Tuesday, March 27, 2012

27 March 1968 - Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Dies

1309 (x) 45-year-old Pope Clementius V originally Raymond Bertrand de Got, excommunicates the entire population of Venice in Rome, Italy.
1845 (+) Scientist William Konrad Röntgen is born in Lennep, Germany.
1863 (+) Automobile pioneer Henry Frederick Royce is born in Alwalton, United Kingdom.
1878 (-) Composer Dobri Voynikov dies at the age of 44 in the USSR.
1886 (+) Architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe is born in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1899 (+) Actress Gloria May Josephine Swanson is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1910 (x) 312 Die in barn dance fire in Ököritófülpös, Hungary.
1960 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, abducts and rapes an unidentified 14-year-old girl in St. Martin, Jersey.
1963 (+) Filmmaker Quentin Jerome Tarantino is born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
1963 (-) Writer Jean Bruce originally Jean Brochet known from OSS117, dies in a head-on collision of his Jaguar with a truck at 200kms per hour on the RN16 at the age of 42 in Luzerches, Val d'Oise, France.

1968 (-) Cosmonaut and the first man in space Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin dies in a MiG-15UTI jet crash at the age of 34 in Kirzhach, Russia.
1969 (-) Karen Spinker is sexually assaulted, strangled and one breast cut off by Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, at the age of 19 in Salem, Center Street, Oregon, USA.
He used the cut-off breast as a paper-weight.
1970 (+) Iranian Princess Leila Pahlavi is born in Teheran, Iran.
1972 (-) Artist Maurits Cornelius Escher dies at the age of 73 in Laren, Rosa Spier home, the Netherlands.
1977 (-) Child-murderer Al Marjek is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in Damascus, Syria.
1977 (x) 582 Die in KLM Boeing 747 and Panam Boeing 747 collision in Tenerife, Spain.
Neither airline was originally due to be at the airport but both were diverted from the much bigger Las Palmas on nearby Gran Canaria island after a terrorist bomb blast near the departure lounge.
1980 (x) 123 Die in Alexander Kielland oilplatform capsizing in Ekofisk, the North Sea.
1985 (-) Vincent Zazzara is stabbed, shot dead and mutilated by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 64 in Los Angeles, San Gabriel, California, USA.
2000 (-) Musician Ian Dury dies of colorectal cancer at the age of 57 in Upminster, United Kingdom.
2001 (-) Murderer Robert Lee Massie is executed by lethal injection at the age of 59 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
While on parole for a murder he committed in 1965, he robbed a liquor store and shot two employees, killing one.
2002 (-) Filmmaker Billy Wilder dies of pneumonia at the age of 95 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
2006 (-) Serial Killer Wayne Clifford Boden aka The Vampire of Montreal, dies of skin cancer at the age of 58 in Kingston Regional Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
2006 (-) Science Fiction writer Stanislaw Lem known for “Solaris”, dies of heart failure at the age of 84 in Krakow, Poland.
2007 (-) Murderer Stephen Netheny is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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