Authors' Birthdays/December

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1st

  • Jan Brett (1949)
  • Charles Finney, U.S. author (1905)
  • Hornaday, William Temple ( 01dec1854 - 6mar1937 )
  • Rex Stout, ( 01dec1886 - 27oct1975 ) mystery writer from Indiana, creator of Nero Wolfe (1886)

2nd

  • New Zealand-born Rewi Alley, who lived and wrote in China for over 60 years (1897)
  • Balfour, Graham ( 02dec1858 - 26oct1929 )
  • English sci-fi author Brian Lumley (1937)
  • Don Lessem (1951)
  • David Macauley (1946)
  • Masson, David ( 02dec1822 - 6oct1907 )
  • Margriet Ruurs (1952)
  • Ward, Sir Adolphus William ( 02dec1837 - 19jun1924 )

3rd

  • Barbara Brooks Wallace (1922)
  • Brown, Arthur Judson ( 03dec1856 - )
  • Claretie, Jules Arsene Arnaud ( 03dec1840 - 23dec1913)
  • Polish-born English writer Joseph Conrad (1857; birthdate also given as Dec. 6; d. 1924), born Joez Teodor Konrad Nanecz Korzeniowski, famous for short stories "Heart of Darkness" (1902) and "The Secret Sharer" (1912) and the novel Lord Jim, among others ( 03dec1857 - 3aug1924 )
  • Fyffe, Charles Alan ( 03dec1845 - 19feb1892 )
  • Holberg, Baron Holberg, Ludvig ( 03dec1684 - 28jan1754 )
  • Moore, John Bassett ( 03dec1860 - 12nov1947 )
  • Lasker, Edward ( 03dec1885 - 23mar1981 )
  • Piero Ventura (1937)

4th

  • Arber, Edward ( 04dec1836 - 23nov1912 )
  • English writer Samuel Butler (1835); ( 04dec1835 - 18jun1902 )
  • Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle (04dec1795 - 4feb1881)
  • Godfrey, Thomas ( 04dec1736 - 3aug1763 )
  • Kandinsky, Wassily ( 04dec1866 - 13dec1944 )
  • Nekrasov, Nicholas Alexeyevich ( 04dec1821 - 27dec1877 )
  • Nicholson, Meredith ( 04dec1866 - 21dec1947 )
  • German poet Rainer Maria Rilke ( 04dec1875 - 29dec1926 ); author of "Rear Window"
  • Cornell Woolrich (1903)
  • George Ancona (1929)
  • Bruce Hiscock (1940)
  • Munro Leaf (1905-1976)

5th

  • Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary ( 05dec1822 - 27jun1907 )
  • Blades, William ( 05dec1824 - 28apr1890 )
  • Brown, Alice ( 05dec1856 - 21jun1948 )
  • Cantu, Cesare ( 05dec1804 - 11mar1895 )
  • U.S. writer Joan Didion (1934);
  • German (Austrian-born) novelist and playwright Peter Handke (1942), who wrote the screenplay for Wings of Desire.
  • Harve Zemach (1933)
  • Lee, Sir Sidney ( 05dec1859 - 3mar1926 )
  • Christina Rossetti, British writer ( 05dec1830 - 29dec1894 ) (1830);
  • Taylor, Henry Osborn ( 05dec1856 - 13apr1941 )
  • New York author, columnist, and satirist Calvin Trillin (1935);
  • prolific Mississippi-born (Syracuse, NY-raised) African American novelist, journalist, and biographer John A[lfred] Williams (1925);
  • Worsfold, William Basil ( 05dec1858 - 26sep1939 )

6th

  • Barham, Richard Harris ( 06dec1788 - 17jun1845 )
  • Castiglione, Baldassare ( 06dec1478 - 2feb1529 )
  • Boston-born editor, poet, and critic William Stanley Braithwaite (1878, d. 1962)
  • Polish-born English writer Joseph Conrad (1857; birthdate also given as Dec. 3; d.1924), born Joez Teodor Konrad Nanecz Korzeniowski, famous for short stories Heart of Darkness (1902) and The Secret Sharer (1912) and the novel Lord Jim
  • John Reynolds Gardiner (1944)
  • Broadway lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896)
  • Greenwell, Dora ( 06dec1821 - 29mar1882 )
  • Hay, Marie, Frau Herbert von Hindenburg ( 06dec1873 - 13dec1938 )
  • Ingoldsby, Thomas ( 06dec1788 - 17jun1845 )
  • Johnson, Reginald Brimley ( 06dec1867 - 18may1932 )
  • "Trees" poet [Alfred] Joyce Kilmer (1886);
  • Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)
  • Max Muller, Friedrich ( 06dec1823 - 28oct1900 )
  • Cornelia Meigs (1884-1973)
  • Moodie, Susanna ( 06dec1803 - 8apr1885 )
  • Mrs Stuart Moore ( 06dec1875 - 15jun1941 )
  • Muller, Friedrich Max ( 06dec1823 - 28oct1900 )
  • London poet and writer Osbert Sitwell (1892);
  • Underhill, Evelyn ( 06dec1875 - 15jun1941 )
  • Warner, Sylvia Townsend ( 06dec1893 - 1may1978 )
  • Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001)

7th

  • Anglo-Irish writer Joyce Cary (1888)
  • 1923 Pulitzer Prize winner Willa [Sibert] Cather ( 07dec1873 - 24apr1947 ), born near Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Nebraska, author of O Pioneers! (1913) and My Antonia (1918), among others;
  • Japanese poet Yosano Akiko (1878);
  • M.I.T. linguist and leftist Noam Chomsky (1928)
  • prolific African-American playwright, poet, and newspaper columnist Pearl [Michelle] Cleage (1948) aka Pearl Cleage Lomax
  • Anne Fine (1947)
  • Steve Parker (1952)
  • Skinner, Constance Lindsay ( 07dec1877 - 27mar1939 )
  • John R. Tunis (1889-1975)

8th

  • Pittsburgh native and novelist Hervey Allen ( 08dec1889 - 28dec1949), author of Anthony Adverse
  • Mary Azarian (1940)
  • 1903 Nobel Prize winner, Norwegian dramatist, poet, novelist, and politician Bjornstjerne [Martinius] Bjornson ( 08dec1832 - 26apr1910 )
  • Miriam Chaikin (1928)
  • Coleridge, Ernest Hartley ( 08dec1846 - 19feb1920 )
  • Irish novelist and poet Padraic Colum ( 08dec1881 - 12jan1972 )
  • Crabb, George ( 08dec1778 - 4dec1851 )
  • British writer of travel books, zoological treatises, novels, and an autobiography, [George] Norman Douglas ( 08dec1868 - 9feb1952 )
  • Geddie, John ( 08dec1848 - 20jan1937 )
  • Giles, Herbert Allen ( 08dec1845 - 13feb1935 )
  • NY-born novelist Mary Gordon (1949)
  • American (born Georgia) journalist, short-story writer, novelist, and creator of Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris (1848; d.1908)
  • Kristi Holl (1951)
  • Roman poet Horace (65 B.C.; 8 B.C.), born Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace in Latin);
  • Howard, Sir Albert ( 08dec1873 - 20oct1947 )
  • King, Leonard William ( 08dec1869 - 20aug1919 )
  • Welsh novelist Richard Llewellyn (1906)
  • Mavor, James ( 08dec1854 - nov1925 )
  • McLaughlin, Marie L. ( 08dec1842 - )
  • Miller, William ( 08dec1864 - 23oct1945 )
  • Kin Platt (1911)
  • U.S. poet, short story writer, and critic Delmore Schwartz (1913);
  • Ohio humorist James Thurber (1894-1961)
  • Timrod, Henry ( 08dec1828 - 6oct1867 )
  • Edwin Tunis (1897)

9th

  • Poet John Milton (1608)
  • Babar creator Jean de Brunhoff (1899)
  • Ohio native, African American poet and critic Samuel W[ashington] Allen (1917), who considers the black church a major influence on his poetry
  • Maryland-born African American poet, novelist, non-fiction writer, and co-founder of the Philadelphia Writers' Workshop, Sara E. Wright (1928)
  • Joan Blos (1928)
  • Mary Downing Hahn (1937)
  • Lynn Hall (1973)
  • Burnet, John ( 09dec1863 - 26may1928 )
  • Grossmith, George ( 09dec1847 - 1mar1912 )
  • Harris, Joel Chadler ( 09dec1848 - 3jul1908 )
  • Hoare, Sir Richard Colt ( 09dec1758 - 19may1838 )
  • Kropotkin, Prince Peter Alexeievitch ( 09dec1842 - 8feb1921 )
  • Milton, John ( 09dec1608 - 8nov1674 )
  • Slattery, Rt. Rev. Charles Lewis ( 09dec1867 - 12mar1930 )
  • Whibley, Charles ( 09dec1859 - 4mar1930 )
  • Whiston, William ( 09dec1667 - 22aug1752 )

10th

  • Scottish fantasy author George MacDonald (1824-1905); wrote The Light Princess)
  • "the Belle of Amherst" (Massachusetts), poet Emily [Elizabeth] Dickinson (1830; d.1886)
  • German/Jewish poet and 1966 Nobelist Nelly Sachs
  • William Plomer, writer on South Africa (1903)
  • British children's writer Mary Norton (1903), who penned the Borrowers stories
  • English author Rumer Godden (1907-1998)
  • Washington state native, poet Carolyn Kizer (1925)
  • California-born mystery writer and creator of J.W. Jackson, Philip R. Craig (1933)
  • Robert Hofsinde (1902)
  • Mercer Mayer (1943)
  • Mary Norton (1903)
  • Ann Turner (1945)
  • Douglas Wood (1951)
  • Dickinson, Emily ( 10dec1830 - 15may1886 )
  • Eggleston, Edward ( 10dec1837 - 2sep1902 )
  • Holcroft, Thomas ( 10dec1745 - 23mar1809 )
  • Louys, Pierre ( 10dec1870 - 4jun1925 )
  • MacDonald, George ( 10dec1824 - 18?sep1905 )
  • O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington ( 10dec1890 - 24feb1941 )
  • O'Brian, Edward Joseph Harrington ( 10dec1898 - 24feb1941 )
  • Pollock, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick ( 10dec1845 - 18jan1937 )
  • Waddington, John ( 10dec1810 - 24sep1880 )

11th

  • Parisian writer Alfred de Musset (1810; see Musset's grave!)
  • Turkish poet and author Kemal Bey (1840)
  • Egyptian novelist, playwright, and short-story writer Naguib Mahfouz (1911), who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Russian writer and 1970 Nobelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918)
  • writer Grace Paley (1922)
  • Michigan poet and novelist Jim Harrison (1937), who wrote the three-volume Legends of the Fall
  • another Michigan native, novelist Thomas McGuane (1939)
  • William Joyce (1957)
  • Bevans, Edward John ( 11dec1856 - 17oct1921 )
  • Huxley, Leonard ( 11dec1860 - 3may1933 )
  • Key, Ellen ( 11dec1849 - apr1926 )
  • Leblanc, Maurice ( 11dec1864 - 6dec1941 )
  • Rogers, Benjamin Bickley ( 11dec1828 - 22sep1919 )

12th

  • French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821; d.1880), whose first novel, Madame Bovary (1857), is considered his greatest
  • French playwright Maurice Donnay (1859)
  • English playwright John Osborne (1929)
  • Barbara Emberley (1932)
  • Darwin, Erasmus ( 12dec1731 - 18apr1802 )
  • Flaubert, Gustave ( 12dec1821 - 8may1880 )
  • George, Stefan ( 12dec1868 - 4dec1933 )
  • Stone, William Johnson ( 12dec1872 - 28feb1901 )

13th

  • German poet, essayist, and travel writer Heinrich Heine (1797; d.1856), best known for his ironical lyrics and ballads, many of which are set to music
  • Pennsylvania playwright Marc Connelly (1890)
  • U.S. poet and novelist Kenneth Patchen (1911)
  • detective novelist Ross MacDonald (1915)
  • Lucia M. Gonzalez (1957)
  • Tamora Pierce (1954)
  • Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000)
  • Drummond, William, of Hawthornden ( 13dec1585 - 4dec1649 )
  • Heine, Heinrich ( 13dec1797 - 17feb1856 )
  • Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn ( 13dec1815 - 18jul1881 )
  • Brooks, Phillips ( 13dec1835 - 23jan1893 )
  • Mabie, Hamilton Wright ( 13dec1845 - 31dec1916 )
  • Lowell, Abbott Lawrence ( 13dec1856 - 6jan1943 )
  • Dallas Lore Sharp (1870-1919), American naturalist
  • Carr, Emily ( 13dec1871 - 2mar1945 )

14th

  • U.S. short story writer Shirley Jackson (1919)
  • Chicago native and poet Carolyn M[arie] Rodgers (1945), once a member of the black arts movement
  • Lorna Balian (1929)
  • Rhoda Blumberg (1917)
  • Marilyn Hafner (1925)
  • John Neufeld (1938)
  • Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992)
  • Havergal, Frances Ridley ( 14dec1836 - 3jun1879 )

15th

  • Novelist Betty Smith (1906; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
  • U.S. poet Muriel Rukeyser (1913)
  • controversial Irish writer Edna O'Brien (1932)
  • Detroit native, African American novelist Donald Goines (1937?; d.1974) aka Al C. Clark, known for grim novels about drug users and prostitutes
  • Henrik Drescher (1955)
  • Deborah Savage (1955)
  • Baldwin, James ( 15dec1841 - 30aug1925 )
  • Carter, Elizabeth ( 16dec1717 - 19feb1806 )
  • Graves, Charles L. ( 15dec1856 - 17apr1944 )

16th

  • English novelist Jane Austen (1775; d.1817)
  • Spanish poet and philosopher George Santayana ( 16dec1863 - 26sep1952)
  • playwright and 1942 Academy Award winner Sir Noel Coward (1899)
  • Sir V[ictor] S[awdon] Pritchett, author and literary critic (1900)
  • futurist Arthur C. Clarke (1917)
  • Chicago-born writer Philip K. Dick (1928)
  • Quentin Blake (1932)
  • Bill Brittain (1930)
  • Laurene Krasny Brown (1945)
  • Peter Dickinson (1927)
  • Marie Hall Ets (1893-1984)
  • Judith Gorog (1938)
  • E. B. Lewis (1956)
  • Austen, Jane ( 16dec1775 - 18jul1817 )
  • Bates, Arlo ( 16dec1850 - sep1918 )
  • Coward, Noel ( 16dec1899 - 26mar1973 )
  • Cram, Ralph Adams ( 16dec1863 - 22sep1942 )
  • Mitford, Mary Russell ( 16dec1787 - 10jan1855 )
  • Pollard, Albert Frederick ( 16dec1869 - 3aug1948 )

17th

  • U.S. poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807)
  • French novelist Jules de Goncourt (1830)
  • very prolific English novelist, critic, biographer, and editor Ford Madox Ford (1873; d.1939), born Ford Hermann Hueffer, whose harrowing experiences in World War I influenced many of his novels
  • South African novelist, autobiographer, and literary critic Ezekiel Mphahlele (1919) aka Es'kia Mphahlele and Bruno Eseki, whose novels include The Wanderers (1971) and Chirundu (1981)
  • Baltimore-born sci-fi/fantasy writer Jack Chalker (1944)
  • David Kherdian (1931)
  • William Lipkind (1904)
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van ( 17dec1770 - 26mar1827 )
  • Brown, Peter Hume ( 17dec1850 - 30nov1918 )
  • Davy, Sir Humphry ( 17dec1773 - 29may1829 )
  • Elliot, Hon. Arthur Ralph Douglas ( 17dec1846 - 12feb1923 )
  • Faguet, Emile ( 17dec1847 - 7jun1916 )
  • Ford, Ford Madox ( 17dec1873 - 26jun1939 )
  • de Goncourt, Jules ( 17dec1830 - 20jun1870 )
  • Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick ( 17dec1785 - 17oct1859 )
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf ( 17dec1807 - 7sep1892 )

18th

  • English playwright Christopher Fry (1907)
  • U.S. sci-fi writer Alfred Bester (1913)
  • Georgia native, African-American actor, dramatist, screenwriter, and novelist Ossie Davis (1917), who wrote the play Purlie Victorious (1961) and its musical adaptation Purlie (1970), about a Southern black preacher who hopes to establish a racially integrated church
  • U.S. fantasy writer Sterling Lanier (1927)
  • English fantasy author Michael Moorcock (1939)
  • Carla Greene (1916)
  • Marilyn Sachs (1927)
  • Abbott, Lyman ( 18dec1835 - 22oct1992 )
  • Howitt, William ( 18dec1792 - 3mar1879 )
  • Lane-Poole, Stanley Edward ( 18dec1854 - 29dec1931 )
  • Munro, H[ector] H[ugo] ( 18dec1870 - 13Nov1916), more popularly known as Saki,
  • Murray, Sir John ( 18dec1851 - 30nov1928 )
  • Poole, Stanley Edward Lane ( 18dec1854 - 29dec1931 )
  • Thompson, Francis ( 18dec1859 - 13nov1907 )

19th

  • Su Tung Po, Chinese poet and essayist (1036)
  • Italo Svevo, Trieste novelist (1861)
  • 1930 Pulitzer Prize winner Oliver Lafarge (1901)
  • French novelist and playwright Jean Genet (1910)
  • Irish-born, Californian children's author Eve Bunting (1928)
  • Garnett, Constance Clara ( 19dec1861 - 17dec1946 )
  • Schmitz, Aaron Hector ( 19dec1861 - 13sep1928 )
  • Svevo, Italo ( 19dec1861 - 13sep1928 )

20th

  • Welsh writer T[heodore] F[rancis] Powys (1875)
  • Novelist Hortense Calisher (1911)
  • Michael Caduto (1955)
  • LuLu Delacre (1957)
  • Carol Farley (1936)
  • Dennis Brindell Fradin (1945)
  • M. B. Goffstein (1940)
  • Abbott, Rev. Edwin A. ( 20dec1838 - 12oct1926 )
  • Croker, John Wilson ( 20dec1780 - 10aug1857 )
  • Jessopp, Rev. Augustus ( 20dec1823 - 12feb1914 )
  • Judson, Harry Pratt ( 20dec1849 - 4mar1927 )
  • Lowes, John Livingston ( 20dec1867 - 15aug1945 )

21st

  • British Tory statesman and pioneer of the political novel Sir Benjamin "Dizzy" Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804; d.1881)
  • French poet Gustave Kahn (1859; Kahn's poems in French)
  • U.S. writer of dog novels Albert P[ayson] Terhune (1872)
  • novelist Dame Rebecca West (1892)
  • English novelist Anthony Powell (1905)
  • German writer and 1972 Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Boll (1917)
  • Michael Berenstain (1951)
  • Susan Pearson (1946)
  • Albert P. Terhune(1872-1942)
  • Disraeli, Benjamin ( 21dec1804 - 19apr1881 )
  • Fabre, Jean Henri ( 21dec1823 - 12oct1915 )
  • Gould, Nat ( 21dec1857 - 25jul1919 )
  • Haskins, Prof. Charles Homer ( 21dec1870 - 14may1937 )
  • Ingram, Rev. James ( 21dec1774 - 4sep1850 )
  • Ranke, Leopold von ( 21dec1795 - 23may1886 )
  • Terhune, Albert Payson ( 21dec1872 - 18feb1942 )
  • von Ranke, Leopold ( 21dec1795 - 23may1886 )

22nd

  • E.A. Robinson
  • English poet and parodist Charles Stuart Calverley (1831; d.1884), considered one of the most brilliant men of his time
  • U.S. poet and translator Kenneth Rexroth (1905)
  • Trudy Krisher (1946)
  • Jerry Pinkney (1939)
  • Bonnie Pryor (1942)
  • William O. Steele (1917-1979)
  • Butterworth, Hezekiah ( 22dec1839 - 5sep1905 )
  • Calverley, C. S. ( 22dec1831 - 17dec1884 )
  • Cotes, Mrs Everard ( 22dec1861 - 22jul1922 )
  • Cotes, Mrs Everard ( 22dec1861 - 22jul1922 )
  • Duncan, Sara Jeannette ( 22dec1861 - 22jul1922 )
  • Robinson, Edwin Arlington ( 22dec1869 - 6apr1935 )
  • Rutherford, Mark ( 22dec1831 - 14mar1913 )
  • Wheeler, James Talboys ( 22dec1824 - 13jan1897 )
  • White, William Hale ( 22dec1831 - 14mar1913 )

23rd

  • Martin Opitz, German poet (1597)
  • French writer Charles-Augustin de Sainte-Beuve (1804)
  • Scottish author Samuel Smiles (1812; authored Jasmin)
  • Chicago poet and first editor of the journal Poetry, Harriet Monroe (1860)
  • Sicilian writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896)
  • U.S. poet, translator, and "Iron John" Robert Bly (1926)
  • children's author Avi (1937)
  • Keiko Kasza (1951)
  • Richard Kennedy (1932)
  • Bennett, De Robigne Mortimer ( 23dec1818 - 6dec1882 )
  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth ( 23dec1823 - 9may1911 )
  • Sainte-Beuve, Charles-Augustin ( 23dec1804 - 13oct1869 )
  • Smiles, Samuel ( 23dec1812 - 16apr1904 )
  • Wilkins, William Henry ( 23dec1860 - 22dec1905 )

24th

  • English poet and curate George Crabbe (1754; d.1832; 2 Crabbe poems), remembered for his portrayal of rural life;
  • English poet and critic Matthew Arnold (1822; d.1888)
  • Spanish poet and journalist (born Andalusia) and 1956 Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881; d.1958), who left Spain at the start of the Spanish Civil War to live in the U.S., Cuba, and Puerto Rico
  • U.S. fantasy writer Fritz Leiber (1910)
  • NY mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark (1929)
  • Margaret J. Anderson (1931)
  • Debra Barracca (1953)
  • Jay Bennett (1912)
  • Mary Higgins Clark (1931)
  • Gillian Cross (1945)
  • John Langstaff (1920)
  • Lynn Munsinger (1951)
  • Arnold, Matthew ( 24dec1822 - 15apr1888 )
  • Crabbe, George ( 24dec1754 - 3feb1832 )
  • Gruelle, Johnny ( 24dec1880 - 9jan1938 )
  • Morley, Viscount John ( 24dec1838 - 23sep1923 )
  • Scribe, Eugene ( 24dec1791 - 20feb1861 )

25th

  • English poet William Collins (1721; d.1759; selected Collins' poems)
  • Pittsburgh native (West Virginia-raised) African-American novelist and scriptwriter William Demby (1922)
  • U.S. mystic and writer Carlos Castaneda (1931)
  • Ann Nolan Clark (1896-1995)
  • Eth Clifford (1915)
  • Charles Finger (1869-1941)
  • Johnny Gruelle (1880-1938)
  • Gennady Spirin (1948)
  • Collins, William ( 25dec1721 - 12jun1759 )
  • Edwards, Owen M. ( 25dec1858 - may1920 )
  • Ginsburg, Christian David ( 25dec1831 - 7mar1914 )
  • Hodgson, Shadworth Hollway ( 25dec1832 - 13jun1912 )
  • Morris, Edward Ellis ( 25dec1843 - 1jan1902 )
  • Newton, Isaac ( 25dec1642 - 20mar1727 )
  • Orme, Robert ( 25dec1728 - 13jan1801 )
  • Michael Sadleir (1888-1957), British novelist and publisher
  • de Vinne, Theodore Low ( 25dec1828 - feb1914 )
  • Wordsworth, Dorothy ( 25dec1771 - 25jan1855 )

26th

  • English poet and scholar of history and languages, Thomas Gray (1716; d.1771), friend of Horace Walpole
  • writer Henry Miller (1891)
  • Washington D.C.-born poet, short story writer, dramatist, and essayist Jean Toomer (1894; d.1967) born Nathan Eugene Toomer, a child of mixed-race parents who considered himself simply ",;American" probably best known for his 1923 book Cane
  • Jean Van Leeuwen (1937)
  • Angell, Sir Norman ( 26dec1874 - 7oct1967 )
  • Arndt, Ernst Moritz ( 26dec1769 - 29jan1860 )
  • Babbage, Charles ( 26dec1792 - 18oct1871 )
  • Bazin, Rene Francois Marie ( 26dec1853 - 20jul1932 )
  • Boucicault, Dion ( 26dec1822? - 18sep1890 )
  • Japp, Alexander Hay ( 26dec1837 - 29sep1905 )
  • Southworth, Emma D. E. N. ( 26dec1819 - 30jun1899 )

27th

  • Ohio writer and winner of 1926 Pulitzer for fiction Louis Bromfield (1896)
  • English writer Wilfrid Sheed (1930)
  • Ingri d'Aulaire (1904-1980)
  • Ted Rand (1915)
  • Diane Stanley (1943)
  • Kepler, Johanes ( 27dec1571 - 15nov1630 )
  • Lord, John ( 27dec1810 - 15dec1894 )
  • Lighthall, William Douw ( 27dec1857 - 3aug1954 )
  • Murphy, Arthur, Esq. ( 27dec1727 - 18jun1805 )

28th

  • Spanish writer Pio Baroja y Nessa (1872)
  • NYC-born author and philosopher Mortimer J. Adler (1902)
  • NY writer and "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling (1927)
  • Argentinian writer, author of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig (1932)
  • Carol Ryrie Brink (1895-1981)
  • Barbara Dana (1940)
  • Cynthia DeFelice (1951)
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard (1927)
  • Nancy Larrick (1910)
  • Nancy Luenn (1954)
  • Janet Lunn (1928)
  • Emily Neville (1919)
  • Baroja Nessi, Pio ( 28dec1872 - 30oct1956 )
  • Eddington, Arthur Stanley ( 28dec1882 - 22nov1944 )
  • Ervine, St. John Greer ( 28dec1883 - 24jan1971 )
  • Geikie, Sir Archibald ( 28dec1835 - 10nov1924 )
  • Meloney, Mrs W. B. ( 28dec1895 - 22jun1988 )
  • Taussig, Francis William ( 28dec1859 - 11nov1940 )

29th

  • Robert Ruark, U.S. writer of hunting and outdoors stories (1915).
  • Richard Atwater (1892-1938)
  • Molly Bang (1943)
  • Irene Brady (1943)
  • Jan Greenberg (1942)
  • E. W. Hildick (1925)
  • Tracy Campbell Pearson (1956)
  • Ruth Robbins (1917)
  • Chapin, Edwin Hubbell ( 29dec1814 - 26dec1880 )
  • Gladstone, W. E. ( 29dec1809 - 19may1898 )
  • Johnson, Andrew ( 29dec1808 - 31jul1875 )
  • Queen Elizabeth , of Roumania ( 29dec1843 - 2may1916 )
  • Sylvia, Carmen ( 29dec1843 - 2may1916 )
  • Sylvia, Pauline Elizabeth Ottilie Louise ( 29dec1843 - 2may1916 )

30th

  • English author (born Bombay, India) and 1907 Nobelist [Joseph] Rudyard Kipling (1865; d.1936), author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim, and Just-So Stories (1902), among others;
  • children's author Mercer Mayer (1943)
  • Clayton Bess (1944)
  • Sheila Garrigue (1931)
  • Jane Langton (1922)
  • Jane O'Connor (1947)
  • Mary Rayner (1933)
  • Tres Seymour (1966)
  • Fontane, Theodor ( 30dec1819 - 20sep1898 )
  • Kipling, Rudyard ( 30dec1865 - 18jan1936 )
  • Leacock, Stephen Butler ( 30dec1869 - 28mar1944 )
  • Moultrie, John ( 30dec1799 - 26dec1874 )
  • Watson, Rev. John Shelby ( 30dec1804 - 6jul1884 )

31st

  • Kansas native, African-American poet and journalist Frank Marshall Davis (1905; d. 1987), whose poetry protested the racial inequality of the 1930s and 40s
  • Georgia-born (Chicago-raised) experimental fiction writer and poet Clarence Major (1936)
  • British non-fiction writer Roy Sydney Porter (1946; d.2002)
  • Margery Cuyler (1948)
  • Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919). Dutch revolutionary and writer.
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