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- 1585 – Eighty Years' War: Siege of Antwerp – Antwerp is captured by Spanish forces under Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, who orders Protestants to leave the city and as a result over half of the 100,000 inhabitants flee to the northern provinces.
- 1908 - Fantasmagorie, a film by French animator Émile Cohl, premiers.
- 1954 - Michèle Bernstein marries Guy Debord
- 1887 - Marcus Garvey, Jamaican-born Black rights activist (d. 1940)
- 1893 - Mae West, American actress (d. 1980)
- 1925 - John Hawkes, United States American novelist (d. 1998)
- 1892 - Johannes Theodor Baargeld, German painter and poet who, co-founder the Cologne Dada group. (d. 1927)
- 1932 - V. S. Naipaul, West Indian writer
- 1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
- 1959 - Jonathan Franzen, American author
- 1960 - Sean Penn, American actor and director
- 1676 - Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, German novelist (b. 1621)
- 1799 - Christian Heinrich Spiess, German writer of Schauerromanen (b. 1755)
- 1955 - Fernand Léger, French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. (b. 1881)
- 1969 - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect. (b. 1886)
- 1973 - Conrad Aiken, American author (b. 1889)
- 2001 - Anthony Earnshaw, English anarchist, artist and writer (b. 1924)
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