1821 – Sir Richard Burton (d 1890), explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat.
1916 – Irving Wallace, novelist (d. 1990)
1924 – Scott Fitzgerald settles on the title Under the Red, White, and Blue, as the title of his third novel. He will change it later to a title his wife Zelda proposed, The Great Gatsby.
1933 – Philip Roth , Newark NJ
1937 – Max Perkins assures Scott Fitzgerald that the denigrating remark about “poor Scott” in Ernest Hemingway’s story The Snows of Kilimanjaro will be removed before the story is put in an anthology.
1951 – Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny was published.
1953 – Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real premiered in New York City.