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Art and culture
- 1889 - Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
- 1926 - Battle of Saint-Josse art riot in Belgium, birth of Belgian surrealism.
- 1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
- 1966 - LSD is declared illegal in the United States.
- 1976 - Andrei Tarkovsky's epic russian science-fiction film Solaris premiers at the Ziegfeld theatre in New York city in a version cut by more than 30 minutes.
- 1866 - Reginald Fessenden, Canadian-born inventor and radio pioneer (d. 1932)
- 1887 - Le Corbusier, Swiss architect (d. 1965)
- 1913 - Méret Oppenheim, German-born Swiss artist (d. 1985)
- 1948 - Glenn Branca, American musician
- 1994 - Fee Geerinck, Belgian girl with the loveliest smile
- 1962 - Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
- 1989 - Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
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