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- 1902 - A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
- 1939 – World War II: Nazi Germany, Slovakia and the Soviet Union invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.
- 1955 - Summer with Monika premieres in the United States.
- 1985 - Video Recordings Act comes into effect
- 1612 - Nicolas Chorier, French writer (L'Academie des dames) (d. 1692)
- 1662 - Claude Le Petit, French writer (d. 1638)
- 1857 - André Brouillet, French painter (d. 1914 )
- 1864 - Roger Casement, Irish patriot, poet, revolutionary (d. 1916)
- 1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, American writer (d. 1950)
- 1887 - Blaise Cendrars, Swiss writer (d. 1961)
- 1896 - André Hunebelle, French director (d. 1985)
- 1921 - Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (d. 1995)
- 1932 - Raymond Durgnat, British film critic (d. 2002)
- 1937 - Allen Jones, British artist (Chair, Table and Hat Stand, 1969)
- 1943 - W. W. Jacobs, English author (b. 1863)
- 1951 - Wols, German painter and photographer. (b. 1913)
- 1961 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish American architect and designer (b. 1910)
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