1475 (+) Artist Buonarotti Michelangelo is born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.
1619 (+) Poet and duellist Cyrano Savinien de Bergerac is born in Paris, France.
1836 (-) Folk Hero David “Davy” Crockett dies on the battlefield at the age of 49 in Alamo, Texas, USA.
1900 (-) Scientist and mechanic Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler dies at the age of 66 in Bad Cannstadt, Baden-Württemburg, Germany.
1908 (+) Actor and comedian Lou Costello originally Louis Francis Cristillo known from Abbott and Costello, is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
1927 (+) Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda is born in Suwalki, Poland.
1937 (+) Astronaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is born in Yaroslavi Oblast, Russia.
She became the first woman in Space.
1944 (-) Murderer H. Cunningham is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 37 in Oregon, USA.
1953 (+) RAF 3rd Generation member Wolfgang Werner Grams is born in Wiesbaden, Germany.
1960 (-) Joy Mellish is attacked and raped by Ted Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, at the age of 25 in St. Brelade, Jersey.
1964 (x) Elijah Muhammed announces in a radio message that 22-year-old World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., has joined the Nation of Islam Black Muslims and renamed Muhammad (one who is worthy of praise) Ali (fourth rightly guided caliph) in New York, New York, USA.
1967 (-) Composer Zoltan Kodaly dies at the age of 84 in Budapest, Hungary.
1968 (x) Bomb attack by the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, on a court of Justice in Berlin, Germany.
1970 (x) During a press conference the release of the one and only record album of 35-year-old Family leader Charles Miles Manson “Lie, The Love and Terror Cult” is announced in the Spahn Ranch, California, USA.
1970 (x) 3 Weathermen are killed in a bomb-attack on a warehouse in New York, New York, USA.
1973 (-) Writer Pearl S. (Sydenstricker) Comfort Buck dies of lung cancer at the age of 80 in Danby, Vermont, USA.
1981 (-) Child-murderer Klaus Grabowski is shot dead in the court by Marianne Bachmeier, the mother of his 7-year-old victim Anna in Lubeck, Germany.
1984 (x) An unidentified woman who advertised her home for sale is raped by 30-year-old Serial Killer Bobby Joe Long aka Bound to Die, in Port Richey, Florida, USA.
1986 (-) Artist Georgia Totto O’Keeffe dies at the age of 98 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
1987 (x) 183 Die in Herald of Free Enterprise ferry shipwreck in Zeebrugge, West-Flanders, Belgium.
1994 (-) Serial Killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, dies of aids at the age of 41 in Prison, Illinois, USA.
1994 (-) Musician and politician Melina Mercouri dies of lung cancer at the age of 73 in New York City, New York, Greece.
2002 (x) Serial Killer Andras Pandy is sentenced to life in prison for killing six family members and dissolving their bodies in chemical drain cleaner in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
He killed two wives and four children and also raped two other daughters.
2002 (x) Serial Killer Agnes Pandy is sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for being an accomplice in five of her father's murders of family members in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
2007 (-) Sociologist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard dies at the age of 77 in Paris, France.
2007 (-) Double murderer Robert Perez is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.