Thursday, May 17, 2018

33rd year - N° 137 Thursday, 17 May 2018

33rd year - N° 137 Thursday, 17 May 2018

17 May / Today's 16 Events:
508 years ago

Tuesday 17th of May 1510

Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, originally Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Firenze, Toscana, Italy.

152 years ago

Thursday 17th of May 1866

Pianist and composer Erik Satie, originally Éric Alfred Leslie Satie is born in Honfleur, Basse-Normandie, France.

150 years ago He Was no Veg-O-Matic

Sunday 17th of May 1868

Automobile manufacturing pioneer Horace Elgin Dodge is born in Niles, Michigan, United States.

145 years ago

Saturday 17th of May 1873

Writer Henri Barbusse is born in Asnières-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

118 years ago

Thursday 17th of May 1900

25-year-old Mass murderer John Filip Nordlund aka Mälarmördaren aka Mordlund aka Svarte Filip kills the Princ Carl steamboat's captain Olof Rönngren, a butcher, an old lady, a farmer and a cattle merchant and wounds another nine passengers in Arboga, Västmanlands Län, Sweden.

Nordlund's plan was to rob and kill as many people as possible on the ship and steal the ship's register. To avoid early detection he also planned to torch the ship. This plan failed because scared passengers on the boat managed to attract the attention of the Köping ferry.

114 years ago Il n'Était pas un Moko

Tuesday 17th of May 1904

Actor Jean Gabin, originally Jean-Alexis Moncorgé is born in 23 Boulevard Rochechouart, IXe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

94 years ago

Saturday 17th of May 1924

Numerous skulls and bones are found in the river Leine between Schloss Herrenhausen and the Bruckmühle. They are all presumed victims of 45-year-old Serial killer Fritz Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.

91 years ago

Tuesday 17th of May 1927

28-year-old Serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place is sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for malicious wounding in South Western Magistrates Court, 176A Lavender Hill, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

81 years ago He Rode Easy

Monday 17th of May 1937

Actor and film director Dennis Lee Hopper is born in Dodge City, Kansas, United States.

77 years ago

Saturday 17th of May 1941

36-year-old Geisha, prostitute, actress and murderess Sada Abe is released from prison on the occasion of the 2.600th anniversary celebrations of the mythical founding of Japan in Tochigi, Kantō, Japan.

55 years ago

Friday 17th of May 1963

Victim of Bobbie Joe Long aka The Adman Rapist Kim Marie Swann is born in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States.

38 years ago

Saturday 17th of May 1980

Martyn Duffey is drowned in the kitchen sink by serial killer Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company in 195 Melrose Avenue, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

30 years ago

Tuesday 17th of May 1988

Mass murderer Robert A. Hawkins aka The Omaha Mall Gunman is born in RAF Lakenheath, Lakenheath, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

11 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 17th of May 2007

On the way from Tampere for a performance in Kulttuuritalo Annis, Annankatu 6, Pori, Satakunta, Finland.

8 years ago

Monday 17th of May 2010

Entertainer, entrepreneur, singer-songwriter and professional whistler Bobbejaan Schoepen, originally Modest Schoepen dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 85 in Turnhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.

6 years ago

Thursday 17th of May 2012

Singer-songwriter Donna Summer, originally LaDonna Adrian Gaines aka The Queen of Disco dies of lung cancer at the age of 64 in Naples, Florida, United States.

Summer believed she developed her lung cancer by inhaling toxic particles following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

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