Thursday, September 6, 2012

6 September 1998 - Akira Kurosawa Dies

972 (-)  133rd Pope John XIII is presumably murdered by the husband of one of his lovers in Rome, Italy.

1895 (-)  Francine Rouvray is killed by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, at the age of 30 in France.

1901 (x)  58-year-old 25th president of the USA William McKinley is shot by Polish anarchist Leon Colgosz in Buffalo, The Temple of Music, New York, USA.
He catches coldfire and dies 8 days later.

1902 (-)  Murderer Jim Fleming is executed by hanging in Montana, USA.

1915 (+)   Right-wing politician Franz Josef Strauß is born in München, Bayern, Germany.

1919 (x)  41-year-old Flemish Nationalist Leader and WWI-collaborator Dr. August Borms is sentenced to death for treason in Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

1939 (x)   South Africa declares war to Nazi-Germany.

1943 (+)   Musician Roger George Waters known from Pink Floyd, is born in Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom.

1946 (x)  17-year-old Serial Killer William George Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More, is sentenced to 4 consecutive life-sentences in Chicago, Cook County’s Criminal Court, South California Avenue, Illinois, USA.

1947 (+)   SPK and Rote Armee Fraktion member Klaus Jünschke is born in Mannheim, Germany.

1949 (x)  28-year-old Spree Killer Howard Barton Unruh shoots 13 people in as many minutes in Camden Town, New Jersey, USA.
“I’d have killed a thousand if I’d have bullets enough”.

1960 (-)  Nazi-Gauleiter Alex Laak commits suicide by coal-monoxide-poisoning at the age of 53 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1962 (-)  Composer Hanns Eisler dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Berlin, Germany.

1966 (-)  Prime Minister Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd aka The Architect of Apartheid, stabbed to death by parliamentary clerk Dimitri Tsafendas at the age of 65 in Johannesburg, House of Assembly, South Africa.
Tsafendas claimed he had a worm in his stomach that urged him to kill Verwoerd.

1971 (x)  40-year-old Mass Murderer Clifford Bartholomew kills 10 relatives during a party in Adelaide, Australia.

1973 (-)  Barbara Bauer is beaten and choked by Gerald Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, at the age of 16 in Valdosta, Georgia, USA.

1974 (-)  Derek Astin is shot dead by Donald Neilson originally Donald Nappey aka The Black Panther Killer, in Accrington, Higher Baxenden, United Kingdom.

1977 (x)  The Rote Armee Fraktion, Commando Siegfried Hausner claims the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer and demands the release of all imprisoned RAF members in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Siegfried Hausner was an SPK and later RAF member who died due to an explosion at the Stockholm Embassy in 1975.

1979 (x)  33-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, mails his ‘Streetcleaner’-poem to the Star newspaper in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

1980 (-)  Lisa Futrell is abducted and shot dead by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, at the age of 41 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

1984 (-)  Irina Lutschinskaja is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 24 in Rostow, Fliegerpark, Russia.

1998 (-)  Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa dies of a stroke at the age of 88 in Tokyo, Setagaya, Japan.

2007 (-)  Tenor Luciano Pavarotti dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 71 in Modena, Italy.

2007 (x)   72 pilgrims Die in truck crash into a ravine in Ramdevra, India.
They were on the way to the grave of the Holy Ramdev.

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