The neon sign on top of Central Railway Station in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
1797 (+) Composer Franz Schubert is born in Vienna, Lichtenthal, Austria.
1921 (+) Tenor and actor Mario Lanza originally Alfredo Arnold Cocozza, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1923 (+) Writer Norman Mailer is born in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA.
1939 (+) Serial Killer and Necrophiliac Jerry Brudos aka The Lust Killer, is born in Webster, South Dakota, USA.
1949 (+) Serial Killer Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher, is born in Cuhahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
1954 (-) Inventor of FM radio Edwin Armstrong commits suicide by jumping from the thirteenth floor window of his flat at the age of 63 in New York, New York, USA.
He was lonely and depressed over the FM patent dispute.
1955 (-) Founder of the WMCA John Mott dies at the age of 89 in Cornell, New York, USA.
1956 (+) Sex Pistol John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1959 (-) Jack Larber dies of spontaneous human combustion in San Francisco, California, USA.
1964 (x) Serial Killer Wladimir Ionesyan aka Iwan The Axeman, is sentenced to death for 5 murders in Armenia, Russia.
1967 (-) Bozena Raczkiewicz is knifed and mutilated to death with a broken bottle by Lucian Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice, at the age of 18 in Lodz, Poland.
1969 (-) Guru Meher Baba originally Merwan Sheriar Irani aka The Silent Avatar, dies of intense muscular spasms at the age of 74 in Meherazad, India.
1974 (-) Film producer Samuel Goldwyn originally Szmuel Gelbfisz, dies of natural causes at the age of 94 in Hollywood, California, USA.
1974 (x) 92 Die in Pan Am Airliner crash in Pago Pago, Samoa.
1978 (-) Elena Rytka is hammered and stabbed to death by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 18 in Huddersfield, Great Northern Street, United Kingdom.
1979 (x) 49-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is released from the Norfolk Regional Center after serving 5 months for sodomising a 16-year-old boy in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
1986 (-) Virginie Labrette is tortured to death by Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, at the age of 76 in Paris 12th, 25 rue de Wattignies, France.
1995 (-) Murderer Willie Williams is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1996 (x) 86 Die in an explosives-filled truck crash in Colombo, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.
At least 1400 people are injured.
2000 (x) 88 Die in Alaska Airlines Flight 261 MD-83 crash into the Pacific Ocean in Point Mugu, California, USA.
2002 (-) Murderer Randall Hafdahl aka Jack Douglas Cone, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2006 (-) Double murderer Jaime Jr. Elizalde is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2009 (x) 113 Die in an oil spillage ignition in Molo, Kenia.