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- 1634 - Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, burned alive in Loudun, France.
- 1941 - Adolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and handicapped due to protests.
- 1958 - Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
- 1969 - Jimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock.
- 1906 - Marcel Carné, French film director (d. 1996)
- 1920 - Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006)
- 1922 - Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer and filmmaker (d. 2008)
- 1925 - Brian Aldiss, English writer
- 1933 - Roman Polanski, French-born director and actor
- 1955 - Stefano Tamburini, Italian graphic artist, (d. 1986)
- 1957 - Carole Bouquet, French actress
- 1958 - Roberto Baldazzini, Italian graphic artist
- 1970 - Soledad Miranda, Spanish actress (b. 1943)
- 1957 - Denis Leary, American comedian and actor
- 1503 - Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)
- 1563 - Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
- 1634 - Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)
- 1850 - Honoré de Balzac, French writer (b. 1799)
- 1942 - Erwin Schulhoff, Czech composer and pianist ("In futurum") (b. 1894)
- 1983 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
- 1990 - B.F. Skinner, American psychological theorist (b. 1904)
- 1992 - John Sturges, American film director (b. 1911)
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