Tuesday, July 31, 2012

31 July 1964 - Jim James Travis Reeves Dies

1556 (-)  Jezuït Ignatius Inigo Lopez De Loyola dies of chronic stomach ailments at the age of 64 in Rome, Italy.

1784 (-)  Philosopher and encyclopedist Denis Diderot dies of emphysema at the age of 70 in Langres, France.

1875 (-)  17th president of the USA Andrew Johnson dies of a stroke at the age of 66 in Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.

1886 (-)  Composer Franz Ferenc Liszt dies of pneumonia at the age of 74 in Bayreuth, Austria.

1901 (+)   Artist and Art Brut-pioneer Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet is born in Le Havre, France.

1914 (-)  Socialist leader Jean Léon Auguste Marie Joseph Jaurès is shot dead by extremist Robert Villain at the age of 54 in Paris, Montmartre, café Le Croissant, France.

1914 (+)   Actor and filmmaker Louis De Funès aka FuFu, is born in Courbevoie, France.

1935 (+)   Serial Killer Fritz Honka is born in Leipzig, Germany.

1940 (-)  Punjabi Revolutionary Udham Singh originally Sher Singh Jammu aka Ram Mohammad Singh Azad, is executed by hanging at the age of 40 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1943 (-)  Abortionist Marie-Louise Giraud is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 39 in Paris, France.
She was convicted of performing 26 illegal abortions and the last woman axecuted in France.

1943 (+)   Girlfriend of Spree Killer Charles Starkweather Caril Ann Fugate is born in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

1944 (+)   Actress Geraldine Chaplin is born in Santa Monica, California, USA.

1944 (-)  Writer and pilot Marie Antoine Roger De Saint-Exupéry is lost without a trace flying his Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft at the age of 44 in Corsica, France.

1949 (-)  Laura Showalter is bludgeoned to death by Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, at the age of 57 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

1952 (+)   Rote Armee Fraktion member Verena Becker is born in Berlin, Wilmersdorf, Germany.

1954 (-)  Murderer Bernard J. Obrien is executed by hanging in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.

1964 (-)  Musician Jim James Travis Reeves dies in a Beechcraft "Debonair" aircraft crash at the age of 40 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Reeves was disoriented by "Pilot's Vertigo" and actually flying upside down when he tried to take the plane up to avoid a thunderstorm. Instead the plane plunged with its nose in the ground.

1966 (-)  Mrs Whitman is stabbed to death by Charles Whitman aka The Man on the Tower, in Austin, Texas, USA.

1968 (-)  Brian Howe is mutilated and strangled by Mary Bell aka Child of Hell, at the age of 3 in Newcastle, Tin Lizzie wasteland, United Kingdom.

1969 (-)  Gary Hinman is stabbed to death by The Manson Family at the age of 34 in California, USA.

1973 (x)   89 Die in Delta Airlines DC-9 crash in Boston, Logan Airport, Massachussets, USA.

1975 (-)  John Butkovitch is strangled by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 17 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.

1977 (-)  Stacy Moskowitz is shot by David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
In the same event Robert Violante was also shot, he survived but remained blind.

1979 (x)  32-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is sentenced to death in Miami, Florida, USA.

1980 (x)  28-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion member Knut Detlef Folkerts is sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of Siegfried Buback in Stuttgart, Germany.

1981 (x)  32-year-old Serial Rapist Frederick ‘Kevin’ Coe aka The Spokane Rapist, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Spokane, Washington, USA.

1982 (x)   44 yougsters Die in autobus collision and fire in Beaune, France.

1992 (x)   113 Die in Thai Airways International Airbus 310-300 crash in Ghyangphedi, Nepal.

1993 (-)  Fifth King of Belgium Boudewijn I originally Boudewijn Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave Von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, dies of heart failure at the age of 62 in Motril, Villa Astrid, Andalusia, Spain.

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