Sunday, August 26, 2012

26 August 1978 - Charles Boyer Commits Suicide

55bc (x)  Emperor of Rome Julius Caesar invades Britain.

1738 (-)  Forger William Newington is executed by hanging in London, Tyburn Tree, United Kingdom.

1743 (+)   Scientist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier is born in Paris, France.

1791 (-)  Murderer Whiting Sweeting is executed by hanging in Stephentown, New York, USA.

1796 (-)  Murderer Emmanuel Claus is executed by the Guillotine in Gent, Place de la Liberté, East Flanders, Belgium.
He was the first man to be executed by the Guillotine in Belgium.

1845 (+)   Victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Ann Nichols originally Walker aka “Polly”, is born in London, Dawes Court, United Kingdom.

1873 (-)  Murderer Thomas Hartley Montgomery is executed by hanging in Omagh Prison, Ireland.

1876 (-)  Mutineer and murderer Emmanuel Christos Bombas is executed by hanging in Cork County, Ireland.

1879 (-)  Murderer John Ralph is executed by hanging in Warwick, United Kingdom.

1880 (+)   Writer Guillaume Apollinaire originally Wilhelm Appolinaris Albertus Kostrowitsky, is born in Rome, Italy.

1884 (-)  Murderer of his wife and four children Joseph Laycock is executed by hanging in Leeds, Armley Gaol, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

1884 (-)  Murderer James Tobin is executed by hanging in Wexford County, Ireland.

1887 (-)  Wife-murderer W. Wilton is executed by hanging in Lewes, United Kingdom.

1891 (-)  Wife-murderer Edward H. F. Watts is executed by hanging in Winchester, United Kingdom.

1898 (+)   Art collector Peggy Marguerite Guggenheim is born in New York, New York, USA.

1914 (+)   Writer Julio Florencio Cortázar is born in Brussels, Ixelles, Argentina Embassy, Brabant, Belgium.

1920 (+)   Murderer J. C. Levice is born in Arizona, USA.

1937 (+)   Victim of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, Vera Evelyn Millward is born in the United Kingdom.

1944 (+)   Musician Maureen Ann Tucker aka “Moe”, is born in Levittown, New York, USA.

1945 (-)  Writer Franz Werfel dies of a heart attack at the age of 54 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.

1950 (-)  Automobile industry pioneer Ransom Eli Olds dies at the age of 86 in Lansing, Michigan, USA.

1959 (+)   Twelfth victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Anthony Hughes is born in Wisconsin, USA.

1969 (-)  Jerome Shea aka Shorty, is tortured to death and cut to pieces by The Manson Family at the age of 40 in California, USA.

1970 (x)  25-year-old Filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder marries Ingrid Caven in Feldkirchen, Germany.

1972 (x)  35-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, is released from prison on bail after being charged with child-abuse in Pennsylvania, USA.

1974 (-)  Aviation pioneer Charles Augustus Lindbergh aka The Lone Eagle, dies of lymphoma at the age of 72 in Maui, Hawaï.

1978 (-)  Actor Charles Boyer commits suicide by an overdose of Seconal at the age of 79 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
He committed suicide two days after his wife, British actress Pat Paterson, died from cancer.

1980 (-)  Animation artist Frederick “Tex” Bean Avery dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in Burbank, California, USA.

1983 (x)  36-year-old Serial Killer William George Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, is sentenced to die for four murders throughout Orange County in California, USA.

1986 (-)  Murderer Chester Wicker is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.

1998 (-)  Murderer Genaro R. Camacho is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2000 (x)  66-year-old Murderer Reggie Kray aka The Profession of Violence, is released from prison on compassionate reasons in Norfolk, Wayland Prison, United Kingdom.

2004 (-)  Murderer James Alldridge III is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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