1547 (-) King of England Henry VIII dies of diabetes at the age of 55 in Whitehall, United Kingdom.
1621 (-) 233rd Pope Paulus V originally Camillo Borghese, dies at the age of 70 in Rome, Italy.
1706 (+) Printer and typographer John Baskerville is born in Wolverley, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.
1768 (-) Composer John Wainwright dies at the age of 44 in Cheshire, United Kingdom.
1788 (+) Poet George Gordon aka Lord Byron, is born in Scotland, United Kingdom.
1802 (-) Murderer Joseph Wall Esq. is executed by hanging in the United Kingdom.
1829 (-) Serial Killer William Burke aka The Bodysnatcher, is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
A huge crowd showed up to see him hang.
1841 (+) Explorer Sir Henry Stanley originally John Rowlands aka Bula Matari (Breaker of Rocks), is born in Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom.
1855 (+) Inventor of the calculating machine William Burroughs I is born in Rochester, New York, USA.
1887 (x) 26-year-old America's first Serial Killer Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, marries Myrta Z. Belknap as Henry Howard Holmes in Colorado, USA.
1887 (+) Composer Arthur Rubinstein is born in Lodz, Poland.
1890 (+) Murderer Robert Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1912 (+) Artist Jackson Pollock is born in Cody, Wyoming, USA.
1914 (+) Actor and murderer Tom Neal is born in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
1924 (+) Artist Marcel Broodthaers is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1929 (+) Artist Claes Oldenburg is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1936 (+) Actor Alan Alda originally Alphonso D'Abruzzo aka Hawkeye Pierce, is born in New York, The Bronx, New York, USA.
1936 (-) Richard Loeb aka The Perfect Murderer, is slashed to ribbons in the showers by Jimmie Day at the age of 30 in Stateville Prison, Illinois, USA.
1939 (-) Writer William Butler Yeats dies at the age of 73 in Menton, Hotel Idéal Séjour, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
1945 (+) Musician Robert Wyatt-Ellidge is born in Bristol, United Kingdom.
1948 (x) Over 250 Die in Joo Maru freighter collision in Japan.
It collided with an abandoned mine.
1948 (-) Commander of Auschwitz and Majdanek death camps Arthur Liebehenschel is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Krakow, Poland.
1949 (-) Rapist and murderer Charlie Pool is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, Kentucky, USA.
1953 (-) Cop Killer Derek Bentley is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Lauer and 46-year-old Clara Ward is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 47 in Lincoln, 2843 24th Street, Nebraska, USA.
1965 (+) Fifth victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Anthony Sears is born in Wisconsin, USA.
1974 (x) 32-year-old Tana Smith, 45-year-old Jane Holly, 69-year-old Vincent Wollin and 84-year-old John Bambic are shot dead by the Black Zebra Killers while 23-year-old Roxanne McMillan is shot and paralysed from the waist down in San Francisco, California, USA.
1976 (-) Artist Marcel Broodthaers dies at the age of 52 in Köln, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1978 (x) 27-year-old Serial Killer Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, is arrested in Sacramento, California, USA.
Assorted human and animal organs are found in his refrigerator.
1986 (x) US-astronauts 49-year-old Michael Smith, 36-year-old Judith Resnik, 35-year-old Ronald McNair, 39-year-old Ellison Onizuka, 41-year-old Gregory Jarvis, 37-year-old Christa MacAuliffe and 46-year-old Francis Scobee are killed in the explosion of their Challenger Spacecraft, just 1min 12 sec after take-off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.
1996 (-) Poet Joseph Brodsky originally Iosif Aleksandrowitsch Brodsky, dies of a heart attack at the age of 55 in New York, New York, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Alva Curry is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer Billy Vickers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 58 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Actress Karen Lancaume originally Karine Bach, commits suicide by an overdose of medication at the age of 32 in Paris XIV, France.
She played a violent murderess in the movie "Baise-Moi".