Monday, September 17, 2012

17 September 1980 - Anastasio Somoza is Shot Dead

1550 (+)   233rd Pope Paulus V originally Camillo Borghese, is born in Rome, Italy.

1895 (-)  Murderer Isaac Edwards is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Ohio, USA.

1901 (+)   Sailor Francis Chichester is born in Barnstaple, Devon, United Kingdom.

1922 (+)   President of Angola Agostinho Antonio Neto is born in Bengo, Angola.

1923 (+)   Musician Hank Hiram King Williams is born in Georgiana, Alabama, USA.

1925 (x)  18-year-old Artist Frida Kahlo originally Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, is involved in a bus accident in Mexico City, Mexico.
She is discovered with a metal pole protruding from her body and suffered a broken spinal column, a broken collarbone, a fractured pelvis, 2 broken ribs, 11 fractures in her right leg and a dislocated and crushed right foot.

1925 (-)  Murderer Julius Miller is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, New York, New York, USA.

1925 (+)   Mass murderer John Emil List is born in Bay City, Michigan, USA.

1928 (+)   Actor Roddy Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall is born in London, United Kingdom.

1929 (+)   Formula One Racer Stirling Moss is born in London, United Kingdom.

1931 (+)   Actress Anne Bancroft originally Anna Maria Louise Italiano, is born in New York, New York, USA.

1935 (+)   Writer Ken Kenneth Elton Kesey is born in La Junta, Colorado, USA.

1947 (-)  Murderer Charles Henry Jenkins is executed by hanging at the age of 23 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1947 (-)  Murderer Christopher James Geraghty is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.

1949 (x)   120 Die in Noronic cruiser fire in Toronto, Canada.

1956 (-)  Marion Watt is shot dead by Peter Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape aka The Beast of Birkenshaw, at the age of 45 in Burnside, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Her 16-year-old daughter Vivienne and sister Margaret were also found dead.

1967 (x)   40 Die in soccer riot during the game Kayseri-Sivas in Turkey.

1968 (x)  Fictional Artist John Fare has removed a thumb, 2 fingers, an eye, 8 toes, both testicles and some pieces of skin, which are all replaced by plastic substitutes in Toronto, Isaacs Gallery, Canada.

1971 (x)  Bomb attack by Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen on the New York Department of Corrections to protest the killing of 29 inmates at Attica State Penitentiary in Albany, New York, USA.

1980 (-)  Dictator Anastasio Somoza is shot dead in a grenade-attack in Asuncion, Paraguay.

1983 (x)  24-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Nu Ben Ik de Dood / Now I Am Death" with ProduKtion in Gent, Campo Santo & Gele Zaal, East Flanders, Belgium.

1985 (-)  Fashion designer Laura Ashley originally Laura Mountney, dies from injuries suffered in falling off the stairs 10 days before at the age of 60 in Wales, United Kingdom.

1995 (-)  Philosopher Karl Raimund Popper dies at the age of 93 in London, United Kingdom.

1996 (-)  Politician Spiro Agnew dies of leukemia at the age of 77 in Berlin, Maryland, USA.

2002 (-)  Murderer Jessie Joe Patrick is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
He was sentenced to death for the burglary and murder of an 80-year-old Dallas woman.

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