Wednesday, June 6, 2012

6 June 1962 - Yves Klein Dies

1599 (+)   Artist Diego Rodriguez de Sivla y Velázquez is born in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.

1755 (+)   America’s first spy Nathan Hale is born in Coventry, Connecticut, USA.

1799 (+)   Poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is born in Moscow, Russia.

1843 (-)  Romantic Poet Friedrich Johann Christian Hölderlin dies at the age of 73 in Tübingen, Germany.

1863 (-)  Ship’s captain George William Harper commits suicide by drowning at the age of 44 in The Regent's Canal, Cork, Ireland.
Upon his body a photograph and a letter were found, the photograph was of a young lady, the letter read "Through what I have been accused of I have been driven to commit this dreadful act. Adieu from me in this world".

1868 (+)   Explorer Robert Falcon Scott is born in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

1875 (+)   Writer Thomas Mann is born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

1891 (+)   Actor Tyler Brooke is born in New York, New York, USA.

1901 (+)   First President of Indonesia Achmad Sukarno originally Kusno Sosrodihardjo, is born in Blitar, East Java, Indonesia.

1909 (+)   Political Philosopher Isaiah Berlin is born in Riga, Russia.

1917 (+)   Serial Killer Neville George Clevely Heath aka The Sadistic Romeo, is born in Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom.

1931 (+)   Mass-murderer Richard Eugene Hickock aka In Cold Blood, is born in Kansas City, Montana, USA.

1934 (+)   Sixth King of Belgium Felix Humbert Theodoor Christiaan Eugène Marie Albert II is born in Brussels, Stuyvenberg Castle, Brabant, Belgium.

1941 (-)  Anarchist and Mass Cop Killer IJe Wijkstra dies of tuberculosis at the age of 45 in Woensel, State Mental Hospital, the Netherlands.

1941 (-)  Racer and founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company Louis-Joseph Chevrolet dies at the age of 62 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

1945 (+)   Serial Killer Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers aka The Genesee River Killer, is born in Kittery, Maine, USA.

1948 (-)  Film pioneer Louis Jean Lumière dies at the age of 83 in Bandol, France.

1949 (+)   Symbionese Liberation Army member Angela DeAngelis Atwood aka General Gelina, is born in North Haledon, New Jersey, USA.

1961 (-)  Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung dies at the age of 85 in Küssnacht, Switzerland.

1962 (-)  Artist Yves Klein dies of a heart attack at the age of 34 in Paris, France.

1966 (x)  32-year-old First African American student at the University of Mississippi James H. Meredith is shot at by Aubrey James Norvell in an assassination attempt during the civil rights March Against Fear in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

1967 (x)  25-year-old Mass murderer Richard Franklin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell, has his death-sentence commuted to 400 years imprisonment in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1968 (-)  Politician Robert F. Kennedy dies of of brain damage due to bullets fired by 24-year-old Sirhan Bashira Sirhan the day before at the age of 42 in Los Angeles, Ambasador Hotel, California, USA.

1972 (x)   427 Die in coal-mine explosion in Rhodesia.

1976 (-)  Oil-magnata and billionaire Jean Paul Getty aka The Richest Living American, dies of heart failure at the age of 83 in London, United Kingdom.

1981 (x)   Over 1000 Die in passenger train derailment in Bihar, India.
It crashed off a viaduct crossing the Bagmati river.

1981 (-)  Carmela De Nuccio is shot dead by Pietro Pacciani aka Il Mostre, at the age of 21 in Florence, Scandicci, Italy.
Carmela’s pubis was removed on the spot.

1983 (-)  Ruth Gruenert is attacked and raped by Thomas Rath aka The Devil’s Moor Murderer, at the age of 17 in Bremen, Germany.

1985 (-)  Serial Killer Leonard Lake aka The Eye of Evil, commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 38 in San Francisco, California, USA.
He was arrested for shoplifting, when the police searched his house in Wilseyville, they found pictures and videotapes depicting a career of violence, pornography and murder. His accomplice Charles Chitat Ng escaped to Canada.

1988 (x)   An Airbus 320 fails to miss a tree and crashes into a wood during an air-show in Mulhouse, France.

1989 (-)  Ayako Nomoto is abducted, strangled and partly eaten by Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer, at the age of 5 in Ariake, Japan.

1990 (x)  39-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Susanne Albrecht is arrested in Berlin, Marzhaim, Germany.

1994 (x)   160 Die in China Northwest Airlines Tupolev-154 crash in Xian, China.

1997 (-)  Murderer Henry Hays is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 42 in Alabama, USA.
He’s the first white man to be executed for killing a black man in Alabama.

1999 (-)  Mass Murderer Sa'eed Amin Qashash is executed by hanging at the age of 20 in Swaqa Prison, Jordan.

2005 (-)  Actress Anne Bancroft originally Anna Maria Louise Italiano, dies of uterine cancer at the age of 73 in New York City, New York, USA.

2006 (-)  Murderer Timothy Tyler Titsworth is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2009 (x)  49-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Yves Klein was Never in Art Ghraib" and "A Chance Meeting of Yves Klein and Gordon Matta-Clark on the Gold Plated Corpse of James Lee Byars" at Momentum #4 Festival in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

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