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Art and culture
- 1816 - Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville debuts at Teatro Argentina, with a fiasco.
- 1872 - In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
- 1909 - Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
- 1932 - Freaks premieres in the United States.
- 1880 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
- 1901 - Louis Kahn, American architect (d. 1974)
- 1902 - Ansel Adams, American photographer (d. 1984)
- 1925 - Robert Altman, American film director (d. 2006)
- 1926 - Richard Matheson, American author
- 1950 - Tony Wilson, British journalist and impresario (d. 2007)
- 1967 - Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
- 1969 - Vaginal Davis, American drag queen and performance artist
- 1919 - Kaita Murayama, Japanese author (b. 1896)
- 1961 - Percy Grainger, Australian composer (b. 1882)
- 1987 - Edgar P. Jacobs, Belgian comic book creator (b. 1904)
- 1996 - Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (b. 1930)
- 1996 - Audrey Munson, American model and actress (b. 1891)
- 2003 - Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
- 2005 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
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