Tuesday, June 12, 2012

12 June 2003 - Gregory Eldred Peck Dies

816 (-)  Pope Leo III dies at the age of 66 in Rome, Italy.

1890 (+)   Artist Egon Schiele is born in Tulin-an-der-Tau, Austria.

1924 (+)   41st President of the USA George Herbert Walker Bush is born in Milton, Massachussets, USA.

1929 (+)   Writer Anne Annelies Marie Frank is born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

1931 (-)  Triple Murderer Stephanus Louis Van Wijk is executed by hanging in Praetoria Prison, South Africa.

1936 (-)  Murderer Tyrie Harrell is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Alabama, USA.

1944 (x)   Nazi Germany launches the first V-1 rocket towards London in Peenemunde, Germany.

1948 (+)   Double Murderer David Junior Brown is born in North Carolina, USA.

1963 (-)  Black Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers is shot in the back by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith at the age of 37 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
De La Beckwith was only convicted of murder three decades later, on 5 February 1994.

1978 (x)  25-year-old Serial Killer David Richard Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, is sentenced to 315 years imprisonment and sent to the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, New York, USA.

1980 (-)  Prime Minister Masajoshi Ohira dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Tokyo, Japan.

1982 (-)  Ljuba Birjuk is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 12 in Donskaja, Landstraße Nowotscherkassk-Bagajewska, Russia.

1985 (-)  Colonel Vicente Romero Calatayud is shot dead by the ETA at the age of 55 in Madrid, Spain.

1987 (-)  Murderer Jimmy Glass is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 25 in Louisiana, USA.

1987 (x)  66-year-old Military Ruler Jean Bédel Salah Eddine Ahmed Bokassa is sentenced to death in Bangui, Central Africa.

1990 (x)  46-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Inge Viett is arrested in Magdeburg, Germany.

1993 (-)  Emanuel Spitteri is tortured to death by Colin Ireland aka The Gay Killer, at the age of 42 in London, United Kingdom.

2000 (-)  Double Murderer Thomas Wayne Mason is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2003 (-)  Actor Gregory Eldred Peck dies of bronchopneumonia at the age of 87 in Torrance, California, USA.

2006 (-)  Composer Györgi Sándor Ligeti dies at the age of 83 in Wien, Austria.

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