1669 (-) Artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn dies at the age of 63 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1822 (+) 19th president of the USA Rutherford Birchard Hayes is born in Delaware, Ohio, USA.
1892 (+) Chancellor Engelbert Dolfuss is born in Texing, Austria.
1895 (+) Actor and filmmaker Buster Joseph Francis Keaton is born in Piqua, Kansas, USA.
1904 (-) Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty Fréderic-Auguste Bartholdi aka Amilcar Hasenfratz, dies of tuberculosis at the age of 70 in Paris, France.
1918 (x) Over 100 Die in T.A.Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in Sayreville, New Jersey, USA.
1923 (+) Actor Charlton Heston originally John Charles Carter, is born in No Man’s Land, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
1928 (+) Writer Alvin Toffler is born in New York City, New York, USA.
1931 (+) Philosopher Richard McKay Rorty is born in New York, New York, USA.
1936 (+) Murderer James Hanratty aka The A6 Lay-By Murderer, is born in Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom.
1941 (+) Writer Anne Rice is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1944 (+) Musician Patti LaBelle is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1947 (-) Physicist Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck dies at the age of 89 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany.
1957 (x) The first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 is launched into an orbit around earth in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia.
1961 (x) 36-year-old Comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested for obscenity in San Francisco, Jazz Workshop, California, USA.
1964 (x) 67-year-old 262nd Pope Paul VI originally Giovanni Battista Montini, arrives for the first US Papal visit ever in New York, New York, USA.
1965 (+) Serial Killer Henry Louis Wallace is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA.
1968 (+) Serial Killer Beverly Allit is born in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
1970 (-) Musician Janis Lyn Joplin dies of a heroin and alcohol overdose at the age of 27 in Los Angeles, Landmark Motor Hotel, California, USA.
1976 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer David Richard Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, presumably throws a molotov cocktail into the house of his neighbour, Sam Carr in New York, Yonkers, New York, USA.
1978 (x) 36-year-old Musician Tammy Wynette originally Virginia Wynette Pugh aka the First Lady of Country Music, is kidnapped and terrorized by a gang of unidentified masked men in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
1979 (-) Son-of-Sam Cult Leader Michael Vail Carr dies in a fatal crash into a lamppost in New York, Manhattan, West Side Highway, New York, USA.
1979 (x) Start of the trial against 46-year-old Serial Killer Joachim Georg ‘Jockel’ Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, in Duisburg, Schwurgericht, Saal 201, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
He is charged with 8 murders and one attempt.
1980 (-) Gestapo leader for Belgium Ernst Boje Ehlers commits suicide by hanging in Schleswig, Germany.
1980 (-) Clemens Lichtenberg is killed with a rock by Kurt Steinwegs at the age of 19 in Essen, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1981 (x) The body of Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald aka The Man Who Shot J.F. Kennedy, is exhumed to determine wether he was a KGB-agent in Fort Worth, USA.
1982 (-) Composer Glenn Herbert Gould dies of a stroke at the age of 50 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1983 (-) Derrick Hansen is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 18 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA.
1994 (x) Sixth bomb attack by 44-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Klagenfurth, Austria.
Three mailbombs are intercepted.
1995 (-) Murderer Harold Lane is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1996 (-) Child murderer Larry Gene Bell is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 48 in South Carolina, USA.
1997 (x) 28-year-old First Western Female Suicide Bomber Muriel Degauque aka Maryam, marries Fouad in Brussel, Saint-Josse, Brabant, Belgium.
2002 (-) Filmmaker André Delvaux dies at the age of 76 in Valencia, Spain.
2007 (x) 439 Die in coal mine explosion in Senghenydd, United Kingdom.