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- 1959 - The Motown record label is founded in Detroit, Michigan by Berry Gordy.
- 1979 - Legendary punk rock group The Clash release London Calling in the UK, a landmark album in rock music.
- 1824 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
- 1866 - Roger Fry, British artist and art critic (d. 1934)
- 1887 - Xul Solar, Argentine painter, sculptor, writer (d. 1963)
- 1895 - Paul Éluard, French poet (d. 1952)
- 1911 - Spike Jones, American comedian and musician (d. 1965)
- 1916 - Shirley Jackson, American writer (d. 1965)
- 1923 - Gerard Reve, Dutch writer
- 1946 - Jane Birkin, British-born actress
- 1926 - Théo van Rysselberghe , Belgian neo-impressionist painter, (b. 1862)
- 1959 - Stanley Spencer, English painter. (b. 1891)
- 1963 - Gustav Machatý, Czech film director, screenwriter and actor (Ecstasy) (b. 1901)
- 1987 - Copi , Argentine writer, cartoonist, and playwright (b. 1939)
- 1990 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer (b. 1921)
- 1993 - Myrna Loy, American actress (b. 1905)
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