1735 (+) 2nd president of the USA John Adams is born in Braintree, Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
1857 (+) Neurologist Gilles Georges Albert Edouard Brutus de la Tourette is born in Poitou, France.
1863 (-) Murderer Griffith Williams is executed by hanging in Mound City, Kansas, USA.
1871 (+) Poet Paul Ambroise Toussaint Jules Valéry is born in Sête, Hérault, France.
1885 (+) Writer Ezra Weston Loomis Pound is born in Hailey, Idaho, USA.
1910 (-) Founder of the Red Cross Henri Jean Dunant due to depression and paranoia at the age of 85 in Heiden, Switzerland.
1931 (-) Cop Killer James E. Kingsley is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in Oregon, USA.
1932 (+) Filmmaker Louis Malle is born in Thumeries, France.
1937 (+) Filmmaker Claude Lelouche is born in France.
1938 (x) 23-year-old Actor and filmmaker George Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play "War of the Worlds" from the CBS studio in New York, 485 Madison Avenue, 20th floor, New York, USA.
It caused a nationwide panic.
1941 (-) Murderer James Harvey Thomas is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 19 in Oregon, USA.
1966 (-) Cheri Bates is stabbed to death as first victim by Zodiac at the age of 18 in Riverside, RCC Library, California, USA.
1966 (+) al-Qaeda Leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi originally Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh aka the Emir of Al Qaeda in the Country of Two Rivers, is born in Zarqa, Jordan.
1968 (-) Actor Ramon Novarro originally José Ramon Gil Samaniego aka The Sheik, has his skull crushed by Paul and Thomas Ferguson at the age of 69 in Laurel, California, USA.
He choked to death on his own blood.
1970 (x) 26-year-old Musician Jim James Douglas Morrison is sentenced to 6 months imprisonmen and fined $500 for indecent exposure during a concert in Miami, Florida, USA.
1975 (-) Wilma McCann is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 26 in Leeds, Prince Philip Playing Fields, United Kingdom.
1977 (-) Tina Williams is raped and shot dead by Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death, at the age of 17 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
1977 (-) Judy Miller is raped and strangled by The Hillside Stranglers Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, at the age of 15 in Los Angeles, Glendale, 703 East Colorado Street, California, USA.
1979 (-) Minister of Labour Robert Boulin commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in Rambouillet, France.
His final note read: "I have decided to drown myself in a lake in the forest, of Rambouillet, where I enjoyed riding horseback."
1981 (-) Britta Schilling is raped and stabbed to death by Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, at the age of 18 in Bremen, Germany.
1982 (-) Robert Foley is found beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1984 (-) Murderer Thomas Barefoot is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1985 (x) Mass Murderess Sylvia Segress kills 8 people in a shooting rage in Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA.
1990 (-) Wadim Tistschenko is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 16 in Schachty, Km1128 on the Kirpitschnaja-Sady road, Russia.
1990 (-) Escape artist Joseph W. Burrus is crushed by a load of concrete in a "buried alive" magician's trick in San Francisco, California, USA.
1997 (-) Filmmaker Samuel Fuller dies at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2009 (-) Philosopher Claude Levi-Strauss dies of a heart attack at the age of 100 in Paris, France.