Friday, May 18, 2012

18 May 1980 - Ian Kevin Curtis Commits Suicide

1781 (-)  Revolutionary Leader Túpac Amaru II originally José Gabriel Condorcanqui, is executed by quartering and beheading at the age of 39 in Cuzco, Peru.
He was forced to bear witness to the execution of his wife, his eldest son Hipólito, his uncle Francisco, his brother-in-law Antonio Bastidas, and some of his captains before his own death.

1812 (-)  Assassin of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval, John Bellingham is executed by hanging at the age of 43 in London, Newgate Prison, United Kingdom.

1868 (+)   Last Tsar of Russia and Grand Duke of Finland Nikolaus II is born in St. Petersburg, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia.

1872 (+)   Philosopher Bertrand Arthur William Russel is born in Trelleck, Gwent, United Kingdom.

1883 (+)   Architect of the Bauhaus Walter Gropius is born in Berlin, Germany.

1889 (+)   Inventor and chemist Thomas Midgley is born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA.

1896 (x)   1389 Die in a mass panic during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II in Moscow, Khodynka Field, Russia.
Several thousands of people had gathered to receive free gifts of a bread roll, a piece of sausage, pretzels, gingerbread, and a mug.

1897 (+)   Filmmaker Frank Russel Capra originally Francesco Rosario, is born in Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy.

1911 (-)  Composer Gustav Mahler dies of bacterial endocarditis at the age of 50 in Vienna, L w sanatorium, Austria.

1912 (+)   Musician Perry Pierino Ronald Como is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

1920 (+)   264th Pope John Paul II Originally Karol Jozef Wojtila, is born in Wadowice, Poland.

1927 (+)   Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is born in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

1927 (x)  55-year-old Mass murderer Andrew Kehoe wires the Consolidated School with dynamite, killing 38 children and 5 adults in Bath Township, Michigan, USA.
The night before he had stabbed his wife to death. Andrew himself also died in the blast when he fired into his car, still loaded with more dynamite.

1928 (x)  The home of 54-year-old Sing-Sing Prison Chief Executioner Robert Greene Elliott is bombed by persons unknown in New York, New York, USA.
It was presumed to be a revenge for the execution of Sacco & Vanzetti.

1936 (x)  30-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe strangles her lover Kichizo Ishida and cuts off his penis and testicles in Ogu, Japan.
"Because I couldn't take his head or body with me. I wanted to take the part of him that brought back to me the most vivid memories."

1937 (-)  Murderess Christine Papin dies of cachexia at the age of 32 in Rennes, France.

1942 (-)  Murderer John Stanton is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Florida, USA.

1952 (+)   Mass murderer David Burke is born in New York, USA.

1953 (x)  The body of Beryl Evans is exhumed to establish wether 55-year-old Serial Killer John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, had indeed murdered her, in London, Gunners Bury Cemetary, United Kingdom.

1960 (+)   Spree Killer Michael Robert Ryan aka The Rambo Killer, is born in Savernake, United Kingdom.

1967 (-)  Joyce Cassel is attacked and raped by Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
She survived.

1969 (+)   Satan Worshiper and Triple Murderer Sean Sellers aka Web of Darkness, is born in Oklahoma, USA.

1971 (-)  Elisabeth Porteous is raped, strangled and her breasts chewed away by Wayne Boden aka The Vampire of Montreal, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1980 (-)  Musician Ian Kevin Curtis from Joy Division, commits suicide by hanging at the age of 23 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

1993 (-)  Murderer John Sawyers is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1998 (-)  Murderer Robert A. Carter is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2004 (-)  Double murderer Kelsey Patterson is executed by lethal injection at the age of 50 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2005 (-)  Murderer Bryan Eric Wolfe is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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