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

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

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

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945, American
Comedian
George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856, Irish
Playwright

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Lawyer
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972, British
Singer
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961, British
Actress

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

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

Gene RoddenberryGene Roddenberry
19 August 1921, American
 
Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964, Egyptian, American
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819, American
 

Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
16 August 1952, American
Actor
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897, British
Writer
Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866, British
Author

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist
Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host

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Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer
Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

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

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
11 August 1921, American
Writer
Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943, American
Actor
Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

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

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954, Swedish
Swedish Journalist & Writer
Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Garrison KeillorGarrison Keillor
07 August 1942, American
 

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

Charlotte CasiraghiCharlotte Casiraghi
03 August 1986, Monacan
Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer
P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920, British
Writer

Austin ChickAustin Chick
29 July 1971, American
Director
Primo LeviPrimo Levi
31 July 1919, Italian
Writer, Chemist

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist
Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959, American
Author

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet
Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Elettra Rossellini WiedemannElettra Rossellini Wiedemann
26 July 1983, American
Model, Actress

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872, British
Illustrator

Josh SchwartzJosh Schwartz
06 August 1976, American
Screenwriter
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870, French, British
Writer

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian
Writer
Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942, American
Psychologist

Ogden NashOgden Nash
19 August 1902, American
Poet
Jack DunphyJack Dunphy
22 August 1914, American
Novelist

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785, British
Essayist
Jerry PournelleJerry Pournelle
07 August 1933, American
Fiction writer

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

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
12 August 1937, American
Writer
Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880, Indian
Novelist and Author
Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901, Italian
Author & Poet

Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922, Indonesian
Poet

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet
Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858, American
Author, Educator
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer

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
Robert StoneRobert Stone
21 August 1937, American
American novelist

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06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet

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

Joe LoCiceroJoe LoCicero
09 August 1986, American
Actor
Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10 August 1878, German
Writer, Doctor

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
Belinda CarlisleBelinda Carlisle
17 August 1958, American
Singer