Wednesday, July 11, 2012

11 July 1937 - George Gershwin Dies

1767 (+)   5th president of the USA John Quincy Adams is born in Braintree, Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
As son of the 2nd president of the USA, John Adams.

1851 (+)   Conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy aka The Two-Headed Nightingale, is born in Whiteville, North Carolina, USA.

1862 (-)  Murderer John Bell is executed by hanging in Iola, Kansas, USA.

1920 (+)   Actor Yul Yuliy Borisovich Brynner is born in Vladivostok, Russia.

1929 (-)  Maria Witt is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
She survived.

1934 (+)   Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is born in Piacenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy.

1937 (-)  Composer George Gershwin dies of a brain tumour at the age of 38 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1957 (+)   IRA-member Patrick Patsy O’Hara originally Padraig or Peatsai O hEadra, is born in Derry, Ireland.

1958 (-)  Serial Killer Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape aka The Beast of Birkenshaw, is executed by hanging at the age of 31 in Glasgow, Barlinnie Prison, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1966 (-)  Poet Delmore Schwartz aka The European Son, dies of alcohol abuse and insanity at the age of 52 in New York, Hotel Marlon, New York, USA.
His body was found two days later by the hotel management.

1973 (x)   122 Die in Brazilian Varig Boeing 707 crash in Orly Airport, France.
12 people survived the crash.

1978 (x)   Over 250 Die in Los Alfaques camping fire in San Carlo de la Rapita, Tarragona, Spain.

1979 (x)  The abandoned space station Skylab returns to earth in debris in Rawlinna and Esperance, Western Australia, Australia.
It had been in a 'parking orbit' for almost 6 years.

1979 (-)  Serial Killer and leader of the Sala Gang Sigvard Sven Emil Nilsson Thurneman aka The Doctor, dies at the age of 70 in Bromma, Sweden.

1982 (x)  Serial Killer Daniël Baron aka The Triangle of Death Killer, is released from prison in Valence, France.

1983 (x)   119 Die in Boeing 727 crash in Cuenca, Ecuador.

1986 (-)  Test-pilot Ross Mulhare crashes with a top-secret F-19 Stealth Fighter plane in Bakersfield, California, USA.

1989 (-)  Actor and filmmaker Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier dies of cancer at the age of 82 in Steyning, Sussex, United Kingdom.

1991 (x)   261 Die in Canadian Nationair D- 8 crash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The plane carried pilgrims on their way to the Hajj and made an emergency landing.

1997 (x)   91 Die in Royal Jomtien Hotel fire in Pattaya, Thailand.
17-year-old kitchen helper Khayan Kasien confessed to causing a gas leak that sparked the blaze. He said that he removed a hose from a kitchen gas cylinder without turning the valve off beforehand.

2001 (-)  Double Murderer James Joseph Jr. Wilkens is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2001 (-)  Musician Herman Brood commits suicide by jumping off the roof of the Hilton Hotel at the age of 54 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2006 (-)  Double murderer Derrick Sean O’Brien is executed by lethal injection at the age of 31 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2006 (x)   209 Die in Suburban Railway bomb-attack by Islamic terrorists in Mumbai, India.
Seven bombs

2011 (x)   110 Die in MS Bulgaria cruiser sinking in Koeibisjev Lake, Tatarstan, Russia.

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