1534 (-) 219th Pope Clementius VII originally Giulio di Giuliano de Medici, dies at the age of 56 in Rome, Italy.
Just a few days before his death he ordered Michelangelo to paint "The Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel.
1832 (+) Architect William Le Baron Jenney aka The Father of the American Skyscraper, is born in Fairhaven, Massachussets, USA.
1897 (+) Writer William Cuthbert Faulkner originally Falkner, is born in New Albany, Mississippi, USA.
1902 (-) Founder of the Protestant Truth Society John Kensit is lynched by a large crowd of catholics in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1903 (+) Artist Mark Rothko originally Marcus Rothkowitz, is born in Dvinsk-Daugavpilz, Latvia.
1906 (+) Composer Dmitri Shostakovich is born in Leningrad, Russia.
1918 (-) Friedel Rothe is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 17 in Hannover, Germany.
1932 (+) Composer Glenn Herbert Gould is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1944 (+) Actor Michael Douglas is born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
1951 (-) Murderer Steve Mitchell is executed by Old Sparky in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1952 (+) Serial Killer Patrick David Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First, is born in Middlesex, Park Royal Hospital, United Kingdom.
1952 (+) Actor Christopher D’Olier Reeve aka Superman, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1953 (-) Brady Murphy is shot dead by John Johnson at the age of 35 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
1970 (-) Jeffrey Konen is tortured and strangled by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 18 in Houston, Yorktown, Texas, USA.
1977 (-) John Mowery is murdered by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 19 in Chicago, Des Plaine, Illinois, USA.
1978 (x) 150 Die in Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 Boeing 727-214 and Cessna 172 mid-air collision in San Diego, California, USA.
The site of the crash is immediately swarmed with looters who rob the bodies of all their valuables.
1979 (x) 20-year-old Mass-murderer Dirk De Winne is sentenced to 20 years hard labour in Gent, East Flanders, Belgium.
1982 (x) 43-year-old Mass Murderer George Emil Banks kills 13 people in a shooting spree in Wilkes Barre and Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
Among the victims were five of his own children.
1983 (-) Fourth King of Belgium Leopold III originally Filips Karel Albert Meinrad Hubertus Maria Miguel Von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, dies of heart-insufficiency at the age of 81 in Brussels, St. Luc Hospital, Brabant, Belgium.
1983 (x) In the largest prison escape in Great Britain 38 republican prisoners armed with handguns hijack a prison lorry and smash their way out in Belfast, Maze Prison, Northern Ireland.
1984 (x) 49-year-old Family leader Charles Miles Manson is doused with paint thinner and set on fire by inmate Jan Holstrom in the hobby shop of the California Medical Facility in Vaccaville, California, USA.
Manson suffered burns over 18% of his body, mostly his head and hands.
1987 (x) Mass Murderer John Schnick shoots 7 members of his family to death in Elkland, Montana, USA.
1991 (-) Nazi leader Klaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon, dies of blood-cancer at the age of 77 in Lyon, France.
1991 (-) Murderer Warren McCleskey is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Georgia, USA.
1997 (-) Double Murderer Benjamin Stone is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Robert A. Buell is executed by lethal injection at the age of 62 in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Calvin Eugene King is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.