From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.
- 1835 - P. T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of the United States.
- 1928 - August Strindberg's A Dream Play, staged by Antonin Artaud premieres in Paris, France.
- 1740 - Marquis de Sade, French author (d. 1814)
- 1743 - Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, Sicilian occultist (d. 1795)
- 1840 - Thomas Hardy, English writer writing in the naturalist tradition (d. 1928)
- 1959 - Lydia Lunch, American singer
- 1701 – Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (b. 1607)
- 1962 – Vita Sackville-West, English author and poet (b. 1892)
- 2008 – Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
- 2008 – Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)