1566 (-) Prophet Michel de Nostredame aka Nostradamus, dies of oedema at the age of 62 in Salon-de-Provence, Provence, France.
1778 (-) Composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau dies of brain hemorrhage at the age of 66 in Ermenonville, France.
1863 (-) Murderer Charles Louis Kasteleyn is executed by the Guillotine in Belgium.
It was the last official execution by the Guillotine in Belgium.
1877 (+) Writer Hermann Hesse is born in Calw, Baden-Württemburg, Germany.
1881 (x) 49-year-old 20th president of the USA James Abraham Garfield is shot by mentally deranged assassin Charles Julius Guiteau while entering a railway station in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1905 (x) 14-year-old Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, sets fire to the blacksmith shop and a warehouse of the State Training School in Minnesota, USA.
1909 (-) Murderer Joe Anderson is executed by hanging at the age of 35 in Oregon, USA.
1925 (-) Composer Erik Satie dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 59 in Arcueil, France.
1925 (+) Black Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers is born in Decatur, Mississippi, USA.
1925 (+) Independence Leader and first Prime Minister of Congo Patrice Émery Lumumba is born in Onalua, Katakokombe, Belgian Congo.
1929 (-) Religious cultist Benny Evangelista and his wife and 4 children are hacked to pieces by persons unknown in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Benny is found sitting at his desk, his decapitated head next to him.
1929 (+) Philippine First Lady and prominent shoe collector Imelda Remedios Marcos originally Imelda Remedios Visitación Romuáldez aka The Iron Butterfly, is born in Manila, Philippines.
1931 (-) Serial Killer Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 48 in Düsseldorf, Klingelputz Prison, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
His last words were: "Tell me, after my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures."
1932 (x) 21-year-old Actress and Sex-Queen Jean Harlow originally Harlenean Carpenter aka The Blonde Bombshell, marries Paul Bern in California, USA.
1937 (-) Aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart dies at the age of 39 in the Pacific Ocean.
She went missing with her Electra 10E in an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight.
1945 (-) Don and Amy McSwann is beaten to death and solved in acid by John George Haigh aka The Acid Bath Murderer, in London, 79 Gloucester Road, United Kingdom.
1961 (-) Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 62 in Ketchum, Idaho, USA.
1961 (-) Jerry Tharrington is stabbed to death by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 26 in Jefferson City, State Penitentiary, Missouri, USA.
1973 (-) Pin-up and actress Betty Elizabeth Ruth Grable aka The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs, dies of lung cancer at the age of 56 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1973 (-) Angela Thomas is presumably smothered by Zodiac in San Francisco, California, USA.
1976 (x) 43-year-old Serial Killer Joachim Georg ‘Jockel’ Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, is arrested after 4-year-old Marion Ketter went missing and her hand was found boiling with carrots and potatoes in his kitchen in Duisburg, 24 Friesen Straße, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1976 (-) Luke Soloman is poisoned by Charles Sobhraj aka Bad Blood, in Agra, India.
1977 (-) Writer Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Nabokov dies of bronchial congestion at the age of 78 in Montreux, Switzerland.
1982 (x) 40-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, places a booby trap in the facility lounge of Cory Hall in Berkeley, University, California, USA.
One person is injured when opening the package.
1982 (-) Travis Coleman is smothered to death by Christine Falling aka The Baby-Sitter, in Blountstown, Florida, USA.
1982 (x) 33-year-old Adventurer Lawrence “Larry” Richard Walters aka The Lawn Chair Pilot, pilotes an aluminium lawn chair attached to 42 helium weather balloons, dubbed 'Inspiration I', 16.000 feet high to Long Beach. in San Pedro, California, USA.
1983 (-) An unidentified man is found beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, in Ford County, Illinois, USA.
1985 (x) 47-year-old Serial Killer Ian Stewart Brady aka The Moors Murderer, returns to the scene of his crimes and pinpoints the grave of victim Pauline Reade after 20 years on Saddleworth Moor, United Kingdom.
1985 (-) Mary Cannon is killed by throatslashing by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 75 in Los Angeles, Arcadia, California, USA.
1987 (-) Dancer and choreographer Michael Bennet originally Michael DiFiglia, dies of aids at the age of 44 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
1988 (x) 44-year-old Serial Killer Gary M. Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is convicted to death in Philadelphia, City Hall, Room 653, Pennsylvania, USA.
1989 (-) Soviet leader Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko dies at the age of 80 in Moscow, Russia.
1990 (x) 1400 pilgrims suffocate and are trampled to death in a tunnel leading to Mina, near the Arafat Mountain where Mohammed presumably held his last speech in Mekka, Saudi Arabia.
1991 (-) Actress Lee Ann Remick dies of kidney and liver ailments at the age of 55 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1993 (x) 326 Die in the pagode for the Feast of the Holy Cross of the River capsizing in Bocaue, the Philippines.
The pagode was built on two rafts.
1997 (-) Actor James Maitland “Jimmy” Stewart dies of cardiac arrest and a pulmonary embolism at the age of 89 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1999 (x) 37-year-old Mass Murderer Zhao Lianrong is sentenced to death in Bejing, China.
1999 (x) Mass Murderer Wang Huanbu is charged with killing 11 children and two women in Shanghai, China.
1999 (-) Writer Mario Gianluigi Puzo dies of heart failure at the age of 78 in Bay Shore, New York, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Hilton Lewis Crawford is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.