From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1140 - French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.
- 1968 - Valerie Solanas, author of The SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
- 1976 - publication of The Love that Dares to Speak its Name, which was banned in 1979 under the UK's blasphemy laws.
- 1906 - Josephine Baker, American dancer (d. 1975)
- 1922 - Alain Resnais, French director (d. 2014)
- 1926 - Allen Ginsberg, American poet (d. 1997)
- 1942 - Curtis Mayfield, American musician (d. 1999)
- 1946 - Eddie Holman, American singer
- 1924 - Franz Kafka, Czech novelist (b. 1883)
- 1977 - Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)