From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1611 - The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in the Atlantic Ocean; they are never heard from again.
- 1959 - Boris Vian, at the screening of the film version of his novel, I Shall Spit On Your Graves, collapsed in his seat and died of a heart attack en route to the hospital.
- 1668 - Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (d. 1744)
- 1894 - Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)