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- 1928 - The Threepenny Opera premiers in Berlin
- 1897 - Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
- 2006 - Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream was recovered from a raid by Norwegian police. The paintings were said to be in a better-than-expected condition.
- 12 - Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor (d. 41)
- 1811 - Theophile Gautier, French poet and novelist (d. 1872)
- 1879 - Alma Mahler, wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel (d. 1964)
- 1897 - Fredric March, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1910 - Raoul Ubac, Belgian artist (d. 1985)
- 1921 - Raymond Williams, Welsh academic, novelist and critic. (d. 1988)
- 1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1935 - Eldridge Cleaver, American political activist (d. 1998)
- 1942 - George Kuchar,United States film director (d. 2011)
- 1942 - Gérard Pirès, French film director and writer
- 1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician
- 1528 - Matthias Grünewald, German artist (b. c. 1470)
- 1688 - John Bunyan, English writer (b. 1628)
- 1867 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet (b. 1821)
- 1946 - Harley Granville-Barker, English theater maker (b. 1877)
- 1963 - Georges Braque, French painter (b. 1882)
- 1973 - John Ford, American film director (b. 1894)
- 1986 - Henry Moore, English sculptor (b. 1898)
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