.
1935 - Clarence Day
1945 - Theodore Dreiser
1986 - John D. MacDonald
1993 - William L. Shirer
2001 - William X. Kienzle
2004 - Susan Sontag