Sunday, October 23, 2016

31st year - N° 297 Sunday, 23 October 2016

31st year - N° 297 Sunday, 23 October 2016

23 October / Today's 16 Events:
123 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1893

Vaudeville performer Gummo Milton Marx known from the Marx Brothers is born in New York City, New York, United States.

106 years ago

Sunday 23rd of October 1910

King of Siam Rama V, originally Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua aka The Royal Buddha dies of a kidney disease at the age of 57 in Phra Ratcha Wang Dusit, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.

95 years ago

Sunday 23rd of October 1921

Inventor John Boyd Dunlop dies of unknown causes at the age of 81 in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

93 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of October 1923

21-year-old Dancer, actress, film director and photographer Leni Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl performs her first solo dance performance in Tonhalle, Grafinger Straße 6, München, Bayern, Germany.

91 years ago Johnny was Heeeeeeeeere!

Friday 23rd of October 1925

Television host Johnny Carson known for ‘The Tonight Show’ is born in Coming, Iowa, United States.

89 years ago

Sunday 23rd of October 1927

Installation artist Ed Edward Ralph Kienholz is born in Fairfield, Washington, United States.

74 years ago

Friday 23rd of October 1942

Murderer Donald Harry Fearn is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 27 in Colorado State Penitentiary, Cañon City, Colorado, United States.

Fearn received his death sentence for kidnapping, raping, torturing and shooting 16-year-old high school student Alice Porter. Thirty-six hours before the murder Fearn's wife gave birth to their second child.

66 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1950

Singer, actor and comedian Al Jolson, originally Asa Yoelson aka The World's Greatest Entertainer dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States.

Jolson was playing cards in his suite at the hotel. His last words were said to be "Boys, I'm going."

59 years ago His Heart Skipped a Beat

Wednesday 23rd of October 1957

Fashion designer Christian Dior dies of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Montecatini Terme, Toscana, Italy.

Some reports say that Dior died of a heart attack after choking on a fish bone. Time's obituary stated that he died of a heart attack after playing a game of cards. However, the Paris socialite Baron de Redé wrote in his memoirs that contemporary rumor was that Dior's heart attack had been caused by a strenuous sexual encounter with two young men.

55 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1961

Murderer Arthur Schuck is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 45 in Rockview Penitentiary, Benner Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

44 years ago

Monday 23rd of October 1972

Wendell Hubbard is stabbed to death and his penis severed by unidentified serial killer Charlie Chop-off in Harlem, New York, New York, United States.

34 years ago

Saturday 23rd of October 1982

Steven Crockett is beaten and stabbed to death by serial killer Larry Eyler aka The Leather Boy Killer in Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

24 years ago

Friday 23rd of October 1992

Triple murderer John Starling Gardner is executed by lethal injection at the age of 34 in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Gardner's last words were "All I have to say is if more parents would raise their children in God-fearing homes, maybe some of them wouldn't end up in the position I'm in."

18 years ago

Friday 23rd of October 1998

Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd aka The Trunk Murderess dies of natural causes at the age of 93 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 23rd of October 2005

One threewheeler helping out another one along the way in Tunnel Warfare Museum, Jiaozhuanghu, Shunyi, China.

2 years ago

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Musician Alvin Stardust, originally Bernard William Jewry dies of prostate cancer at the age of 72 in Muswell Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

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