From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1348 – Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.
- 1415 - Jan Hus is burned at the stake.
- 1885 - the Pall Mall Gazette begins a series titled "The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon".
- 1938 - Holocaust: Évian Conference
- 1939 - Holocaust: The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
- 1942 - Anne Frank and her family went into hiding above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
- 1597 - Jerome Duquesnoy Flemish artist (d. 1643)
- 1893 - George Grosz, German artist (d. 1959)
- 1907 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (d. 1954)
- 1916 - Unica Zürn, German author, painter and companion of Hans Bellmer (d. 1970)
- 1923 - Joseph Strick, American filmmaker (Ulysses) (d. 2010)
- 1929 - Ralph Ginzburg, American author (d. 2006)
- 1935 - Candy Barr, American stripper and exotic dancer (d. 2005)
- 1936 - Shusaku Arakawa, Japanese artist and filmmaker (d. 2010)
- 1949 - Phyllis Hyman, American singer (d. 1995)
- 1415 - Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer (b. 1369)
- 1533 - Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (b. 1474)
- 1535 - Sir Thomas More, English philosopher (b. 1478)
- 1893 - Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
- 1916 - Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
- 1962 - William Faulkner, American writer (b. 1897)
- 1971 - Louis Armstrong, American musician (b. 1901)