1555 (-) 221st Pope Julius III originally Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, dies at the age of 67 in Rome, Italy.
1842 (-) Writer Stendhal originally Marie-Henri Beyle, dies of a seizure at the age of 59 in Paris, France.
1860 (-) Poisoner Ann Bilansky is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA.
She was the first person and only woman hanged by the State of Minnesota.
1877 (-) The Mountain Meadows Massacre Perpetrator, John Doyle Lee is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 64 in Mountain Meadows, Utah, USA.
1893 (+) Inventor and engineer Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu aka The Edison of India, is born in Kalangal, India.
1900 (+) Psychoanalist Erich Fromm is born in Frankfurt, Germany.
1904 (+) Actress Joan Crawford originally Lucille Fay LeSueur, is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
1910 (+) Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa is born in Tokyo, Shinagawa, Japan.
1912 (+) Scientist and space-craft-engineer Wernher Von Braun is born in Wirsitz, Poland.
1933 (+) Psychologist Philip George Zimbardo known for the Stanford Experiment, is born in New York City, New York, USA.
1937 (-) Philantropist and industrialist John Davison Rockefeller dies at the age of 97 in Ormond Beach, Florida, USA.
1941 (+) Minimal composer Michael Laurence Edward Nyman is born in Stratford, United Kingdom.
1948 (+) Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, Irene Richardson is born in Leeds, United Kingdom.
1962 (-) Murderer Vincent Ciucci is executed by Old Sparky in the USA.
1964 (-) Actor Peter Lorre originally Ladislav Löwenstein, dies of a stroke at the age of 59 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1965 (x) 47-year-old Nationalist leader Nicolae Ceaucescu aka The Genius of the Carpathians, is called out as secretary-general in Bukarest, Romania.
1971 (-) Writer Simon Vestdijk dies at the age of 72 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
1976 (x) Actor Sjimotjiro Maeno crashes into the house of Lockheed-corrupter Yoshio Kodama in a self-styled kamikaze-act with his private plane in Tokio, Japan.
1977 (-) Barbara Young is presumably murdered by a Yorkshire Ripper-copycat in Doncaster, United Kingdom.
1978 (-) Karen Schilt is sexually tortured by Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, at the age of 22 in New York, Third Avenue Hotel, New York, USA.
She was found alive in the Ledgewood Terrace Apartments parking lot.
1983 (-) The first man with an artificial heart, Barney Clark dies of general insufficiency at the age of 62 in Utah, USA.
1984 (-) Terry Walden is abducted, tortured and murdered by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 24 in Beaumont, USA.
1985 (x) Over 400 Die in ferry shipwreck in Bangladesh.
1987 (-) Agnes Adams is abducted and held imprisoned by Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1993 (-) Murderer Carlos Santana is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1994 (x) 75 Die in Aeroflot Flight 593 Airbus crash in Siberia, Russia.
The pilot had given the controls of the plane to his 15-year-old son for amusement.
1997 (x) In a burned-out house the bodies of 5 members of the Organisation Internationale Chevaleresque, Tradition Solaire, are found. They have committed suicide by cyanide-poisoning in Saint Casimir, Quebec, Canada.
1998 (-) Serial Killer Gerald Eugene Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 46 in Starke, Raiford Prison, Florida, USA.
1999 (x) Serial Killer Yuhui Li is sentenced to death for poisoning five Hong Kong women and stealing HK$1.2 million in Bejing, China.