Saturday, January 22, 2022

37th year - N° 22 Saturday, 22 January 2022

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37th year - N° 22 Saturday, 22 January 2022

22 January / Today's 33 Events:
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234 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 1788

Poet George Gordon Byron aka Lord Byron is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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173 years ago

Monday 22nd of January 1849

Writer August Johan Strindberg is born in Sundhetskollegiets hus, Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden.


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147 years ago

Friday 22nd of January 1875

Film director and Hollywood pioneer D. W. David Llewelyn Wark Griffith aka The Inventor of Hollywood is born in Crestwood, Kentucky, United States.


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145 years ago

Monday 22nd of January 1877

Presumed murderer Gaston Dominici known from L’Affaire Dominici is born in Digne-les-Bains, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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143 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of January 1879

Cubist artist Francis Picabia, originally Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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130 years ago

Friday 22nd of January 1892

Aircraft designer Marcel Dassault, originally Marcel Bloch is born in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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121 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 1901

Queen Alexandrina Victoria dies of declining health at the age of 82 in Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Queen Victoria's death marked the end of the Victorian Era.


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111 years ago

Sunday 22nd of January 1911

SS-Obersturmführer and gynaecologist Rolf Rosenthal is born in Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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100 years ago

Sunday 22nd of January 1922

258th Pope Benedictus XV, originally Giacomo Battista Marquis Della Chiesa dies of pneumonia at the age of 32 in Palazzo Apostolico, Vatican City, Rome, Lazio, Italy.


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97 years ago

Thursday 22nd of January 1925

Murderer Nicholas Ferranti is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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97 years ago

Thursday 22nd of January 1925

Cop killer Florencio Lerma aka Martin Flores is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 26 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.


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92 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of January 1930

Serial killer Daniel Camargo Barbosa aka The Beast of Ecuador aka The Monster of Charquito is born in Anolaima, Cundinamarca, Colombia.


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92 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of January 1930

Nora Lake dies of Spontaneous Human Combustion at the age of 42 in Kingston, New York, United States.

Mrs. Lake was found dead on the second floor in a bedroom. Her body was on the floor next to a dresser and a window that overlooked a porch roof. Her face was burned, and there were blisters on her legs but her clothes were not burned. 


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88 years ago there was no Magic to it

Monday 22nd of January 1934

Actor Bill Wilfred Bailey Bixby known from ‘The Magician’ is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


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85 years ago

Friday 22nd of January 1937

Writer Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh is born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


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82 years ago

Monday 22nd of January 1940

Singer Addie Harris aka Micki Harris known from The Shirelles is born in Passaic, New Jersey, United States.


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82 years ago

Monday 22nd of January 1940

Actor John Vincent Hurt is born in Chesterfield, East Midlands, United Kingdom.


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76 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 1946

Impresario, clothes designer and boutique owner Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren is born in Stoke Newington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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65 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 1957

54-year-old Electrician George P. Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.

Metesky was charged with planting over 30 bombs.


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59 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 1963

Bandit Teófilo Rojas Varón aka Chispas is killed by a brigade of the Colombian Army at the age of 33 in Calarcá, Quindío, Colombia.

Rojas commanded a group of 65 outlaws and more than 592 murders were attributed to him.


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57 years ago

Friday 22nd of January 1965

27-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 8. Aktion 'Penisbespülung' in his house in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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53 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of January 1969

USSR-cosmonauts Vladimir Shatalov, Boris Volynov, Yevgeny Khrunov and Aleksei Yeliseyev who had just returned with their Soyoez 4 and 5 spacecrafts are injured by 21-year-old Would-be assassin Viktor Ivanovich Ilyin who fired shots into the motorcade while attempting to kill Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.

Ilyin assumed the second car carried Brezhnev. Unbeknownst to him this Zil limousine was filled only with cosmonauts from earlier missions: Alexey Leonov, Valentina Tereshkova, Georgy Beregovoy and Andrian Nikolayev.


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49 years ago

Monday 22nd of January 1973

36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Baynes Johnson dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States.


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49 years ago

Monday 22nd of January 1973

176 pilgrims die in Alia Boeing 707-3D3C crash in Kano Airport, Kano, Nigeria.

There were 26 survivors.


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42 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 1980

59-year-old Nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov is arrested following his public protests against the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 and sent to internal exile in the city of Gorky in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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39 years ago

Saturday 22nd of January 1983

School shooter Robert Steinhäuser is born in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany.


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39 years ago

Saturday 22nd of January 1983

43-year-old Serial killer Richard Fran Biegenwald aka The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer and Dherran Fitzgerald are arrested in 507 Sixth Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States.

A search of Biegenwald's home revealed a large cache of weapons and drugs. Police confiscated several pipe bombs, handguns, rifles, shotguns, a machine gun, Rohypnol, chloral hydrate, marijuana, a live puff adder, venom collecting apparatus, and floor plans for several area notable residences and businesses.


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35 years ago

Thursday 22nd of January 1987

Treasurer of Pennsylvania Budd Robert Dwyer commits suicide by a shot in his mouth at the age of 48 in 2931 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Dwyer killed himself in front of the gathered reporters at a press conference with a .357 caliber revolver. Dwyer's suicide was subsequently broadcast to a wide television audience across the state of Pennsylvania. He was about to being sentenced for taking a $300,000 kickback.


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30 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of January 1992

Murderer Joe Angel Cordova is executed by lethal injection at the age of 40 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Cordova's last meal request was for fried chicken, french fries, hot sauce, rolls, salad with Thousand Island dressing and ice cream.


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28 years ago

Saturday 22nd of January 1994

Actor Telly Aristotelis Savalas known from the TV-series ‘Kojak’ dies of complications of cancer of the bladder and prostate at the age of 72 in Sheraton-Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California, United States.


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19 years ago

Wednesday 22nd of January 2003

Multiple murderer Robert Andrew Lookingbill is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Lookingbill's last meal request was for fried chicken, French fries, iced tea, apple pie, jalapenos, garlic bread, and vanilla ice cream.



17 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 22nd of January 2005

Lying in bed with flu and waking up with the haunting ghost of Friedrich Dürrenmatt in Bern, Mittelland, Switzerland.


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14 years ago

Tuesday 22nd of January 2008

Actor Heath Andrew Ledger dies as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine at the age of 29 in 421 Broome Street, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


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.