Thursday, May 3, 2012

3 May 1987 - Dalida originally Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti Commits Suicide

1469 (+)   Political philosopher and poet Nicolo di Bernardo del Machiavelli is born in Firenze, Italy.

1729 (+)   Composer Florian Leopold Gassmann is born in Brüx, Bohemia, Czechoslowakia.

1758 (-)  247th Pope Benedictus XIV originally Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, dies at the age of 83 in Rome, Italy.

1898 (+)   Founder of the State of Israel Golda Meir originally Golda Mabovitz or Golda Myerson, is born in Kiev, Russia.

1904 (+)   Musician and actor Bing Crosby originally Harry Lillis, is born in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

1904 (-)  Murderer Allan Mooney is executed by Old Sparky in Dannemora Prison, USA.

1911 (-)  Murderer Joseph Nesce is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, New York, USA.

1933 (+)   Musician James Joseph Brown aka The Godfather of Soul, is born in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA.

1934 (+)   Musician Frankie Valli originally Frank Castelluccio, is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

1940 (+)   Sound engineer Konrad Conny Plank is born in Hütschenhausen, Germany.

1947 (x)   Execution of the Bullies of Ravensbruck in Germany.

1948 (-)  Murderer James Farran is killed by a bomb he received in the mail in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

1962 (x)   163 Die in train collision in Tokyo, Japan.

1970 (x)  23-year-old Serial Killer Richard Francis Cottingham aka The Midtown Torso Killer, marries Janet in Queens Village Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New York, USA.

1977 (x)  24-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion member Verena Becker is arrested after a shootout with the police in Singen, Germany.

1979 (x)  49-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is arrested posing as Ron Springer for the assault of 7-year-old Thomas Morton in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

1981 (x)  21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "On a Sundaymorning" in Leiden, Odessa Rood, the Netherlands.

1982 (x)  36-year-old Serial Killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, is released after serving 17 years of a life-sentence in Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.

1984 (x)  Beate Koch is abducted and held imprisoned by Dr. Ulrich Kochwald at the age of 19 in Pillnach, Germany.

1985 (x)   70 Die in Aeroflot Toepolev 134 crash in Kvov, Russia.

1987 (-)  Singer and actress Dalida originally Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti commits suicide by an overdose of sleeping-pills at the age of 54 in Paris, France.
She left behind a suicide note that said: "Life has become unbearable ... forgive me."

1991 (-)  Writer Jerzy Kosinski commits suicide by asphyxiation with a plastic bag in his bath, suffering from an irregular heartbeat as well as severe physical and nervous exhaustion at the age of 57 in New York, New York, USA.
His parting note read: "I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call the time Eternity."

1994 (-)  Murderer Paul Rougeau is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1995 (-)  Murderer Emmit Foster is executed by lethal injection in Missouri, USA.

1996 (-)  Triple murderer Keith Daniel Williams is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.

1999 (x)  37-year-old Serial Killer Charles Chitat Ng is found guilty of murdering 11 people in a 1980s sex-and-torture murder spree in Santa Ana, California, USA.

2005 (-)  Murderer Lonnie Wayne Pursley is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2006 (-)  Artist Karel Christiaan Appel dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Zurich, Switzerland.

2006 (x)   113 Die in Armavia Flight 967 Airbus A320-211 crash in the Black Sea.

2007 (-)  Murderer Aaron Lee Jones is executed by lethal injection in Alabama, USA.

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