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Births

* 1980 Arin Paul Bengali film director.
* 1947 Andrew Tobias American journalist, author, and columnist.
* 1943 Edie Sedgwick American actress, socialite, and heiress who starred in many of Andy Warhol's short films in the 1960s.
* 1939 Peter S. Beagle American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays.
* 1937 George Takei American actor of Japanese decent.
* 1936 Pat Roberts United States Senator from Kansas.
* 1920 John Paul Stevens American jurist and served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1975 until his retirement in 2010.
* 1915 Alvin M. Weinberg Nuclear physicist and administrator at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
* 1893 Joan Miro Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona, Spain.
* 1890 Maurice Duplessis ; controversial Premier of Québec from 1936 to 1940 and 1944 to 1959.
* 1889 Adolf Hitler Austrian-born German politician who lead the Nazi party from 1921 to 1945.
* 1826 Dinah Craik English novelist and poet.
* 1826 Dinah Maria Mulock English novelist and poet.
* 1808 Napoleon III President of the French Republic (1849–1852) and Emperor of the French (1852–1870).
* 1492 Pietro Aretino Italian author, playwright, poet and satirist.

Deaths

† 2003 Bernard Katz German-born biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve biochemistry.
† 1992 Benny Hill English comedian and actor, notable for his long-running television program The Benny Hill Show.
† 1991 Don Siegel Influential American film director and producer.
† 1982 Archibald MacLeish American poet, writer and the Librarian of Congress.
† 1948 Mitsumasa Yonai Admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and politician.
† 1932 Giuseppe Peano Italian mathematician, logician, and one of the founders of modern mathematical logic and set theory.
† 1912 Bram Stoker Irish novelist and short story writer who wrote under the name Bram Stoker, most famous as the writer of the influential horror novel Dracula.
† 1885 William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author.
† 1820 James Morris Continental Army officer from Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War and founder of the Morris Academy.
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