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- 1892 - The first performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is held at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
- 1964 - American release of Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave film Le Mépris.
- 1966 - American release of Michelangelo Antonioni's British-Italian art film Blowup.
- 1970 - El Topo premieres at the Elgin Cinema, New York.
- 1870 - Saki, British writer (d. 1916)
- 1878 - Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
- 1879 - Paul Klee, Swiss-born painter (d. 1940)
- 1916 - Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)
- 1926 - Walter Lassally, German-born British cinematographer closely associated with the British New Wave
- 1931 - Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager (d. 2009)
- 1931 - André S. Labarthe , French film critic, producer, director and screen writer.
- 1937 - Frankie Crocker, New York radio DJ. (d. 2000)
- 1939 - Michael Moorcock, British author
- 1943 - Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
- 1946 - Steven Spielberg, American film director
- 1952 - Bettina Rheims, French artist and photographer
- 1955 - Ray Liotta, American actor
- 1963 - Brad Pitt, American actor
- 1803 - Johann Gottfried Herder, German writer (b. 1744)
- 1869 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American composer and pianist (b. 1829)
- 1987 - Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician (b. 1940)
- 1999 - Robert Bresson, French film director (b. 1907)
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