1646 (+) Mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
1860 (-) Engineer Charles Goodyear dies at the age of 59 in New York, Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, USA.
He collapsed when he heard his daughter had died.
1872 (+) Aircraft pioneer Louis Blériot is born in Cambrai, France.
1876 (-) Anarchist Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin dies at the age of 62 in Bern, Switzerland.
1884 (-) Detective Allan Pinkerton dies of an infection after biting his tongue when he slipped on the pavement at the age of 64 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1892 (+) Writer James Mallahan Cain is born in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
1901 (-) Peter Stubbe is decapitated and butchered by Ludwig Tessnow at the age of 6 in Gohren, Germany.
1916 (+) Actress Olivia Mary De Havilland is born in Tokyo, Japan.
1921 (x) 41-year-old Serial Killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, moves into Neue Straße 8 aka "Das Mordhaus", in Hannover, Germany.
1922 (x) Start of the trial against 58-year-old Serial Killer and presumed cannibal Karl Friedrich Grossmann aka Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof, in Berlin, Moabit, Germany.
1934 (+) Filmmaker Sydney Irwin Pollack is born in Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
1938 (+) Michelangelo’s "Piëta"-attacker Laszlo Toth is born in Pilisvorosyar, Hungary.
1942 (-) Murderer Robert James is executed by hanging in San Quentin prison, California, USA.
It was the last hanging before the installment of the Gas Chamber.
1945 (+) Musician Deborah ‘Debbie’ Harry aka Blondie, is born in Miami, Florida, USA.
1951 (-) Motherly widow Mary Reeser aka The Cinder Lady, dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 67 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
1957 (-) Judy Dull is abducted, assaulted and strangled by Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer, at the age of 19 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1959 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, marries his second wife, Joan in St. Helier, Jersey.
1961 (+) Princess Diana Frances Spencer aka Lady Di, is born in Sandringham, Park House, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.
1961 (-) Writer Louis-Ferdinand Destouches Celine dies of a ruptured aneurysm at the age of 67 in Meudon, France.
1968 (-) Joan Schell is raped and stabbed to death by Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, at the age of 20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1971 (+) Musician Melissa Arnette Elliott aka Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, is born in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA.
1972 (x) 30-year-old Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown, marries his second wife Carol Lofgren in Chicago, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Illinois, USA.
1974 (-) President Juan Domingo Peron dies of a heart attack at the age of 78 in Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1975 (-) Shelley Robertson is abducted and killed by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, in Golden, Colorado, USA.
1976 (-) Demonic possessed woman Anneliese Michel dies of malnutrition and dehydration at the age of 23 in Klingenberg, Bavaria, Germany.
1977 (x) 37-year-old Serial Killer Patrick Kearney aka The Thrash Bag Killer, is arrested in Redondo Beach, California, USA.
1987 (-) Musician Snakefinger originally Philip Charles Lithman, dies of a heart attack at the age of 38 in Linz, Austria.
He was playing with his band "The Vestal Virgins" at the Posthof Club.
1991 (-) Serial Killer Joachim Georg ‘Jockel’ Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Rheinbach prison, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1991 (-) Actor Michael Landon originally Eugene Maurice Orowitz, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54 in Malibu, California, USA.
1993 (-) Murderer Gian Luigi Ferri commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 55 in San Francisco, 101 California Street, California, USA.
He was closed in by the police after killing 8 people in a shooting spree in the financial district. He had a grudge against lawyers....
1993 (-) Murderer Curtis Harris is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1995 (-) Disc Jockey Robert Weston Smith aka Wolfman Jack, dies of a heart attack at the age of 57 in Belvedere, North Carolina, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer Harold McQueen is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, Kentucky, USA.
1997 (-) Actor Robert Charles Durman Mitchum dies of lung cancer at the age of 79 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Charles D. Tuttle is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Actor Walter John Matthau dies of complications of colon cancer at the age of 79 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
2004 (-) Actor Marlon Brando dies of respiratory failure brought on by pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 80 in Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, California, USA.
2009 (-) Actor Karl Malden originally Malden Sekulovich, dies of natural causes at the age of 96 in Brentwood, California, USA.
2009 (-) Actress Mollie Isabel Mary Sugden aka Mrs. Slocombe in “Are You Being Served?”, dies of natural causes at the age of 87 in Guildford, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Surrey, United Kingdom.