Sunday, September 30, 2012

30 September 1955 - James Byron Dean Dies

1861 (+)   Chewing gum industrialist William Jr. Wrigley is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

1882 (+)   Physicist Johannes Hans Wilhelm Geiger is born in Neustadt-an-der-Haardt, Germany.

1888 (x)  Serial Killer Jack the Ripper sends a postcard to the Central News Agency in London, United Kingdom.

1888 (-)  Elisabeth Stride-Gustaafsdochter aka Long Liz, is killed by throatcutting as fourth victim by Jack the Ripper at the age of 44 in London, Berner Street, United Kingdom.

1888 (-)  Catherine Eddowes is killed by throatcutting and severly mutilated as fifth victim by Jack the Ripper at the age of 44 in London, Mitre Square, United Kingdom.

1902 (x)  Inauguration of the Pentonville Prison scaffold, to be the ‘finest scaffold in the world’ according to British Chief Executioner Albert Pierrepoint in London, United Kingdom.

1909 (+)   Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Ernst Ehrenberg is born in Hannover, Germany.

1921 (-)  War-hero and homosexual wife-murderer Carl Otto Wanderer is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
He sang "Dear Old Pal O' Mine" before being hanged, causing the hangman to remark, "That son-of-a-bitch should have been a song plugger."

1923 (-)  Richard Gräf is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 17 in Hannover, Germany.

1924 (+)   Writer Truman Capote originally Truman Streckfus Persons, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

1931 (+)   Actress Angie Dickinson originally Angeline Brown, is born in Kulm, North Dakota, USA.

1932 (-)  Serial Killer Jesse Harding Pomeroy aka The Teenage Monster, dies at the age of 72 in Boston, Bridgewater Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Massachussets, USA.

1935 (+)   Musician Johnny Mathis is born in San Francisco, California, USA.

1947 (+)   Musician Marc Bolan aka Tyrannosaurus Rex, is born in London, Hackney, United Kingdom.

1955 (-)  Actor James Byron Dean known from “Rebel Without a Cause”, dies in a head-on car crash with his Porsche Spyder at the age of 24 in Paso Robles, California, USA.

1962 (-)  Beauty Queen Hajna De Kaplany dies after 33 days of agony after her husband Geza soaked her with nitric acid at the age of 25 in San Francisco, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, California, USA.

1966 (x)  61-year-old Nazi-architect Albert Berthold Konrad Hermann Speer and Baldur von Schirach are released from Spandau Prison, Rudolf Hess becomes the last imprisoned Nazi in Berlin, Germany.

1978 (-)  Mary Vincent is raped, killed and hacked to bits by Larry Singleton at the age of 15 in Berkeley, California, USA.

1984 (-)  Chanel Williams is abducted, raped and strangled by Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, at the age of 18 in Tampa, the Strip, Florida, USA.

1985 (-)  Actress Simone Signoret dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 64 in Auteuil-Anthouillet, France.

1985 (-)  Seismologist Charles Francis Richter dies at the age of 85 in California, USA.

1997 (-)  Murderer Johnny Cocrum is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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