From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1768 - The first modern circus was staged by Philip Astley in London
- 1839 - Daguerreotype process's completion announced in France
- 1882 - Oscar Wilde gives his first lecture on "The English Renaissance of Art" in New York.
- 1947 - Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, last seen alive.
- 1590 - Simon Vouet, French painter (d. 1649)
- 1799 - Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss cartoonist, and caricature artist (d. 1846)
- 1890 - Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist (d. 1935)
- 1904 - George Balanchine, Russian dancer/choreographer (d. 1983)
- 1908 - Simone de Beauvoir, French author (d. 1986)
- 1923 - David Foxon, British bibliographer. (d. 2001)
- 1926 - Giannis Christou, Greek composer (d. 1970)
- 1929 - Heiner Müller, East German dramatist and writer. (d. 1995)
- 1940 - Pierre Guyotat, French writer
- 1941 - Joan Baez, American singer and activist
- 1943 - Scott Walker, American singer
- 1950 - David Johansen American singer
- 1905 - Louise Michel, French anarchist (b. 1830)
- 1908 - Wilhelm Busch, German painter (b. 1832)
- 1971 - Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
- 1986 - Michel de Certeau, French intellectual (The Practice of Everyday Life) (b. 1925)
- 1995 - Peter Cook, British actor and comedian (b. 1937)
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