From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula), known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeds his nephew.
- 1927 - Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.
- 1670 - William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
- 1776 - E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (d. 1822)
- 1823 - Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Argentine painter, architect, and engineer. (d. 1870)
- 1862 - Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
- 1864 - Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
- 1901 - Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, Ukrainian-French painter and designer (d. 1968)
- 1915 - Robert Motherwell, American painter (d. 1991)
- 1917 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012)
- 1928 - Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
- 1928 - Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
- 1940 - Vito Acconci, American artist (Following Piece)
- 1943 - Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
- 1944 - Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
- 1949 - John Belushi, American actor (d. 1982)
- 1950 - Daniel Auteuil, French actor
- 1961 - Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
- 41 - Caligula, Emperor of Rome (b. 12)
- 1920 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
- 1962 - André Lhote, french painter.
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