Saturday, April 21, 2012

21 April 2003 - Nina Simone Dies

1699 (-)  Dramatist Jean Racine dies of liver cancer at the age of 59 in Paris, France.

1816 (+)   Writer Charlotte Brontë known for ‘Jane Eyre’, is born in Thornton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

1849 (-)  Murderer James Blomfield Rush aka The Killer in the Fog, is executed by hanging at the age of 49 in Norwich Gaol, United Kingdom.

1908 (+)   Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Hermann Speichert is born in Hannover, Germany.

1910 (-)  Writer Mark Twain originally Samuel Langhorne Clemens, dies of angina pectoris at the age of 74 in Redding, Connecticut, USA.

1915 (+)   Actor Anthony Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn is born in Chihuahua, Mexico.

1916 (-)  Murderer Joe Lee is excuted at the age of 83 in Virginia, USA.
He was the oldest person ever to be executed in the USA.

1918 (-)  War pilot Manfred Von Richthofen aka The Red Baron, is shot in the air at the age of 30 in Morlancourt Ridge near Vaux-sur-Somme, France.
He died following an extremely serious and inevitably fatal chest wound from a single bullet, penetrating from the right armpit and resurfacing next to the left nipple.

1926 (+)   Queen of England Alexandra Mary Elizabeth II is born in London, Mayfair, United Kingdom.

1930 (+)   Artist Dieter Roth is born in Hannover, Germany.

1930 (x)   322 convicts Die in cell-block fire in State Penitentiary, Ohio, USA.

1934 (+)   Self-trepanation pioneer Bart Hugo Huges is born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1941 (-)  Axe-murderer Germaine Godefroy is executed by the Guillotine in Angers, France.

1947 (+)   Musician Iggy Pop originally James Newell Osterberg Jr., is born in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.

1949 (-)  Murderer Harry Lewis is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1951 (+)   Serial Killer Gustaaf Wilfried André Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, is born in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium.

1969 (-)  Sharon Wood is attacked by Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, at the age of 24 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
She survived.

1971 (-)  Dictator of Haiti François Duvalier aka Papa Doc, dies at the age of 64 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

1973 (-)  Clarnell Strandberg-Kemper is shot dead and decapitated by Ed Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, in Santa Cruz, California, USA.
He also threw darts at his mother’s head and trashed her vocal cords because she always yelled at him.

1977 (-)  Actor and filmmaker Gummo Milton Marx dies at the age of 83 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

1979 (-)  Gudrun Thome is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 15 in Rot, Heidelberg, Germany.

1990 (-)  Murderer Jerome Butler is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1992 (-)  Double murderer Robert Alton Harris aka The Smiling Killer, is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 39 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
It was the first execution after a 25-year stay in California. His last words were "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper".

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

1998 (-)  Philosopher Jean-François Lyotard dies of pneumonia and lungcancer at the age of 73 in Paris, France.

2003 (-)  Singer, songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone aka The High Priestess of Soul, dies of breast cancer at the age of 70 in Carry-le-Rouet, France.

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