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- 1889 - The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated in Paris.
- 1930 - The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in motion pictures for the next thirty eight years.
- 1596 - René Descartes, French mathematician (d. 1650)
- 1872 - Serge Diaghilev, Russian ballet impresario (Ballets Russes) (d. 1929)
- 1885 - Pascin, Bulgarian painter (d. 1930)
- 1914 - Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
- 1922 - Patrick Magee (actor), Northern Irish actor (A Clockwork Orange) (d. 1982)
- 1926 - John Fowles, English author (d. 2005)
- 1932 - Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director
- 1935 - Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader
- 1936 - Marge Piercy, American writer
- 1939 - Volker Schlöndorff, German film director
- 1943 - Christopher Walken, American actor
- 1971 - Filip Dujardin, Belgian photographer
- 1727 - Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1643)
- 1837 - John Constable, English painter (b. 1776)
- 1855 - Charlotte Brontë, English author (b. 1816)
- 1945 - Anne Frank, German-born diarist (b. 1929)
- 1983 - Christina Stead, Australian novelist and short-story writer (b. 1902)
- 1996 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Gun Club) (b. 1958)
- 2005 - Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
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