Friday, January 21, 2022

37th year - N° 21 Friday, 21 January 2022

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37th year - N° 21 Friday, 21 January 2022

21 January / Today's 41 Events:
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248 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1774

Composer Florian Leopold Gassmann dies of long-term consequences of a carriage accident at the age of 45 in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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229 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1793

King of France and Navarre Louis XVI, originally Louis-Auguste de France is executed by the Guillotine at the age of 39 in Place de la Révolution, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

While Louis's blood dripped to the ground many members of the crowd ran forward to dip their handkerchiefs in it.


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180 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1842

Notorious cannibal Alferd Griner Packer is born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States.


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167 years ago

Sunday 21st of January 1855

Firearms designer John Moses Browning is born in Ogden, Utah, United States.


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153 years ago

Thursday 21st of January 1869

Victim of Maria Swanenburg aka Goeie Mie Johannes Swanenburg is born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


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153 years ago

Thursday 21st of January 1869

Mystic and self-proclaimed holy man Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin aka The Mad Monk is born in Pokrovskoye, Tobolsk Governorate, Russia.


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150 years ago

Sunday 21st of January 1872

Murderer Frederick Henry Seddon is born in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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126 years ago

Tuesday 21st of January 1896

Younger sister of Reichsführer Adolf Hitler Paula Hitler aka Paula Wolf is born in Hafeld, Oberösterreich, Austria.


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123 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1899

General practitioner and suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams is born in Randalstown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.


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117 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1905

Fashion designer Christian Dior is born in 1 Rue d'Estouteville, Granville, Manche, France.


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101 years ago He Walked In

Friday 21st of January 1921

Spree killer Howard Barton Unruh aka The Walker of Death is born in Camden, New Jersey, United States.


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100 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1922

Actor Telly Aristotelis Savalas known from the TV-series ‘Kojak’ is born in Garden City, New York, United States.


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98 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1924

Political theorist and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, originally Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov dies of sclerosis of the cerebral arteries at the age of 54 in Gorki, Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

Persistent stories mark syphilis as the cause of Lenin's death. A retrospective diagnosis published in The European Journal of Neurology in 2004 strengthens these suspicions.


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98 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1924

Comedian and actor Benny Alfred Hawthorne Hill known for The Benny Hill Show is born in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.


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91 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1931

Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, originally Samuel Cook is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.


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91 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1931

Actress and stage performer Alma Rubens, originally Alma Genevieve Reubens aka Silent Snowbird dies of lobar pneumonia and bronchitis at the age of 34 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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84 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1938

Disc jockey and radio presenter Robert Weston Smith aka Wolfman Jack known for his gravelly voice is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.


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84 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1938

Illusionist and film pioneer Georges Marie Jean Méliès dies of cancer at the age of 77 in Hôpital Léopold-Bellan, 19-21, Rue Vercingétorix, XIVe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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81 years ago

Tuesday 21st of January 1941

Tenor Plácido Domingo, originally José Plácido Domingo Embil is born in 34 Calle Ibiza, distrito de Retiro, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.


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78 years ago

Friday 21st of January 1944

Murderer and literary talent Jack Henry Abbott known for his memoir ‘In the Belly of the Beast’ is born in Oscoda, Michigan, United States.


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72 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1950

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Silke Maier-Witt is born in Nagold, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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72 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1950

Writer George Orwell, originally Eric Arthur Blair dies of a lung bleeding at the age of 47 in University College Hospital, Euston Road, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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70 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1952

Spree killer Raymond Lee Stewart is born in Burlington, North Carolina, United States.


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69 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1953

Triple murderer Pierre Dale Selby is born in Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago.


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64 years ago

Tuesday 21st of January 1958

59-year-old Marion Bartlett, his 36-year-old wife Velda and their 2-year-old daughter Betty Jean are shot and stabbed to death by 20-year-old Spree killer Charles Raymond Starkweather aka Little Red in 924 Belmont Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

Velda was the mother of Caril Ann Fugate, Starkweather's girlfriend. The bodies were found on 27 January.


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63 years ago He Went to the Morgue Instead

Wednesday 21st of January 1959

Film director Cecil Blount DeMille dies of heart failure at the age of 78 in Hollywood, California, United States.

On the evening before DeMille's doctor paid him a visit at home and seeing how weak the director was advised that he go to the hospital at once. DeMille merely replied "No, I think I'll go to the morgue instead."


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62 years ago

Thursday 21st of January 1960

435 die in Coalbrook coal mine of Clydesdale Colliery cave in in Coalbrook, Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa.

The miners were suffocated by methane gas and crushed to death by rockfall caused by cascading pillar failure.


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61 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1961

Writer Blaise Cendrars, originally Frédéric-Louis Sauser dies of a stroke at the age of 74 in 5, Rue José-Maria-de-Heredia, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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57 years ago

Thursday 21st of January 1965

Lucienne Verhoeven-Bourlard is strangled by serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank in Gloriantlaan, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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54 years ago

Sunday 21st of January 1968

B-52G Stratofortress carrying four B28FI thermonuclear bombs crashes onto sea ice in Thule Air Base, Pituffik, Greenland, Denmark.

The conventional explosives aboard detonated and the nuclear payload ruptured and dispersed which resulted in radioactive contamination. Six crew members ejected safely but 27-year-old co-pilot Leonard Svitenko who did not have an ejection seat was killed while trying to bail out.


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54 years ago

Sunday 21st of January 1968

Mistress of Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais Fernande Ernestine Marcelline Segret commits suicide by drowning at the age of 76 in Château de Flers de l'Orne, Flers, Basse-Normandie, France.

A picture of Landru was found in Segret's room in the retirement home where she was staying.


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44 years ago

Saturday 21st of January 1978

Yvonne Pearson is beaten to death by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Arthington Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Sutcliffe repeatedly bludgeoned Pearson about the head with a ball-pein hammer then jumped on her chest before stuffing horse-hair into her mouth from a discarded sofa under which he hid her body. Her body was not found until 26 March.


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42 years ago

Monday 21st of January 1980

Start of the trial against 34-year-old Serial killer Ted Theodore Robert Bundy aka The Only Living Witness for the murder of Kimberley Leach in Orange County Courthouse, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, United States.


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25 years ago He Slumped Over in His Chair

Tuesday 21st of January 1997

Entertainment impresario Tom Parker, originally Andreas Cornelis 'Dries' van Kuijk aka Colonel Parker known for the management of Elvis Presley dies of a stroke at the age of 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Parker's wife heard a crashing sound from the living room and when she heard no response to her calls she went in to find Tom slumped over in his chair.


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24 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1998

Murderer Lloyd Wayne Hampton is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Stateville Correctional Center, Crest Hill, Illinois, United States.


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24 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 1998

Double murderer Jose Jesus Ceja is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

Ceja's last meal request was for two chili beef burritos, two cans of Coke Classic and a slice of cherry pie.


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23 years ago

Thursday 21st of January 1999

44-year-old Serial killer Gerald Parker aka The Bedroom Basher is sentenced to death by lethal injection plus life without possibility of parole plus 64 years in prison in Santa Ana, California, United States.

In 1978 and 1979 Parker raped and murdered five women. He also attacked a sixth woman who was pregnant, she survived but her child was stillborn.


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22 years ago He Crossed Over with Full Moon

Friday 21st of January 2000

Paranoid schizophrenic mass murderer Larry Keith Robison is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Robison decapitated and castrated his 31-year-old roomate Rickey Lee Bryant and shot and stabbed 34-year-old Georgia Ann Reed, 11-year-old Scott Reed, 55-year-old Earline H. Barker and 33-year-old Bruce M. Gardner on 10 August 1982 in Lake Worth. Bryant had been sexually mutilated and had suffered two gunshot wounds to the head, eight cut wounds, and forty-nine stab wounds. His penis was found in the kitchen sink and his testicles were never found. His decapitated head was posed in the crook of his arm. Robison requested 21 January 2000 because he wanted to die on a night with a full moon.


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20 years ago

Monday 21st of January 2002

Singer-songwriter Peggy Lee, originally Norma Deloris Egstrom dies of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 82 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States.


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18 years ago

Wednesday 21st of January 2004

Murderer Kevin Lee Zimmerman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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17 years ago

Friday 21st of January 2005

Serial killer Sergei Vasilyevich Ryakhovsky aka The Hippopotamus aka The Balashikha Ripper dies in prison due to long untreated tuberculosis at the age of 43 in The White Swan, Solikamsk, Perm Krai, Russia.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

37th year - N° 20 Thursday, 20 January 2022

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37th year - N° 20 Thursday, 20 January 2022

20 January / Today's 28 Events:
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247 years ago

Friday 20th of January 1775

Physicist and mathematician André-Marie Ampère is born in Saint-Nizier, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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209 years ago He Sort of Confessed

Wednesday 20th of January 1813

Axe murderer John Schild is executed by hanging in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.

Schild confessed in print to bestiality and incest but assessed that "he had stolen no cloth of one Hartman, neither had he given poison to Hartman, nor to one Hertz, nor killed the wife of Michael Gehret, but he must confess that he had committed some thefts."


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126 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1896

Comedian, actor and singer George Burns, originally Nathan Birnbaum is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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112 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 1910

Naturalist, artist and writer Joy Friederike Victoria Adamson, originally Friederike Viktoria Gessner is born in Troppau, Österreichisch-Schlesien, Austria-Hungary.


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102 years ago

Tuesday 20th of January 1920

Film director Federico Fellini is born in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


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92 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1930

Astronaut Edwin Eugene Aldrin aka Buzz is born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States.


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86 years ago He Was Hastened by Morphine and Cocaine

Monday 20th of January 1936

King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India George V, originally George Frederick Ernest Albert dies of a cold at the age of 71 in Sandringham House, Sandringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

George V's physician Lord Dawson of Penn hastened the King's death by injecting him with two consecutive lethal injections: 3/4 gr. morphine followed by 1 gr. cocaine shortly afterwards. The King's last mumbled words "God damn you!" were addressed to his nurse Catherine Black when she gave him a sedative.


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83 years ago

Friday 20th of January 1939

Murderer LeRoy Hershel McCarthy is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 29 in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.

McCarthy was the first man to be executed in the Oregon State Gas Chamber.


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76 years ago

Sunday 20th of January 1946

Mass murderer John Linley Frazier aka The Killer Prophet is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.


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76 years ago

Sunday 20th of January 1946

Film director David Keith Lynch is born in Missoula, Montana, United States.


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66 years ago He Was a Paperback Escapee

Friday 20th of January 1956

32-year-old Serial killer Leslie 'Joe Goebbels' Irvin aka The Mad Dog Killer escapes from prison in Gibson County Jail, 112 E Emerson St, Princeton, Indiana, United States.

Irvin escaped by making keys with paperback novel covers, tin foil and glue.


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63 years ago

Tuesday 20th of January 1959

Serial killer Joel David Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper is born in Bronx, New York, New York, United States.


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62 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1960

53-year-old SS-Oberscharführer and guard at Mauthausen KZ Richard Bugdalle aka Bruttalle is convicted to 16 terms of life imprisonment in München, Bayern, Germany.


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57 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1965

Disc jockey and radio presenter Alan Albert James Freed aka Moondog known for naming Rock and Roll dies of uremia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism at the age of 44 in Palm Springs, California, United States.


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54 years ago

Saturday 20th of January 1968

35-year-old Film director Roman Polanski, originally Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański marries 25-year-old actress Sharon Tate in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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53 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1969

Miss Hungary 1985 Csilla Andrea Molnár is born in Kaposvár, Dél-Dunántúl, Hungary.


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52 years ago

Tuesday 20th of January 1970

Student Robert Gerekens commits suicide by self-immolation at the age of 18 in Lycée Gaston Berger, Avenue Gaston Berger, Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


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50 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 1972

John Alan Szyc is killed by serial killer John Wayne Gacy aka The Killer Clown in 8213 West Summerdale Avenue, Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Szyc was lured to Gacy's house on the pretext of selling his Plymouth Satellite to Gacy.


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47 years ago He Was Overpowered by the Smell of Cheap Perfume and Sweat

Monday 20th of January 1975

Emily Jackson is hammered and stabbed 52 times with a Phillips screwdriver by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper in Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

"I remember when she got in there was an overpowering smell of cheap perfume and sweat, this served all the more for me to hate this woman even though I didn't even know her."


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38 years ago

Friday 20th of January 1984

Competition swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller, originally Peter Johann Weißmüller known his role as Tarzan dies of pulmonary edema at the age of 80 in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

As Weissmuller's coffin was lowered into the ground a recording of the Tarzan yell he invented was played three times at his request.


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37 years ago

Sunday 20th of January 1985

Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Johannes Thimme is killed in a bomb-attack at the age of 29 in Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Thimme's selfmade bomb went off too early, his companion 23-year-old Claudia Wannersdorfer was severely wounded.


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34 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1988

26-year-old Serial killer Timothy Wilson Spencer, originally The Southside Strangler is arrested and charged with the murders of 35-year-old Debbie Davis, 32-year-old Susan Hellams and 15-year-old Diane Cho in Richmond, Virginia, United States.


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30 years ago

Monday 20th of January 1992

87 die in Air Inter Airbus A-320-111 Flight 148 crash in Barr, Bas-Rhin, France.

There were nine survivors.


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29 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1993

Actress Audrey Hepburn, originally Audrey Kathleen Ruston dies of appendiceal cancer at the age of 64 in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland.


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23 years ago

Wednesday 20th of January 1999

Double murderer Mark Arlo Sheppard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 28 in Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, Virginia, United States.


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22 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 2000

Rapist and murderer David Hicks is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Hicks raped and beat to death his 88-year-old grandmother Ocolor Hegger in April 1988 in Teague.



17 years ago The Eyes had it

Thursday 20th of January 2005

A frame on the wall of the 'Goldene Schluessel' restaurant in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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11 years ago

Thursday 20th of January 2011

52-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Dort oder Hier / Hommage aan Bernd Lohaus' in M_hka, Leuvenstraat 32, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

During a memorial event for artist Bernd Lohaus I reconstructed one of his works. I blocked the doorway between the cafetaria, where the event took place, and the museum with strips of tape. Nobody could pass through without destroying the work. On the floor I wrote: "Dort (das Museum) | Hier (die Kunstler) Warum? Bernd, der Kampf geht weiter."