Sunday, December 30, 2012

30 December 1947 - Han Henricus Antonius Van Meegeren Dies

1591 (-)  230th Pope Innocentus IX originally Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti, dies at the age of 72 in Rome, Italy.

1865 (+)   Writer and journalist Joseph Rudyard Kipling is born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

1898 (+)   Musician Umm Kulthum aka The Nightingale of the Nile, is born in Tamay-Az-Zahayra, Egypt.

1903 (x)   Over 600 Die in Iroquis Theatre fire in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1909 (+)   Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Heinz Martin is born in Chemnitz, Germany.

1910 (+)   Writer Paul Frederic Bowles is born in Queens, New York, USA.

1928 (+)   Musician Bo Diddley originally Elias Otha Bates, is born in McComb, Mississippi, USA.

1932 (-)  Multiple poisoness Daisy Louisa De Melker Originally Daisy Hancorn-Smith, is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Pretoria, South Africa.
She presumably killed her husband and son. Two more husbands and four children had died suspiciously.

1934 (+)   Singer-songwriter Del Shannon originally Charles Wedon Westover, is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

1937 (-)  Child-Murderer Frederick Hodder aka Uncle Fred Hudson, is executed by hanging in Nottingham, Lincoln Prison, United Kingdom.

1941 (-)  Artist El Ellasar Markowitsch Lissitsky dies at the age of 51 in Moscow, Russia.

1944 (x)   102 Die in train derailment in Mandalay, Myitkyina, Birma.

1946 (+)   Musician Patti Patricia Lee Smith is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1947 (-)  Painter and forger Han Henricus Antonius Van Meegeren dies of heart-failure at the age of 58 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1956 (x)  Art destructor Hugo Unjaga Villegas throws a brick at Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ in Paris, Le Louvre, France.

1959 (+)   Actress Tracy Ullman is born in Slough, United Kingdom.

1968 (-)  Marina Habe is is presumably stabbed to death by The Manson Family at the age of 18 in Mulholland Drive, California, USA.

1970 (-)  World-champion boxing Sonny Liston dies of a probable heroin overdose at the age of 38 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
He was found on 5 January 1971.

1974 (-)  Arsonist Murderer Anthony F. Barbaro commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 18 in Olean, New York, USA.

1977 (-)  Robert Donnelly is attacked by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 22 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
He survived.

1978 (x)  32-year-old Serial Killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, escapes from the city jail in Aspen, Colorado, USA.

1978 (-)  An unidentified man is strangled and drowned by Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company, in London, United Kingdom.

1987 (-)  Mass Murderer Robert Dreesman commits suicide at the age of 41 in Algona, Iowa, USA.
He first killed his parents, his sister and her three children.

1995 (x)  36-year-old Serial Killer Anatoly Onoprienko aka The Terminator, kills a family of four with a hunting rifle and sets the house on fire in Ukraïne, Russia.

1996 (x)   Over 300 Die in train explosion in India.
It was a terrorist bomb attack.

2004 (x)   194 Die in Republica Cromagnon nightclub fire in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Four of the six doors had been wired shut to keep out "people who would not enter without paying".

2004 (-)  Musician and bandleader Artie Shaw originally Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, dies of complications of diabetes at the age of 94 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA.

2006 (-)  Ruler of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed by hanging at the age of 69 in Baghdad, Iraq.

2009 (-)  Double agent and Al-Qaida suicide bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi aka Hamman Khalil Mohammed, commits suicide by blowing himself up at the age of 32 in Khost, Camp Chapman, Afghanistan.
Seven CIA agents who were organising a birthday party for him were blown to pieces as well.

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