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- 1493 - Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- 1545 - First meeting of the Council of Trent.
- 1957 - The film 8 × 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements premieres in New York.
- 1962 - Jørgen Nash excluded from the Situationist International along with Ansgar Elde
- 1972 - The film version of Mario Puzo's The Godfather novel of the same name, is released in theaters. It went on to be considered one of the greatest films of all time.
- 1912 - Louis Paul Boon, Flemish journalist and novelist (d. 1979)
- 1918 - Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
- 1921 - Joe Sarno, American film director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- 1927 - Christian Marquand, French actor and director (d. 2000)
- 1929 - Cecil Taylor, American jazz pianist
- 1943 - David Cronenberg, Canadian film director
- 1943 - Sly Stone, American musician
- 44 BC - Julius Caesar (b. 100 BC)
- 1673 - Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)
- 1891 - Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)
- 1937 - H.P. Lovecraft, American writer (b. 1890)
- 1959 - Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
- 1962 - John Coulthart, graphic artist and illustrator
- 1970 - Arthur Adamov, playwright of the Theatre of the Absurd (b. 1908)
- 1979 - Léonide Massine Russian choreographer and ballet dancer (b. 1896)
- 1981 - René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
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