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- 1901 - A showing of 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.
- 1942 - Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lviv Ghetto (western Ukraine) are gassed at the Belzec death camp (eastern Poland).
- 1985 - Serial killer Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker", commits his first two murders in Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 2006 - The film V for Vendetta (film) premieres
- 1754 - Madame Roland, French activist (d. 1793)
- 1894 - Slavko Vorkapich, Serbian-American film director and editor (The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra) (d. 1976)
- 1908 - Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
- 1929 - Carlo Jacono, Italian illustrator (d. 2000)
- 1938 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
- 1942 - John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
- 1948 - William Gibson, American writer
- 1950 - Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter
- 1847 - Grandville, French caricaturist (b. 1803)
- 1886 - Pierre-Jules Hetzel, French editor and publisher (b. 1814)
- 1965 - Nancy Cunard, English writer, editor and publisher, political activist, anarchist and poet (b. 1896)
- 1974 - Louis Kahn, American architect
- 1976 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (b. 1906)
- 1992 - Jack Arnold, American television and film director (b. 1916)
- 1999 - Eric Stanton, American erotic illustrator (b. 1926)
- 2001 - Anthony Storr, English psychiatrist and author (b. 1920)
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