Saturday, December 22, 2012

22 December 1989 - Samuel Barclay Beckett Dies

1639 (+)   Dramatist Jean Racine is born in La Ferté-Milon, Aisne, France.

1738 (-)  Prostitute Constantia Jones is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Tyburn, United Kingdom.
She had stolen 36 shillings from a client.

1858 (+)   Composer Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michale Secondo Puccini is born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

1876 (+)   Artist Emilio Filippo Tommaso Marinetti is born in Alexandria, Egypt.

1883 (+)   Composer Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse is born in Paris, France.

1902 (-)  Psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing known for “Psychopathia Sexualis”, dies at the age of 62 in Graz, Austria.

1926 (-)  John Bernard is raped and strangled as tenth victim by Earle Leonard Nelson aka The Gorilla Murderer, in Council Bluffs, Ohio, USA.

1936 (+)   Victim of the Manson Family, Wojciech Frykowski is born in Lodz, Poland.

1939 (x)   132 Die in train collision in Magdeburg, Germany.

1946 (+)   Wife of Jim, Pam Susan Courson Morrison is born in Weed, California, USA.

1949 (+)   Musicians Maurice & Robin Gibb aka the Bee Gees, is born in Douglas, Isle of Man.

1953 (-)  Rapist and Murderer Alfred Charles Whiteway is executed by hanging at the age of 22 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.

1960 (+)   Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1963 (x)   128 Die in TSMS Lakonia fire in Madeira, Portugal.

1966 (-)  Ilona Harke is abducted and killed by Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, at the age of 5 in Wuppertal-Bredeney, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
He also cut some steaks from the body for later consumption.

1969 (-)  Filmmaker Josef von Sternberg originally Jonas Stern, dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1971 (x)  66-year-old Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, is released on parole after 39 year imprisonment in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

1971 (-)  Ida Van Isacker-Smeets is assaulted, strangled, mutilated and raped by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, at the age of 47 in Mechelen, Hanswijk, Dijleoever, Antwerp, Belgium.

1971 (x)  Four members of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, rob the Hypotheken- und Wechselbank at Fackelstrasse of over 100.000 marks in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Policeman Herbert Schoner was shot dead when he tried to stop the getaway car.

1972 (x)   22 survivors of a plane crash are found in the Andes Mountains, Chile.
They survived on cannibalism.

1972 (+)   Musician Vanessa Chantal Paradis is born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France.

1973 (-)  Teresa Walsh is presumably strangled as forty-fourth victim by Zodiac at the age of 23 in Santa Rosa, California, USA.

1975 (x)   431 Die in coal-mine explosion in Tjashalla, India.

1975 (-)  Suzanne Bach is attacked by Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer, at the age of 17 in Weinheim, Germany.
She survived.

1975 (-)  Connie Bronzich is drugged and stabbed to death by Charles Sobhraj aka Bad Blood, at the age of 28 in Katmandu, Nepal.

1978 (-)  Lenotschka Sakotnowa is stabbed and strangled as first victim by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 10 in Schachty, Meshewoi 26, Russia.

1982 (x)  37-year-old Serial Killer Christopher Bernard Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, abducts and sexually assaults two 15-year-old girls on a beach in New South Wales, Australia.
They survived.

1984 (x)  37-year-old Revenger Bernard Hugo Bernie Goetz aka The Subway Vigilante, shoots 19-year-old Troy Canty, 19-year-old Darrel Cabey, 19-year-old Barry Allen and 18-year-old Jimmy Ramseur, who were trying to rob him in the Seventh Avenue 2 subway train in New York, Harlem, New York, USA.

1986 (-)  Lisa Thomas is abducted and held imprisoned by Gary Heidnik aka The Cellar of Horror Murderer, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

1986 (+)   Terrorist Umar Farouk Abulmutallab aka Omar Farooq al-Nigeri aka The Underwear Bomber, is born in Lagos, Nigeria.

1987 (x)  47-year-old Mass Murderer Gene Ronald Simmons kills his wife Rebecca, his children Gene, 17-year-old Loretta, Eddy, Marianne and Becky, and his granddaughter 3-year-old Barbara by shooting, strangling and drowning them in Dover, Arkansas, USA.

1989 (-)  Writer Samuel Barclay Beckett dies of respiratory insufficiency at the age of 83 in Paris, France.

1992 (x)   157 Die in Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727 and helicopter collision in Libya.

1996 (-)  Jacqueline Leclercq is presumably abducted as fourth victim by Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, at the age of 33 in Hyon, Rue Malapert, Hainaut, Belgium.

1997 (x)  Start of the trial against 43-year-old Serial Killer Ahmad Suraji aka Nasib Datuk Kalewang aka The Sorcerer, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
He stands trial for the murders of 42 women whom he ‘treated’ as a sorcerer, this involved the drinking of their saliva, and strangling them while half buried.

1997 (x)  48-year-old Terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos aka The Jackal, is sentenced to life-imprisonment for the 1975 murders of two French investigators and a Lebanese national in Paris, France.

2001 (x)  28-year-old Terrorist Richard Colvin Reid aka Abdul Raheem aka The Shoebomber, attempts to blow up the American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami Boeing 767 by use of PETN explosives hidden in his shoe.

2007 (x)  61-year-old Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, is stabbed in the face by a fellow inmate in Broadmoor Hospital, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Sutcliffe was already blind in one eye after a previous attack.

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