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- 1943 - Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
- 1938 - In a letter to Max Horkheimer on April 16, 1938, Walter Benjamin wrote, ‘You may have seen Gide’s dispute with Céline “If one were forced to see in Bagatelles anything other than a game, it would be impossible to excuse Céline, in spite of all his genius, for stirring up banal passions with such cynicism and frivolous impertinence"
- 1992 Art rock article by Camille Paglia printed in the New York Times
- 1896 - Tristan Tzara, avant-garde dada poet and essayist
- 1930 - Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist
- 1955 - Kool Herc, Jamaican American musician and producer, generally credited as a pioneer of hip hop
- 1689 - Aphra Behn, English dramatist (b. 1640)
- 1825 - Henry Fuseli was a British painter and illustrator (b. 1741)
- 1828 - Francisco de Goya, Spanish painter (b. 1746)
- 1970 - Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
- 1995 - Cyril Raker Endfield, American filmmaker
- 1997 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938)
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