Wednesday, January 27, 2016

31st year - N° 27 Wednesday, 27 January 2016

31st year - N° 27 Wednesday, 27 January 2016

27 January / Today's 13 Events:
420 years ago

Saturday 27th of January 1596

Sea Captain, slaver and pirate Sir Francis Drake aka el Draque dies of dysentery at the age of 56 in Portobelo, Colón, Panama.

Before dying, Drake asked to be dressed in his full armour. He was buried at sea in a lead coffin, near Portobelo. Divers continue to search for the coffin.

260 years ago

Tuesday 27th of January 1756

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, originally Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart is born in Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.

184 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1832

Victim of John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown William Billy Carrol is born in Daresbury, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

180 years ago Wurde Er auf einem Pelz Gelegt

Wednesday 27th of January 1836

Writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is born in Lemberg, Halych-Volyn, Austria.

55 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1961

74-year-old Postal worker and would-be assassin Richard Paul Pavlick is committed to a mental hospital in Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Missouri, United States.

Pavlick planned to blow up President Kennedy in Palm Beach on 11 December 1960.

54 years ago

Saturday 27th of January 1962

North Korean Agent Hyun-Hui Kim aka Ok Hwa is born in Kaesŏng, North Hwanghae, .

She was responsible for the Korean Air Boeing 707-3B5C Flight 858 bombing on 29 November 1987.

45 years ago

Wednesday 27th of January 1971

46-year-old Wiener Aktionist Otto Muehl performs 'SS und Judenstern' in Praterstraße 32, Wien, Wien, Austria.

39 years ago

Thursday 27th of January 1977

28-year-old Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion and Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is released from prison in Justizvollzugsanstalt Stammheim, Asperger Straße 60, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Mohnhaupt was arrested in Berlin on 9 June 1972 in connection with the Rote Armee Fraktion and sentenced to prison for involvement with a criminal organization, identity document forgery, and illegal weapon possession. Upon her release Mohnhaupt immediately went underground and continued her work with the Rote Armee Fraktion.

32 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1984

26-year-old Singer-songwriter and actor Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop suffers second and third degree burns on his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States.

24 years ago

Monday 27th of January 1992

Writer and wife of Baldur von Schirach Henriette 'Henny' Hoffman dies of unknown causes at the age of 79 in Schwabing, München, Bayern, Germany.

14 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 27th of January 2002

A walk in Rivierenhof park in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

6 years ago

Wednesday 27th of January 2010

Writer J. D. Jerome David Salinger known for The Catcher in the Rye dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Cornish, New Hampshire, United States.

3 years ago

Sunday 27th of January 2013

242 die in Kiss nightclub fire in Kiss Nightclub, 1925 Andradas Street, Sede, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

The fire started when the band Gurizada Fandangueira ignited fireworks during their show. The high death toll was due to the lack of emergency exits (the only access in and out of the building was the front door) and the fact that the number of people inside exceeded the maximum capacity by hundreds.

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