Sunday, October 14, 2012

14 October 1990 - Leonard Bernstein Dies

1874 (-)  Murderer Pierre Desiré Moreau is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 32 in Paris, France.
A large crowd showed up to witness the public spectacle.

1876 (+)   Gangster Jules Bonnot is born in Montbéliard, France.

1890 (+)   34th president of the USA Dwight David Eisenhower aka Ike, is born in Denison, Texas, USA.

1895 (-)  Murderer J. Q.A. Crews is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Texas, USA.

1912 (+)   Victim of John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, Muriel Amelia Eady is born in the United Kingdom.

1912 (x)  54-year-old 26th president of the USA Theodore Roosevelt is shot by John Schrank, but the bullet is plowed down by a bulky speech in the president’s pocket in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

1927 (+)   Actor Roger Moore is born in London, United Kingdom.

1935 (+)   Minimal composer La Monte Thornton Young is born in Bern, Idaho, USA.

1943 (x)   About 300 to 600 prisoners die in an attempt to escape from a concentration-camp in Sobibor, Poland.

1944 (-)  Nazi Leader Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel aka The Desert Fox, commits suicide by cyanide-poisoning at the age of 52 in Herrlingen, Germany.
He was forced to commit suicide because he planned to kill his Führer.

1944 (+)   Leader of the Revolutionary Euskadi ta Askatasuna Txabi Etxebarrieta aka Xabier Etxebarrieta Ortiz, is born in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain.
He was the first ETA-member to be shot dead by the Guardia Civil

1944 (+)   Actor Udo Kier originally Udo Kierspe, is born in Köln, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.

1953 (+)   Serial Killer Bobby Joe Long aka Bound to Die, is born in Kenova, West Virginia, USA.

1953 (-)  Valentin Lehmann is poisoned by Christa Lehmann aka the Mass Poisoner of Worms, in Worms, Germany.

1958 (+)   Musician Thomas Dolby originally Thomas Morgan Robertson, is born in Caïro, Egypt.

1959 (-)  Actor Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1968 (x)  Start of the trial against the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Thorwald Proll and Horst Sohnlein for an arson-attack on Kaufhaus Schneider in Frankfurter Landgericht, Germany.

1970 (x)  Bomb attack by The Proud Eagle Tribe of Weather, the Women's Brigade of the Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen on the Harvard Center for International Affairs in Harvard, New York, USA.
It was a reaction to Black Activist Angela Davis' arrest and a protest against the war in Vietnam.

1974 (+)   Porn actress Jessica Drake is born in Dallas, Texas, USA.

1977 (-)  Musician and actor Bing Crosby originally Harry Lillis, dies at the age of 73 in Madrid, Spain.

1979 (-)  Alonzo Daniels is abducted, molested and killed by Arthur Bishop at the age of 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

1979 (-)  Christie Hayes is abducted and assaulted by Robert Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
She managed to escape.

1983 (x)  Melvin Reynolds is released from prison after serving 4 years for a murder committed by 54-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, in Missouri, USA.

1983 (+)   Porn actress Vanessa Lane is born in New York, New York, USA.

1985 (-)  Mafia Godfather Bekir Celenk dies of a heart attack in Turkey.

1990 (-)  Composer Leonard Bernstein dies of lung-inefficiency at the age of 72 in New York, New York, USA.

1997 (-)  Writer Harold Robbins originally Francis Kane and given the adoptive name Harold Rubin, dies of respiratory failure at the age of 81 in Monte Carlo, France.

1999 (-)  Murderer Jerry McFadden is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2007 (x)   123 Die in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 Boeing B767-260ER crash in Le Galawa Beach, Comoros.
The plane had been hijacked by three Ethiopians seeking asylum and finally crashed due to lack of fuel. 52 people survived.

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