Thursday, August 2, 2012

2 August 1997 - William Seward Burroughs Dies

1834 (+)   Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty Fréderic-Auguste Bartholdi aka Amilcar Hasenfratz, is born in Colmar, Alsace, France.

1876 (-)  Gunfighter James Butler Hickok aka Wild Bill Hickok, is shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall at the age of 39 in Deadwood, Nuttal & Mann's Saloon, Dakota, USA.

1897 (+)   First commander of Buchenwald KZ Karl Otto Koch is born in Germany.

1921 (-)  Tenor Enrico Caruso dies of an infection of the abdomen at the age of 48 in Napoli, Italy.

1922 (-)  Scientist, inventor and engineer Alexander Graham Bell dies of diabetes at the age of 75 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

1923 (-)  29th president of the USA Warren Gamaliel Harding dies of pneumonia at the age of 57 in San Francisco, California, USA.

1924 (+)   Writer James Baldwin is born in Hamilton, New York, USA.

1932 (+)   Actor Peter O’Toole is born in Connemara, Ireland.

1934 (-)  Reichspresident Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg dies of lung cancer at the age of 86 in Neudeck, Germany.

1936 (-)  Aircraft pioneer Louis Blériot dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Cambrai, France.

1939 (+)   Filmmaker Wesley “Wes” Earl Craven is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

1945 (+)   Victim of Richard Speck aka Born To Raise Hell, Pamela Wilkening is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1962 (+)   Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Edward Smith aka The Sheik, is born in Wisconsin, USA.

1973 (x)   50 Die in Summerland carnival-park fire in the Isle of Man, United Kingdom.
It turned out to be a case of arson.

1974 (-)  Carol Valenzuela is strangled by Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, at the age of 20 in Vancouver, Canada.

1976 (-)  Filmmaker Fritz Lang dies at the age of 85 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

1980 (x)   84 Die in fascist bomb-attack in Bologna railway station, Italy.

1981 (-)  IRA-member Kieran Doherty originally Ciaran O Dochartaigh, dies after 73 days of hungerstriking at the age of 25 in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
He was the eighth and longest hungerstriker to die in the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.

1981 (-)  The first man to live with an artificial heart, Willibrordus A. Meuffels dies at the age of 36 in Houston, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas, USA.
He lived for 54 hours with the electric powered device.

1984 (-)  Natascha Golossowskaja is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 16 in Rostow, Russia.

1985 (x)   133 Die in Delta Airlines Flight 191 Lockheed L-1011 Tristar crash in Dallas, Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, USA.

1986 (x)  32-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 3rd Generation member Eva Sybille Haule-Frimpong is arrested in Rüsselheim, Germany.

1994 (-)  Murderer Robert Drew is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

1997 (-)  Musician and politician Fela Anikulapo Kuti originally Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, dies of aids at the age of 58 in Lagos, Nigeria.

1997 (-)  Writer William Seward Burroughs dies of a heart attack at the age of 83 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

2006 (-)  Fashion model Luisel Ramos dies of anorexia nervosa at the age of 22 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

2007 (-)  Actor Alec Guinnes de Cuffe dies of liver cancer at the age of 93 in Midhurst, United Kingdom.

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