From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1692 - Salem Witch Trials: five women and a clergyman executed.
- 1839 - Presentation of Jacque Daguerre's new photographic process to the French Academy.
- 1969 - Audio editing, recording of Bitches Brew starts
- 1689 - Samuel Richardson, English writer (d. 1761)
- 1743 - Madame du Barry, French courtesan (d. 1793)
- 1883 - Coco Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
- 1961 - Jonathan Coe, British author
- 1962 - Valérie Kaprisky, French actress
- 1580 - Andrea Palladio, Italian architect (b. 1508)
- 1662 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
- 1889 - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (b. 1838)
- 1905 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter (b. 1825)
- 1923 - Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
- 1929 - Sergei Diaghilev, Russian ballet impresario (b. 1872)
- 1936 - Federico García Lorca, Spanish author (b. 1898)
- 1957 - Martin Donovan United States actor.
- 1967 - Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born editor and publisher (b. 1884)
- 1969 - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect (b. 1886)
- 1977 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890)
- 1995 - Pierre Schaeffer, French composer (b. 1910)
- 1995 - Ferdinand Cheval, French postman and outside architect ("Ideal Palace") (b. 1924)
Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "August 19" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.