Monday, July 16, 2012

16 July 1982 - Patrick Dewaere Commits Suicide

1557 (-)  Fourth wife of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves dies at the age of 41 in London, United Kingdom.
She was the last of Henry's six wives to die.

1872 (+)   Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen is born in Borge, Norway.

1907 (-)  Kidnapper and murderer Leonardo Gebbia is executed by hanging in Hahnville, Louisiana, USA.

1911 (+)   Actress Ginger Rogers originally Virginia McMath, is born in Independance, Montana, USA.

1929 (+)   Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is born in Mound City, Missouri, USA.

1933 (-)  Black James Sanders is lynched for writing obscene letters to a white girl at the age of 25 in Bolton, Missouri, USA.

1936 (-)  Murderess Mary Creighton is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.

1936 (-)  Murderer Everett Applegate is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.

1941 (+)   Musician Desmond Adolphus Dekker originally Dacres, is born in Kingston, St. Andrew, Jamaïca.

1942 (-)  Kurt Kneller is presumably killed by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, in Paris, rue Lesueur, France.

1945 (x)   First plutonium test bomb explosion in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.

1951 (x)  The novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by 32-year-old Writer Jerome David Salinger is published by Little, Brown and Company in New York, New York, USA.

1954 (-)  Murderer Merle Williams Martin is executed by hanging in Lansing Prison, Kansas, USA.

1954 (+)   Rote Armee Fraktion 3rd Generation member Eva Sybille Haule-Frimpong is born in Stuttgart, Germany.

1966 (x)  24-year-old Mass murderer Richard Franklin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell, tries to commit suicide by slashing his wrists in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1974 (x)  Serial Killer Daniël Baron aka The Triangle of Death Killer, is arrested and charged with a sex-assault in Hermies, France.

1981 (x)  52-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is arrested as Richard Clark while abducting 11-year-old Todd Peers in Bettendorf, Iowa, USA.

1982 (-)  Actor Patrick Dewaere commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 35 in Paris, 25, impasse du Moulin-Vert, France.

1985 (-)  Writer Heinrich Theodor Böll dies at the age of 67 in Langenbroich, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1989 (-)  Conductor Herbert Heribert Ritter Von Karajan dies of a heart attack at the age of 81 in Salzburg, Anif, Austria.

2004 (x)   Over 90 children Die in private school fire in Kumbakonam, India.

2010 (x)  A High Court decides that 64-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, will never be released from prison during his lifetime in Broadmoor Hospital, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
He was given 20 life terms in 1981 for thirteen murders and seven other attacks. In prison he changed his name to Peter Coonan.

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