1564 (+) Scientist Galileo Galilei is born in Pisa, Italy.
1877 (+) Automobile pioneer Louis Renault is born in Paris, France.
1909 (x) Over 250 Die in Flores Theatre fire in Acapulco, Mexico.
1929 (+) World Champion Formule 1 Racing, Graham Hill is born in London, Hampstead, United Kingdom.
1933 (-) Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak is shot dead by Joseph Zangara in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Zangara actually tried to kill the 32nd president of the USA, Franklin Roosevelt.
1939 (+) Serial Killer Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, is born in Esterville, Coleman Hospital, Iowa, USA.
1942 (x) Capitulation of Singapore in WWII, 138.000 British and Australian soldiers are taken as prisoners of war by the Japanese Army in Singapore.
1954 (-) Annie Hamann is poisoned by Christa Lehmann aka the Mass Poisoner of Worms, in Worms, Germany.
In view of the events, the German radio warns the public for the danger of buying poisoned sweets.
1960 (-) Murderer Fernat Bournani kills 2 cops and is lynched by the public at the age of 28 in Paris, rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, France.
1961 (x) 73 Die in Sabena Flight 548 Boeing 707 crash in Berg, Brabant, Belgium.
Among the victims were the entire US figure skating association.
1963 (-) Murderer Robert Griffin is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Ohio, USA.
1965 (-) Musician Nat ‘King’ Cole dies of lung cancer at the age of 45 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1966 (-) Revolutionary priest Camilo Torres Restrepo is shot dead by a military patrol at the age of 37 in El Carmen, Colombia.
1970 (x) 102 Die in Dominican DC-9 crash during takeoff from Santo Domingo in the Carribean Sea.
1974 (x) 55-year-old Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn is banned from the USSR in Moscow, Russia.
1974 (-) Donald Skepper is shot dead by Donald Neilson originally Donald Nappey aka The Black Panther Killer, in Lancashire, United Kingdom.
1978 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is arrested ‘trying to evade a police-officer’ in Pensacola, Florida, USA.
1982 (x) 84 Die in Ocean Ranger drilling rig sinking during a storm in Newfoundland.
1983 (x) 40-year-old Serial Killer John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, is stabbed in the upper left arm and back by fellow inmate and multiple murderer Henry Brisbon in Menard Correctional Centre, Illinois, USA.
1984 (-) US-Diplomat Leamon Hunt is shot dead by Red Brigades in Rome, Italy.
2006 (-) Murderer Clyde Jr. Smith is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.