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- 1960 - Penguin's first run of Lady Chatterley's Lover - a total of 200,000 copies - sells out on the first day of publication.
- 1995 - In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.
- 1483 - Martin Luther, German Protestant reformer (d. 1546)
- 1697 - William Hogarth, English artist (d. 1764)
- 1759 - Friedrich von Schiller, German writer (d. 1805)
- 1859 - Théophile Steinlen, Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker (d. 1923)
- 1913 - James Broughton, avant-garde filmmaker (d. 1999)
- 1913 - Fornasetti Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver (d. 1988)
- 1914 - Cy Endfield, United States filmmaker (d. 1995)
- 1925 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)
- 1928 - Ennio Morricone, Italian composer
- 1933 - Jim Haynes, United States-born figure in the London "underground"
- 1960 - Neil Gaiman, English writer
- 1966 - Rémy Belvaux, Belgian actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- 1891 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, (b. 1854)
- 1963 - Otto Flake, German writer and publisher. (b. 1880)
- 1977 - Dennis Wheatley, British writer (b. 1897)
- 1981 - Abel Gance, French film director, producer, and actor (b. 1889)
- 1982 - Elio Petri, Italian filmmaker (b. 1929)
- 1995 - René Wellek, Czech-German comparative literary critic (b. 1903)
- 2001 - Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935)
- 2006 - Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
- 2006 - Anicée Alvina, French singer and actress (b. 1953)
- 2007 - Norman Mailer, United States writer (b. 1923)
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