Sunday, March 25, 2012

25 March 2006 - Richard O. Fleischer Dies

1762 (-) Murderer James Lowry aka The Captain, is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.
1801 (-) Writer and philosopher Novalis originally Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, dies of tuberculosis at the age of 28 in Weißenfels, Germany.
1867 (+) Composer Arturo Toscanini is born in Parma, Italy.
1875 (+) Actor Spencer Charters is born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA.
1881 (+) Composer Bela Viktor Janos Bartok is born in Nagy-Szentmiklos, Hungary.
1881 (+) Writer and lawyer Louis Dosfel is born in Belgium.
1891 (+) Writer Filip De Pillecijn is born in Hamme-aan-de-Durme, East Flanders, Belgium.
1905 (-) Murderer Lewis W. Lyons is executed by hanging in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1910 (-) Black Judge Jones is lynched by hanging in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA.
1911 (x) 147 Die in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York, New York, USA.
1911 (+) Murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1918 (+) Presumed son of Adolf Hitler, Jean-Marie Loret is born in Seboncourt, Picardie, France.
1918 (-) Composer Claude Achille Debussy dies of cancer of the large intestin at the age of 55 in Paris, France.
1919 (-) Artist Wilhelm Lehmbruck commits suicide by distress in his ongoing state of depression at the age of 38 in Duisburg, Germany.
1921 (+) Actress Simone Signoret is born in Wiesbaden, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1935 (x) 64-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, is sentenced to die in the Electric Chair in New York, New York, USA.
1940 (+) Actress Anita Bryant is born in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA.
1942 (+) Musician Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
1942 (-) Mme Khait is presumably murdered by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, at the age of 55 in Paris, France.
1946 (+) Serial Killer Gerard John Schaefer is born in Wisconsin, USA.
1947 (+) Musician Elton John is born in Middlesex, United Kingdom.
1947 (x) 111 Die in coal-mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, USA.
1957 (-) Filmmaker Max Ophuls originally Maximilian Oppenheimer, dies of rheumatic heart disease at the age of 54 in Hamburg, Germany.
1957 (x) 30-year-old Beat Generation poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg 's poem "Howl" being imported from the printer in London is seized by customs as obscene in San Francisco, California, USA.
1969 (-) Maralynn Skelton is sexually assaulted and beaten to death by Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, at the age of 16 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1975 (-) King Faisal Ibn Abd Al-Aziz is shot dead by his 28-year-old nephew Faisal Ibn Musa’id in Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia.
1976 (-) Artist Josef Albers dies at the age of 88 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
1980 (-) Literary critic Roland Barthes succumbs to his injuries after being hit by a laundry van at the age of 64 in Paris, France.
1983 (-) Teresa Watson aka Nicole, is hunted down and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 22 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1984 (x) 35-year-old Sadist Murderer Peter Carlier attempts to escape from prison by keeping the director as a hostage, he surrenders when his accomplice Andreino Fabris is shot dead by police-snipers in Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.
1987 (x) 43-year-old Serial Killer Gary M. Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, is arrested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1989 (-) Anthony Sears is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 24 in West Allis, 2357 South 57th street, Wisconsin, USA.
1989 (-) Letter carrier Donald Mace walked in the post office, put a 38-caliber revolver to his head and killed himself at the age of 44 in Poway, California, USA.
1990 (x) 87 Die in Happy Land Club fire in New York, New York, USA.
The fire was deliberately started by the rejected lover of the cloakroom-attendant.
1993 (-) Murderer Ramon Montoya is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1997 (-) Murderer Pedro Medina is executed by Old Sparky in Starke, Raiford State Prison, Florida, USA.
With the first jolt of electricity, blue and orange flames sparked from the mask covering Medina's face. Flames up to a foot long shot out from the right side of Medina's head for 6 - 10 seconds. The execution chamber clouded with smoke, and the smell of burnt flesh filled the witness room.
1999 (-) Kidnapper and murderer Charles Rector is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke is hit by a train at the age of 55 in Barnes, United Kingdom.

2006 (-) Filmmaker Richard O. Fleischer dies of natural causes at the age of 89 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
2007 (x) 57-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is released from prison after 24 years in Aichach, Germany.
She was the longest ever imprisoned RAF member.

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