Sunday, May 27, 2012

27 May 2003 - Luciano Berio Dies

1827 (x)  18-year-old Writer Edgar Allen Poe enlists in the US Army as private Edgar A. Perry in Boston, Fort Independence, Massachusetts, USA.

1837 (+)   Gunfighter James Butler Hickok aka Wild Bill Hickok, is born in Troy Grove, Illinois, USA.

1840 (-)  Composer Niccolo Paganini dies of a lung bleeding due to pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 57 in Nice, France.

1850 (+)   Serial Killer Thomas Neill Cream aka The Strychnine Specialist, is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1853 (-)  Slave and murderess Jane Elkins is executed by hanging in Dallas, Texas, USA.
She is the first woman to be executed in Texas.

1863 (-)  Murderer Claudous C. Frizell is executed by hanging in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA.

1891 (x)  36-year-old Writer Arthur Jean Nicolas Rimbaud has his left leg amputated because of carcinoma in Marseille, France.

1894 (+)   Writer Louis-Ferdinand Destouches Celine is born in Courbevoie, Asnières, France.

1894 (+)   Writer Samuel Dashiell Hammett is born in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, USA.

1897 (-)  Beaupied is strangled by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, at the age of 14 in France.

1911 (+)   Actor Vincent Leonard Price is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

1919 (-)  Bacteriologist Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Baden-Baden, Germany.

1921 (+)   Robber, kidnapper and rapist Caryl Whittler Chessman aka The Red Light Bandit, is born in St. Joseph, Michigan, USA.

1922 (+)   Actor Christopher Frank Carandini Lee known from “Dracula”, is born in Belgravia, Westminster, United Kingdom.

1923 (+)   Politician Henry Heinz Alfred Kissinger is born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany.

1940 (-)  Murderer Mateo Quinionis is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Hawaï, USA.

1941 (x)  37-year-old Nazi-leader Richard Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich is fatally wounded in an assault by Josef Gabcik and Kan Kubis in Prague, Holesovice, Czechoslowakia.

1958 (+)   Serial Killer Wayne Bertram Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer, is born in Atlanta, Dixie Hills, Georgia, USA.

1960 (+)   Reporter David Hans Schmidt aka The Sultan of Sleaze, is born in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

1966 (x)   6 French army-jets crash due to a lack of fuel in Spain.

1969 (-)  Darwin Scott is stabbed to death and mutilated by persons unknown at the age of 64 in the USA.
He was the brother of Colonel Smith.

1978 (-)  Eric Christgen is abducted and killed by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 4 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.

1993 (x)   5 Die in a Maffia bomb-attack on the famous Uffizi-Museum in Firenze, Italy.

1994 (-)  Triple Murderer Charles Campbell is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Walla Walla Prison, Washington, USA.

1994 (-)  Cop Killer Stephen Ray Nethery is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2003 (-)  Composer Luciano Berio dies at the age of 77 in Rome, Italy.

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