From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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Art and culture
- 1924 - Entr'acte French silent surrealist film premiere.
- 1978 - In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
- 1990 - Josephine Mutzenbacher legal decision in Germany.
- 2005 - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
- 1940 - Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
- 1942 - Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist (d. 1970)
- 1952 - Kathryn Bigelow, American film director
- 8 BC - Horace, Roman poet (b. 65 BC)
- 1680 - Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit scholar (b. 1601)
- 1852 - Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)
- 1916 - Émile Verhaeren, Belgian symbolist poet (b. 1855)
- 1978 - Harvey Milk, American politician (assassinated) (b. 1930)
- 1978 - George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (assassinated) (b. 1929)
- 1985 - André Hunebelle, French director (Fantômas, The Mysteries of Paris and Les Collégiennes) (b. 1896)
- 1991 - Harry Everett Smith (b. 1923)
- 2000 - Eugen Helmlé, German translator and writer (b. 1927)
- 2000 - Malcolm Bradbury, British author and academic (b. 1932)
- 2006 - Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)