1884 - Cornelia Meigs
American children's author, winner of the Newbery Medal for her 1933 biography of Louisa May Alcott, Invincible Louisa.
1886 - Joyce Kilmer
American writer and poet best known for his poem "Trees."
1905 - Elizabeth Yates
American author who won the 1951 Newbery Medal for Amos Fortune, Free Man.
1910 - David M. Potter
American historian who won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for History posthumously for his work The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861.
1949 - Linda Barnes
American mystery writer, known for the Carlotta Carlyle series.
1882 - Anthony Trollope
1924 - Gene Stratton-Porter
1960 - Mark Howe