1464 (-) 210th Pope Pius II originally Enea Silvio Piccolomini, dies at the age of 58 in Ancona, Italy.
1742 (+) 251st Pope Pius VII originally Barnaba Niccolo Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, is born in Cesena, Italy.
1840 (+) Psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing known for “Psychopathia Sexualis”, is born in Mannheim, Germany.
1876 (+) King of Servia Alexander I Obrenovic is born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1879 (+) Marxist and Labour leader John MacLean is born in Pollockshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1888 (+) Ravensbrück KZ guard Emma Anna Maria Zimmer originally Mezel, is born in Schlüchtern, Germany.
1906 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Paul Bronichewski is born in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1907 (-) Child murderess Rhoda Willis is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
1910 (+) Musique Concrète pioneer Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer is born in Nancy, France.
1924 (-) Murderer Arthur Henry Bishop is executed by hanging at the age of 18 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1926 (+) Filmmaker Lina Wertmüller originally Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spanol von Braueich, is born in Rome, Italy.
1936 (-) Murderer Rainey Bethea is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.
It was the last public hanging, for which about 20.000 people showed up.
1941 (+) Musician David Crosby is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1945 (+) Filmmaker Wim Ernst Wilhelm Wenders is born in Düsseldorf, Germany.
1947 (+) Radical Hutu-Power-leader Froduald Karamira is born in Mushubati, Rwanda.
1950 (+) Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man, is born in Hartlepool, Durham, United Kingdom.
1951 (-) Millionaire William Randolph Hearst dies at the age of 88 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.
1956 (-) Dramatist Berthold Eugen Friedrich Brecht dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Berlin, Germany.
In his will he provided instructions that a stiletto be placed in his heart and that he be buried in a steel coffin so that his corpse could not be eaten by worms.
1958 (x) 99 Die in KLM airliner crash in the Atlantic.
1961 (-) Actor Edwin Cooper aka Bozo the Clown, dies at the age of 41 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
1965 (-) Ulrich Kahlweis is abducted and tortured to death by Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder, at the age of 12 in Velbert, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1969 (-) Roy Dumas is strangled by George Putt aka The Memphis Murderer, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
1972 (x) 156 Die in Iljoeshin II-62 crash in Berlin, Schönefeld Airport, Germany.
1979 (x) 150 boats are crushed and 18 sailors die in a storm during the Fastnet-race between Ireland and South-England in the United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Dorothy Stratten originally Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, is shot dead by Paul Snider at the age of 20 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Snider committed suicide with the same gun.
1980 (-) Bernard Marechal is shot dead by Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, at the age of 20 in St. Malo, France.
1982 (-) Opal Mills is strangled by The Green River Killer at the age of 16 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1990 (-) Wanja Fomin is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 11 in Nowotscherkask, Aksai riverbank, Russia.
1994 (-) Writer Elias Canetti dies at the age of 89 in Zurich, Switzerland.
1994 (x) 44-year-old Terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos aka The Jackal, is captured in Sudan.
He was recovering from a minor testicle operation.
1998 (-) Murderer Zane Hill is executed by lethal injection at the age of 62 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Javier Suarez Medina is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (x) 121 Die in Helios Airways Flight 522 crash in Athens, Greece.