Monday, January 27, 2020

35th year - N° 27 Monday, 27 January 2020

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35th year - N° 27 Monday, 27 January 2020

27 January / Today's 34 Events:
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424 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.


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264 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.


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188 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1832

Writer, mathematician and photographer Lewis Carroll, originally Charles Lutwidge Dodgson known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is born in Daresbury, Cheshire, United Kingdom.


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184 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.


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166 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1854

John Palmer is poisoned by serial poisoner William Palmer aka The Prince of Poisoners in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

John was about three or four days old at the time of death.


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146 years ago

Tuesday 27th of January 1874

New York State Electrician aka executioner Robert Greene Elliott is born in Hamlin, New York, United States.


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128 years ago

Wednesday 27th of January 1892

Composer Mitya Stillman is born in Il'intsy, Ukraine, Russia.


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119 years ago

Sunday 27th of January 1901

Composer Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi dies of complications from a stroke at the age of 88 in Milano, Lombardia, Italy.


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114 years ago She Was a Bamby

Saturday 27th of January 1906

Actress Starr Wyman Faithfull aka The Drowned Girl is born in Evanston, Illinois, United States.


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92 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1928

Murderer Daniel Driscoll is executed by hanging by Robert Baxter at the age of 38 in Cardiff Prison, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.


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92 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1928

Murderer Edward Rowlands is executed by hanging by Robert Baxter in Cardiff Prison, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.


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89 years ago

Tuesday 27th of January 1931

Great Train Robber Buster Ronald Christopher Edwards is born in Lambeth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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75 years ago

Saturday 27th of January 1945

The 322nd Rifle Division of the Russian Red Army liberates the Auschwitz concentration camp in KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau, Birkenau, Małopolska, Poland.

The soldiers found 7.500 prisoners alive and over 600 corpses. Among items found by the Soviet soldiers were 370.000 men's suits, 837.000 women's garments, and 7.7 tonnes of human hair.


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71 years ago

Thursday 27th of January 1949

Over 1500 die in Taiping steamer collision in Zhoushan Archipelago, Zhejiang, China.

Taiping was packed to nearly twice her rated capacity carrying over 1.000 refugees fleeing advancing Chinese Communist forces during the Chinese Civil War, when she departed Shanghai on 26 January 1949 bound for Keelung, Taiwan.


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62 years ago

Monday 27th of January 1958

August Meyer is shot in the head by spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red in Meyer Farm, Bennet, Nebraska, United States.

Starkweather also killed Meyer's dog.


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62 years ago

Monday 27th of January 1958

Robert W. Jensen is shot in the head by spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red in Bennet, Nebraska, United States.

Starkweather and Fugate drove their car into mud and abandoned the vehicle. When Jensen and his 16-year-old girlfriend Carol King stopped to give them a ride Starkweather forced them to drive back to an abandoned storm cellar and shot Jensen in the back of the head. He then attempted to rape King but was unable to do so, became angry with her and fatally shot her.


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59 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.


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58 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.


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57 years ago

Sunday 27th of January 1963

John Lindsay Sturkey is shot dead by serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare in Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia.

Nicholas August, his 40-year-old lover Roweena Reeves and 29-year-old Brian Weir were also shot and woonded in separate events on the same night.


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53 years ago

Friday 27th of January 1967

US-astronauts 40-year-old Gus Grisson, 33-year-old Edward H. White and 31-year-old Roger B. Chaffee are burned alive in their Apollo/Saturn 204 in John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, United States.

Grissom suffered severe third degree burns on over one-third of his body and his spacesuit was mostly destroyed. White suffered third degree burns on almost half of his body and a quarter of his spacesuit had melted away. Chaffee suffered third degree burns over almost a quarter of his body and a small portion of his spacesuit was damaged. The autopsy report confirmed that the primary cause of death for all three astronauts was cardiac a rrest caused by high concentrations of carbon monoxide. Burns suffered by the crew were not believed to be major factors, and it was concluded that most of them had occurred postmortem. Asphyxiation occurred after the fire melted the astronauts' suits and oxygen tubes, exposing them to the lethal atmosphere of the cabin.


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49 years ago

Wednesday 27th of January 1971

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


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43 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.


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42 years ago He Engaged in Necrophilia and Cannibalism

Friday 27th of January 1978

Evelyn Elizabeth Ferreira Miroth is shot dead by serial killer and cannibal Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento in Merrywood Drive 3207, Sacramento, California, United States.

Chase encountered Miroth's 51-year-old friend Danny Meredith whom he shot with his .22 handgun and took his wallet and car keys. He then fatally shot Miroth, her six-year-old son Jason and her 22-month-old nephew David Ferreira before mutilating Miroth and engaging in necrophilia and cannibalism with her corpse. He then took the baby's body home, decapitated it and ate parts of its brains before dumping it in a cardboar d box.


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39 years ago

Tuesday 27th of January 1981

666 die in Tampomas II ocean liner fire and sinking in Masalembo Islands, Java Sea, Indonesia.

Around 20:00 on 25 January some parts of the engine experienced fuel leaks and cigarette butts coming down from the vents ignited the leaking fuel. The crews saw the fire and tried to snuff it out using portable fire extinguishers but failed. In the morning of 27 January there was an explosion in the engine room which created an entrance for the sea water to fill the compartments. Finally at 12:45 on 27 January (about 30 hours after the first spark) the ship sank to the bottom of the Java Sea.


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37 years ago

Thursday 27th of January 1983

Actor Louis de Funès, originally Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza aka FuFu dies of a massive stroke at the age of 69 in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France.


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36 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.


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28 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.


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20 years ago He Believed He Was Going Home

Thursday 27th of January 2000

Double murderer James Walter Moreland is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Moreland's last words were "I believe I'm going home."


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20 years ago

Thursday 27th of January 2000

49-year-old Murderer Robert Frederick 'Bobby' Glass aka Slowhand pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter of 35-year-old Sharon Lopatka and six sexual exploitation charges in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States.

Glass was sentenced to a minimum four years and nine months in prison, 36 to 53 months in prison for manslaughter and 21 to 26 months on the first of the other six other charges. Sentences for the other counts were suspended.



18 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 27th of January 2002

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


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11 years ago

Tuesday 27th of January 2009

Writer John Hoyer Updike dies of lung cancer at the age of 77 in Danvers, Massachusetts, United States.


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10 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.


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7 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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3 years ago

Friday 27th of January 2017

Actor John Vincent Hurt dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 77 in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

35th year - N° 26 Sunday, 26 January 2020

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35th year - N° 26 Sunday, 26 January 2020

26 January / Today's 30 Events:
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680 years ago

Tuesday 26th of January 1340

28-year-old King of England Edward III is declared King of France in Vrijdagmarkt, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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194 years ago Il a Quitté le Radeau

Thursday 26th of January 1826

Artist Théodore Jean-Louis André Géricault dies of tuberculosis at the age of 35 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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172 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 1848

Victim of Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie Hendrik Frankhuizen is born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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149 years ago

Thursday 26th of January 1871

Victim of Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie Pieternella Swanenburg is born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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140 years ago

Monday 26th of January 1880

Chief of Staff of the United States Army Douglas MacArthur is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.


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102 years ago

Saturday 26th of January 1918

General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party Nicolae Ceaușescu aka The Genius of the Carpathians is born in Scornicești, Olt, Romania.

Nicolae was the third of ten children in the Ceaușescu family.


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95 years ago

Monday 26th of January 1925

Actor Paul Leonard Newman is born in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.


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92 years ago

Thursday 26th of January 1928

Film director Roger Vadim, originally Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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88 years ago

Tuesday 26th of January 1932

Chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley dies of natural causes at the age of 71 in Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.


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82 years ago Her Head Was at it

Wednesday 26th of January 1938

Florence Genevieve Polillo is found killed and dismembered by unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer in 2325 East 20th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

Some other parts of Polillo's body were found near 1419 Orange Avenue on 7 February. Her head was never recovered.


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76 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 1944

Writer and political activist Angela Yvonne Davis is born in Dynamite Hill, Birmingham, Alabama, United States.


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73 years ago

Sunday 26th of January 1947

Actor Patrick Dewaere, originally Patrick Jean Marie Henri Bourdeaux is born in Saint-Brieuc, Bretagne, France.


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72 years ago There Was no Dysentery Outbreak

Monday 26th of January 1948

12 die due to poisoning during a bank-robbery by 56-year-old Tempera painter and presumed mass poisoner Sadamichi Hirasawa in Teikoku Ginko, Shiinamachi, Tokyo, Kantō, Japan.

A man calling himself an epidemiologist arrived at the Imperial Bank, explaining that he was a public health official who had orders to inoculate the staff against a sudden outbreak of dysentery. He gave all sixteen people present a pill and a few drops of liquid. Those present drank the cyanide solution and died while he robbed the bank of 160.000 yen. Hirasawa is believed to have been falsely charged.


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65 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 1955

Musician Eddie Edward Lodewijk Van Halen is born in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.


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62 years ago

Sunday 26th of January 1958

167 die in Nankai Maru ferry capsizing in Awaji Island, Kansai, Japan.


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61 years ago Stieg Er Aus

Monday 26th of January 1959

Heilstrom mystic Bruno Gröning dies of stomach cancer at the age of 53 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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58 years ago They Didn't Discuss the Ending of the Film

Friday 26th of January 1962

Mobster and father of modern organized crime in the United States Charles Luciano, originally Salvatore Lucania aka Lucky Luciano dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Aeroporto Internazionale, Napoli, Campania, Italy.

Luciano had gone to the airport to meet with American producer Martin Gosch about a film based on his life. After the meeting Luciano was stricken with a heart attack and died.


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55 years ago

Tuesday 26th of January 1965

19-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is arrested for auto-theft in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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54 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 1966

The Beaumont children are presumably abducted and murdered in Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

9-year-old Jane Nartare Beaumont, 7-year-old Arnna Kathleen and 4-year-old Grant Ellis were seen in the company of a tall, blond and thin-faced man with a sun-tanned complexion of thin to athletic build in his mid-30s and wearing swimming trunks before disappearing forever. As of 2018 an A$1 million reward was offered for information related to the cold case by the South Australian Government.


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52 years ago Her Foot Was Used to Model

Friday 26th of January 1968

Linda Katherine Slawson is strangled by foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Brudos lured Slawson to the garage while his wife and children were in the house, knocked her out with a wooden plank, and strangled her. He dressed her in different female undergarments and shoes he had stolen, arranged her body in provocative poses, and used a hacksaw to cut off her left foot, which he kept in the freezer and used to model his collection of high-heel shoes.


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43 years ago Black Magic Spells Caused Him Problems

Wednesday 26th of January 1977

Film director Laurence Merrick known for co-directing the Oscar nominated documentary ‘Manson’ is shot dead by 31-year-old Dennis Michael Mignano at the age of 51 in Merrick Studio Academy of Dramatic Arts, 870 N. Vine St, Hollywood, California, United States.

Mignano auditioned at Merrick's school and 'black magic' spells were cast upon him that caused him problems.


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41 years ago He Was in Undeniable Intimate Circumstances

Friday 26th of January 1979

Businessman, philanthropist, public servant and politician Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller dies of a heart attack at the age of 71 in 13 West 54th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

Rockefeller died in the presence of his 25-year-old aide Megan Marshack. "It became known that he had been alone with a young woman who worked for him, in undeniably intimate circumstances, and in the course of that evening had died from a heart attack."


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37 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 1983

Stephen Sinclair Guild is strangled by serial killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company in 23 Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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29 years ago

Saturday 26th of January 1991

32-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Did Dillinger Die Right There and Then?' in Galerie Transit, Tiensevest 39, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

The space was divided in two parts by a cutout décor. On one side I was laying naked on a rotating metal table lighted by a stroboscope. From the other side the public could see the performance only through a few small holes in the décor. The stroboscope made it look like sometimes I was on the table and sometimes I wasn't.


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24 years ago There Was no Need for His Glasses

Friday 26th of January 1996

Rapist and murderer John Albert Taylor is executed by the firing squad at the age of 37 in Utah State Prison, Draper, Utah, United States.

Taylor's last meal request was for a large Ambassador pizza with thin crust, onions, mushrooms, hot peppers, sausage, pepperoni, ham and extra cheese. He also asked for a Coke. He gave his glasses to warden Hank Galetka and said "There is no need for them."


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21 years ago

Tuesday 26th of January 1999

Murderer Martin Sauceda Vega is executed by lethal injection at the age of 54 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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20 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 2000

Science fiction writer Alfred Elton van Vogt dies of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California, United States.



17 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 26th of January 2003

A crumpled page about the murder of John F. Kennedy recovered from artist Francis Bacon's studio in its reconstruction at The Huge Lane Gallery in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.


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12 years ago

Saturday 26th of January 2008

Only child of actor Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi Christian Devi Brando dies of pneumonia at the age of 50 in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, 1300 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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9 years ago

Wednesday 26th of January 2011

Serial rapist and murderer Mike James Mitchell DeBardeleben aka The Lethal Shadow dies of pneumonia at the age of 71 in Federal Medical Center, Old North Carolina Highway 75, Butner, North Carolina, United States.