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- 1896 - The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station first screened to a paying audience.
- 1977 - The music publisher EMI ends its contract with the notorious punk rock group the Sex Pistols after reports of abusive behaviour.
- 1412 - Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)
- 1832 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
- 1861 - Victor Horta, Belgian art nouveau architect (d. 1947)
- 1883 - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese American artist, poet and writer (d. 1931)
- 1910 - Wright Morris, American writer (d. 1998)
- 1915 - Alan Watts, English writer (d. 1973)
- 1927 - Stan Vanderbeek, American experimental filmmaker. (d. 1984)
- 1931 - E. L. Doctorow, American author
- 1944 - Alan Stivell, French Breton musician
- 1947 - Andréa Ferréol, French actress (La Grande bouffe)
- 1946 - Syd Barrett, English guitarist, singer and songwriter Pink Floyd (d. 2006)
- 1955 - Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor
- 1852 - Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind (b. 1809)
- 1919 - Jacques Vaché, French artist and poet (b. 1895)
- 1993 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (b. 1938)
- 1993 - Dizzy Gillespie, acclaimed jazz trumpet player (b. 1917)
- 1998 - Henrietta Moraes English socialite, artist's model and muse (b. 1931)
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