Saturday, February 4, 2023

38th year - N° 35 Saturday, 4 February 2023

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38th year - N° 35 Saturday, 4 February 2023

4 February / Today's 33 Events:
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1315 years ago

Tuesday 4th of February 0708

87th Pope Sisinnius dies of gout at the age of 58 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Sisinnius remained pope for just twenty days. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, "although he was so afflicted with gout that he was unable even to feed himself, he is nevertheless said to have been a man of strong character, and to have been able to take thought for the good of the city".


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143 years ago

Wednesday 4th of February 1880

69-year-old James Donnelly, his 60-year-old wife Johannah, and their children 26-year-old Thomas and 32-year-old John and their niece Bridget are killed with clubs, spades, axes and gunfire by 25 members of the 'Whiteboys' Northern Division in Lucan, Ontario, Canada.

After the Whiteboys had committed their bloody work they burned the house to the ground. A small boy named Conner took refuge under the bed and escaped unhurt.


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142 years ago

Friday 4th of February 1881

Artist Fernand Joseph Henri Léger is born in Argentan, Basse-Normandie, France.


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129 years ago

Sunday 4th of February 1894

Musician and musical instrument designer Adolphe Antoine-Joseph Sax known for inventing the saxophone dies of unknown causes at the age of 80 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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123 years ago

Sunday 4th of February 1900

Poet Jacques Prévert is born in 19 Rue de Chartres, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.


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121 years ago

Tuesday 4th of February 1902

Aviation pioneer Charles Augustus Lindbergh aka The Lone Eagle is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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116 years ago

Monday 4th of February 1907

Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Wilhelm Erdner is born in Gehrden, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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115 years ago

Tuesday 4th of February 1908

Model and actress Gwili Andre, originally Gurli Andresen aka Gurlie is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.


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112 years ago

Saturday 4th of February 1911

24-year-old Mass poisoner John Hutchinson serves poisoned coffee at a party in his father's house in Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom.

From the 18 guests two died the same evening and twelve others were violently ill. The dead were 50-year-old Charles Hutchison and Alexander Clapperton.


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111 years ago

Sunday 4th of February 1912

Tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer Franz Reichelt aka The Birdman aka The Flying Tailor crashes to death while jumping from the first platform with an experimental parachute at the age of 33 in Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, VIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Le Petit Parisien reported that Reichelt's right leg and arm were crushed, his skull and spine broken, and that he was bleeding from his mouth, nose and ears. Le Figaro noted that his eyes were wide open, dilated with terror. He was already dead by the time the onlookers rushed to his body, but he was taken to the Necker hospital where he was officially pronounced dead and then on to a police station in the rue Amelie before being returned to his home in rue Gaillon.


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109 years ago

Wednesday 4th of February 1914

Deputy to Rupert Murdoch Muriel McKay is born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.


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108 years ago

Thursday 4th of February 1915

SS-Sturmbannführer Walter Reder aka The Butcher of Marzabotto is born in Freiwaldau, Sudetenland, Austria-Hungary.


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102 years ago

Friday 4th of February 1921

Murderer Jack Alfred Field is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 19 in Wandsworth Prison, Wandsworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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102 years ago

Friday 4th of February 1921

Murderer William Thomas Gray is executed by hanging by Albert Pierrepoint at the age of 29 in Wandsworth Prison, Wandsworth, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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100 years ago

Sunday 4th of February 1923

Beat Generation prominent Joan Vollmer is born in Loudonville, New York, United States.


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83 years ago

Sunday 4th of February 1940

Film director George Andrew Romero aka The Grandfather of the Zombie known for Night of the Living Dead is born in Bronx, New York, New York, United States.


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75 years ago They Said Hello Hooray

Wednesday 4th of February 1948

Musician Alice Cooper, originally Vincent Damon Furnier aka The Godfather of Shock Rock is born in Allen Park, Detroit, Michigan, United States.


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75 years ago

Wednesday 4th of February 1948

Possible victim of the Zodiac Killer Cheri Jo Josephine Bates is born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


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57 years ago

Friday 4th of February 1966

133 die in All Nippon Airways Boeing 727-81 Flight 60 crash in Tokyo Bay, Kantō, Japan.


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49 years ago

Monday 4th of February 1974

20-year-old Newspaper heiress, kidnap victim and member of the Symbionese Liberation Army Patty Patricia Campbell Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 2603 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, California, United States.

When an attempt to swap Hearst for jailed SLA members failed, the SLA demanded that the captive's family distribute $70 worth of food to every needy Californian – an operation that would cost an estimated $400 million. On 3 April 1974 Hearst announced on an audiotape that she had joined the SLA and assumed the name 'Tania'.


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40 years ago Cachexia Skipped a Syrupy Heartbeat

Friday 4th of February 1983

Musician Karen Carpenter known from The Carpenters dies of heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa at the age of 33 in Downey, California, United States.


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39 years ago

Saturday 4th of February 1984

Anneliese Schreiner is attacked and raped by serial killer Thomas Rath aka Der Moormörder in Bremen, Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany.

Schreiner survived.


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37 years ago

Tuesday 4th of February 1986

John Jordan is presumably strangled by serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler in Josephine Avenue, Brixton, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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36 years ago

Wednesday 4th of February 1987

Pianist and entertainer Liberace, originally Władziu Valentino Liberace aka The Glitter Man aka The King of Bling dies of AIDS at the age of 68 in Palm Springs, California, United States.


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34 years ago

Saturday 4th of February 1989

Noise music band Club Moral play their 79th concert in Les Établissements Phonographiques de l'Est, 115 Rue Du Chemin Vert, XIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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28 years ago

Saturday 4th of February 1995

Writer Patricia Mary Highsmith dies of aplastic anemia and cancer at the age of 74 in Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland.


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26 years ago

Tuesday 4th of February 1997

55-year-old Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) is given notice that she will never leave prison during her life in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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24 years ago They Would Still Hate Him in the Morning

Thursday 4th of February 1999

Triple murderer Sean Richard Sellers aka The Schoolboy Night Stalker aka The Night Roomer is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.

Sellers' last meal request was for Chinese food: eggrolls, sweet-and-sour shrimp, and batter-fried shrimp. Seller's last words included "All the people that are hating me right now and are here waiting to see me die, when you wake up in the morning, you're not going to feel any different. You're going to hate me just as much tomorrow as tonight."


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22 years ago

Sunday 4th of February 2001

Composer Iannis Xenakis dies of a serious illness at the age of 79 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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20 years ago He Asked for Six Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday 4th of February 2003

Murderer John William Elliott aka Jackie is executed by lethal injection at the age of 43 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Elliott's last meal request was for one cup of hot tea from tea bags and six chocolate chip cookies.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Wednesday 4th of February 2004

Devotees of all kind gathering for the Thaipoosam Festive Days at the festival grounds in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.


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14 years ago He Had an Interior Dissection

Wednesday 4th of February 2009

Musician Lux Interior, originally Erick Lee Purkhiser known from The Cramps dies of aortic dissection at the age of 63 in Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S Central Avenue, Glendale, California, United States.



10 years ago The Eyes had it

Monday 4th of February 2013

A dish of stuffed squid in Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


Friday, February 3, 2023

38th year - N° 34 Friday, 3 February 2023

BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)
38th year - N° 34 Friday, 3 February 2023

3 February / Today's 36 Events:
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555 years ago

Monday 3rd of February 1468

Blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer and publisher Johannes Gutenberg known for introducing printing with a printing press dies of natural causes at the age of 68 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


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214 years ago

Friday 3rd of February 1809

Composer Felix Mendelssohn, originally Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is born in Große Michaelisstraße 14, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.


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164 years ago

Thursday 3rd of February 1859

Engineer and aircraft designer Hugo Junkers is born in Rheydt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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149 years ago

Tuesday 3rd of February 1874

Writer Gertrude Stein is born in 850 Beech Avenue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.


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136 years ago

Thursday 3rd of February 1887

Expressionist poet Georg Trakl is born in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.


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134 years ago His Father Was His Mother's Employer

Sunday 3rd of February 1889

Film director Carl Theodor Dreyer is born in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.

Dreyer was born illegitimate. His birth mother was an unmarried Scanian maid named Josefine Bernhardine Nilsson and he was put up for adoption by his birth father Jens Christian Torp, a married Danish farmer living in Sweden who was his mother's employer.


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134 years ago She Was Shot Again to Make Sure

Sunday 3rd of February 1889

Outlaw Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr aka Belle Star is shot dead by persons unknown at the age of 41 in King Creek, Oklahoma, United States.

Starr was riding home from a neighbor's house in Eufaula when she was ambushed. After she fell off her horse she was shot again to make sure she was dead. Her death resulted from shotgun wounds to the back and neck and in the shoulder and face. 


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120 years ago

Tuesday 3rd of February 1903

Baby farm murderess Amelia Sach aka the Finchley Baby Farmers (with Annie Walters) is executed by hanging by William Billington at the age of 30 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Sach was hanged together with Annie Walters and they became the first women to be hanged at Holloway in what was the only double hanging of women to be carried out in modern times.


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120 years ago

Tuesday 3rd of February 1903

Baby farm murderess Annie Walters aka the Finchley Baby Farmers (with Amelia Sach) is executed by hanging by William Billington at the age of 34 in Holloway Prison, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Walters was hanged together with Amelia Sach and they became the first women to be hanged at Holloway in what was the only double hanging of women to be carried out in modern times.


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119 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of February 1904

Bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd, originally Charles Arthur Floyd is born in Adairsville, Georgia, United States.


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114 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of February 1909

Philosopher, mystic and political activist Simone Adolphine Weil is born in 19 Boulevard de Strasbourg, Xe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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110 years ago

Monday 3rd of February 1913

Writer and wife of Baldur von Schirach Henriette 'Henny' Hoffman is born in Schwabing, München, Bayern, Germany.


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99 years ago

Sunday 3rd of February 1924

28th President of the United States Woodrow Thomas Wilson dies of a stroke at the age of 68 in 2340 S Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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96 years ago Lucifer Was Rising

Thursday 3rd of February 1927

Film director Kenneth Anger, originally Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer is born in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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94 years ago

Sunday 3rd of February 1929

Apollonia Kühn is attacked with scissors by serial killer Peter Kürten aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf in Bertastraße, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Kühn was stabbed 18 times in the face, hand, arms and back of the head, but survived.


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88 years ago

Sunday 3rd of February 1935

Engineer and aircraft designer Hugo Junkers dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Gauting, Bayern, Germany.


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66 years ago

Sunday 3rd of February 1957

Musician Steven Peter Stapleton aka Nurse With Wound is born in Finchley, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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64 years ago Was the Day the Music Died

Tuesday 3rd of February 1959

Rock and roll musicians 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Ritchie Valens, and 28-year-old J. P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson together with 21-year-old pilot Roger Peterson are killed in a plane crash in Juhl's property, Clear Lake, Iowa, United States.

The Civil Aeronautics Board concluded that the accident was due to "the pilot's unwise decision to embark on a flight" that required instrument flying skills he had not proved to have.


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56 years ago He Was the Last Man to Hang

Friday 3rd of February 1967

Murderer Ronald Joseph Ryan, originally Ronald Edmond Thompson is executed by hanging at the age of 42 in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

Ryan was the last person to be legally executed in Australia. He shot and killed warder George Hodson during an escape from Pentridge Prison in 1965.


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52 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of February 1971

An unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by 20-year-old Serial killer Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen in Raghenotunnel, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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48 years ago

Monday 3rd of February 1975

31-year-old Serial killer Vaughn Orrin Greenwood aka The Skid Row Slasher is arrested in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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48 years ago

Monday 3rd of February 1975

Singer and actress Umm Kulthum, originally Fātimah ʾIbrāhīm as-Sayyid al-Biltāǧī aka The Nightingale of the Nile dies of kidney failure at the age of 77 in Caïro, Al Qahirah, Egypt.


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43 years ago

Sunday 3rd of February 1980

Charles Miranda is sodomised and garotted by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in West Hollywood, California, United States.


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43 years ago

Sunday 3rd of February 1980

James McCabe is sodomised, beaten and strangled by serial killer William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer in Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

McCabe's body was found three days later in the city of Walnut.


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42 years ago

Tuesday 3rd of February 1981

Donna Lee Eckard is shot dead by serial killer Randall Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer in Holiday Road, Mountain Gate, California, United States.

Eckard's 14-year-old daughter Jarvis Janell was sodomised and also shot dead. The same day a female store clerk was kidnapped, raped and sodomized in a holdup in Redding.


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34 years ago She Cried When He Died

Friday 3rd of February 1989

Actor and film director John Nicholas Cassavetes dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


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34 years ago

Friday 3rd of February 1989

Noise music band Club Moral play their 78th concert in Les Établissements Phonographiques de l'Est, 115 Rue Du Chemin Vert, XIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.


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30 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of February 1993

Composer Karel Goeyvaerts dies of unknown causes at the age of 70 in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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25 years ago She Had a Banana and a Peach

Tuesday 3rd of February 1998

Double murderess Karla Faye Tucker aka The Pick Axe Murderess is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.

Tucker was the first woman to be executed in Texas since the American Civil War. Tucker's last meal request was for a banana, a peach, and a garden salad with ranch dressing.


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24 years ago

Wednesday 3rd of February 1999

Murderer Darrick Leonard Gerlaugh is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.


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20 years ago She Kissed the Gun

Monday 3rd of February 2003

Lana Jean Clarkson is shot dead by record producer and songwriter Phil Spector in Pyrenees Castle, 1700 S Grandview Drive, Alhambra, California, United States.

Clarkson's body was found slumped in a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth with broken teeth scattered all over the carpet. Spector later told a magazine that Clarkson's death was an "accidental suicide" and that she "kissed the gun".


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20 years ago

Monday 3rd of February 2003

Noise music band Club Moral play their 92nd concert in Oudstrijdersstraat 35, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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19 years ago

Tuesday 3rd of February 2004

Murderer John Glenn Roe is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, United States.

Roe's final meal request was for a medium-well T-bone steak with steak sauce, onion rings, macaroni and cheese, butter-pecan ice cream and root beer.



19 years ago The Eyes had it

Tuesday 3rd of February 2004

A fine selection of shops around Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia.



16 years ago The Eyes had it

Saturday 3rd of February 2007

Driving our car through a carwash tunnel in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.



15 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 3rd of February 2008

A view (used on the cover of our 'Club Moral - Felix Culpa' CD) on the pine forest in Bouillon, Luxembourg, Belgium.