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Art and culture
- 1871 - start of the brief rule of the Paris Commune
- 1931 - Tabu by F. W. Murnau premieres
- 1950 - Symphonie pour un homme seul is first performed in public
- 1990 - In largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 2005 - Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband, fueling a worldwide debate on euthanasia.
- 1634 - Madame de La Fayette, French writer (La Princesse de Clèves) (d. 1693)
- 1841 - Félix Alcan, French publisher. (d. 1925)
- 1842 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
- 1844 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (d. 1908)
- 1915 - Richard Condon, American novelist (The Manchurian Candidate) (d. 1996)
- 1924 - Giulio Questi, Italian film director (Death Laid an Egg)
- 1932 - John Updike, American author (b. 2009)
- 1941 - Stefan Jarl, Swedish film director (They Call Us Misfits)
- 1950 - Brad Dourif, American actor
- 1959 - Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
- 1970 - Queen Latifah, American singer and actress
- 1768 - Laurence Sterne, Irish writer (b. 1713)
- 1928 - Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish poet and writer (b. 1896)
- 1978 - Leigh Brackett, American author (b. 1915)
- 1980 - Erich Fromm, German-born psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)
- 1980 - Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born Art Deco painter (b. 1898)
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