Monday, January 11, 2010

11 January 2000 - Bangkok, Thailand

Students in my Performance Workshop re-enacting Chris Burden's 'Deadman' at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
1872 (+) Serial Killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1923 (x) French and Belgian armies occupy the Ruhr-area up to Bochum as a repercussion for damages suffered during WWI in Germany.
1928 (-) Writer Thomas Hardy dies of a cold-inflammation at the age of 87 in Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom.
1935 (x) 37-year-old Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo from Hawaï to California in the USA.
1936 (+) Artist Eva Hesse is born in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
1938 (x) 31-year-old Writer Samuel Beckett is stabbed and wounded by a pimp in Paris, France.
1950 (x) Start of the trial against 25-year-old Timothy Evans aka The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place, who was charged with the murder of his wife and baby daughter, who were actually killed by John Christie, in London, Old Bailey Nº1 Court, United Kingdom.
1953 (x) First Bomb explosion by 49-year-old George Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, in New York's Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York, USA.
1955 (-) Murderer Eugene Monahan is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in New Jersey, USA.
1957 (-) Matricider Jack Graham is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 24 in Colorado, USA.
1957 (-) Murderer Otto Loel is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Oklahoma, USA.
1959 (-) Carrol Jackson is killed and raped by Melvin Rees aka The Sex Beast, in Apple Grove, Virginia, USA.
He also forced her husband and two children in the trunk of a car, and killed them later.
1966 (-) Artist Alberto Giacometti dies at the age of 64 in Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland.
1968 (-) Composer Reszoe Seress aka Rudi, originally Spitzer, commits suicide by jumping through his window at the age of 78 in Budapest, Hungary.
His song 'Szomorú Vasárnap (Gloomy Sunday)' sparked a worldwide wave of suicides in 1933.
1979 (-) Diane Wilder is strangled by Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler, in Bellington, Bayside Drive, Washington, USA.
1982 (x) Start of the trial against 42-year-old Serial Killer Clifford Olsen aka The Vancouver Butcher, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1983 (-) USSR-leader Nikolay Podgorny dies at the age of 79 in Moscow, Russia.
2007 (-)  Writer and Agnostic Mystic Robert Anton Wilson dies at the age of 75 in Capitola, California, USA.
2008 (-) Explorer Sir Edmund Hillary dies of heart failure at the age of 88 in Auckland, City Hospital, New Zealand.

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