From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 1948 - Étude aux chemins de fer by Pierre Schaeffer is broadcast on French radio.
- 1969 - Monty Python first airs on the BBC
- 1979 - The Mother and the Whore opens at the New York film festival.
- 1713 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encylopedist (d. 1784)
- 1840 - John Addington Symonds, English poet and literary critic. (d. 1893)
- 1864 - Louis Lumière, French film pioneer (d. 1948)
- 1927 - Al Hansen, American artist (d. 1995)
- 1935 - Ben Barenholtz, American film entrepreneur
- 1949 - Peter Ackroyd, British author
- 1950 - Laura Gemser, Indonesian actress
- 1952 - Clive Barker, English writer
- 1975 - Kate Winslet, English actress
- 1524 - Joachim Patinir, Flemish painter (b. ca. 1480)
- 1880 - Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
- 1934 - Jean Vigo, French filmmaker (b. 1905)
- 1962 - Sylvia Beach, American book store owner and publisher (b. 1887)
- 1992 - Eddie Kendricks, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1939)
- 2001 - Jan Lenica, Polish graphic designer (b. 1928)
- 2003 - Neil Postman, American cultural critic (b. 1931 )
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