J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961, British
Actress

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890, American
Writer

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945, American
Comedian

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856, Irish
Playwright

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972, British
Singer
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964, Egyptian, American
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Lawyer

Gene RoddenberryGene Roddenberry
19 August 1921, American
 
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer
Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819, American
 

Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943, American
Actor

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897, British
Writer
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet
Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866, British
Author

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
16 August 1952, American
Actor
Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

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Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress
Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954, Swedish
Swedish Journalist & Writer

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist
Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
11 August 1921, American
Writer

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer
John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host

Austin ChickAustin Chick
29 July 1971, American
Director

Garrison KeillorGarrison Keillor
07 August 1942, American
 
Primo LeviPrimo Levi
31 July 1919, Italian
Writer, Chemist

Charlotte CasiraghiCharlotte Casiraghi
03 August 1986, Monacan
Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador
V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 
Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872, British
Illustrator
Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959, American
Author

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920, British
Writer

Josh SchwartzJosh Schwartz
06 August 1976, American
Screenwriter

Jack DunphyJack Dunphy
22 August 1914, American
Novelist

Elettra Rossellini WiedemannElettra Rossellini Wiedemann
26 July 1983, American
Model, Actress
Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942, American
Psychologist

Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian
Writer
Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870, French, British
Writer

Ogden NashOgden Nash
19 August 1902, American
Poet
John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785, British
Essayist

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano
30 July 1945, French
French Novelist
Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933, South African
Novelist

Jerry PournelleJerry Pournelle
07 August 1933, American
Fiction writer
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
12 August 1937, American
Writer

Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922, Indonesian
Poet
Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880, Indian
Novelist and Author
Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901, Italian
Author & Poet

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858, American
Author, Educator

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer
Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet
Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878, American
Humorist

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Poet

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961, Canadian, American
Journalist

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06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet
Robert StoneRobert Stone
21 August 1937, American
American novelist

Joe LoCiceroJoe LoCicero
09 August 1986, American
Actor

Robert HughesRobert Hughes
28 July 1938, Australian
Art Critic, Writer

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10 August 1878, German
Writer, Doctor

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet
Stanley A McChrystalStanley A McChrystal
14 August 1954, American
Retired Armed Force Officer

Bill ScottBill Scott
02 August 1920, American
American voice actor
John Dann MacDonaldJohn Dann MacDonald
24 July 1916, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Jonah FalconJonah Falcon
29 July 1970, American
Actor
Al RokerAl Roker
20 August 1954, American
Actor, Writer, Blogger, Meteorologist, Journalist
Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
17 August 1949, British
writer, autobiographer, biographer