1542 (+) Queen of Scots Mary Stuart is born in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1626 (+) Queen of Sweden Christina is born in Sweden.
1859 (-) Writer Thomas de Quincey dies at the age of 74 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1861 (+) Film pioneer Georges Meliès is born in Paris, France.
1864 (+) Artist Camille Claudel is born in Fère-en-Tardenois, France.
1864 (-) Mathematician George Boole dies of a fever attack at the age of 49 in Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland.
1865 (+) Composer Jean Johan Julius Christian Sibelius is born in Hameenlinna, Finland.
1909 (-) Murderer Abel Atherton is executed by hanging at the age of 30.
1913 (+) Poet Delmore Schwartz aka The European Son, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1916 (+) Filmmaker Richard O. Fleischer is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1925 (+) Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr is born in New York, New York, USA.
1926 (+) Writer and biographer of Adolf Hitler Joachim Clemens Fest is born in Berlin, Germany.
1930 (+) Actor Maximillian Schell is born in Vienna, Austria.
1936 (+) Actor David Carradine aka Kwai Chang Caine, is born in Hollywood, California, USA.
1937 (x) 29-year-old Serial Killer Eugene Weidmann aka The Handsome Devil, is arrested in Villa La Voulzie in Paris, La Celle Saint Cloud, France.
1941 (x) The United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the USA declare war to Japan.
1943 (+) Musician Jim James Douglas Morrison is born in Melbourne, Florida, USA.
1944 (-) Murderer Richard Harry Layton is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 36 in Oregon, USA.
1953 (+) Actress Kim Basinger is born in Athens, Georgia, USA.
1954 (-) Mary Hogan is shot dead and parts of her body are made into various artefacts by Ed Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, in Plainfield, Wisconsin, USA.
1966 (+) Musician Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1966 (x) 217 Die in Heraklon ferry shipwreck in Kreta, Greece.
1969 (x) 93 Die in Olympic Airways DC-6B crash in Athens, Greece.
1973 (-) Betty Satlow dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in Hoquiam, Washington, USA.
Her body was taken to the mortuary where it was discovered later, burning inside the coffin.
1976 (-) Murderess Patty Bolin commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 40 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
She killed several members of her family.
1978 (-) Founder of the State of Israel Golda Meir originally Golda Mabovitz or Golda Myerson, dies of cancer at the age of 80 in Jerusalem, Israël.
1980 (-) Beatle John Winston Lennon is shot dead by 25-year-old David Mark Chapman at the age of 40 in New York, Dakota Building, New York, USA.
1981 (x) 34-year-old Serial Killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, is beaten up by Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono and John W. Stinson in his prison cell in California, USA.
1987 (-) Mass Murderer Frank Vitkovic commits suicide by jumping through an office window at the age of 22 in Melbourne, Queen Street, Victoria, Australia.
He went on a shooting rage, killing 8 people as he walked through the building.
1990 (-) Artist and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor dies at the age of 75 in Krakow, Poland.
1998 (-) Murderer Jeff Emery is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Multiple murderer David Long is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Murderer Claude Howard Jones is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2004 (-) Heavy Metal guitarist Darrell Abbott aka Dimebag, is shot dead during a performance by a member of the audience at the age of 38 in Columbus, Alrosa Villa Nightclub, Ohio, USA.
Three other people were also fatally shot before the police killed the gunman