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*[[1822]] - [[Matthew Arnold]], English poet (d. [[1888]]) *[[1822]] - [[Matthew Arnold]], English poet (d. [[1888]])
-*[[1837]] - [[Elisabeth of Bavaria]] a.k.a [[Sissi]], Empress of Austria (d. [[1898]]) 
-*[[1843]] - [[Lydia Koidula]], Estonian poet (d. [[1886]]) 
-*[[1845]] - King [[George I of Greece]] (d. [[1913]]) 
-*[[1867]] - [[Kantaro Suzuki]], 42nd [[Prime Minister of Japan]] (d. [[1948]])  
-*[[1868]] - [[Emanuel Lasker]], German chess player (d. [[1941]]) 
-*[[1879]] - [[Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|Queen Alexandrine of Denmark]], Queen Consort to [[Christian X of Denmark|Christian X]] (d. [[1952]]) 
-* 1879 - [[Émile Nelligan]], Quebec poet (d. [[1941]]) 
-*[[1880]] - [[Johnny Gruelle]], American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of [[Raggedy Ann]] (d. [[1939]]) 
-*[[1881]] - [[Juan Ramón Jiménez]], Spanish writer, [[Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize]] laureate (d. [[1958]]) 
-*[[1886]] - [[Michael Curtiz]], Hungarian-born director (d. [[1962]]) 
-*[[1887]] - [[Louis Jouvet]], French actor and producer (d. [[1951]])  
-*[[1893]] - [[Harry Warren]], American composer and lyricist ([[Chattanooga Choo Choo]] - [[I Only Have Eyes for You]]) (d. [[1981]]) 
-*[[1894]] - [[Georges Guynemer]], French aviator (d. [[1917]]) 
-*[[1895]] - [[E. Roland Harriman]], American financier (d. [[1978]]) 
-*[[1898]] - [[Héctor Scarone]], Uruguayan footballer (d. [[1967]]) 
-* 1898 - [[Baby Dodds]], American jazz drummer (d. [[1959]]) 
-*[[1900]] - [[Joey Smallwood]], Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. [[1991]]) 
*[[1905]] - [[Howard Hughes]], American film producer and inventor (d. [[1976]]) *[[1905]] - [[Howard Hughes]], American film producer and inventor (d. [[1976]])
-*[[1906]] - [[Franz Waxman]], German film composer (d. [[1967]]) 
-*[[1910]] - [[Fritz Leiber]], American writer (d. [[1992]]) 
-*[[1914]] - [[Ralph Marterie]], American trumpet player and big band leader (d. [[1978]]) 
-* 1914 - [[Herbert Reinecker]], German writer 
-*[[1917]] - [[Kim Jong-suk]], Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. [[1949]]) 
-*[[1920]] - [[Evgeniya Rudneva]], Russian World War II heroine (d. [[1944]]) 
*[[1922]] - [[Ava Gardner]], American actress (d. [[1990]]) *[[1922]] - [[Ava Gardner]], American actress (d. [[1990]])
*[[1923]] - [[George Patton IV]], American general (d. [[2004]]) *[[1923]] - [[George Patton IV]], American general (d. [[2004]])

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Notes

  1. David F. Friedman
  2. Ignatius of Loyola
  3. Mauricio Kagel
  4. Ava Gardner
  5. Louis Aragon
  6. Joseph Cornell
  7. James Hadley Chase
  8. Wolfgang Kayser
  9. Edwige Fenech
  10. Bernard Herrmann
  11. Ad Reinhardt
  12. Vittorio Giardino
  13. William Makepeace Thackeray
  14. Reginald Fessenden
  15. Walter Abish
  16. John Osborne
  17. Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky
  18. Bruno Taut




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