Tuesday, March 28, 2017

32nd year - N° 87 Tuesday, 28 March 2017

32nd year - N° 87 Tuesday, 28 March 2017

28 March / Today's 13 Events:
149 years ago

Saturday 28th of March 1868

Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky, originally Alexei Maximovich Peshkov is born in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.

136 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1881

Composer Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky dies of a seizure at the age of 42 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.

119 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1898

Wife and victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ethel Simpson, originally Simpson Waddington is born in 30 St Luke Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

97 years ago

Sunday 28th of March 1920

Actor Dirk Bogarde, originally Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde is born in 12 Hemstal Road, West Hampstead, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

80 years ago He Was Only an Extremely Imperfect Receiving Set

Sunday 28th of March 1937

54-year-old Mary Gedeon and her 20-year-old daughter Veronica are strangled and waiter Frank Byrnes is stabbed to death with an icepic by 30-year-old Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor in 316 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

"Bob Irwin is nothing. I am only a receiving set. An extremely imperfect one, which can indistinctly tune in the divine mind. You have heard a radio that isn't working well."

76 years ago She Did what Seemed the Best Thing to Do

Friday 28th of March 1941

Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself. Her body was not found until 18 April 1941. "I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness... I can't fight it any longer, I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work."

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75 years ago

Saturday 28th of March 1942

Soldier Conrad Hans Schumann aka The First Man to Jump the Berlin Wall is born in Zschochau, Sachsen, Germany.

59 years ago He Was Born Perfect

Friday 28th of March 1958

Wrestler Curt Curtis Michael Hennig aka Mr. Perfect is born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States.

"I am the greatest wrestler, the greatest athlete the state of Minnesota has ever produced."

40 years ago

Monday 28th of March 1977

Sylvia Lauterbach is beaten to death by serial killer Bernd Bopp aka The Hammer Murderer in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

38 years ago

Wednesday 28th of March 1979

20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Thriller' in Prinsenhof 03, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

I stood facing a wall. A razorblade was pressed between my lips and the wall. I stayed as long as I could.

38 years ago

Wednesday 28th of March 1979

A partial nuclear meltdown of the TMI-2 reactor in Unit 2 occurs due to a loss-of-coolant accident in Three Mile Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Within days 140.000 people had left the area to escape the release of small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 28th of March 1999

Messieurs Delmotte at an artists gathering in Galerie Nadja Vilenne, 5 Rue du Commandant Marchand, Liège, Liège, Belgium.

11 years ago

Tuesday 28th of March 2006

Serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer dies of liver cancer at the age of 67 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

At the time of his death, Brudos was the longest incarcerated inmate in the Oregon Department of Corrections, a total of 37 years.

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