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- 1501 – The Banquet of Chestnuts is held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace of Rome.
- 1938 - Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide panic.
- 2005 - Museum of Modern Art launches "Beyond The Visible", a comprehensive overview of Odilon Redon's work
- 1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (d. 1881)
- 1836 - Camillo Boito, Italian author/architect (d. 1914)
- 1839 - Alfred Sisley, French artist (d. 1899)
- 1857 - Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (d. 1904)
- 1871 - Paul Valéry, French poet (d. 1945)
- 1885 - Ezra Pound, American poet (d. 1972)
- 1925 - Teo Macero, United States record producer
- 1932 - Louis Malle, French film director (d. 1995)
- 1935 - Michael Winner, British film director
- 1937 - Claude Lelouch, French film director
- 1459 - Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist (b. 1380)
- 1824 - Charles Maturin, Irish author (b. 1782)
- 1943 - Max Reinhardt, Austrian-American theatre director (b. 1873)
- 1997 - Samuel Fuller, American film director (b. 1912)
- 2002 - Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- 2006 - Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
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