Thursday, January 21, 2010

21 January 1999 - Bangkok, Thailand

An undefinable hardware shop in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand.
1793 (-) King Louis XVI aka Louis-Auguste de France, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 38 in Paris, France.
1855 (+) Inventor and designer John Browning is born in Ogden, Utah, USA.
1899 (+) General Practitioner and suspected Serial Killer John Bodkin Adams is born in Randalstown, Ireland.
1905 (+) Fashion designer Christian Dior is born in Granville, France.
1921 (+) Spree Killer Howard Unruh is born in East Camden, New Jersey, USA.
1922 (+) Actor Telly Savalas is born in Garden City, New York, USA.
1924 (-) Bolsjevist leader Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin dies of sclerosis of the cerebral arteries at the age of 53 in Gorky, Russia.
1925 (+) Actor Benny Hill originally Alfie Hill, is born in Southampton, United Kingdom.
1931 (-) Film star Alma Ruben commits suicide by drug-overdose after being arrested for smuggling drugs in Hollywood, California, USA.
1938 (+) Disk Jockey Robert Weston Smith aka Wolfman Jack, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1938 (-) Film pioneer Georges Meliés dies at the age of 76 in Paris, France.
1941 (+) Musician Plàcido Domingo originally José Plàcido Domingo Embil, is born in Madrid, Spain.
1944 (+) Murderer and litterary talent Jack Henry Abbott from The Belly of the Beast, is born in Oscoda, Michigan, USA.
1950 (-) Writer George Orwell originally Eric Arthur Blair, dies of a lung-bleeding at the age of 46 in London, United Kingdom.
1950 (+) RAF 2nd Generation member Silke Maier-Witt is born in Nagold, Germany.
1952 (+) Multiple Murderer Raymond Stewart is born in Burlington, North Carolina, USA.
1959 (-) Filmmaker Cecil Blount DeMille dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1960 (x) Over 400 Die in coal-mine explosion in Coalbrook, South Africa.
Many were trapped underground due to a cave-in.
1961 (-) Writer Blaise Cendrars originally Frédéric Louis Sauser, dies of a stroke at the age of 73 in Paris, France.
1963 (x) 37-year-old Acid Murderer Dr. Geza De Kaplany is sentenced to life-imprisonment for soaking his wife in nitric acid in San JosÈ, California, USA.
1965 (-) Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is strangled by Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, at the age of 27 in Antwerpen, Gloriantlaan, Antwerp, Belgium.
1968 (x) A US B52-bomber with 4 nuclear bombs aboard crashes in Thule, Greenland.
1978 (-) Yvonne Pearson is murdered by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 22 in the United Kingdom.
1980 (x) Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, for the murder of Kimberley Leach in Orlando, Florida, USA.
1985 (x) 71 Die in L118 Elektra crash in Reno, USA.
1997 (-) Elvis Impersario Tom Parker originally Andreas Cornelis 'Dries' van Kuijk aka Colonel Tom Parker, dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
1998 (-) Double Murderer Jose Ceja is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
His last meal request were two chili beef burritos, two cans of Coke Classic and a slice of cherry pie.
1998 (-) Murderer Lloyd Hampton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Springfield State Penitentiary, Illinois, USA.
2000 (-) Multiple murderer Larry Robison is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee originally Norma Deloris Egstrom, dies of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81 in Bel Air, California, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer Kevin Zimmerman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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