1533 (x) 41-year-old King of England Henry VIII marries his second wife Anne Boleyn in London, United Kingdom.
1874 (+) Writer William Somerset Maugham is born in Paris, France.
1882 (+) Writer Virginia Woolf is born in London, United Kingdom.
1904 (x) 179 Die in coal-mine explosion in Cheswick, United Kingdom.
1913 (+) Composer Witold Lutoslawski is born in Warsaw, Poland.
1917 (+) Theoretical chemist Ilya Prigogine is born in Moscow, Russia.
1923 (+) Psychiatric patient and artist Shirley Mason aka Sybil (Isabel Dorsett), is born in Dodge Center, Minnesota, USA.
1942 (x) Thailand declares war to the USA and United Kingdom.
1943 (-) Actor Spencer Charters commits suicide by coal-monoxide poisoning combined with sleeping tablets at the age of 67 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1947 (-) Gangster Al Capone dies of paresis of the brain due to syphilis at the age of 48 in Palm Island, Florida, USA.
1950 (+) Child murderer Melvin White is born in Texas, USA.
1965 (-) Persian prime minister Ali Mansoer dies due to injuries suffered in an assault on January 21st in Iran.
1973 (-) James Ralph, 21-year-old Joan, 9-year-old David Hughes, 4-year-old Damon Francis Gianera are shot dead by Herbert Mullin in Santa Cruz West Side, Happy Valley, California, USA.
1975 (x) Over 100 Die in Passenger Ferry shipwreck in Dacca, India.
1979 (-) An unidentified woman dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 76 in Hutton-Le-Hole, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1983 (x) 69-year-old Nazi leader Klaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon, is arrested and expelled to France in La Paz, Bolivia.
1984 (x) 508 Die in oil-pipeline explosion in Cubato, Brazil.
1985 (-) General René Audran is shot dead by Action Directe in Paris, France.
1990 (-) Actress Ava Gardner dies of pneumonia at the age of 67 in Westminster, United Kingdom.
1996 (-) Double murderer Billy Bailey is executed by hanging at the age of 49 in Smyrna, Delaware, USA.
He was the last man to be hanged in the USA. For his last meal he had requested a well-done steak, a baked potato with sour cream and butter, buttered rolls, peas and vanilla ice cream.
2000 (-) Murderer Glen McGinnis is executed by lethal injection at the age of 27 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Murderer Troy Kunkle is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (x) 258 Die in Mandher Devi temple stampede in Mandhradevi, India.
2006 (-) Triple murderer Marion Dudley is executed by lethal injection at the age of 33 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Pornographic actress Anna Malle originally Hotop, dies in a car crash, not wearing a seat belt at the age of 38 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.