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British

P L TraversP. L. Travers
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09 August 1899

Australian

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
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06 August 1972

British

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
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20 August 1890

American

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
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09 August 1964

Egyptian,American

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14 August 1945

American

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
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02 August 1924

American

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24 July 1987

American

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
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American

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
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16 August 1920

German,American

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas

24 July 1802

French

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
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22 August 1920

American

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Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
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26 July 1894

British,American

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
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26 July 1856

Irish

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
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04 August 1944

American

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville

01 August 1819

American

Gene RoddenberryGene Roddenberry

19 August 1921

American

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
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24 July 1900

American

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28 July 1866

British

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
(Actor)

31 July 1957

American

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
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30 July 1818

British

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
(Writer)

11 August 1897

British

Ted HughesTed Hughes
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17 August 1930

British

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
(Swedish Journalist & Writer)

15 August 1954

Swedish

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(Actress)

30 July 1956

American

Alton BrownAlton Brown
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30 July 1962

American

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
(Writer)

11 August 1921

American

Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)

09 August 1960

American

Walter ScottWalter Scott
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15 August 1771

Scottish

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
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05 August 1850

French

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02 August 1942

Chilean,Peruvian,American

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29 July 1971

American

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14 August 1947

American

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
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05 August 1961

British

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10 August 1962

American

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17 August 1932

British

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18 August 1959

American

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31 July 1919

Italian

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09 August 1914

Finnish

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07 August 1942

American

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
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09 August 1922

British

John DrydenJohn Dryden
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09 August 1631

British

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24 July 1895

British

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

American

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03 August 1887

British

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
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14 August 1867

American

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
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27 July 1870

French,British

Ogden NashOgden Nash
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19 August 1902

American

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04 August 1859

Norwegian

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06 August 1976

American

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
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15 August 1785

British

Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
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12 August 1937

American

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
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31 July 1880

Indian

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano
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30 July 1945

French

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(Writer)

17 August 1953

German

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07 August 1933

American

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14 August 1933

South African

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04 August 1913

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26 July 1922

Indonesian

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11 August 1936

American

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20 August 1901

Italian

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05 August 1809

British

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11 August 1961

Canadian,American

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
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01 August 1881

British

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29 July 1878

American

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10 August 1858

American

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04 August 1792

British

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06 August 1832

Azerbaijani

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28 July 1938

Australian

Robert StoneRobert Stone
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21 August 1937

American

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
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10 August 1878

German

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(American voice actor)

02 August 1920

American

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24 July 1916

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09 August 1986

American

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04 August 1792

British