Friday, March 23, 2007
23 march 2002 - Antwerpen, Belgium
A self-portrait with cuts in my arms that I used for the first of the 4x4 series that sports the homepage of my website ever since 23 march 2002.
1860 (-) Poisoner Ann Bilansky is executed by hanging in Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA.
She was the first person and only woman hanged by the State of Minnesota.
1877 (-) The Mountain Meadows Massacre Perpetrator, John D. Lee is executed by the Firing Squad in Utah, USA.
1900 (+) Psychoanalist Erich Fromm is born in Frankfurt, Germany.
1900 (-) Black Louis Rice is lynched because he testified in favor of another black man, accused of murdering a white man in Ripley, Tennessee, USA.
1906 (+) Actress Joan Crawford originally Lucille LeSueur, is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
1912 (+) Scientist and space-craft-engineer Wernher Von Braun is born in Wirsitz, Poland.
1937 (-) Oil-magnate John Rockefeller dies at the age of 97 in Ormond Beach, Florida, USA.
1948 (+) Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, Irene Richardson is born in Leeds, United Kingdom.
1957 (+) Artist Toni Geirlandt is born in Belgium.
1962 (-) Murderer Vincent Ciucci is executed by Old Sparky in the USA.
1964 (-) Actor Peter Lorre originally Laszlo Lowenstein, dies of a stroke at the age of 59 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1965 (x) Nationalist leader Nicolae Ceaucescu aka The Genius of the Carpathians, is called out as secretary-general in Bukarest, Romania.
1971 (-) Writer Simon Vestdijk dies at the age of 72 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
1976 (x) Actor Sjimotjiro Maeno crashes into the house of Lockheed-corrupter Yoshio Kodama in a self-styled kamikaze-act with his private plane in Tokio, Japan.
1977 (-) Barbara Young is presumably murdered by a Yorkshire Ripper-copycat in Doncaster, United Kingdom.
1978 (-) Karen Schilt is sexually tortured by Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, at the age of 22 in New York, Third Avenue Hotel, New York, USA.
She was found alive in the Ledgewood Terrace Apartments parking lot.
1983 (-) The first man with an artificial heart, Barney Clark dies of general insufficiency at the age of 62 in Utah, USA.
1983 (-) Innocent Murderer Alexander Krawtschenko is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 29 in Rostow, Russia.
He was sentenced to death for the murder of 10-year-old Lenotschka Sakotnowa, who was actually killed by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper.
1984 (-) Terry Walden is abducted, tortured and murdered by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 24 in Beaumont, USA.
1985 (x) Over 400 Die in ferry shipwreck in Bangladesh.
1987 (-) Agnes Adams is abducted and held imprisoned by Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1994 (x) 75 Die in Russian Airbus crash in Siberia, Russia.
The pilots had given the controls of the plane to a child for amusement.
1997 (x) In a burned-out house the bodies of 5 members of the Organisation Internationale Chevaleresque, Tradition Solaire, are found. They have committed suicide by cyanide-poisoning in Saint Casimir, Quebec, Canada.
1999 (x) Serial Killer Yuhui Li is sentenced to death for poisoning five Hong Kong women and stealing HK$1.2 million in Beijing, China.