Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10 October 1985 - George Orson Welles Dies

1813 (+)   Composer Giuseppe Verdi is born in Roncole, Parma, Italy.

1889 (+)   Painter and forger Han Henricus Antonius Van Meegeren is born in Deventer, the Netherlands.

1894 (-)  Howard Pitezel is strangled by Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, in Indianapolis, Irvington, Indiana, USA.

1901 (+)   Artist Alberto Giacometti is born in Borgonova, Graubunden, Switzerland.

1903 (-)  Murderer Willis Burton is executed by Old Sparky in the USA.

1903 (-)  Murderer Fred Van Wormer is executed by Old Sparky in the USA.

1913 (x)   136 Die in Volturno shipwreck in the Atlantic.

1917 (+)   Composer Thelonius Sphere Monk is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.

1923 (-)  Child Murderess Susan Newell is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Glasgow, Duke Street Prison, United Kingdom.

1924 (+)   Filmmaker Edward D. Davis Wood Jr. is born in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.

1925 (x)  25-year-old Murderer and kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann aka The Lindbergh Baby Snatcher, marries Anna Schoeffler in New York, New York, USA.

1925 (+)   Strongman and eccentric Antonio Barichievich aka The Great Antonio, is born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

1930 (+)   Dramatist Harold Pinter is born in London, Hackney, United Kingdom.

1931 (x)  Mass Murderer Sylvester Matuschka aka The Orient-Express Wrecker, is arrested in Vienna, Austria.

1933 (+)   Hair stylist and Manson Family victim Jay Sebring originally Thomas John Kummer, is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

1939 (-)  Sing-Sing Prison Chief Executioner Robert Greene Elliott dies at the age of 65 in Hamlin, New York, USA.

1947 (+)   Shocking Blue singer Mariska Veres is born in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

1948 (+)   Victim of John Reginald Christie, Geraldine Evans daughter of Beryl and Timothy Evans, The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place, is born in London, United Kingdom.

1949 (x)  20-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for forgery in Maryville, Missouri, USA.

1949 (-)  Leopold and Esther Goodman are murdered by Daniel Raven in Edgware, Middlesex, United Kingdom.

1970 (x)  49-year-old Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte aka Minister of Unemployment and Assimilation, is kidnapped by the Front de Libération de Quebec in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada.

1970 (x)  Bomb attack by Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen on the Queens traffic-court building in support for the prison riots in New York, New York, USA.

1972 (-)  James Willet is shot dead, beheaded and buried on a hikers trail by The Manson Family at the age of 26 in San Francisco, Guerneville, California, USA.

1980 (-)  Cherie Ayers is raped and killed by Randy Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1985 (-)  Actor Yul Yuliy Borisovich Brynner dies of lung cancer at the age of 65 in New York, New York, USA.

1985 (-)  Actor and filmmaker George Orson Welles dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1986 (-)  Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gerold Von Braunmuhl is shot dead by Rote Armee Fraktion in Bonn, Germany.
The Ingrid Schubert Commando claims responsability.

2004 (-)  Actor Christopher D’Olier Reeve aka Superman, dies of heart failure at the age of 52 in New York, New York, USA.

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