1892 – Lowell Thomas, American writer, broadcaster, and traveler who is best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous.
1901 – Marian Hemar Ukrainian-born Polish poet, journalist, playwright, comedy writer, and songwriter who was born Marian Hescheles and also used the pen names Jan Marianski and Marian Wallenrod.
1917 – Leonora Carrington, British surrealist artist and writer
1958 – Graeme Base, Australian author and illustrator of award-winning picture books, best known for Animalia.
1962 – Annejet van der Zijl, Dutch writer, screenwriter, biographer, historian, and journalist.
1966 – Vince Flynn, American author of political thrillers.
1977 – Karin Tidbeck, Swedish author of fantasy and science-fiction stories in both Swedish and English.