1648 (+) Philosopher and Women’s Rights defender Sor Juana originally Ines de la Cruz de Asbaje y Ramirez, is born in San Miguel Mepantla, Mexico.
1667 (+) Writer Jonathan Swift is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1774 (-) Highwayman Jack Rann aka 16-String Jack, is executed by hanging in London, Tyburn Tree, United Kingdom.
1810 (+) Gunsmith Oliver Winchester is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
1824 (-) Forger Henry Fauntleroy Esq. is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
1835 (+) Writer Mark Twain originally Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is born in Florida, Missouri, USA.
1874 (+) Politician Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is born in Woodstock, United Kingdom.
1885 (-) Wife-Murderer Robert Goodale is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in Norwich Castle, United Kingdom.
1900 (-) Writer Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde dies of meningitis at the age of 46 in Paris, France.
1903 (-) Murderer Tom Horn is executed by hanging.
On the scaffold he shouted: “Ain’t losing your nerve ar you, Joe?”.
1908 (x) 154 Die in coal mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, USA.
1918 (+) Actor Efrem Zimbalist is born in New York, New York, USA.
1923 (-) Marxist and Labour leader John MacLean dies of pneumonia at the age of 44 in Pollockshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Broken in health, but not in spirit.
1925 (-) Murderer W. R. Lloyd is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Oregon, USA.
1936 (+) Anarchist Abie Abbott Howard Hoffman is born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
1937 (+) Cyclist Tom Simpson is born in Haswell, Durham, United Kingdom.
1937 (+) Filmmaker Ridley Scott is born in South Shields, United Kingdom.
1940 (+) Viennese Aktionist Rudolf Schwarzkogler is born in Vienna, Austria.
1941 (+) War Criminal Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikritieh aka Chemical Ali, is born in Tikrit, Iraq.
1946 (+) SPK and Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Ralf Baptist Friedrich is born in Landsweiler-Reden, Germany.
1953 (-) Artist Francis Picabia dies at the age of 74 in Paris, France.
1955 (+) Musician Billy Idol originally William Michael Broad, is born in Middlesex, United Kingdom.
1956 (-) Rapist and murderer James Bowman is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, Kentucky, USA.
1957 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, attacks an unidentified 29-year-old nurse in Monte à l’Abbé, Jersey.
1957 (+) IRA-member Thomas McElwee originally Tomas Mac Giolla Bhuidhe, is born in Bellaghy, Londonderry, Ireland.
1962 (-) Murderer Lowell Lee Andrews is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, USA.
1962 (-) Oskar Seidel is shot dead by Klaus Gosmann aka Der Mittagsmörder, in Neuhaus, Sparkasse, Germany.
1981 (-) Jim Griffin is handcuffed and severely beaten up by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, in Chicago, North Dearborn Street, Illinois, USA.
1987 (-) Writer James Baldwin dies of esophageal cancer at the age of 63 in Saint-Paul de Vence, France.
1989 (-) Director of the Deutsche Bank Alfred Herrhausen is blown to pieces in his armoured Mercedes-Benz by Rote Armee Fraktion at the age of 59 in Bad Homborg, Germany.
1989 (x) 37-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion member Verena Becker is released from prison in Willich, Germany.
1994 (-) Situationist writer and filmmaker Guy Debord commits suicide by a shot through the heart at the age of 62 in Champot, France.
1994 (x) 23-year-old Rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur aka 2Pac, is shot fwice in the head, twice in the groin and once in the arm by two unidentified robbers and dies of respiratory failure in Manhattan, Quad Recording Studios, New York, USA.
1996 (-) Musician Herbert Buckingham Khaury aka Tiny Tim, dies at the age of 64 in Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA.
While playing "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" at a Gala Benefit at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis he suffered a heart attack on stage. He was led out by his wife, Susan Marie Gardner, who asked him if he was okay. Tim responded, "No, I'm not!" Those were to be his final words. He collapsed shortly thereafter and was rushed to a hospital where he died after doctors tried to resuscitate him for an hour and fifteen minutes.
1997 (-) Poet, novelist and performance artist Kathy Acker dies of breast cancer at the age of 50 in Tijuana, Mexico.
2001 (-) Murderer John Hardy Rose is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2007 (-) Daredevil Evel Robert Craig Knievel dies of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 69 in Clearwater, Florida, USA.