1048 (-) 151st Pope Damasus II originally Poppo, Bishop of Brixen, dies of malaria in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
He reigned only 24 days and might have been poisoned.
1870 (-) Murderer Williams Dickson is executed by hanging in Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, USA.
1883 (+) Murderer Chester Gillette aka An American Tragedy, is born in Montana, USA.
1896 (+) Psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget is born in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
1899 (+) Official executioner André Obrecht is born in Paris, France.
1918 (+) Filmmaker Robert Aldrich is born in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA.
1940 (-) Murderer Robert G. Burgunder is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 23 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1942 (-) Carmelite nun and martyr Edith Stein aka Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, dies in the gas chamber at the age of 50 in Auschwitz, Poland.
1945 (x) US B-29 "Bockscar" drops a second Uranium 235 bomb named "Fat Man" in Nagasaki, Japan.
1957 (-) Nazi-doctor and mass-sterilizer Carl Clauberg dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in prison, Germany.
1962 (-) Writer Hermann Hesse dies of a stroke at the age of 85 in Montagnola, Ticino, Switzerland.
1963 (+) Musician Whitney Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
1965 (x) 53 Die in underground long-distance-missiles stock explosion in Arkansas, USA.
1968 (x) 33-year-old Family leader Charles Miles Manson overdubs some tracks of his music in San Francisco, California, USA.
All tracks appear on the Lp "Lie: The Love and Terror Cult" that was distributed during his trial for the Tate/LaBianca murders in 1970.
1969 (-) Pregnant Sharon Tate is slaughtered by The Manson Family at the age of 26 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
In the same event 35-year-old Jay Sebring, 25-year-old Abigail Folger, 32-year-old Wojiciech ‘Voytek’ Frykowski and 18-year-old Steven Parrent were also killed.
1970 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, assaults an unidentified 13-year-old boy in Vallée des Vaux, St. Helier, Jersey.
1975 (-) Composer Dmitri Shostakovich dies of lung cancer at the age of 68 in Moscow, Russia.
1976 (+) 9/11 Terrorist Nawaf al-Hazmi is born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
1983 (-) Igor Gudkow is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 8 in Rostow, Fliegerpark, Russia.
1987 (x) 19-year-old Spree Killer Julian Knight shoots 24 people, killing 6 in a shooting spree in Clifton Hill, Hoddle Street, Victoria, Australia.
1989 (x) Police enter the house of 29-year-old Serial Killer Graham ‘Marty’ Harrison by force, where they find the cut-up bodies of 7 women in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1993 (-) Police-chief Mustafa Tabit is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 53 in Casablanca, Morocco.
He confessed to the rape and torture of hundreds of women during his service.
1995 (-) Musician Jerry Jerome John Garcia aka Captain Trips from The Grateful Dead, dies of a heart attack due to sleep apnea at the age of 53 in Forest Knolls, California, USA.
1996 (-) Laetitia Delhez is abducted and held imprisoned by Marc Dutroux at the age of 14 in Bertrix, Luxemburg, Belgium.
2000 (-) Double Murderer Brian Keith Roberson is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Murderer David Oliver Cruz is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2007 (-) Spree Killer Donald Gonzalez commits suicide by slashing his wrists with a shattered cd at the age of 26 in Broadmoor Hospital, United Kingdom.