1459 (+) 218th Pope Adrianus VI originally Adriaan Lorenszoon Boeyens, is born in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
1755 (+) Composer Antoine Frederic Gresnick is born in Liège, Liège, Belgium.
1773 (-) Mary Clues dies of spontaneous human combustion in Coventry, Gosford Street, United Kingdom.
1810 (+) 256th Pope Leo XIII originally Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaelle Luigi Pecci, is born in Carpineto Romano, Italy.
1876 (+) 260th Pope 260th Pope Pius XII originally Eugenio Maria Pacelli, is born in Rome, Italy.
1880 (+) Swedish ‘Lucifer-king’ Ivan Kreuger is born in Kalmar, Sweden.
1900 (+) Composer Kurt Julian Weill is born in Dessau, Germany.
1905 (-) Georgette is strangled by Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or, at the age of 1 in Paris, France.
1915 (x) 112 Die in coal-mine explosion in Layland, USA.
1918 (-) Murderer Louis Voisin aka Blodie Belgium, is executed by hanging in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1926 (-) Laura Beale is strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 60 in San Jose, California, USA.
1930 (-) Writer David Herbert Richards Lawrence dies of tuberculosis at the age of 44 in Vence, Villa Robermond, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
1931 (+) Soviet-reformer Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is born in Privolnoye, USSR.
1939 (x) An unidentified young man and woman are whipped to death by the Ku Klux Klan for violating the Moral Kode in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
1939 (-) Archeologist Howard Carter dies of lymphoma at the age of 64 in London, United Kingdom.
1942 (+) Musician Lou Louis Alan Reed is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1943 (-) Actor Actor Tyler Brooke commits suicide by coal-monoxide-poisoning at the age of 51 in California, USA.
1944 (x) 526 Die in train derailment in Salerno, Italy.
They suffocated in a tunnel due to exhaust gases from a stalled train.
1950 (+) Musician Karen Anne Carpenter is born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1955 (+) Cult Leader of the Aum Shinrikyo aka Aleph religious group Shoko Asahara originally Chizuo Matsumoto, is born in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan.
1961 (x) 79-year-old Artist Pablo Nepumuceno Crispiniano de la Santissima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso marries 35-year-old Jacqueline Roques in Vallauris, France.
1972 (-) Member of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Thomas Weissbecker is shot in the heart during a police shootout at the age of 23 in Augsburg, Hotel Thalia, Georgenstrasse 14, Germany.
SPK member Carmen Roll is arrested in the same event.
1973 (-) Susan McLaughlin is presumably stabbed to death by Zodiac at the age of 26 in California, USA.
1978 (x) The coffin of Actor and filmmaker Actor and filmmaker Charles Spencer Chaplin is stolen from the cemetary in Corsier-sur-Vevey, France.
1979 (-) Ann Rooney is presumably attacked by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, in Norsforth, United Kingdom.
1982 (-) Sf-writer Sf-writer Philip K. Kindred Dick dies at the age of 53 in Santa Ana, California, USA.
He had suffered a stroke five days earlier, and was disconnected from life support after his EEG had been consistently isoelectric since losing consciousness.
1983 (-) John Bartlett is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 19 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1991 (-) Musician, filmmaker and scandaliser Serge Lucien Gainsbourg dies of a heart-attack at the age of 62 in Paris, Rue de Verneuil, France.
1998 (x) 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch aka The Girl in the Cellar, is abducted by Wolfgang Priklopil in Vienna, Donaustadt, Austria.
2005 (-) Musician Martin Denny dies at the age of 93 in Hawai'i Kai, Hawaï, USA.
2009 (x) 67-year-old War Criminal Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikritieh aka Chemical Ali, is sentenced to death for the third time in Iraq.