J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author
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

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

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

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856, Irish
Playwright
Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866, British
Author

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet
Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

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

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

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
16 August 1952, American
Actor

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress

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

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host
Stanley A McChrystalStanley A McChrystal
14 August 1954, American
Retired Armed Force Officer

Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

Kevin MitnickKevin Mitnick
06 August 1963, American
Consultant
P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress
Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897, British
Writer
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961, British
Actress

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Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819, American
 
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880, Indian
Novelist and Author

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Poet
Martin MullMartin Mull
18 August 1943, American
Actor
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

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

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor
Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer

Austin ChickAustin Chick
29 July 1971, American
Director
Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959, American
Author

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist
Garrison KeillorGarrison Keillor
07 August 1942, American
 

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

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist
Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Lawyer

Alex HaleyAlex Haley
11 August 1921, American
Writer

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Primo LeviPrimo Levi
31 July 1919, Italian
Writer, Chemist
Elettra Rossellini WiedemannElettra Rossellini Wiedemann
26 July 1983, American
Model, Actress

Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician

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

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 
Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872, British
Illustrator

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet
John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Josh SchwartzJosh Schwartz
06 August 1976, American
Screenwriter

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

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870, French, British
Writer
Jack DunphyJack Dunphy
22 August 1914, American
Novelist

Ogden NashOgden Nash
19 August 1902, American
Poet

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785, British
Essayist
John Dann MacDonaldJohn Dann MacDonald
24 July 1916, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
12 August 1937, American
Writer
Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano
30 July 1945, French
French Novelist

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961, Canadian, American
Journalist

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

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

Bill ScottBill Scott
02 August 1920, American
American voice actor

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10 August 1878, German
Writer, Doctor
Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

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06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet

Robert StoneRobert Stone
21 August 1937, American
American novelist

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer

Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922, Indonesian
Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901, Italian
Author & Poet

Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878, American
Humorist
Joe LoCiceroJoe LoCicero
09 August 1986, American
Actor
William J. ClintonWilliam J. Clinton
19 August 1946, American
Politician