Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2 May 1999 - Oliver Robert Reed Dies

1519 (-)  Artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician and polymath Leonardo di ser Piero Da Vinci dies at the age of 67 in Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, France.

1536 (x)  Second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn is arrested and charged with adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft in London, United Kingdom.

1729 (+)   Catharina the Great is born in Stettin, Poland.

1772 (+)   Writer and philosopher Novalis originally Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, is born in Oberwiederstedt, Saxony, Germany.

1860 (+)   Playwright, journalist and founder of the World Zionist Organisation Theodor Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl is born in Budapest, Hungary.

1887 (+)   War pilot Manfred Von Richthofen aka The Red Baron, is born in Breslau, Silesia, Poland.

1903 (+)   Paediatrician Benjamin McLane Spock is born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

1919 (-)  Advocate of Communist Anarchism Gustav Landauer is stoned to death by Freikorps troopers at the age of 49 in München, Stadelheim Prison, Germany.

1930 (x)  59-year-old Serial Killer and Cannibal Albert Howard Hamilton Fish aka The Cannibal, is arrested for vagrancy in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

1931 (-)  Murderer Erich Tetzner aka The Murderer Who Died Twice, is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 26 in Regensburg, Germany.

1936 (+)   Musician Engelbert Humperdinck originally Arnold George Dorsay, is born in Madras, India.

1938 (-)  William Ramsey is shot dead by Joseph Earlywine at the age of 34 in Penfield, Illinois, USA.

1942 (-)  Ivy McLeod is strangled by Edward Leonski aka The Singing Strangler, at the age of 40 in Melbourne, Australia.

1945 (-)  Nazi-leader Martin Bormann commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 44 in Berlin, Germany.
His skeleton was only found on 28 december 1972, during construction works near the Lehrter Station.

1945 (x)  The German radio officially anounces the death of the 56-year-old Führer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Germany.

1946 (+)   Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore originally Lesley Sue Goldstein, is born in New York City, New York, USA.

1957 (-)  Politician and Communist-hunter Joseph Raymond McCarthy dies of acute hepatitis and an inflammation of the liver due to alcoholism at the age of 48 in Bethesda, Naval Hospital, Maryland, USA.

1960 (-)  Robber, kidnapper and rapist Caryl Whittler Chessman aka The Red Light Bandit, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 38 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.

1972 (-)  FBI-boss John Edgar Hoover dies of the effects of high blood pressure at the age of 77 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1974 (x)  23-year-old Serial Killer Gustaaf Wilfried André Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, is sentenced to death in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.

1995 (-)  Murderer Keith Zettlemoyer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
It was the first execution in Pennsylvania in 33 years.

1997 (-)  Triple murderer Walter Hill is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 62 in Atmore, Alabama, USA.

1997 (x)  42-year-old Serial Killer Ahmad Suraji aka Nasib Datuk Kalewang aka The Sorcerer, is arrested in Jakarta, Indonesia.
He confessed to the murders of 42 women whom he ‘treated’ as a sorcerer, this involved the drinking of their saliva, and strangling them while half buried.

1999 (-)  Actor Oliver Robert Reed dies of a heart attack at the age of 61 in Valetta, Malta.
He supposedly drank three bottles of Captain Morgan's Jamaican rum, eight bottles of German beer and numerous whiskies in a bar on the night he died.

2006 (x)   113 Die in Armavia Airbus 320 crash in Sotsji, Russia.

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