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- 1885 - Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
- 1977 - the Kalakuta Republic is burned to the ground on after an assault by a thousand armed soldiers.
- 1848 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, American glass artist (d. 1933)
- 1857 - Max Klinger, German Symbolist painter, sculptor and printmaker. (d. 1920)
- 1860 - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter and printmaker (d. 1920)
- 1919 - Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1927 - Peter Fryer, English Marxist writer and journalist (d. 2006)
- 1931 - Toni Morrison, American writer
- 1932 - Miloš Forman, Czech film director
- 1933 - Yoko Ono, Japanese-born singer
- 1934 - Paco Rabanne, Spanish fashion designer
- 1934 - Audre Lorde, American writer, poet and activist (d. 1992)
- 1950 - Cybill Shepherd, American actress
- 1954 - John Travolta, American actor
- 1964 - Matt Dillon, American actor
- 1964 - Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall)
- 1546 - Martin Luther, German religious reformer (b. 1483)
- 1564 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian artist (b. 1475)
- 2001 - Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
- 2004 - Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
- 2008 - Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer and filmmaker (b. 1922)
- 2008 - Jim Jones, American rock guitarist (Pere Ubu).
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