From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1903 - Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
- 1929 - Fascist government in Italy ban the use of foreign words.
- 1942 - The Holocaust: The Treblinka extermination camp is opened
- 1967 - 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan
- 1968 - Glenville Shootout in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1884 - Emil Jannings, Swiss actor (d. 1950)
- 1888 - Raymond Chandler, American-born author (d. 1959)
- 1892 - Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1975)
- 1927 - Gérard Brach, French film director and screen writer (d. 2006)
- 1928 - Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
- 1933 - Richard Rogers, British architect
- 1942 - Erika Blanc, Italian actress
- 1943 - Tony Joe White, American singer and songwriter
- 1954 - Annie Sprinkle, American activist
- 1942 - Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
- 1957 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
- 1961 - Woody Harrelson, American actor
- 1923 - Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1878)
- 1948 - D. W. Griffith, American film director (b. 1875)
- 1983 - Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
- 1989 - Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
- 2004 - Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)