1850 (+) Writer Guy Henri René Albert De Maupassant is born in Dieppe, France.
1860 (+) Joseph Carey Merrick aka The Elephant Man, is born in Leicester, Lee Street, Warf Street, United Kingdom.
1874 (x) 32-year-old Notorious Cannibal Alfred G. “Alferd” Packer confesses to killing and eating a party of gold-seekers in Saguache, Colorado, USA.
1895 (-) Philosopher Friedrich Engels dies of throat cancer at the age of 74 in London, United Kingdom.
1906 (+) Filmmaker John Marcellus Huston is born in Nevada, Missouri, USA.
1915 (-) Marie-Angélique Guillin is killed by Henri Desiré Landru aka The Bluebeard Murderer, at the age of 52 in Vernouillet, France.
1918 (-) Mrs Schneider is attacked by The Axe-Man of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1930 (+) Astronaut Neil Armstrong aka The First Man to Walk on the Moon, is born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA.
1931 (-) Murderer William Moosh Shelley is executed by hanging at the age of 57 in London, United Kingdom.
1931 (-) Murderer Oliver Tiggy Newman is executed by hanging at the age of 61 in London, United Kingdom.
1934 (+) Victim of Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, Frieda Klara Tesmer is born in Thüringen, Germany.
1952 (x) 75-year-old Gaston Dominici presumably shoots 61-year old Jack Drummond, his wife Anne Wilbraham and their 10-year-old daughter Elisabeth whilst camping wild on his land in Lurs, Provence, France.
1958 (x) The US Nautilus is the first submarine to cross the North-Pole under the ice.
1960 (x) 33-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is arrested on charges of burglary and assault in Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
1962 (-) Actress Marilyn Monroe originally Norma Jean Mortenson Baker, commits suicide by drug-overdose at the age of 36 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
There are never-ending rumours that she was murdered.
1976 (+) Murderer Napoleon Beazley is born in Texas, USA.
1977 (-) Anna Kenny is strangled by The Bible John Killer in Skipness, Kintyre, United Kingdom.
1979 (-) Maurice Searle is drained of all his blood by Sally Potterton at the age of 22 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Searle was a drug dealer, and held responsible by nurse Potterton for her daughters’ burn-out and subsequent suicide as a junkie.
1979 (-) Marcus Grabs is sodomised, beaten and stabbed 77 times by William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 17 in Newport Beach, California, USA.
1980 (-) Claude Sevigny is shot dead by Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, at the age of 22 in Nice, France.
1982 (x) Over 300 Die in Hasrat Mulia shipwreck in Borneo.
1984 (-) Actor Richard Burton originally Richard Walter Jenkins, dies of a heart attack at the age of 60 in Céligny, Switzerland.
1987 (-) The Uncrowned King of Circuses, Joseph Bouglione dies at the age of 83 in Paris, France.
1991 (-) Automobile pioneer Soichiro Honda dies of liver failure at the age of 84 in Japan.
1993 (-) Murderer Joseph Jernigan is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Charles A. Boyd is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Game Addict Lee Seung Seop dies of heart failure at the age of 28 in Daegu, South Korea.
Two days earlier he had played "StarCraft" for almost fifty consecutive hours and went into cardiac arrest due to exhaustion and dehydration.