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- 1412 - The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
- 1605 - The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
- 1816 - Annabella leaves Lord Byron, taking 1-month old Ada with her
- 1890 - Karl Freund, German filmmaker (Mad Love) (d. 1969)
- 1909 - Clement Greenberg, American art critic (Avant-Garde and Kitsch) (d. 1994)
- 1923 - Christine Brooke-Rose, British writer and literary critic
- 1933 - Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)
- 1935 - Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1873)
- 1939 - Ralph Gibson, American art photographer
- 1946 - Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, French film critic, author, filmmaker and actor.
- 1948 - John Carpenter, American film director
- 1974 - Kate Moss, English model
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