Sunday, October 7, 2012

7 October 1959 - Mario Lanza originally Alfredo Arnold Cocozza Dies

336 (-)  Pope Marcus dies of natural causes in Rome, Italy.

1847 (x)  23-year-old Serial Killer Dr William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners, marries Annie Brookes in the United Kingdom.

1849 (-)  Writer Edgar Allen Poe dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 40 in Baltimore, Washington College Hospital, Maryland, USA.

1874 (+)   Serial Killer Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or, is born in France.

1879 (+)   Radical songwriter, labour leader and supposed murderer Joe Hill originally Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, is born in Gavle, Sweden.

1885 (+)   Physicist Niels Hendrik David Bohr is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1900 (+)   Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler is born in München, Germany.

1923 (+)   Guard and Senior Supervisor in Ravensbrück, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen Irma Grese aka The Beast of Belsen, is born in Wrechen, Germany.

1924 (-)  Murderer Frank Johnson is executed by Old Sparky in Starke, Raiford Prison, Florida, USA.
He is the first man to die in the Raiford Prison Electric Chair.

1927 (+)   Psychiatrist Ronald David Laing is born in Glasgow, Govanhill, Scotland, United Kingdom.

1934 (+)   Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Ulrike Marie Meinhof is born in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

1938 (-)  Murderer Adam Richetti is executed by the Gas Chamber in State Penitentiary, Missouri, USA.
He is the first man to die in the Missouri Gas Chamber.

1943 (+)   Desert Storm War leader Oliver North is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

1944 (-)  Muriel Amelia Eady is strangled and raped by John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, at the age of 32 in London, United Kingdom.

1954 (+)   Serial Killer Gary Charles Evans is born in Troy, New York, USA.

1955 (x)  29-year-old Beat Generation poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg reads his controversial poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco, California, USA.

1959 (-)  Tenor and actor Mario Lanza originally Alfredo Arnold Cocozza, dies of pulmonary embolism at the age of 38 in Rome, Italy.

1968 (+)   Son of Susan Sadie Atkins of the Manson Family, Zezo Ze-Ce Zadfrak is born in Death Valley, Spahn Ranch, California, USA.

1977 (x)  Four paintings are attacked with acid by 40-year-old Serial Vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann aka The Acid Assassin, in Kassel, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Germany.
Among them Rembrandt's "Jacob blessing Joseph's second son", a self-portrait by Rembrandt and Willem Drost's "Noli me tangere".

1980 (-)  Artist Jan Cox commits suicide due to recurring depressions at the age of 61 in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.

1984 (-)  Kimberly Hopps is abducted, raped and strangled by Bobby Long aka Bound to Die, at the age of 22 in Tampa, Nebraska & Hanlon, Florida, USA.

1998 (-)  Double murderer Jonathan Nobles is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2001 (-)  Serial Killer Javed Mughal Iqbal aka Kukri, commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 40 in Lahore, Punjab, India.
He claimed he killed 100 boys during an 18 month period. One of his accomplices, Sajid, was also strangled. Most people in Pakistan believe that the men were murdered. Autopsy results show that the two men were bleeding from the nose and mouth when they died.

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