29th year - N° 40 Sunday, 9 February 2014
9 February / Today's 8 Events:
188 years ago
Thursday 9th of February 1826
Murderer Francis Kol is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
He was an abandoned child.
83 years ago
Monday 9th of February 1931
Writer Thomas Nicolaas Bernhard is born in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands.
82 years ago
Tuesday 9th of February 1932
Painter Gerhard Richter is born in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.
72 years ago
Monday 9th of February 1942
Evelyn Hamilton is strangled by serial killer Gordon Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper in Montagu Place, Marylebone, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.
46 years ago
Friday 9th of February 1968
47-year-old Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys performs 'Eurasienstab - 82 min Fluxorium Organum' with Henning Christiansen in Wide White Space Gallery, Plaatsnijdersstraat 1, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.
42 years ago
Wednesday 9th of February 1972
26-year-old Artist Chris Christopher Burden performs 'T.V. Hijack' on Channel 3 Cablevision in Irvine, California, United States.
"On January 14 I was asked to do a piece on a local television station by Phyllis Lutjeans. After several proposals were censored by the station or by Phyllis, I agreed to an interview situation. I arrived at the station with my own video crew so that could have my own tape. While the taping was in progress, I requested that the show be transmitted live. Since the station was not broadcasting at the time, they complied. In the course of the interview, Phyllis asked me to talk about some of the pieces I had thought of doing. I demonstrated a T.V. Hijack. H olding a knife at her throat, I threatened her life if the station stopped live transmission. I told her that I had planned to make her perform obcene acts. At the end of the recording, I asked for the tape of the show. I unwound the reel and destroyed the show by dousing the tape with acetone. The station manager was irate, and I offered him my tape which included the show and its destruction, but he refused."
39 years ago
Sunday 9th of February 1975
37-year-old Geologist and art vandal László Tóth is released from a psychiatric hospital in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Tóth was immediately deported to Australia and presumably still resides in a nursing home in Strathfield, New South Wales.
15 years ago The Eyes had it
Tuesday 9th of February 1999
Returning from Bangkok into Schiphol airport at 7am in the morning I took up my teaching job at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.