1887 - Juan Gris, Painter
1900 - Erich Fromm, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Sociologist, Humanistic Philosopher
1908 - Joan Crawford, Actress
1910 - Akira Kurosawa, Film director
1944 - Michael Nyman, English Composer, Librettist, Musicologist and Pianist, known for numerous film scores / soundtracks, and minimalist music. Many of his film scores were written in collaboration with filmmaker Peter Greenaway. He is also known for his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. (See below's feature)
Film Soundtrack of the The Piano composed by Michael Nyman.
1729 - Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion is first performed, in Leipzig.
1917 - Leonard and Virginia Woolf establish the Hogarth Press.