Saturday, January 21, 2012

21 January 1938 - Georges Meliès Dies

1793 (-) King Louis XVI aka Louis-Auguste de France, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 38 in Paris, France.
1842 (+) Notorious Cannibal Alfred G. “Alferd” Packer is born in Deer Creek, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA.
1855 (+) Inventor and designer John Moses Browning is born in Ogden, Utah, USA.
1896 (+) Younger sister of Reichsführer Adolf Hitler, Paula Hitler is born in Hafeld, Austria.
1899 (+) General Practitioner and suspected Serial Killer John Bodkin Adams is born in Randalstown, Ireland.
1905 (+) Fashion designer Christian Dior is born in Granville, France.
1921 (+) Spree Killer Howard Barton Unruh is born in East Camden, New Jersey, USA.
1922 (+) Actor Telly Aristoteles Savalas is born in Garden City, New York, USA.
1924 (-) Bolsjevist leader Vladimir Ilyitsch Lenin dies of sclerosis of the cerebral arteries at the age of 53 in Gorky, Russia.
1925 (+) Actor Benny Hill is born in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
1931 (-) Film star Alma Rubens commits suicide by a drug-overdose after being arrested for smuggling drugs in Hollywood, California, USA.
1938 (+) Disc Jockey Robert Weston Smith aka Wolfman Jack, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1938 (-) Film pioneer Georges Meliès dies at the age of 76 in Paris, France.
1941 (+) Musician Plàcido Domingo is born in Madrid, Spain.
1944 (+) Murderer and literary talent Jack Henry Abbott known for The Belly of the Beast, is born in Oscoda, Michigan, USA.
1950 (-) Writer George Orwell originally Eric Arthur Blair, dies of a lung-bleeding at the age of 46 in London, United Kingdom.
1950 (+) Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Silke Maier-Witt is born in Nagold, Germany.
1952 (+) Multiple Murderer Raymond Lee Stewart is born in Burlington, North Carolina, USA.
1953 (+) Triple murderer Pierre Dale Selby aka The Hi-Fi Murderer, is born in Trinidad.
1959 (-) Filmmaker Cecil Blount DeMille dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1960 (x) Over 400 Die in coal-mine explosion in Coalbrook, South Africa.
Many were trapped underground due to a cave-in.
1961 (-) Writer Blaise Cendrars originally Frédéric Louis Sauser, dies of a stroke at the age of 73 in Paris, France.
1963 (x) 37-year-old Acid Murderer Dr. Geza De Kaplany is sentenced to life-imprisonment for soaking his wife in nitric acid in San José, California, USA.
1965 (-) Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is strangled by Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, at the age of 27 in Antwerpen, Gloriantlaan, Antwerp, Belgium.
1968 (x) A US B52-bomber with 4 nuclear bombs aboard crashes in Thule, Greenland.
1978 (-) Yvonne Pearson is murdered by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 22 in the United Kingdom.
1980 (x) Start of the trial against 33-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, for the murder of Kimberley Leach in Orlando, Florida, USA.
1985 (x) 71 Die in L118 Elektra crash in Reno, USA.
1997 (-) Elvis Impresario Tom Thomas Andrew Parker originally Andreas Cornelis ‘Dries’ van Kuijk aka Colonel Tom Parker, dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
1998 (-) Double Murderer Jose Jesus Ceja is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
His last meal request were two chili beef burritos, two cans of Coke Classic and a slice of cherry pie.
1998 (-) Murderer Lloyd Wayne Hampton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Springfield State Penitentiary, Illinois, USA.
2000 (-) Multiple murderer Larry Keith Robison is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee originally Norma Deloris Egstrom, dies of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81 in Bel Air, California, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer Kevin Lee Zimmerman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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