From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
- 1913 – The skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City is opened.
- 1975 - The Baader-Meinhof Gang blow up the West German embassy in Stockholm.
- 1533 - William I of Orange (d. 1584)
- 1815 - Anthony Trollope, English novelist (d. 1882)
- 1878 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (d. 1958)
- 1904 - Willem de Kooning, Dutch painter (d. 1997)
- 1914 - William Castle, American film director and producer (d. 1977)
- 1934 - Shirley MacLaine, American actor and author
- 1942 - Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor
- 1949 – Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
- 1952 - Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
- 1971 - Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
- 1731 - Daniel Defoe, English writer (b. 1660)
- 1980 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)
- 1996 - Donald Cammell Scottish film director (Performance) (b. 1934)
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