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- 1764 - John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
- 1829 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust Part 1 premieres.
- 1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome.
- 1893 - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
- 1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)
- 1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
- 1858 - Eugène Brieux, French dramatist (Les Avariés) (d. 1932)
- 1867 - Jean Delville, Belgian symbolist painter, writer, and occultist (d. 1953)
- 1868 - Gustav Meyrink, Austrian writer (The Golem) (d. 1932)
- 1889 - Sophie Taeuber, Swiss artist, painter, and sculptor (d. 1943)
- 1863 - Werner Sombart, German sociologist (d. 1941)
- 1916 - Brion Gysin, British writer, painter, and musician (d. 1986)
- 1921 - Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
- 1922 - Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (Mother Joan of the Angels) (d. 2007)
- 1932 - Richard Lester, British director
- 1943 - Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
- 1946 - Julian Barnes, English author
- 1946 - Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
- 1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
- 1954 - Cindy Sherman, American artist
- 1729 - William Congreve, English playwright (b. 1670)
- 1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
- 1975 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter (b. 1889)
- 1981 - Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
- 1997 - James Dickey, American writer (b. 1923)
- 2000 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)
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