Thursday, August 16, 2012

16 August 1956 - Bela Lugosi originally Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko's Dead

1888 (+)   Man of Action Thomas Edward Lawrence of Arabia, is born in Tremadoc, Gwynedd, United Kingdom.

1888 (-)  Druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola John Stith Pemberton dies at the age of 57 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

1894 (-)  Murderer of president Sadi Carnot, Geronimo Santo Caserio is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 20 in Lyon, Rhône, France.

1899 (-)  Chemist and inventor Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen known for the Bunsen Burner, dies at the age of 88 in Heidelberg, Germany.

1912 (-)  Murderess Virginia Christian is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 17 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

1916 (-)  Artist Umberto Boccioni is thrown from his horse during a cavalry training and trampled at the age of 33 in Verona, Sorte, Italy.

1920 (+)   Writer Charles ‘Hank’ Henry Bukowski originally Heinrich Karl Bukowski, is born in Andernach, Germany.

1926 (-)  Mary Nesbitt is raped and strangled by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, at the age of 52 in Oakland, California, USA.

1928 (x)  37-year-old Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, is arrested in Washington, District Columbia, USA.

1935 (-)  FBI-agent Nelson Klein is shot dead by George Barret at the age of 37 in College Corner, Indiana, USA.

1945 (-)  Japanese Admiral Takijiro Onishi aka the Father of Kamikaze, commits suicide by Harakiri at the age of 54 in Japan.
He did not use a kaishakunin (second), and died of self-inflicted injuries over a period of 15 hours.

1948 (-)  Baseball player George Herman Ruth aka Babe Ruth aka The Sultan of Swat, dies of cancer at the age of 53 in New York, New York, USA.

1950 (+)   Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Petra Schelm is born in Hamburg, Germany.

1951 (+)   Serial Killer Jack Johann Unterweger aka The Pug Dumper aka The Prison Poet aka Jack the Writer, is born in Judenburg, Styria, Austria.

1956 (-)  Actor Bela Lugosi originally Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko, dies of a heart attack at the age of 73 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1958 (+)   Musician Madonna originally Louise Ciccione, is born in Bay City, Michigan, USA.

1965 (x)  28-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, sets fire to the first floor of a building he owns, collecting $11.000 on insurance in Philadelphia, 2039 East Fletcher Street, Pennsylvania, USA.

1969 (-)  Jemima McDonald is strangled by The Bible John Killer at the age of 32 in Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom, United Kingdom.

1969 (x)  34-year-old Family leader Charles Miles Manson is arrested in a police-raid on the Spahn Ranch in Death Valley, California, USA.
21 other Family members are also arrested but released after a couple of days due to a warrant misdate.

1975 (x)  28-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, is arrested and charged with ‘attempt to evade a police-officer’ in Salt Lake City, Granger, Utah, USA.

1977 (-)  Musician Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King, dies of alcohol and drug-overdose at the age of 42 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

1977 (x)  Bartholomeus Bruyn’s "Portrait" is attacked with acid by Hans-Dieter Muller in Germany.

1987 (x)   155 Die in Northwest Airlines Flight 255 McDonnel Douglas MD-82 crash in Detroit, Romulus, Michigan, USA.
4-year-old Cecelia Marie Cichan was the sole survivor.

1995 (-)  Murderer Leon Jerome Moser is executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 in Rockview Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, USA.
He killed his ex-wife and their two daughters.

1998 (-)  Serial Killer Abdallah Al-Hubal is shot dead by police in Sanaa, Yemen.
He engaged in a shootout, killing the police-chief and wounding three others.

2000 (-)  Murderer John Thomas Satterwhite is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2001 (-)  Double murderer Jeffrey Carlton Doughtie is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2003 (x)  58-year-old Artist Jörg Immendorff is caught with seven prostitutes (and four more on the way) and 10 grams of cocaïne in a versace ashtrey in the luxury suite of the five star Steigenberger hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He explained it as an act of "orientalism".

2003 (-)  Dictator Idi Amin Dada dies at the age of 78 in Jeddah, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia.

2005 (x)   160 Die in West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 McDonnel Douglas MD-82 crash in Machiques, Venezuela.

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