From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1521 - The Edict of Worms declares Martin Luther an outlaw.
- 1895 - Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
- 1965 - Dutch Provo movement founded
- 1803 - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English novelist and playwright (d. 1873)
- 1818 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian (d. 1897)
- 1938 - Raymond Carver, American writer (d. 1988)
- 1940 - Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanese photographer
- 1944 - Pierre Bachelet, French musician (d. 2005)
- 1994 - Sonny Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (b. 1940)
- 2006 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)