1904 -- Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Dr. Seuss died in La Jolla, California on September 24, 1991. He began his career as a political cartoonist and ended as the one of the most influential children's book illustrators in the world. Generations of children have grown up in wacky, yet inspired, books Seuss created.