From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1669 - Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
- 1678 - The Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
- 1759 - The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
- 1773 - Ludwig Tieck, German writer (d. 1853)
- 1819 - Walt Whitman, American poet (d. 1892)
- 1916 - Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
- 1930 - Clint Eastwood, American film director and actor
- 1945 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director (d. 1982)
- 1948 - Martin Hannett, British record producer (d. 1991)
- 1960 - Larry Heard, American musician
- 1594 - Tintoretto, Italian painter (b. 1518)
- 1960 - Willem Elsschot, Flemish writer (b. 1882)
- 1978 – Hannah Höch, German painter and photographer (b. 1889)
- 1996 - Timothy Leary, American professor and LSD advocate (b. 1920)