From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1830 - Hernani premieres in Paris ensuing in riots.
- 1956 - In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces the actions of Joseph Stalin.
- 1707 - Carlo Goldoni, Italian writer (d. 1793)
- 1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter, graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1919)
- 1842 - Karl May, German writer (d. 1912)
- 1866 - Benedetto Croce, Italian art critic (d. 1952)
- 1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
- 1894 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
- 1901 - Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
- 1917 - Anthony Burgess, English author (d. 1993)
- 1919 - Fred Katz, American composer, songwriter, conductor, cellist, and professor.
- 1925 - Edward Gorey, American writer and artist (d. 2000)
- 1943 - Maria Rohm, Austrian actress
- 1950 - Neil Jordan, Irish director
- 1756 - Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
- 1852 - Thomas Moore, Irish poet (b. 1779)
- 1914 - John Tenniel, English illustrator (b. 1820)
- 1922 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (b. 1869)
- 1925 - Louis Feuillade, French film director from the silent era (b. 1873)
- 1970 - Mark Rothko, American painter (b. 1903)
- 1982 - Christian Schad, German painter (b. 1894)
- 1983 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)
- 1993 - Eddie Constantine, American-born actor and singer (b. 1917)
- 1995 - Rudolf Hausner, Austrian painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor (b. 1914)
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