1796 (x) 26-year-old War leader Napoleon Bonaparte marries his first wife, 32-year-old Joséphine de Beauharnais in Paris, France.
1890 (+) Politician Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin Molotov is born in Kukarka, Vyatka, Russia.
1900 (-) Child Murderess Ada Chard Williams is executed by hanging in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.
1918 (+) Founder of the American Nazi-party George Lincoln Rockwell aka The American Hitler, is born in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.
1918 (+) Writer Mickey Frank Morrison Spillane is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1918 (-) Dramatist Frank Benjamin Franklin Wedekind dies at the age of 53 in München, Germany.
1923 (-) Cop Killer Husted Walters is executed by hanging at the age of 27 in Oregon, USA.
1928 (-) Cop Killer John Leonard Whitfield is shot dead in an escape-attempt from the State Penitentiary in Ohio, United Kingdom.
1934 (+) Cosmonaut and the first man in space Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin is born in Klushino, Russia.
1942 (+) Musician John Davies Cale is born in Garnant, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.
1943 (+) Chess Grandmaster Bobby Robert James Fischer is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1945 (+) Serial Killer Dennis Lynn Rader aka The BTK Killer, is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
1946 (x) 33 Die in soccer-riot during the game Bolton Wanderers-Wolverhampton Wanderers in the United Kingdom.
1950 (-) Timothy John Evans aka The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place, is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in London, United Kingdom.
He was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife and child, who were actually killed by John Reginald Christie.
1954 (+) IRA-member Bobby Robert Gerard Sands is born in Abbots Cross, Ireland.
1963 (-) Mary Brown is beaten to death and a fork stabbed into her right breast by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, at the age of 69 in Lawrence, 319 Park Avenue, Massachussets, USA.
1964 (+) Musician Pierre Jolivet aka Pacific 231, is born in France.
1966 (-) George Cornell is shot dead by Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Kray aka The Profession of Violence, at the age of 38 in London, Blind Beggar Pub, Whitechapel Road, United Kingdom.
1972 (-) Douglas Owens is stabbed to death and his penis cut off by Charlie Chopoff at the age of 8 in East Harlem, New York, USA.
1976 (x) Start of the trial against 21-year-old Child murderer Christian Ranucci in Aix-en-Provence, France.
1980 (x) 34-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs "Cinque Cinque Cento" at the Per/for/mance festival in Florence, Italy.
1981 (-) Rapist and child-murderer Steven Timothy Judy is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 24 in Indiana, USA.
He became the first person to be executed in Indiana since 1977 when the death penalty was reinstated.
1983 (x) 46-year-old Serial Poisoner Arnfinn Nesset is arrested and charged with the murder of at least 25 patients in Trondheim, Nursing home for the Elderly, Norway.
1984 (x) Serial Killer Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, is arrested after attacking Gisela Brown, who managed to push a cigarette into his left eye in Fallingbostel, Germany.
1989 (-) SM-photographer Robert Mapplethorpe dies of aids at the age of 42 in New York, New York, USA.
1994 (-) Writer Charles ‘Hank’ Henry Bukowski originally Heinrich Karl Bukowski, dies of pneumonia at the age of 73 in San Diego, California, USA.
1996 (-) Comedian and actor George Burns originally Nathan Birnbaum, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 100 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.
1997 (-) Artist Martin Kippenberger dies of cancer at the age of 44 in Vienna, Austria.
2001 (-) Murderer Willie Elvin Fisher is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2001 (-) Bernd Brandes is cut to pieces and eaten by Armin Meiwes aka Der Metzgermeister, at the age of 44 in Frankfurt, Germany.
They both started with cutting off Brandes' penis and ate it together. In the next weeks Meiwes consumed up to 20kgs of human meat.
2003 (-) Experimental film-maker Stan James Stanley Brakhage originally Robert Sanders, dies of cancer at the age of 70 in Victoria, British Columbia, USA.