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Art and culture
- 1896 - Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi opens in Paris.
- 1948 – The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- 1397 - Paolo Uccello Italian painter (d. 1475)
- 1815 - Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (d. 1852)
- 1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
- 1870 - Pierre Louÿs, French author (Songs of Bilitis) (d. 1925)
- 1870 - Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (Ornament and Crime) (d. 1933)
- 1912 - Tetsuji Takechi, Japanese theatrical and film director (d. 1988)
- 1929 - Michael Snow, Canadian artist and experimental filmmaker
- 1935 - Shūji Terayama, Japanese dramatist, writer, director, and photographer (d. 1983)
- 1936 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer ( Six Characters in Search of an Author) (b. 1867)
- 1951 - Algernon Blackwood, British writer (b. 1869)
- 1978 - Edward D. Wood, Jr., American filmmaker (b. 1924)
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