Monday, August 27, 2012

27 August 1978 - Gordon Matta-Clark Dies

1590 (-)  227th Pope Sixtus V originally Felice Peretti, dies at the age of 68 in Rome, Italy.

1770 (+)   Philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is born in Stuttgart, Germany.

1871 (+)   Writer Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser is born in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.

1890 (+)   Artist Man Ray originally Emmanuel Radnitzky, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

1893 (-)  Inventor of the typewriter Peter Mitterhofer dies at the age of 70 in Partschins, Tirol, Germany.

1895 (-)  Allaise is stabbed to death by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, at the age of 16 in France.

1906 (+)   Serial Killer Ed Edward Theodore Gein aka Psycho, America’s Most Bizarre Murderer, is born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.

1908 (+)   36th president of the USA Lyndon Baines Johnson is born in Stonewall, Texas, USA.

1909 (-)  Murderer Joseph Gauvette is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Washington, USA.

1910 (+)   Humanitarian nun Mother Teresa originally Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, is born in Skopje, Macedonia.

1919 (+)   Artist Jan Cox is born in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

1929 (+)   Writer Ira Levin is born in New York, the Bronx, New York, USA.

1938 (-)  Phyllis Newcombe dies of spontaneous human combustion at the age of 22 in Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom.
She was waltzing in the Shire dance-hall when she suddenly caught fire and burned to ashes.

1946 (+)   Serial Killer Peter Britton Tobin is born in Johnstone, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1954 (+)   Double Murderer James David Autry aka Cowboy, is born in Texas, USA.

1955 (-)  Black Emmett Louis Till aka Bobo, is abducted from his home, beaten, shot and thrown in a river with a weight around his neck for whistling at a white woman at the age of 14 in Money, Mississippi, USA.

1964 (x)  15-year-old Serial Killer Ed Emil Edmund Kemper aka The Co-ed Killer, shoots his grandparents “wondering how it would feel to shoot grandma” in California, USA.

1964 (+)   Serial Killer Paul Kenneth Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer, is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1966 (-)  Architect Charles Eduard Jeanneret Le Corbusier dies of a heart attack at the age of 78 in Cap Martin, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
He went swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and was found by bathers.

1967 (-)  Beatles manager Brian Samuel Epstein dies of alcohol and drug-overdose at the age of 32 in London, United Kingdom.

1969 (-)  Helga Luther is mutilated and her throat cut by Manfred Wittiman aka The Beast of Oberfranken, at the age of 16 in Coburg, Germany.

1972 (-)  Sailor Francis Chichester dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

1975 (-)  Emperor Haile Selassie originally Lij Tafari Makonnen Ge’ez aka The Lion of Juda, dies of respiratory failure at the age of 83 in Ethiopia.

1978 (-)  Artist Gordon Matta-Clark dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 35 in New York, New York, USA.

1979 (-)  Admiral of the Fleet Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten is killed in an IRA bomb-attack on his yacht at the age of 79 in Mullaghmore, Ireland.
A few hours later 18 British soldiers are killed in another attack in Warrenpoint

1979 (-)  Donald Hyden is sodomised, strangled and stabbed by William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Attempts had been made to cut off his testicles.

1982 (x)  Serial Killer Daniël Baron aka The Triangle of Death Killer, assaults and rapes an unidentified man and woman in Troyes, France.

1982 (-)  Charles Petit is shot dead by Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, at the age of 19 in Beaufort, France.

1987 (-)  An unidentified boy is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, in Schachty, Russia.

1995 (x)  35-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus" in Leuven, Kapel van de Romaanse Poort, Brabant, Belgium.

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