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- 406 - Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia.
- 1687 - The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1938 - List of authors banned during the Third Reich - Publication of list of 'damaging and undesirable writing'
- 1514 - Andreas Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564)
- 1745 - Olympe de Gouges, Female playwright and journalist (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen) (d. 1793)
- 1842 - Giovanni Boldini, Italian painter (d. 1931)
- 1854 - Paul Bilhaud, French poet and artist (Negroes Fighting in a Cellar at Night) (d. 1933)
- 1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
- 1881 - Jacob Israël de Haan, Dutch Jewish lawyer and poet (d. 1924)
- 1894 - Pola Negri, Polish actress (d. 1987)
- 1905 - Robert Melville (art critic), English art critic and journalist (d. 1986)
- 1924 - Taylor Mead, American actor
- 1925 - Richard Gordon (film producer), British-born film producer
- 1928 - Siné, French cartoonist
- 1929 - Francesco Alberoni, Italian sociologist, journalist and author (Falling in Love)
- 1948 - Donna Summer, American singer
- 1948 - Joe Dallesandro, American actor
- 1830 - Madame de Genlis French writer and educator (b. 1746)
- 1877 - Gustave Courbet, French painter (b. 1819)
- 1898 - Charles Garnier, French architect, designer of the Paris Opéra (b. 1825)
- 1898 - Joseph Vacher, French serial killer (b. 1869)
- 1980 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (b. 1911)
- 1980 - Raoul Walsh, American film director (b. 1887)
- 1993 - Phil Andros (April 23, 1909 - December 31, 1993), American novelist and tattoo artist (b. 1909)
- 1998 - Ferdinand Springer, German painter. (b. 1907)
- 2007 - Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect and designer (b. 1917)
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