Saturday, January 23, 2021

36th year - N° 23 Saturday, 23 January 2021

36th year - N° 23 Saturday, 23 January 2021

23 January / Today's 27 Events:
238 years ago

Thursday 23rd of January 1783

Writer Stendhal, originally Marie-Henri Beyle known for his novel Le Rouge et le Noir is born in 12 rue des Vieux Jésuites, Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France.

218 years ago

Sunday 23rd of January 1803

Brewer, visionary and philantropist Arthur Guinness dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland.

189 years ago On Lui Préparait Encore le Déjeuner

Monday 23rd of January 1832

Painter Édouard Manet is born in 5 Rue des Petits-Augustins Paris, VIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

123 years ago

Sunday 23rd of January 1898

Film director Sergeï Mikhailovich Eisenstein is born in Riga, Latvia, Russia.

98 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of January 1923

The furniture, including the stove, of 54-year-old Serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais is sold at a public auction in Versailles, Île-de-France, France.

93 years ago

Monday 23rd of January 1928

Actress Jeanne Moreau is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

90 years ago She Couldn't Dance

Friday 23rd of January 1931

Prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, originally Anna Pavlovna Matveyevna Pavlova known for her role as The Dying Swan dies of pleurisy at the age of 49 in Hotel Des Indes, Lange Voorhout 54-56, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Pavlova was told that she had pneumonia and required an operation, she refused to have the surgery saying "If I can't dance then I'd rather be dead."

89 years ago

Saturday 23rd of January 1932

Mass murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is born in Denver, Colorado, United States.

85 years ago

Thursday 23rd of January 1936

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Horst Mahler known for switching his beliefs to neo-Nazism is born in Chojnów, Województwo Dolnośląskie, Poland.

77 years ago

Sunday 23rd of January 1944

Artist Edvard Munch dies of unknown causes at the age of 81 in Ekely, Oslo, Østlandet, Norway.

74 years ago

Thursday 23rd of January 1947

Artist Pierre Bonnard dies of natural causes at the age of 80 in Le Bosquet, 29 Avenue Victoria, Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

73 years ago

Friday 23rd of January 1948

Murderer Wardell H. Henderson is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 24 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

60 years ago They Came Damn Close

Monday 23rd of January 1961

A B-52 Stratofortress carrying two 3–4-megaton Mark 39 nuclear bombs breaks up in mid-air, dropping its nuclear payload in the process in .

Five crewmen successfully ejected or bailed out of the aircraft and landed safely, another ejected but did not survive the landing and two died in the crash. The dead were 35-year-old Sergeant Francis Roger Barnish, 42-year-old Major Eugene Holcombe Richards and 41-year-old Major Eugene Shelton. Bomb disposal expert responsible for disarming the device Jack Revelle claimed "we came damn close" to a nuclear detonation that would have completely changed much of eastern North Carolina.

52 years ago

Thursday 23rd of January 1969

Therèse Adam is beaten and shot dead by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Rue des Frères Péraux, Nogent-sur-Oise, Oise, France.

46 years ago

Thursday 23rd of January 1975

Bomb attack by Radical left organisation the Weather Underground on the Department of Defense offices in Oakland, California, United States.

The Weather Underground expressed solidarity with the Vietnamese still fighting against the Thieu regime in Vietnam.

45 years ago

Friday 23rd of January 1976

Physician and cosmonout Aleksei Vasiliyevich Sorokin dies of a heart disease and blood poisoning at the age of 45 in Zvyozdny Gorodok, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

43 years ago

Monday 23rd of January 1978

Teresa Lyn 'Terry' Blodger Wallin is shot dead by serial killer and cannibal Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento in Tioga Way 2630, Sacramento, California, United States.

Chase then had sexual intercourse with Wallin's corpse while stabbing her with a butcher knife. He then removed multiple organs, cut off one of her nipples and drank her blood.

35 years ago Sagte Gott Nee Nee Nee Nee Nee

Thursday 23rd of January 1986

Artist and pedagogue Joseph Heinrich Beuys dies of heart failure at the age of 65 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

32 years ago

Monday 23rd of January 1989

Surrealist artist and first Marqués de Dalí de Pubol Salvador Dalí, originally Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech dies of heart failure at the age of 85 in Teatre-Museu, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

32 years ago

Monday 23rd of January 1989

200 die in gold mine explosion in Sol de Oro, Nazca, Nazca, Peru.

31 years ago

Tuesday 23rd of January 1990

Taunja Ann Bennett is beaten and strangled by serial killer Keith Jesperson aka The Happy Face Killer in Portland, Oregon, United States.

24 years ago He'd Be Fine

Thursday 23rd of January 1997

Serial killer Randy Greenawalt is executed by lethal injection at the age of 48 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Greenawalt's last meal request was for a cheeseburger, fries and coffee with milk. "Don't worry about me, I'll be fine" were his last words.

24 years ago

Thursday 23rd of January 1997

23-year-old Serial killer Andonis Daglis aka The Athens Ripper is sentenced to thirteen terms of life imprisonment, plus 25 years for raping and murdering three prostitutes and cutting them up with a chain saw in Athens, Attica, Greece.

During his trial, Daglis told the court, "I hated all prostitutes and continue to hate them. I went to meet them for sex but suddenly other pictures came into my head. I heard voices which ordered me to kill. Once I thought about strangling my fiancée, but I restrained myself."

19 years ago

Wednesday 23rd of January 2002

Sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Felix Bourdieu dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in Hôpital Saint-Antoine, 184 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, XIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

17 years ago

Friday 23rd of January 2004

Photographer Helmut Newton, originally Helmut Neustädter dies of a heart attack at the age of 84 in Chateau-Marmont Hotel, Bungalow #3, 8221 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Newton was in an accident when his car sped out of control and hit a wall in the driveway of the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Newton died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

16 years ago Johnny was Gooooooooone!

Sunday 23rd of January 2005

Television host Johnny Carson known for ‘The Tonight Show’ dies of emphysema at the age of 80 in Malibu, California, United States.

16 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 23rd of January 2005

A walk on a snowy mountain during feiertag at the Kunsthalle in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.

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