Gothic Events in History

1982 Birthday - Lucas Black, born in Decatur, Alabama, actor, appeared in film, 'Sling Blade', 'Jarhead', 'Friday Night Lights' and television series, 'American Gothic'

1963 Birthday - Natasha Richardson, born in London, England, actress, Gothic, Handmaid's Tale

1962 Birthday - Josh Silver, born in America, keyboardist, producer for band Type O Negative, viewed as a gothic metal band, played with Peter Steele, founding member of rock group Fallout

1942 Death - Grant Wood, U.S. painter (American Gothic), dies at 49

1937 Birthday - David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter, American Gothic

1927 Birthday - Ken Russell, England, director, Tommy, Altered States, Gothic

1900 Death - William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies

1892 Birthday - Grant Wood, U.S., painter, American Gothic

1885 Birthday - Isak Dinesen, Danish writer, Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales

1879 Death - Eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies

1863 Birthday - Ralph Adams Cram, U.S., gothic architect, Cathedral of St. Joan New York City

1819 Birthday - John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist, Prerafaelite

1803 Birthday - Alexander Jackson Davis, U.S., architect, gothic revivalist

1802 Birthday - Richard Upjohn, U.S., gothic architect, Trinity Chapel, New York

1764 Birthday - Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist, Italian

590 Death - Pelagius II, Gothic Pope (579-90), dies from plague