1284 (x) A Pied Piper lures 120 children out of the village in Hameln, Lower Saxony, Germany.
All of the children were taken to the Weser river and drowned.
1613 (-) Carpenter John Hitchen dies of spontaneous human combustion in Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom.
His body was dragged into the street and continued to burn for three days.
1892 (+) Writer Pearl S. (Sydenstricker) Comfort Buck is born in Hilsboro, West Virginia, USA.
1898 (+) Airplane designer and pioneer Wilhelm Emil Messerschmidt is born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
1904 (+) Actor Peter Lorre originally Ladislav Löwenstein, is born in Ruzomberok, Hungary.
1909 (+) Elvis Impresario Tom Thomas Andrew Parker originally Andreas Cornelis ‘Dries’ van Kuijk aka Colonel Tom Parker, is born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands.
1917 (x) 48-year-old Presumed murderess of President Faure Marguerite “Meg” Jeanne Japy-Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac, marries Robert Brooke Campbell Scarlett, 6th Baron Abinger in London, United Kingdom.
1923 (+) Murderess Barbara Graham originally Barbara Eilaine Wood aka Bloody Babs, is born in Oakland, California, USA.
1925 (+) Voskhod II cosmonaut Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev is born in Chelistshevo, Vologda Oblast, USSR.
1926 (-) Murderess Louise Calvert is executed by hanging in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.
1926 (-) Anna Russel is strangled and raped by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 58 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
1931 (+) Angry Young Writer Colin Henry Wilson is born in Leicester, United Kingdom.
1946 (x) 17-year-old Serial Killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, is arrested whilst prowling around Wayne Manor Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1956 (x) The books of 59-year-old Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich at Orgonon are destroyed by FDA officials in Rangely, Maine, USA.
1957 (-) Writer Alfred Döblin known for “Berlin Alexanderplatz”, dies of Parkinson's Disease at the age of 78 in Emmendingen, Germany.
1957 (-) Margaret Harold is raped and shot dead by Melvin Rees aka The Sex Beast, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
1963 (x) 46-year-old 35th president of the USA John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivers his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in Berlin, Germany.
1964 (-) Furniture Designer and Architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld dies at the age of 76 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
1968 (-) Actor and comedian Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock commits suicide by an overdose of drugs and alcohol at the age of 44 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
1977 (-) Salvatore Lupo is attacked by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, in New York, New York, USA.
1977 (-) Jayne McDonald is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 16 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
She was the first victim who was not a prostitute.
1990 (-) Murderer James Smith is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1993 (x) 36-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 3rd Generation member Birgit Elisabeth Hogefeld is arrested in Bad Kleinen, Germany.
1998 (-) Multiple murderer Leopoldo Narvaiz is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2001 (-) Murderer Miguel Richardson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Jeffery Lynn Williams is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.