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- 1927 - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
- 1934 - The musical Babes in Toyland debuts, featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as comic relief (see Laurel and Hardy).
- 1840 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (d. 1917)
- 1904 - Jacques Tourneur, French film director (d. 1977)
- 1915 - Roland Barthes, French critic and writer (d. 1980)
- 1929 - Michael Ende, German writer (d. 1995)
- 1929 - Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)
- 1934 - Charles Manson, American cult leader
- 1944 - Booker T. Jones, American musician and songwriter
- 1945 - Neil Young, Canadian singer and musician
- 1947 - Patrice Leconte, French film director and screenwriter
- 1962 - Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
- 1921 - Fernand Khnopff, Belgian symbolist artist. (b. 1858)
- 1982 - Patrick Cowley, United States music producer (b. 1950)
- 1984 - Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
- 1992 - Gregory Markopoulos, American experimental filmmaker (b. 1928)
- 1997 - Alberto Cavallone, Italian film director (b. 1938)
- 2007 - Ira Levin, United States writer (b. 1929)
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