1767 (-) Composer Georg Philipp Telemann dies at the age of 86 in Hamburg, Germany.
1835 (-) Artist Antoine-Jean Gros commits suicide by drowning at the age of 64 in Sèvres, France.
A note hidden in his hat read: "Las de la vie, et trahi par les dernières facultés qui la lui rendaient supportable, il avait résolu de s’en défaire."
1852 (+) Architect Antonio Gaudi is born in Reus, Tarragona, Spain.
1875 (-) Double Murderer Louis Wagner is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in Thomaston Prison, United Kingdom.
1900 (+) Admiral of the Fleet Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten is born in Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
1903 (+) Writer George Orwell originally Eric Arthur Blair, is born in Motihari, Bengal, India.
1923 (-) Ernst Ehrenberg is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 13 in Hannover, Neue Straße, Germany.
1924 (+) Filmmaker Sidney Lumet is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1933 (+) First African American student at the University of Mississippi James H. Meredith is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA.
1940 (-) Psychologist Wilhelm Stekel commits suicide by hanging at the age of 72 in London, United Kingdom.
1941 (x) Finland declares war to the USSR in Helsinki, Finland.
1942 (-) Serial Killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper, is executed by hanging at the age of 28 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1945 (+) Musician Carly Simon is born in New York, New York, USA.
1959 (-) Spree Killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 20 in State Penitentiary, Nebraska, USA.
1963 (+) Musician George Michael originally Georgios-Kyriacos Panayiotou, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1979 (x) Start of the trial against 32-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, for the Chi-Omega murders in Miami, Dade County Metropolitan Hall of Justice, Florida, USA.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Diagonal - 1","Diagonal - 2" with Ria Pacquée and "Installation - 4" in Paris, Galerie Diagonal, France.
1984 (-) Philosopher Michel Foucault dies of AIDS at the age of 57 in Paris, France.
1985 (-) Psychotic Murderer and rapist Morris Odell Mason aka The Killer for the Eastern Shore, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Virginia, USA.
1985 (-) Murderer Charles Milton is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1990 (-) Mass Murderer Gene Ronald Simmons is executed by lethal injection at the age of 49 in Arkansas, USA.
1993 (x) 17 Die in hospital for the mentally deranged fire in Rennes, France.
All the inmates were severely sedated and could not be awakened in time.
1997 (-) Murderer William Lyle Woratzeck is executed by lethal injection at the age of 51 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
2002 (-) Mass-murderer Robert Otis Coulson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2009 (-) Actress Farrah Leni Fawcett dies of cancer at the age of 62 in Santa Monica, Saint John's Health Center, California, USA.
2009 (-) Musician Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop, dies of an overdose of propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam at the age of 50 in Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, California, USA.