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- 1903 - Opera tenor Enrico Caruso makes his American debut in New York City with the Rigoletto.
- 1963 - The first episode of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who airs on the BBC.
- 1821 - Charles Méryon, French artist, (d. 1868)
- 1859 - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (d. 1881)
- 1862 - Théo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (d. 1926)
- 1887 - Boris Karloff, British actor (d. 1969)
- 1888 - Harpo Marx, American comedian (d. 1964)
- 1890 - El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
- 1892 - Erté, French artist (d. 1990)
- 1920 - Paul Celan, Romanian-born German poet (d. 1970)
- 1944 - Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-born film producer and writer
- 1682 - Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
- 1976 - André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
- 1986 - Yasuzo Masumura, Japanese film director (b. 1924)
- 1990 - Roald Dahl, British author (b. 1916)
- 1991 - Klaus Kinski, German actor, (b. 1926)
- 1995 - Louis Malle, French film director (b. 1932)
- 2001 - Mary Whitehouse, British moral crusader and anti-pornography activist. (b. 1910 )
- 2002 - Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
- 2006 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
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