Sunday, May 13, 2012

13 May 1985 - John Africa originally Vincent Leaphart Dies

1655 (+)   244th Pope Innocentus XIII originally Michelangelo de Conti, is born in Rome, Poli, Italy.

1792 (+)   255th Pope Pius IX originally Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, is born in Senigallia, Italy.

1882 (+)   Artist Georges Braque is born in Argenteuil, France.

1907 (+)   Writer Daphne Du Maurier is born in London, United Kingdom.

1931 (+)   Founder of the People’s Temple Reverend Jim James Warren Jones is born in Lynn, Indiana, USA.

1939 (+)   Actor Harvey Keitel is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1941 (+)   Musician Ritchie Valens originally Richard Steven Valenzuela known for “La Bamba”, is born in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1947 (+)   Rote Armee Fraktion member Irmgard Möller is born in Bielefeld, Germany.

1950 (+)   Musician Stevie Wonder originally Stevland Morris, is born in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.

1957 (+)   Rote Armee Fraktion 3rd Generation member Andrea Martina Klump is born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

1961 (-)  Actor Gary Cooper originally Frank Cooper, dies of lung cancer at the age of 60 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

1962 (-)  Artist Franz Jozef Kline dies at the age of 52 in New York City, New York, USA.

1963 (x)  36-year-old James Foster is arrested on suspicion of strangling 4 women in New York, New York, USA.

1968 (+)   Double murderer and rapist James Lee Clark is born in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA.

1969 (x)   Over 100 Die in race riot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1972 (x)   115 Die in Playtown Cabaret fire in Osaka, Japan.

1972 (+)   Triple murderer Marion Butler Dudley is born in Texas, USA.

1979 (x)  19-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Installation - 2" in Breda, Turfschip, the Netherlands.

1981 (x)  61-year-old 264th Pope John Paul II Originally Karol Jozef Wojtila, is shot by 24-year-old Mehmet Ali Agca in Rome, Italy.

1985 (-)  Founder of Black Liberation group MOVE John Africa originally Vincent Leaphart, dies in the resulting fire when the police drop a four-pound bomb on the roof of their headquarters during a shoot-out at the age of 53 in Philadelphia, 6221 Osage Avenue, Pennsylvania, USA.
Five other adults and five children, also died in the fire.

1990 (x)  29-year-old Serial Killer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, rents room 213 at the Oxford Apartments on 25th North Street, where he will kill and dismember 13 people in less than 2 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

1997 (-)  Murderer Anthony Westley is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2005 (-)  Serial killer Michael Bruce Ross aka The Roadside Strangler, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Somers, Connecticut, USA.

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