1817 – The poet’s first volume of Poems by John Keats is published by C and J Ollier. His Elgin Marbles sonnets are published in The Examiner.
1863 – Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
1920 – Ronald Searle, British illustrator
1922 – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned is published.
1923 – Time magazine is published for the first time.
1926 – James Merrill is born. (d 1995)
1983 – at 77 Arthur Koestler and his wife Cynthia are found in their London home of barbiturate overdoses.