1745 (-) Writer Jonathan Swift dies at the age of 77 in Dublin, Ireland.
1862 (+) Film pioneer Auguste Marie Louis Nicholas Lumière is born in Besançon, France.
1882 (+) Artist Umberto Boccioni is born in Reccio di Calabria, Italy.
1893 (-) Abolitionist and Suffragette Lucy Stone dies of stomach cancer at the age of 75 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
1897 (-) Inventor and ruthless industrialist George Mortimer Pullman known from the Pullman Sleeping Car, dies at the age of 66 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1909 (-) Criminologist Cesare Ezechia Marco Lombroso dies at the age of 70 in Turin, Italy.
1926 (-) Beatrice Withers is raped and strangled as sixth victim by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 35 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1927 (+) Plotter of the assassination of president De Gaulle, Jean-Marie Bastien Thiry is born in Lunéville, France.
1928 (-) Kidnapper and Murderer Edward Hickman is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
1931 (+) Writer John le Carré originally David John Moore Cornwell, is born in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom.
1943 (-) Artist Camille Claudel dies at the age of 78 in Montfavet, France.
She spent the last 30 years of her life in the Asile de Montdevergues.
1944 (+) Murderer Ronald Clark O’Bryan aka The Pixy Stix Killer, is born in Pasadena, Texas, USA.
1944 (+) Musician Peter Tosh originally Winston Hubert McIntosh aka Stepping Razor, is born in Kingston, Jamaïca.
1945 (+) Actor Harris Glenn Milstead aka Divine, The Dirtiest Man in the World, is born in Towson, Maryland, USA.
1956 (+) Physician Carlo Urbani known for first identifying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome aka SARS, is born in Castelplanio, Italy.
1959 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, assaults an unidentified 28-year-old woman in St. Martin’s, Jersey.
1964 (-) VietCong terrorist Nguyen Van Troi is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 17 in Saigon, Vietnam.
1970 (-) Victor Ohta is shot dead by John Linley Frazier at the age of 47 in Santa Cruz, Soquel, California, USA.
In the same event also the Ohta children 11-year-old Taggart, 12-year-old Derrick and their nurse Dorothy Cadwallader are killed.
1974 (-) Doris Hovey is shot through the head by Paul Knowles aka Lester Daryl Gates aka Daryl Golden aka The Casanova Killer aka Killing Time, at the age of 53 in Woodford, Virginia, USA.
1976 (-) Murderer Michaian Shobek is executed by hanging in Nassau, Bahamas.
1980 (x) 21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Vlaamse Primitieven" with Kamagurka and De Vlaamse Primitieven in Koningshooikt, Zaal Alcazar, Belgium.
1983 (x) 4 skeletonised victims of 30-year-old Serial Killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, are found in Lake Village, Indiana, USA.
1984 (-) Catholic Priest Jerzy Popieluszko is kidnapped and murdered by the secret police Sluzba Bezpieczenstwa at the age of 37 in Poland.
His body was found 10 days later in the Vistula Water Reservoir.
1984 (x) In a nation-wide ‘Mammouth’-operation the authorities try to track down members of the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Belgium.
1985 (x) Nineteenth bomb attack by the Revolutionary Cellules Communistes Combattantes in Namur, Military Promotion Centre, Namur, Belgium.
1987 (x) 5 of the highest ranked generals of the Red Army, Vladimir Sjoetov, Erlen Porfiyev, Vladimir Bardashevsky, Kiril Trofimov and Joeri Rybinin are killed in a helicopter crash in Russia.
1988 (x) 131 Die in Air India Boeing 737 crash in Ahmadabad, India.
1998 (-) Serial Killer Fritz Honka dies at the age of 63 in Hamburg-Langenhorn, Krankenhaus Ochsenzoll, Germany.
2007 (-) Writer Jan Wolkers dies of erysipelas aka "holy Fire" at the age of 82 in Texel, the Netherlands.
2009 (-) Spree Killer Howard Barton Unruh dies at the age of 88 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
He was confined to the high-security Vroom Building for the criminally insane at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital until 1993, when he was transferred across the grounds to less restrictive wards in a geriatric unit.