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- 1709 - Alexander Selkirk is rescued from shipwreck on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
- 1884 - Les XX: the first of ten annual exhibitions is held in Brussels
- 1916 - Cabaret Voltaire opening press release.
- 1922 - Ulysses by James Joyce published in Paris
- 1933 - Papin sisters murder their employer and her daughter in France.
- 1948 - To Have Done With the Judgment of god scheduled airing day, canceled the day before.
- 1600 - Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
- 1852 - José Guadalupe Posada Mexican engraver and illustrator (d. 1913)
- 1859 - Havelock Ellis, British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer (Psychology of Sex) (d. 1939)
- 1861 - Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1949)
- 1873 - Maurice Tourneur, French film director and screenwriter (The Hand of the Devil) (d. 1961)
- 1882 - James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)
- 1905 - Ayn Rand, Russian-born author and philosopher (d. 1982)
- 1906 - Harold Rosenberg, American writer, educator, philosopher and art critic (d. 1978)
- 1923 - James Dickey, American poet and author (d. 1997)
- 1927 - Stan Getz, American musician (d. 1991)
- 1932 - Jens Jørgen Thorsen, Danish artist and film director (Quiet Days in Clichy) (d. 2000)
- 1942 - James Blood Ulmer, American jazz and blues guitarist and singer
- 1491 - Martin Schongauer, German engraver and painter (b. 1448)
- 1529 - Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer (b. 1478)
- 1806 - Restif de la Bretonne, French novelist (b. 1734)
- 1925 - Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist (b. 1867)
- 1969 - Boris Karloff, English actor (b. 1887)
- 1970 - Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, English mathematician, writer and philosopher (b. 1872)
- 1972 - Natalie Clifford Barney, American expatriate and hostess to a literary salon in Paris (b. 1876)
- 1979 - Sid Vicious, English musician (Sex Pistols) (b. 1957)
- 1987 - Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
- 1993 - François Reichenbach, French filmmaker (b. 1921)
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