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- 1933 - Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany, see Hitler's rise to power.
- 1937 - Akarova's arts venue opens designed by Jean-Jules Eggericx opens at 72, Avenue de l'Hippodrome, Ixelles with performances by Akarova from Francis Poulenc's Les Biches, Ravel's Boléro, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
- 2003 - Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
- 1720 - Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (d. 1780)
- 1781 - Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (Peter Schlemiel) (d. 1838)
- 1902 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
- 1905 - Eli Lotar, French photographer. (d. 1969)
- 1930 - Gene Hackman, American actor
- 1935 - Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet (d. 1984)
- 1961 - Angie Stone, American singer
- 1974 - Christian Bale, Welsh actor
- 1847 - Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe. (b. 1822)
- 1934 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
- 1958 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
- 1963 - Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
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