Saturday, May 12, 2012

12 May 2001 - Perry Pierino Ronald Como Dies

1003 (-)  Pope Sylvester II originally Gerbert d’Aurillac, dies at the age of 53 in Rome, Italy.

1012 (-)  Pope Sergius IV originally Pietro Martino Buccaporci, dies in Rome, Italy.

1820 (+)   Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale aka The Lady with the Lamp, is born in Florence, Italy.

1842 (+)   Composer Jules Emile Fréderic Massenet is born in Montaud, France.

1870 (-)  Johannes Swanenburg is poisoned by Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie, at the age of 1 in the Netherlands.

1892 (-)  Sex Murderer Etienne Deschamps is executed by hanging at the age of 55 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

1893 (-)  Murderer John Carlisle is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Texas, USA.

1895 (+)   Religious leader Jiddu Krishnamurti is born in Madanapalle, Chitoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

1895 (-)  Adele Mortureux is murdered by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, at the age of 17 in France.

1897 (+)   Serial Killer Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1907 (+)   Actress Katherine Houghton Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

1907 (-)  Satanist writer Joris-Karl Huysmans originally Charles-Marie-Georges, dies of cancer of the mouth at the age of 59 in Paris, a benedict monastery, France.

1918 (+)   American Communist and Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg is born in New York, New York, USA.

1921 (+)   Artist Joseph Heinrich Beuys is born in Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1921 (+)   Murderer Charles Sanders is born in Arizona, USA.

1924 (+)   Actor and comedian Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock is born in Birmingham, 23 Railway Cuttings, United Kingdom.

1928 (+)   Composer Burt Freeman Bacharach is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

1932 (-)  Charles Lindbergh Jr is found dead after presumably being kidnapped by Bruno Hauptmann aka The Lindbergh Baby Snatcher, at the age of 1 in the wood near Hopewell Mansion, New Jersey, USA.

1936 (-)  Parsi Doctor and murderer Buck Ruxton is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Manchester, Strangeways Prison, United Kingdom.

1936 (+)   Television personality Tom Thomas James Snyder is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

1936 (+)   Artist Frank Stella is born in Malden, Massachusetts, USA.

1942 (+)   Musician Ian Dury is born in Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom.

1947 (+)   Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Georg von Rauch is born in Marburg-an-der-Lahn, Germany.

1951 (x)   First US hydrogen-bomb-test in Eniwetok, the Pacific Ocean.

1953 (x)   First USSR hydrogen-bomb-test.

1957 (-)  Actor and filmmaker Erich Oswald von Stroheim aka The Man You Love to Hate, dies of cancer at the age of 71 in Maurepas, France.

1972 (x)  A bomb-attack is executed by the German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion on the Bundeskriminalamt, destroying 60 cars in the parking lot in München, Germany.
The Tommy Weissbecker Commando claims responsability for the attack.

1973 (-)  Child murderer Ali Benyanes is executed by the Guillotine in Marseille, Baumettes Prison, France.

1981 (-)  IRA-member Francis Hughes originally Proinsias O hAodha, dies after 59 days of hungerstriking at the age of 31 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
He was the second to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

1981 (-)  Dzung Ngoc Tu is raped and strangled by Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler, at the age of 25 in Cornell, New York, USA.

1982 (x)  62-year-old 264th Pope John Paul II Originally Karol Jozef Wojtila, is stabbed with a bajonet by 32-year-old artist Juan Fernandez Krohn in Fatima, Portugal.

1984 (x)  38-year-old Serial Killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, has his second death-sentence commuted to life-imprisonment in Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.

1985 (-)  Artist and Art Brut-pioneer Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet dies at the age of 83 in Paris, France.

1987 (-)  Spree Killer Michel Van Den Wijnendale aka The Mad Cyclist, commits suicide by a shot through the head in Bogaarden, Brabant, Belgium.
He was closed in by the police after he shot 90-year-old Jean Baptiste and 84 Margriet Nechelput, 54-year-old Edgard, 46-year-old Liliane and 20-year-old Christian De Crem and 37-year-old Marie-Therese and 3-year-old Ludovic De Rijck.

1989 (x)  44-year-old Serial Killer Randy Stephen Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, is found guilty on 18 counts of murder in Orange County, West County Municipal Courts building, California, USA.

1993 (-)  Cop Killer Leonel Herrera is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1997 (-)  Serial Killer Dimitris Vakrinos commits suicide by hanging in prison at the age of 36 in Greece.
The former taxi driver was hanging by the neck from shoelaces tied to a shower head.

2001 (-)  Musician Perry Pierino Ronald Como dies in his sleep at the age of 89 in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, USA.

2001 (-)  Aircraft designer Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev dies at the age of 76 in Russia.

2006 (x)   over 200 Die in oil pipeline explosion in Atlas Creek, Lagos, Nigeria.
Illegal oil traders tried to steal oil from the pipeline by drilling a hole in it.

2008 (-)  Artist Robert milton Ernst Rauschenberg dies of heart failure after a personal decision to go off life support at the age of 82 in Captiva, Florida, USA.

2010 (-)  Mass murderer Wu Huanming commits suicide by hanging at the age of 48 in Hanzhong, Nanzheng, Shaanxi, China.
Earlier he hacked seven children and two adults to death with a meat cleaver in the Shengshui Temple kindergarten.

2010 (x)   100 Die in Al Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771 Airbus-A330 crash in Tripoli, Libya.
An 8-year-old Dutch boy survived the crash with minor injuries.

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