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- 1793 - Olympe de Gouges, France playwright, journalist and feminist is guillotined.
- 1954 - The first in the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan.
- 1500 - Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (d. 1571)
- 1558 - Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (d. 1594)
- 1560 - Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1609)
- 1901 - André Malraux, French writer (d. 1976)
- 1903 - Walker Evans, American photographer (d. 1975)
- 1910 - Karel Zeman, Czech animator and filmmaker (d. 1989)
- 1921 - Charles Bronson, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1931 - Monica Vitti, Italian actress
- 1933 - John Barry, English composer (d. 2011)
- 1938 - Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- 1870 - Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Argentine painter (b. 1823)
- 1917 - Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)
- 1949 - Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1861)
- 1954 - Henri Matisse, French artist (b. 1869)
- 1957 - Wilhelm Reich, Austrian psychotherapist (b. 1897)
- 1973 - Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
- 1981 - Jean Eustache, French filmmaker (The Mother and the Whore) (b. 1938)
- 1993 - Leon Theremin, Russian inventor (b. 1895)
- 2001 - Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
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