Sunday, June 3, 2012

3 June 2009 - David Carradine Dies

1864 (+)   Automobile industry pioneer Ransom Eli Olds is born in Geneva, Ohio, USA.

1865 (+)   King of England George V originally George Frederick Ernest Albert, is born in London, Marlborough House, United Kingdom.

1875 (-)  Composer Georges Alexandre César Leopold Bizet dies of angina pectoris at the age of 36 in Paris, France.

1906 (+)   Musician Josephine Baker originally Freda Josephine McDonald aka The Bronze Venus aka The Black Pearl, is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

1909 (+)   German ambassador Ernst vom Rath is born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

1922 (+)   Filmmaker Alain Resnais is born in Vannes, Morbihan, France.

1924 (-)  Writer Franz Kafka dies of a pulmonary catarrh at the age of 40 in Vienna, Kierling Sanatorium, Austria.

1925 (+)   Actor Tony Curtis originally Bernard Schwartz, is born in New York City, New York, USA.

1926 (+)   Beat Generation poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg is born in Newark, Paterson, New Jersey, USA.

1927 (-)  Mary Sietsema is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 27 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1928 (-)  Grace Budd is abducted by Albert Fish aka The Cannibal, at the age of 10 in New York, Manhattan, 406 West 15th Street, New York, USA.
She was taken to Wisteria Cottage, White Plains and murdered, cut to pieces and eaten by Fish.

1928 (+)   Minimal Artist Donald Judd is born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA.

1950 (+)   Musician Susan “Suzi” Kay Quatro is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

1955 (-)  Murderess Barbara Graham originally Barbara Eilaine Wood aka Bloody Babs, is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 31 in San Quentin, California, USA.
Two accomplices joined her in death.

1962 (x)   130 Die in Air France Flight 007 Boeing 707-300 'Chateau de Sully' burst into flames at the end of the runway in Paris, Orly airport, France.

1963 (-)  261st Pope John XXIII originally Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli aka The Blessed, dies of peritonitis due to a perforated stomach cancer at the age of 81 in Rome, Italy.

1963 (x)   101 Die in Northwest Airlines DC-7 crash in Alaska, USA.

1968 (-)  Andy Warhol aka The Pope of Pop, is shot by Valerie Solanas at the age of 40 in New York, The Factory, New York, USA.
After the attack "It was the Cardboard Andy, not the Andy I could love and play with".

1969 (x)  The house of 30-year-old Serial Killer and Necrophiliac Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, is searched in Salem, Center Street, Oregon, USA.
Amongst boxes of pornography the search also reveals female breasts used as paperweights.

1973 (x)  During an air-show in France, a Tupoleff-144 crashes, killing 15. Responsability for the crash is claimed by an organisation aiming for the release from Spandau-prison of 79-year-old Nazi leader Rudolf Walter Richard Hess .

1974 (-)  IRA-member Michael Gaughan originally Micheal O Gaibhtheachain, dies after hungerstriking at the age of 24 in Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
The British Government stated that he died of pneumonia; Gaughan's family insisted that he died after prison doctors injured him fatally when food lodged in a lung punctured by a force-feeding tube.

1974 (-)  Marie-Dolorès Rambla is abducted and killed by Christian Ranucci at the age of 8 in Marseille, France.

1976 (-)  Michael Bonnin is murdered by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 17 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.

1977 (-)  Filmmaker Roberto Rosselini dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in Rome, Italy.

1989 (-)  Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini dies of a heart attack at the age of 86 in Teheran, Iran.

1997 (-)  Murderer Kenneth Harris is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1998 (-)  Serial Killer Douglas Edward Gretzler is executed by lethal injection at the age of 47 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
Along with mental hospital escapee Willie Luther Steelman, he killed 19 people.

1998 (x)   100 Die in Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen InterCity Express 884 train derailment in Eschede, Germany.

2001 (-)  Actor Anthony Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn dies of pneumonia and repiratory failure at the age of 86 in Boston, Massachussets, USA.

2009 (-)  Actor David Carradine aka Kwai Chang Caine, dies of autoerotic asphyxiation at the age of 72 in Bangkok, Wireless Road, Thailand.
He was found in a closet in his room in the Nai Lert Park Hotel with a rope tied to his genitals and neck.

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