Sunday, April 29, 2012

29 April 1980 - Alfred Joseph Hitchcock Dies

1863 (+)   Millionaire William Randolph Hearst is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1881 (-)  Murderer Royal Carr is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Vermont, USA.

1899 (+)   Musician Duke Edward Kennedy Ellington is born in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1901 (+)   Emperor of Japan Akihito Hirohito is born in Tokyo, Aoyama Palace, Japan.

1907 (+)   Musician Tino Constantino Rossi is born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France.

1907 (+)   Filmmaker Fred Zinneman is born in Vienna, Austria.

1917 (+)   Filmmaker Maya Deren originally Eleanora Derenkovskaya, is born in Kiev, Ukraïne, USSR.

1919 (-)  Black George Holden is lynched for writing an improper not to a white woman in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

1943 (-)  Murderer August Sangret aka The Wigwam Murderer, is executed by hanging at the age of 29 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.

1945 (x)   The concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by American Armed Forces in Germany.

1945 (x)  56-year-old Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler marries 33-year-old Eva Braun in Berlin, Germany.

1945 (+)   Musician Hugh Colin Hopper is born in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.

1949 (-)  Murderer Andrew Berry is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Ohio, USA.

1951 (-)  Philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein dies at the age of 62 in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

1958 (+)   Multiple murderer Robert Wayne Vickers is born in Arizona, USA.

1967 (-)  Coby Van Der Voort is beaten to death by Hans Van Zon at the age of 37 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1970 (+)   Actress Uma Karuna Thurman is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

1971 (-)  Edna MacDonald is strangled by Mike DeBardeleben aka The Lethal Shadow, in Barrington, USA.

1977 (-)  Marie-Therese Majer is killed by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 21 in Schriesheim, Germany.

1980 (-)  Filmmaker Alfred Joseph Hitchcock aka The Master of Suspense, dies of kidney failure at the age of 80 in Bel Air, California, USA.

1980 (-)  Darin Kendrick is sodomised, strangled and forced to drink chloral hydrate by William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 19 in Stanton, California, USA.

1993 (-)  Musician Michael “Mick” Ronson dies of liver cancer at the age of 46 in London, United Kingdom.

1997 (-)  David Madson is shot dead as second victim by Andrew Cunanan aka American Gigolo/American Psycho, at the age of 33 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
His body was found in a lake near Minneapolis a week later.

1998 (-)  Murderer Arthur Martin Ross is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Florence State Prison, Arizona, USA.

1998 (-)  Murderer Frank B. McFarland is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2003 (-)  Murderer David M. Brewer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Lucasville, Southern Correctional Facility, Ohio, USA.

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