Friday, September 7, 2012

7 September 1978 - Keith John Moon Dies

1251bc (+)   Divine Hero Heracles is born in Thebes, Greece.
A solar eclipse marked his birth day.

1860 (x)   400 Die in Lady Elgin shipwreck in Lake Michigan, Michigan, USA.

1876 (x)  16-year-old Serial Killer Jesse Harding Pomeroy aka The Teenage Monster, is transferred from the Suffolk County Jail to the State Prison in Charlestown, Massachussets, USA.
He spent 40 years in solitary confinement.

1894 (+)   Muse of Salvador Dali, Gala originally Elena Dmitrievna Diakonova, is born in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

1900 (+)   Assassin Joseph Zangara is born in Ferruzzano, Calabria, Italy.

1909 (+)   Filmmaker Elia Kazan originally Elias Kazanjoglou, is born in Istanbul, Turkey.

1909 (-)  Aircraft Pioneer Eugene Lefebre is the first man to die in an engine-powered aircraft at the age of 31 in France.

1911 (x)  31-year-old Writer Guillaume Apollinaire originally Wilhelm Appolinaris Albertus Kostrowitsky, is suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre and put in jail in Paris, France.

1923 (x)   Foundation of the INTERnational POLice organization INTERPOL.

1925 (+)   Fashion designer Laura Ashley originally Laura Mountney, is born in Station Terrace, Wales, United Kingdom.

1929 (x)   136 Die in Kuru steamer capsizing in Tampere, Finland.

1930 (+)   Fifth King of Belgium Boudewijn I originally Boudewijn Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave Von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, is born in Brussels, Kasteel Stuyvenbergh, Brabant, Belgium.

1931 (+)   Mastermind Bruce Richard Reynolds aka The Great Train Robber, is born in London, United Kingdom.

1936 (+)   Musician Buddy Holly is born in Lubbock, Texas, USA.

1940 (x)  Nazi Germany starts "The Blitz", a series of 57 consecutive nights of bombing in London, United Kingdom.

1947 (+)   Serial Killer Graham Frederick Young aka The St. Albans Poisoner, is born in London, United Kingdom.

1949 (-)  Rita Guay is killed in a plane explosion by Albert Guay in Quebec, Canada.
22 others also died in the explosion, mastered by Guay, Marguerite Pitre and Generaux Ruest.

1977 (-)  Glenda Goff is shot through the head by Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death, at the age of 18 in McLennan County, Texas, USA.

1978 (-)  The Who’s Drummer Keith John Moon dies of an overdose of chlormethiazole edislylate at the age of 32 in London, United Kingdom.
His flat at 12 Curzon Place was where Mama Cass died of a heart attack in 1974.

1979 (x)  32-year-old Manson Family-member Tex Charles Denton Watson marries Kristin Joan Svege in the San Luis Obispo Prison chapel in Texas, USA.

1984 (-)  Vicky Elliott is abducted, raped and strangled by Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, at the age of 21 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

1996 (x)  25-year-old Rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur aka 2Pac, is shot fwice in the chest, in the arm and the thigh in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane intersection, Nevada, USA.
He died of respiratory failure six days later.

1997 (-)  President Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa za Banga Mobutu originally Joseph Desiré, dies of prostate cancer at the age of 66 in Rabat, Mohammed V military hospital, Morocco.

2003 (-)  Strongman and eccentric Antonio Barichievich aka The Great Antonio, dies of a heart attack at the age of 77 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2006 (x)  The California Board of Prison Terms denies parole to 57-year-old Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten aka Lulu, in Frontera, Institution for Women, California, USA.
It was her 16th unsuccessful application.

2010 (x)  55-year-old Murderer David Mark Chapman aka The Man Who Shot John Lennon, is refused parole in Manhattan, Criminal Court, New York, USA.

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