Tuesday, December 25, 2012

25 December 1989 - Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu are Executed

795 (-)  95th Pope Hadrianus I dies in Rome, Italy.

1863 (+)   Film pioneer Charles Pathé is born in Paris, France.

1878 (+)   Racer and founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company Louis-Joseph Chevrolet is born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

1882 (+)   Make-up queen Helena Chaja Rubinstein is born in Krakow, Poland.

1885 (+)   Actor John Bowers originally John E Bowersox, is born in Garrett, Indiana, USA.

1887 (+)   Hotel-magnate Conrad Nicholson Sr. Hilton is born in Socorro County, New Mexico, USA.

1891 (-)  Julia Connor is murdered by Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, in Chicago, Holmes Castle, Illinois, USA.

1893 (+)   Murderess Edith Jessie Thompson originally Graydon, is born in London, Dalston, United Kingdom.

1897 (-)  Mary Spink is poisoned with tartar-emetic by Severin Klosowski aka George Chapman, in London, United Kingdom.

1899 (+)   Actor Humphrey DeForest Bogart is born in New York City, New York, USA.

1908 (+)   Raconteur Quentin Crisp originally Denis Charles Pratt, is born in Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom.

1911 (+)   Artist Louise Bourgeois is born in Paris, France.

1914 (+)   Murderer Grady B. Cole is born in Arizona, USA.

1918 (+)   President Anwar Al Sadat is born in Mit Abu al-Kum, Egypt.

1924 (+)   Twilight Zone host Rod Rodman Edward Serling is born in Syracuse, New York, USA.

1925 (+)   Writer Carlos Castaneda is born in Cajamarca, Peru.

1940 (+)   Musician and record producer Phil Harvey Philip Spector aka The Wall of Sound, is born in The Bronx, New York, USA.

1946 (-)  Filmmaker W.C. Fields dies of a stomach-bleeding at the age of 66 in Pasadena, California, USA.

1949 (+)   Actress Sissy Spacek is born in Quitman, Texas, USA.

1952 (x)  47-year-old Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess, escapes from the State Hospital in Arizona, USA.
It’s her sixth attempt to escape, she is recaptured 46 hours later.

1959 (-)  Irmgard Feder is attacked and mutilated by Manfred Wittiman aka The Beast of Oberfranken, at the age of 19 in Freberg, Germany.
She survived.

1961 (+)   Son of Joseph Kallinger, aka The Shoemaker, Mike Kallinger is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

1971 (x)   163 Die in Taejongak Hotel fire in Seoul, Korea.

1977 (-)  Actor and filmmaker Charles Spencer Chaplin dies at the age of 88 in Vaud, Switzerland.

1977 (+)   Double agent and Al-Qaida suicide bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi aka Hamman Khalil Mohammed, is born in Kuwait.

1982 (-)  John R. Johnson is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 25 in Belshaw, Indiana, USA.

1983 (+)   Son of Tex Watson of the Manson Family and Joan Svege, Benjamin Charles Watson is born in Texas, USA.

1983 (-)  Artist Juan Mirò dies of heart-insufficiency at the age of 90 in Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

1989 (-)  Nationalist leader Nicolae Ceaucescu aka The Genius of the Carpathians, is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 71 in Romania.
He and his 70-year-old wife Elena had been sentenced to death by a People’s Court.

1995 (-)  Actor Dean Martin originally Dino Crocetti aka The King of Cool, dies of lung cancer at the age of 78 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

1998 (x)  53-year-old Serial Killer Dennis Andrew Nilsen aka Killing For Company, is found drunk in his prison cell in Cambridgeshire, Whitemoor Prison, United Kingdom.
It is thought he had been bingeing on homemade moonshine.

2006 (-)  Musician James Joseph Brown aka The Godfather of Soul, dies of pneumonia at the age of 73 in Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

2006 (-)  Murderer Yoshimitsu Akiyama is executed by hanging at the age of 77 in Tokyo Detention Centre, Japan.

2006 (-)  Murderer Hiroaki Hidaka is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Hiroshima, Japan.

2006 (-)  Murderer Yoshio Fujinami is executed by hanging at the age of 75 in Tokyo Detention Centre, Japan.

2006 (-)  Murderer Michio Fukuoka is executed by hanging at the age of 64 in Osaka, Japan.

2009 (x)  23-year-old Terrorist Umar Farouk Abulmutallab aka Omar Farooq al-Nigeri aka The Underwear Bomber, attempts to detonate PETN and TAPN plastic explosives hidden in his underwear aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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