Sunday, January 20, 2019

34th year - N° 20 Sunday, 20 January 2019

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34th year - N° 20 Sunday, 20 January 2019

20 January / Today's 23 Events:
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244 years ago

Friday 20th of January 1775

Physicist and mathematician André-Marie Ampère is born in Saint-Nizier, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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206 years ago He Sort of Confessed

Wednesday 20th of January 1813

Axe murderer John Schild is executed by hanging in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.

Schild confessed in print to bestiality and incest but assessed that "he had stolen no cloth of one Hartman, neither had he given poison to Hartman, nor to one Hertz, nor killed the wife of Michael Gehret, but he must confess that he had committed some thefts."


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109 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 1910

Naturalist, artist and writer Joy Friederike Victoria Adamson, originally Friederike Viktoria Gessner is born in Troppau, Österreichisch-Schlesien, Austria-Hungary.


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99 years ago

Tuesday 20th of January 1920

Film director Federico Fellini is born in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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89 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1930

Astronaut Edwin Eugene Aldrin aka Buzz is born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States.


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83 years ago He Was Hastened by Morphine and Cocaine

Monday 20th of January 1936

King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India George V, originally George Frederick Ernest Albert dies of a cold at the age of 71 in Sandringham House, Sandringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

George V's physician Lord Dawson of Penn hastened the King's death by injecting him with two consecutive lethal injections: 3/4 gr. morphine followed by 1 gr. cocaine shortly afterwards. The King's last mumbled words "God damn you!" were addressed to his nurse Catherine Black when she gave him a sedative.


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73 years ago

Sunday 20th of January 1946

Film director David Keith Lynch is born in Missoula, Montana, United States.


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73 years ago

Sunday 20th of January 1946

Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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60 years ago

Tuesday 20th of January 1959

Serial killer Joel David Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper is born in Bronx, New York, New York, United States.


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54 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1965

Disc jockey and radio presenter Alan Albert James Freed aka Moondog known for naming Rock and Roll dies of uremia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism at the age of 44 in Palm Springs, California, United States.


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51 years ago

Saturday 20th of January 1968

35-year-old Film director Roman Polanski, originally Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański marries 25-year-old actress Sharon Tate in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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50 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1969

Miss Hungary 1985 Csilla Andrea Molnár is born in Kaposvár, Dél-Dunántúl, Hungary.


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49 years ago

Tuesday 20th of January 1970

Student Robert Gerekens commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 18 in Lycée Gaston Berger, Avenue Gaston Berger, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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47 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 1972

John Alan Szyc is killed by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Szyc was lured to Gacy's house on the pretext of selling his Plymouth Satellite to Gacy.


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35 years ago

Friday 20th of January 1984

Competition swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller, originally Peter Johann Weißmüller known his role as Tarzan dies of pulmonary edema at the age of 80 in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

As Weissmuller's coffin was lowered into the ground a recording of the Tarzan yell he invented was played three times at his request.


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34 years ago

Sunday 20th of January 1985

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Johannes Thimme is killed in a bomb-attack at the age of 29 in Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Thimme's selfmade bomb went off too early, his companion 23-year-old Claudia Wannersdorfer was severly wounded.


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31 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1988

26-year-old Serial killer Timothy Wilson Spencer, originally The Southside Strangler is arrested and charged with the murders of 35-year-old Debbie Davis, 32-year-old Susan Hellams and 15-year-old Diane Cho in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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27 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1992

87 die in Air Inter Airbus A-320-111 Flight 148 crash in Barr, Bas-Rhin, France.

There were nine survivors.


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26 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1993

Actress Audrey Hepburn, originally Audrey Kathleen Ruston dies of appendiceal cancer at the age of 64 in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland.


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20 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1999

Double murderer Mark Arlo Sheppard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.


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19 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 2000

Rapist and murderer David Hicks is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Hicks raped and beat to death his 88-year-old grandmother Ocolor Hegger in April 1988 in Teague.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 20th of January 2005

A frame on the wall of the 'Goldene Schluessel' restaurant in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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8 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 2011

52-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Dort oder Hier / Hommage aan Bernd Lohaus' in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

During a memorial event for artist Bernd Lohaus I reconstructed one of his works. I blocked the doorway between the cafetaria, where the event took place, and the museum with strips of tape. Nobody could pass through without destroying the work. On the floor I wrote: "Dort (das Museum) | Hier (die Kunstler) Warum? Bernd, der Kampf geht weiter."


Saturday, January 19, 2019

34th year - N° 19 Saturday, 19 January 2019

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34th year - N° 19 Saturday, 19 January 2019

19 January / Today's 30 Events:
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210 years ago

Thursday 19th of January 1809

Writer Edgar Allan Poe is born in 62 Carver Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


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180 years ago

Saturday 19th of January 1839

Artist Paul Cézanne is born in Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.


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153 years ago

Friday 19th of January 1866

Serial killer Martha Grinder aka The Pittsburgh Poisoner is executed by hanging at the age of 51 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

"I loved to see death in all its forms and phases and left no opportunity to gratify my tastes for such sights."


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153 years ago

Friday 19th of January 1866

Murderer Ernest Wa-Tee-Cha is executed by hanging in Lawrence, Kansas, United States.


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149 years ago

Wednesday 19th of January 1870

Mass murderer Jean-Baptiste Troppmann is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 21 in Prisons de la Roquette, XIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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140 years ago

Sunday 19th of January 1879

Writer and revolutionary Boris Viktorovich Savinkov is born in Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine.


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103 years ago

Wednesday 19th of January 1916

Artist, writer and sound poet Brion John Clifford Gysin aka The Father of Cut-up is born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.


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98 years ago

Wednesday 19th of January 1921

Writer Patricia Mary Highsmith is born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Highsmith's parents divorced ten days before their daughter's birth.


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97 years ago

Thursday 19th of January 1922

Film director Jerzy Kawalerowicz is born in Gwoździec, Stanisławów Voivodeship, Poland.


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89 years ago

Sunday 19th of January 1930

Actress and animal rights activist Tippi Nathalie Kay Hedren is born in New Ulm, Minnesota, United States.

For much of her career Hedren's year of birth was listed as 1935, although in 2004 she acknowledged that she was actually born in 1930.


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86 years ago

Thursday 19th of January 1933

Murderer Alexander Nunes is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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80 years ago

Thursday 19th of January 1939

Musician Phil Everly known from The Everly Brothers is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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76 years ago

Tuesday 19th of January 1943

Singer-songwriter Janis Lyn Joplin is born in Port Arthur, Texas, United States.


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73 years ago

Saturday 19th of January 1946

Singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Dolly Rebecca Parton is born in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States.


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72 years ago

Sunday 19th of January 1947

392 die in Himera ocean liner explosion in Athens, Attica, Greece.

The ship struck a forgotten WWII mine.


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71 years ago

Monday 19th of January 1948

Double murderer Kenneth Lee Boyd is born in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.


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66 years ago

Monday 19th of January 1953

Rita Nelson is strangled and raped by serial killer John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place in 10 Rillington Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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65 years ago

Tuesday 19th of January 1954

Photographer Cindy Cynthia Morris Sherman is born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States.


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57 years ago

Friday 19th of January 1962

21-year-old Mass murderer Richard Benjamin Speck aka Born to Raise Hell marries 15-year-old Shirley Annette Malone in Dallas, Texas, United States.

In January 1966 Malone filed for divorce.


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50 years ago

Sunday 19th of January 1969

Revolutionary student Jan Palach aka Pochodeň č. 1 dies due to injuries after his self-immolation protest three days earlier at the age of 21 in Charles University Faculty Hospital, Studničkova 2028/7, Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.


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46 years ago

Friday 19th of January 1973

Actress Karen Lancaume, originally Karine Bach known from Baise-moi is born in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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38 years ago

Monday 19th of January 1981

Photographer Francesca Woodman commits suicide by jumping out of a loft window at the age of 23 in New York City, New York, United States.


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37 years ago

Tuesday 19th of January 1982

Mass murderer Alvin Lee King III aka The Daingerfield Church Shooter commits suicide by hanging at the age of 47 in Morris County Jail, 502 Union St, Daingerfield, Texas, United States.

King used strips torn from his towel to fabricate the hanging rope.


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37 years ago

Tuesday 19th of January 1982

Organizer of the Soviet spy ring Rote Kapelle Leopold Trepper dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


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36 years ago

Wednesday 19th of January 1983

70-year-old SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Nikolaus Barbie aka The Butcher of Lyon is arrested and extradited to France to stand trial in La Paz, Pedro Domingo Murillo, Bolivia.


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21 years ago

Monday 19th of January 1998

Singer-songwriter Carl Lee Perkins known for Blue Suede Shoes dies of throat cancer at the age of 66 in Jackson-Madison County Hospital, 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

Perkins suffered three strokes in less than 2 months before his death.



14 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 19th of January 2005

Snow on a high bridge railing in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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13 years ago

Thursday 19th of January 2006

Singer-songwriter Wilson Pickett aka The Wicked Pickett dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Reston, Virginia, United States.


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12 years ago Papa Left the Building

Friday 19th of January 2007

Singer-songwriter and musician Denny Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty known from The Mamas & the Papas dies of kidney failure at the age of 67 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


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10 years ago

Monday 19th of January 2009

Art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann dies of cancer at the age of 72 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.