Thursday, April 1, 2010

1 April 2006 - Borgerhout, Belgium

Our cat Harry enjoying the start of another Season in the Sun on our rooftop terrace in Borgerhout, Belgium.
1809 (+) Writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol is born in Sorochyntsi, USSR.
1873 (+) Composer Sergey Vassiljewitsch Rachmaninov is born in Semyonovo, Russia.
1875 (+) Writer Edgar Richard Horatio Wallace known from “King Kong”, is born in Greenwich, United Kingdom.
1902 (-) Child-Murderer Walter Allen is lynched and riddled with bullets in Rome, Georgia, USA.
1908 (+) Psychologist Abraham Maslow is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1922 (-) Psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach dies of peritonitis, probably brought on by a ruptured appendix at the age of 37 in Herisau, Switzerland.
1924 (x) 34-year-old Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for conspiracy and high-treason in Berlin, Germany.
1928 (+) Murderer-for-hire John B. Sr. Nixon is born in Humphreys County, Mississippi, USA.
1933 (+) Minimal Artist Dan Daniel Nicholas Flavin is born in New York, New York, USA.
1937 (+) Filmmaker and murderer Yilmaz Guney is born in Adana, Turkey.
1939 (+) Actress Ali MacGraw is born in Pound Ridge, New York, USA.
1942 (+) Murderer Charles Jr Brooks is born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
He was the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the USA.
1947 (-) King of the Hellenes George II dies of trombosis at the age of 56 in Athens, Greece.
1948 (+) Andy Warhol Superstar Andrea Feldman aka Whips, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1965 (-) Make-up queen Helena Chaja Rubinstein dies at the age of 82 in New York, New York, USA.
1968 (+) Son of Charles Manson and Mary Therese Brunner, Valentine Michael Manson is born in Topanga, Summit Trail Shack, California, USA.
1974 (-) Thomas Rainwater is shot by Black Zebra Killers at the age of 19 in San Francisco, outside Maifair Market, California, USA.

1976 (-) Artist Max Ernst dies at the age of 85 in Seillans, France.
1977 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer David Richard Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, mails his “I am Son of Sam, I am the Monster - Beëlzebub”-letter to the Daily News in New York, New York, USA.
1979 (x) 76-year-old Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini calls out the Islamitic Republic in Iran.
1980 (x) Serial Killer Philippe Pacque aka The Werewolf of Amiens, marries Brigitte Adams in France.
1980 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Gerald Eugene Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, is arrested after stabbing 26-year-old Donna Hensley over 35 times in the Tower Motel in Daytona, Mason Avenue, Hampton’s Restaurant, Florida, USA.
1982 (x) Argentina occupies the Malvinas islands, starting the Falklands-War with the United Kingdom.
1984 (-) Musician Marvin Pentz Gaye aka The Prince of Motown, is shot dead by his father at the age of 45 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1984 (-) Michelle Korfman is abducted, sexually assaulted and tortured by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, at the age of 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
1991 (-) Detlev Rohwedder is murdered by Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, in Germany.
1994 (-) Rexist and Belgian SS leader Léon Joseph Marie Degrelle dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 87 in Malaga, Spain.
1999 (x) 39-year-old Serial Killer Anatoly Onoprienko aka The Terminator, is sentenced to death in Kiev, Ukraïne, Russia.
2003 (-) Musician Leslie Kwok-Wing Cheung originally Cheung Fat Chung aka Gor-Gor (Elder Brother), commits suicide by jumping from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at the age of 46 in Central, Hong Kong.
His suicide note read "In my life I did nothing bad. Why does it have to be like this?".

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