335 (-) 33rd Pope Sylvester I dies in Rome, Italy.
1378 (+) 209th Pope Callixtus III originally Alfons de Borja, is born in Valencia, Xativa, Spain.
1514 (+) Anatomist Andreas Vesalius is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1748 (+) Feminist Olympe de Gouges originally Marie Gouze, is born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France.
1869 (+) Artist Henri Emile Benoit Matisse is born in Bohin-en-Vermandois, France.
1877 (-) Artist Gustave Courbet dies at the age of 58 in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland.
1886 (+) Artist and magician Austin Osman Spare is born in London, Snow Hill, United Kingdom.
1898 (-) Serial Killer Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 29 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France.
1908 (+) Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal is born in Buczacz, Ukraïne, Russia.
1922 (x) The Goetheaneum, built by 61-year-old Philosopher, social thinker, architect and esotericist Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner aka The Father of Anthroposophy, is destroyed by fire in Switzerland.
1937 (+) Actor Anthony Hopkins aka Hannibal Lecter, is born in Wales, United Kingdom.
1943 (+) Musician John Denver originally Henry John Deutschendorf, is born in Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
1943 (+) Actor Ben Kingsley originally Krishna Banji, is born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1948 (+) Musician Donna Summer originally LaDonna Gaines, is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
1959 (+) Actor Val Kilmer is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1960 (+) Spree Killer John Allan Muhammad originally John Allan Williams aka The Beltway Sniper, is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
1962 (-) Patricia Bisette is raped and strangled as eighth victim by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, at the age of 24 in Boston Back Bay, 515 Park Drive, Massachussets, USA.
1966 (-) Tuula Hoeoek is battered to death by Ted Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, at the age of 21 in St. Clement, Jersey.
1967 (-) An unidentified woman is raped and robbed by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Bonheiden, Kasteel van Zellaar, Antwerp, Belgium.
1969 (-) United Mine Workers Union Leader Joseph Albert Yablonski aka Jock, is shot dead by three unidentified hitmen in his house at the age of 59 in Clarkesville, Pennsylvania, USA.
His wife Margaret and 25-year-old daughter Charlotte were also shot dead. Their bodies were found on 5 January 1970 by his son Kenneth.
1976 (x) 82 Die in Libyan airliner crash in Saudi Arabia.
1980 (-) Philosopher Herbert Marshall McLuhan dies at the age of 69 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1982 (-) Toshimitsu Ozawa is attacked by Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company, in London, United Kingdom.
1984 (x) 37-year-old Revenger Bernard Hugo Bernie Goetz aka The Subway Vigilante, turns himself in for the shooting of four robbers in a subway train 10 days earlier in Concord, New Hampshire, USA.
1985 (-) Musician Eric Hilliard Nelson aka Ricky Nelson, dies in a plane crash at the age of 45 in De Kalb, Texas, USA.
1986 (x) 96 Die in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1993 (-) President Zviad Gamsachoerdia commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 54 in Georgia.