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Art and culture
- 1919 - Constitution of Weimar Republic adopted
- 1966 - John Lennon holds a press conference in Chicago apologizing for stating that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus".
- 1984 - Reagan's "We begin bombing in five minutes" joke, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".
- 1899 - Jindřich Štyrský, Czech artist (d. 1942)
- 1932 - Fernando Arrabal, Spanish writer
- 1933 - Jerry Falwell, American preacher (d. 2007)
- 1494 - Hans Memling, Flemish painter (b. c. 1430)
- 1885 - Richard Monckton Milnes, English poet (b. 1809)
- 1937 - Edith Wharton, American author (b. 1862)
- 1956 - Jackson Pollock, American artist (b. 1912)
- 1994 - Peter Cushing, British actor (b. 1913)
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