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- 1928 - UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act (1925) outlawing cannabis.
- 1976 - R&B singer Stevie Wonder releases the classic double album Songs in the Key of Life.
- 1998 - Google was founded.
- 1803 - Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
- 1915 - Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist (d. 1953)
- 1924 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
- 1934 - Brigitte Bardot, French actress
- 1950 - John Sayles, American director and screenwriter
- 1952 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress (d. 2012)
- 1972 - Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
- 1973 - Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
- 1891 - Herman Melville, American novelist (b. 1819)
- 1918 - Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
- 1964 - Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1888)
- 1966 - André Breton, French poet (b. 1896)
- 1970 - John Dos Passos, American novelist (b. 1896)
- 1985 - André Kertész - Hungarian-born photographer (b. 1894)])
- 1991 - Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926)
- 2003 - Elia Kazan, Greek-born film director (b. 1909)
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