Monday, October 2, 2023

38th year - N° 275 Monday, 2 October 2023

38th year - N° 275 Monday, 2 October 2023

2 October / Today's 25 Events:
759 years ago

Thursday 2nd of October 1264

182nd Pope Urbanus IV, originally Jacques Pantaléon dies of unknown causes at the age of 69 in Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

176 years ago

Saturday 2nd of October 1847

Generalfeldmarschall and politician Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff von Hindenburg is born in Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland.

170 years ago

Sunday 2nd of October 1853

Tennis player and murderer Vere St. Leger Thomas Goold is born in Clonmel, Munster, Ireland.

154 years ago

Saturday 2nd of October 1869

Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka The Apostle of Non-violence is born in Kirti Mandir, Porbandar, Gujarat, India.

133 years ago He Was Born Above a Butcher Shop

Thursday 2nd of October 1890

Comedian and actor Groucho Julius Henry Marx is born in East 78th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

126 years ago

Saturday 2nd of October 1897

Comedian and actor Bud William Alexander Abbott known from Abbott and Costello is born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States.

119 years ago

Sunday 2nd of October 1904

Writer Graham Henry Greene is born in St. John's House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

109 years ago He Went Per Aspera ad Astra

Friday 2nd of October 1914

Rocket propulsion researcher and Thelemite occultist Jack Marvel Whiteside Parsons is born in Good Samaritan Hospital, 1125 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States.

93 years ago

Thursday 2nd of October 1930

Multiple child murderer Gordon Stewart Northcott aka The Wineville Chicken Coop Murderer is executed by hanging at the age of 24 in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, United States.

88 years ago

Wednesday 2nd of October 1935

Murderer Roland Cochrane aka Charles E. Stevens is executed by the gas chamber at the age of 27 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

81 years ago

Friday 2nd of October 1942

337 die in HMS Curacoa cruiser and RMS Queen Mary ocean liner collision in the North Atlantic Ocean.

76 years ago

Thursday 2nd of October 1947

Mathematician and esotericist Peter Pyotr Demianovich Ouspensky dies of kidney failure at the age of 69 in Lyne Place, Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom.

74 years ago He Was from the Blank Generation

Sunday 2nd of October 1949

Singer-songwriter and musician Richard Hell, originally Richard Lester Meyers known from Richard Hell & The Voidoids is born in Lexington, Kentucky, United States.

60 years ago

Wednesday 2nd of October 1963

17-year-old Serial killer Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank is sentenced to three years on parole for burglary in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

55 years ago C'Était Lui qui Meure

Wednesday 2nd of October 1968

Dada artist Marcel Henri Robert Duchamp aka Rrose Sélavy dies of heart failure at the age of 81 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

49 years ago She Went to Buy a Pack of Gum

Wednesday 2nd of October 1974

Nancy Wilcox is abducted, raped and strangled by serial killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness in Arnett Drive, Holladay, Utah, United States.

Bundy said he buried Wilcox' body near Capitol Reef National Park but it was never found.

49 years ago

Wednesday 2nd of October 1974

Murderer Demarco Markeith McCullum is born in Houston, Texas, United States.

41 years ago

Saturday 2nd of October 1982

Noise music band Club Moral play their 20th concert in Café Lipstick, Volksstraat 76, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.

39 years ago

Tuesday 2nd of October 1984

First bomb attack by Terrorist organisation Les Cellules Communistes Combattantes aka CCC in Litton Business Belgium, 59 Rue du Bon Pasteur, Evere, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

It was the start of their Première Campagne Anti-Impérialiste d'Octobre.

38 years ago

Wednesday 2nd of October 1985

Actor Rock Hudson, originally Roy Harold Scherer dies of AIDS-related complications at the age of 60 in The Castle, 9402 Beverly Crest Drive, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

33 years ago

Tuesday 2nd of October 1990

128 die in Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 Boeing 737-247 collision in Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 collided with two other aircraft while attempting to land. The hijacked aircraft struck a parked China Southwest Airlines Boeing 707 first and then collided with China Southern Airlines Flight 2812 Boeing 757 waiting to take off, fipping onto its back. The plane was hijacked by 21-year-old Jiang Xiaofeng who was seeking political asylum in Taiwan.

31 years ago

Friday 2nd of October 1992

Mary Catherine Williams is choked to death by serial killer Joel Rifkin aka The Long Island Ripper in 9th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

Williams' decomposed body was discovered in a wooded area in Yorktown Heights on 21 December 1992.

24 years ago

Saturday 2nd of October 1999

Writer Heinz G. Konsalik, originally Heinz Günther dies of unknown causes at the age of 78 in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.

18 years ago The Eyes had it

Sunday 2nd of October 2005

An art installation at Beijing Tokyo Art Projects in 798 Art District, Dashanzi, Beijing, Hebei, China.

17 years ago

Monday 2nd of October 2006

School shooter Charles Carl Roberts aka The Amish School Shooter commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 33 in West Nickel Mines School, Bart Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

Roberts entered the one-room school at 9.51 am with a Springfield XD 9×19mm handgun, a Browning 12 gauge shotgun, a Ruger .30-06 bolt-action rifle, about 600 rounds of ammunition, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a change of clothes, an apparent truss board and a box containing a hammer, hacksaw, pliers, wire, screws, bolts and tape. Roberts shot dead 7-year-old Naomi Rose Ebersol, 13-year-old Marian Stoltzfus Fisher, 12-year-old Anna Mae Stoltzfus, 8-year-old Lena Zook Miller and 7-year-old Mary Liz Miller and injured another five schoolgirls between 6 and 13 years old. The schoolhouse was torn down eleven days after the tragedy and was re-built in a nearby location.

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