Tuesday, May 15, 2012

15 May 1972 - George Wallace is Shot

1859 (+)   Physicist Pierre Curie is born in Paris, France.

1905 (+)   Actor Joseph Cheshire Cotten is born in Petersburg, Virginia, USA.

1905 (+)   Amateur filmmaker of the President Kennedy assassination Abraham Zapruder is born in Kovel, Ukraine.

1909 (+)   Actor James Neville Mason is born in Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

1911 (+)   Nazi doctor at Ravensbrück concentration camp Herta Oberheuser is born in Köln, Germany.

1923 (+)   Photographer Richard Avedon is born in New York City, New York, USA.

1929 (x)   125 Die in Hospital fire in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

1929 (x)   123 Die in Cleveland Clinic fire in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

1930 (+)   Artist Jasper Johns is born in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

1935 (-)  Suprematist artist Kazimir Severinovich Malevich dies at the age of 57 in Leningrad, Russia.

1936 (-)  Murderer Jack Sullivan is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 23 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.

1937 (+)   Musician Trini Trinidad Lopez is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.

1948 (+)   Musician and pioneer of Ambient Music Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno is born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

1956 (-)  Artist and magician Austin Osman Spare dies at the age of 69 in London, United Kingdom.

1967 (-)  Artist Edward Hopper dies at the age of 84 in New York City, New York, USA.

1972 (x)  Judge Wolfgang Buddenberg’s car is bombed by the German Stadtguerilla group Rote Armee Fraktion in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The Manfred Grashof Commando claims responsability for the attack.

1972 (x)  Governor of Alabama and President-Candidate George Wallace is shot 5 times by would-be assassin Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland, USA.
The assassination attempt left him paralyzed.

1980 (-)  Jean Reyner is strangled and her breasts removed by Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, in New York, Hotel Seville, 22 East Twenty-ninth street, New York, USA.

1981 (x)  41-year-old Serial Killer Clifford Robert Olsen aka The Vancouver Butcher, marries the mother of his son in Coquilham, British Columbia, Canada.

1981 (-)  Ulrike Hellan is attacked by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 10 in Mainz, Germany.
She survived, and Bopp was arrested later that day.

1981 (x)  21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Death-Threat" in Brussels, Les Ateliers, Brabant, Belgium.

1985 (x)  43-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, places a booby trap in room 224, a computer room, of Cory Hall in Berkeley, University, California, USA.
One person is badly injured when opening the package.

1985 (-)  Murderer Jesse De La Rosa is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1986 (-)  Rapist and murderer Jay Kelly Pinkerton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 24 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1993 (-)  Erick Schmitt aka The Human Bomb, is shot dead by a special RAID-police-commando after hostaging a class of young children for 46 hours, having dynamite tied around his waist at the age of 42 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

1995 (-)  Renee Blackwell is killed by Hubert Geralds aka The Englewood Rapist, at the age of 24 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
He tossed her body in a dumpster behind a McDonald's at 63rd and Ashland.

2003 (-)  Murderer Bruce Charles Jacobs is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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