67 (-) First Pope Simon Peter aka Simon Cephas, is executed by crucifixion at the age of 66 in Rome, Italy.
1855 (-) Murderer John Schultz is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Texas, USA.
1864 (x) 99 Die in train disaster in St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
1900 (+) Writer and pilot Marie Antoine Roger De Saint-Exupéry is born in Lyon, France.
1911 (+) Composer Bernhard Herrmann is born in New York, New York, USA.
1924 (x) 44-year-old Serial Killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, confesses to a long career of murder, butchering and selling his victims’ meat in Hannover, Germany.
1929 (+) Journalist Oriana Fallaci is born in Florence, Italy.
1933 (-) Actor, filmmaker and womanizer Roscoe Conklin ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle aka The Heavy-Weight Rapist, dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in New York, New York, USA.
1934 (-) Porter Zaro Agha dies of uremia at the age of 164 in Istanbul, Turkey.
1940 (-) Artist Paul Klee dies of scleroderma at the age of 60 in Muralto, Switzerland.
1941 (+) Honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panthers Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Ture, is born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
1956 (x) 30-year-old Actress Marilyn Monroe originally Norma Jean Mortenson Baker, marries writer Arthur Miller in California, USA.
They divorced on 20 january 1961.
1959 (x) 21-year-old Mass murderer Robin Cook is arrested after trying to obtain a car by fraud in Alberta, Stettler, Canada.
When searching his house, police found the bodies of Ray Cook Senior, his second wife Daisy Mae and their children Gerald, Patrick, Christopher, Kathy and Linda in the garage.
1967 (-) Actress Jayne Mansfield originally Vera Jane Palmer, is decapitated in a car crash at the age of 34 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
The 1966 Buick Electra 225, which was reportedly going 80 miles per hour, crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down because of a truck spraying mosquito fogger.
1969 (-) President of Katanga Moise Kapenda Tshombe dies of heart failure at the age of 49 in Algiers, Algeria.
1973 (x) The members of the German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion end their second hungerstrike in several prisons in Germany.
1975 (-) Musician Tim Buckley dies of a heroin and alcohol overdose at the age of 28 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1993 (-) Multiple Murderer Markham Duff-Smith is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1994 (-) Serial Killer Jack Johann Unterweger aka The Pug Dumper aka The Prison Poet aka Jack the Writer, commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 42 in Graz, Karlau prison, Austria.
He was convicted to life-imprisonment for the murders of 9 prostitutes earlier this day.
1995 (x) 53-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, mails a letter to Social psychology professor Tom Tyler at University of California in San Francisco, California, USA.
1995 (-) Actress Lana Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner dies of throat cancer at the age of 74 in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
1995 (x) 501 Die in Sampoong Department Store collapse in Seoul, Seocho-gu, South Korea.
2000 (-) Multiple Murderer Jessy Carlos San Miguel is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Actress Katherine Houghton Hepburn dies of natural causes at the age of 96 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA.