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- 1592 - Titus Andronicus is first staged at the Rose Theatre.
- 1959 - The Motown record label is founded in Detroit, Michigan by Berry Gordy.
- 1591 - José Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)
- 1628 - Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
- 1729 - Edmund Burke, Irish writer (d. 1797)
- 1876 - Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
- 1906 - Emmanuel Lévinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
- 1917 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
- 1926 - Morton Feldman, American composer (d. 1987)
- 1931 - Rolando Alphonso, Jamaican tenor saxophonist (d. 1998)
- 1933 - Liliana Cavani, Italian filmmaker (The Night Porter)
- 1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
- 1959 - Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
- 1705 - Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
- 1829 - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, German writer (Lucinde) (b. 1772)
- 1951 - Jacques de Baroncelli, French film director (Woman and Puppet) (b. 1881)
- 1976 - Agatha Christie, English writer (b. 1890)
- 1977 - Henri-Georges Clouzot, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1907)
- 1986 - Bob Kaufman, American Beat poet (b. 1925)
- 2007 - Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
- 2007 - Stephen Gilbert, British painter and sculptor. (b. 1910)
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