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- 1914 - A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright set fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murdered seven people, and burned the living quarters to the ground.
- 1965 - John Coltrane plays in Chicago, Illinois for the Downbeat Jazz Festival with Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner.
- 1969 - Woodstock Festival started its 3 day rally today at 5:08p.m.
- 1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French (d. 1821)
- 1771 - Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (d. 1832)
- 1785 - Thomas de Quincey, English author (d. 1859)
- 1903 - Pascal Pia, French writer (b. 1903)
- 1928 - Nicolas Roeg, English film director
- 1934 - Bobby Byrd United States musician and songwriter, (d. 2007)
- 1935 - Régine Deforges, French author (d. 2014)
- 1937 - Noboru Tanaka, Japanese filmmaker (d. 2006)
- 1941 - Laura Mulvey, British film theorist best known for her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema"
- 1943 - Barbara Bouchet, Czech actress
- 1948 - Uschi Digard, American actress and model
- 1963 - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director
- 1968 - Wolfgang Tillmans, German photographer
- 1950 - Andres Serrano, United States artist
- 1959 - Hisayasu Sato, Japanese filmmaker
- 1967 - René Magritte, Belgian painter (b. 1898)
- 1987 - Louis Scutenaire; Belgian surrealist writer (b. 1905)
- 1998 - Nino Ferrer, French - Italian singer (b. 1934)
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