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Art and culture
- 30 BC - Cleopatra commits suicide after her defeat and Mark Antony's defeat at the battle of Actium.
- 1800 - Jean-Jacques Ampère, French writer and translator (d. 1864)
- 1848 - Marcellus Emants, Dutch writer. (d. 1923)
- 1880 - Radclyffe Hall, British author (d. 1943)
- 1881 - Cecil B. DeMille, American director (d. 1959)
- 1912 - Samuel Fuller, American film director (d. 1997)
- 1940 - Tony Allen, Nigerian musician
- 1950 - August Darnell, Canadian musician
- 30 BC - Cleopatra (b. 69 BC)
- 1827 - William Blake, English poet and artist (b. 1757)
- 1955 - Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1875)
- 1964 - Ian Fleming, English novelist (James Bond) (b. 1908)
- 1988 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haitian-American artist (b. 1960))
- 1992 - John Cage, American composer (b. 1912)
- 2001 - Pierre Klossowski, French writer (b. 1905)
- 2003 - Walter Ong American philologist (b. 1912).
- 2005 - Teruo Ishii, Japanese film director (b. 1924)
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