Sunday, January 29, 2012

29 January 1980 - Jimmy James Francis Durante Dies

1763 (-) Poet Louis Racine dies at the age of 70 in Paris, France.
1843 (+) 25th president of the USA William McKinley is born in Niles, Ohio, USA.
1845 (x) 36-year-old Writer Edgar Allen Poe 's poem "The Raven" is first published in the Evening Mirror in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
He was paid $9 for its publication.
1860 (+) Writer Anton Pavlovitsch Chekhov is born in Taganrog, Russia.
1880 (+) Filmmaker W.C. Fields is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1904 (-) Murderer H. D. Egbert is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Oregon, USA.
1905 (+) Artist Barnett Newman is born in New York, New York, USA.
1905 (+) Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, is born in Oxford, Indiana, USA.
1906 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or, is brought to trial for the strangling of 2 children, but found not guilty in Paris, France.
1924 (+) Composer Luigi Nono is born in Venice, Italy.
1930 (x) 33-year-old Serial Killer Marcel André Henri Felix Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, is sentenced to 3 months imprisonment and fined 200,- Fr for attempted fraud in Sens, Tribunal de Première Instance, France.
1939 (+) Feminist writer Germaine Greer is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
1940 (x) Over 200 Die in train collision in Osaka, Japan.
1941 (-) Dictator Ioannis Metaxas dies of a phlegmon of the pharynx at the age of 69 in Athens, Greece.
1942 (+) Musician and murderess Claudine Georgette Longet is born in Paris, France.
1945 (+) Actor Tom Selleck is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1954 (+) TV-host Oprah Winfrey is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA.
1958 (-) Edith Middleton dies of spontaneous human combustion in London, Pimlico, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Merle Collison is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 37 in Douglas, Wyoming, USA.
Minutes later Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Fugate are arrested.
1959 (-) Patricia Vinico Berkman is stabbed to death by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, at the age of 33 in Perth, Australia.
1971 (x) A 20-year-old unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by 19-year-old Serial Killer Gustaaf Wilfried André Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Mechelen, Raghenotunnel, Antwerp, Belgium.
1973 (x) 34-year-old Michelangelo’s ‘Piëta’-attacker Laszlo Toth is committed to a psychiatric hospital in Rome, Italy.
1974 (x) Serial Killer Zodiac sends an ‘Exorcist’-review to the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper in San Francisco, California, USA.
1979 (x) 16-year-old Murderess Brenda Spencer opens fire on a school because she didn't like mondays in San Diego, Cleveland Elementary School, California, USA.
She killed the principal and the janitor and wounded 9 children.

1980 (-) Comedian and actor Jimmy James Francis Durante aka The Schnozzola, dies of pneumonia at the age of 87 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1985 (-) Millionaire Dieter Engelbrecht commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 46 in Germany.
He imprisoned and sexually tortured his maid for a period of 466 days.
1988 (x) 26-year-old Serial Killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, is sentenced to 40 years in London, Old Bailey, United Kingdom.
2001 (-) Murderer Alexander Caruthers is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Stephen Wayne Anderson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Richard Eugene Dinkins is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Musician and founder of The Beatles Eric Ronald Griffiths dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 64 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
2005 (-) Mass murderess Priscilla Joyce Ford dies at the age of 75 in Reno, Nevada, USA .
She was the only women on Nevada's Death Row.
2006 (-) Video Artist Nam June Paik dies of natural causes at the age of 73 in Miami, Florida, USA.

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