Tuesday, April 17, 2012

17 April 1960 - Eddie Edward Ray Cochran Dies

1695 (-)  Philosopher and Women’s Rights defender Sor Juana originally Ines de la Cruz de Asbaje y Ramirez, dies of the plague at the age of 46 in San Miguel Mepantla, Mexico.

1790 (-)  Founding Father of the United States of America and inventor of the lightning rod and the glass armonica Benjamin Franklin dies of pneumonia at the age of 84 in Boston, Milk Street, Massachusetts, USA.

1884 (+)   Alleged child-murderer Leo Max Frank aka Max the Jew, is born in Cuero, Texas, USA.

1885 (-)  Murderer Carmine Santore is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Maine, USA.

1915 (-)  Black meat-thief Caesar Sheffield is lynched by shooting in Valdosta, Georgia, USA.

1918 (+)   Actor William Holden originally William Beedle, is born in O’Fallon, Illinois, USA.

1923 (+)   Filmmaker and leading light of the Free Cinema Lindsay Gordon Anderson is born in Bangalore, India.

1924 (-)  Wilhelm Apel is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 15 in Hannover, Germany.

1930 (-)  Murderer Colin Campbell is executed by Old Sparky in New Jersey, USA.

1933 (+)   Serial Killer Joachim Georg ‘Jockel’ Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, is born in Hindenburg, Ober-Schlesiën, Germany.

1941 (x)   Yugoslavia capitulates for Nazi-Germany.

1946 (+)   Spree Killer Paul John Knowles aka Lester Daryl Gates aka Daryl Golden aka The Casanova Killer aka Killing Time, is born in Orlando, Florida, USA.

1960 (-)  Musician Eddie Edward Ray Cochran dies after his Ford Consul taxi crashed into a lamp post at the age of 21 in Bath, Rowden Hill, Somerset, United Kingdom.
The taxi driver, George Martin, was convicted of dangerous driving, fined £50, disqualified from driving for 15 years, and sent to prison for six months.

1974 (-)  Susan Rancourt is abducted and bludgeoned by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 18 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA.

1975 (-)  Lilian Dresch is attacked by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 28 in Neckarau, Germany.
She survived.

1977 (-)  Alexander Esau is shot dead by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, in New York, New York, USA.

1983 (-)  Terry Milligan is strangled by The Green River Killer in Seattle, Washington, USA.

1986 (-)  Engineer and designer of the Mirage-Jet Marcel Bloch Dassault dies at the age of 94 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

2007 (-)  Maire of Nagasaki Iccho Ito is shot dead by Yamaguchi-Gumu gangster Tetsuya Shiroo at the age of 59 in Nagasaki, Japan.

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