Thomas Chatterton dies. (Explore: Thomas Chatterton, The Poetry of Chatterton)
Max Beerbohm is born. (Explore: Zuleika Dobson, Max Beerbohm, Enoch Soames, The Mote in the Middle Distance, H*nry J*m*s)
Malcolm Cowley is born. (Explore: Malcolm Cowley, The Dream of the Golden Mountains, Exile's Return, The Flower and the Leaf)
A. S. Byatt is born. (Explore: Possession, Babel Tower, A. S. Byatt, Angels and Insects)
Sue Grafton is born. (Explore: O Is for Outlaw, "I" Is for Innocent, "G" Is for Gumshoe, Sue Grafton)
Oscar Hijuelos is born. (Explore: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Empress of the Splendid Season, Mr. Ives' Christmas, Oscar Hijuelos)
Orson Scott Card is born. (Explore: Ender's Game, Red Prophet, Seventh Son, Orson Scott Card, What are the themes in The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card?)
John Green is born.