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Art and culture
- 1960 – Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd., the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.
- 1972 – Le moine film directed by Adonis Kyrou premiers in France. It was adapted from the novel The Monk
- 1699 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
- 1889 - Arnoldo Mondadori, Italian publisher. He launched the giallo (d. 1971)
- 1808 - Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
- 1906 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (d. 1976)
- 1917 - Gershon Legman, United States social critic and folklorist (d. 1999)
- 1924 - Rudy Van Gelder, United States recording engineer specialising in jazz.
- 1942 - Shere Hite, American author
- 1944 - Patrice Chéreau, French director, actor and producer (d. 2013)
- 1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
- 1961 - James Thurber, American humorist (b. 1894)
- 1975 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian film director (b. 1922)
- 2004 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
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