Tuesday, August 14, 2012

14 August 1980 - Dorothy Stratten originally Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten is Shot Dead

1464 (-)  210th Pope Pius II originally Enea Silvio Piccolomini, dies at the age of 58 in Ancona, Italy.

1742 (+)   251st Pope Pius VII originally Barnaba Niccolo Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, is born in Cesena, Italy.

1840 (+)   Psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing known for “Psychopathia Sexualis”, is born in Mannheim, Germany.

1876 (+)   King of Servia Alexander I Obrenovic is born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

1879 (+)   Marxist and Labour leader John MacLean is born in Pollockshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

1888 (+)   Ravensbrück KZ guard Emma Anna Maria Zimmer originally Mezel, is born in Schlüchtern, Germany.

1906 (+)   Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Paul Bronichewski is born in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1907 (-)  Child murderess Rhoda Willis is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

1910 (+)   Musique Concrète pioneer Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer is born in Nancy, France.

1924 (-)  Murderer Arthur Henry Bishop is executed by hanging at the age of 18 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1926 (+)   Filmmaker Lina Wertmüller originally Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spanol von Braueich, is born in Rome, Italy.

1936 (-)  Murderer Rainey Bethea is executed by hanging at the age of 26 in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.
It was the last public hanging, for which about 20.000 people showed up.

1941 (+)   Musician David Crosby is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1945 (+)   Filmmaker Wim Ernst Wilhelm Wenders is born in Düsseldorf, Germany.

1947 (+)   Radical Hutu-Power-leader Froduald Karamira is born in Mushubati, Rwanda.

1950 (+)   Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man, is born in Hartlepool, Durham, United Kingdom.

1951 (-)  Millionaire William Randolph Hearst dies at the age of 88 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.

1956 (-)  Dramatist Berthold Eugen Friedrich Brecht dies of a heart attack at the age of 58 in Berlin, Germany.
In his will he provided instructions that a stiletto be placed in his heart and that he be buried in a steel coffin so that his corpse could not be eaten by worms.

1958 (x)   99 Die in KLM airliner crash in the Atlantic.

1961 (-)  Actor Edwin Cooper aka Bozo the Clown, dies at the age of 41 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

1965 (-)  Ulrich Kahlweis is abducted and tortured to death by Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder, at the age of 12 in Velbert, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1969 (-)  Roy Dumas is strangled by George Putt aka The Memphis Murderer, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

1972 (x)   156 Die in Iljoeshin II-62 crash in Berlin, Schönefeld Airport, Germany.

1979 (x)   150 boats are crushed and 18 sailors die in a storm during the Fastnet-race between Ireland and South-England in the United Kingdom.

1980 (-)  Dorothy Stratten originally Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, is shot dead by Paul Snider at the age of 20 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Snider committed suicide with the same gun.

1980 (-)  Bernard Marechal is shot dead by Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, at the age of 20 in St. Malo, France.

1982 (-)  Opal Mills is strangled by The Green River Killer at the age of 16 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

1990 (-)  Wanja Fomin is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 11 in Nowotscherkask, Aksai riverbank, Russia.

1994 (-)  Writer Elias Canetti dies at the age of 89 in Zurich, Switzerland.

1994 (x)  44-year-old Terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos aka The Jackal, is captured in Sudan.
He was recovering from a minor testicle operation.

1998 (-)  Murderer Zane Hill is executed by lethal injection at the age of 62 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.

2002 (-)  Murderer Javier Suarez Medina is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2005 (x)   121 Die in Helios Airways Flight 522 crash in Athens, Greece.

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