Saturday, January 27, 2007
27 january 2002 - Antwerpen, Belgium
A walk in Rivierenhof park outside Antwerpen, Belgium.
1756 (+) Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria.
1836 (+) Writer Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch is born in Lemberg, Austria.
1892 (+) Composer Mitya Stillman is born.
1901 (-) Composer Giuseppe Verdi dies of a stroke at the age of 88 in Milan, Italy.
1906 (+) Actress Starr Faithfull aka The Drowned Girl, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1928 (-) Murderer Daniel Driscoll is executed by hanging in Cardiff Prison, United Kingdom.
1928 (-) Murderer Edward Rowlands is executed by hanging in Cardiff Prison, United Kingdom.
1945 (x) Auschwitz-KZ is liberated by the Russian army in Poland.
1949 (x) Over 600 Die in Taiping steamer collision with collier in China.
1958 (-) August Meyer is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 70 in Bennet, Meyer Farm, Nebraska, USA.
1958 (-) Robert Jensen is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 17 in Bennet, Schoolhouse, Nebraska, USA.
1963 (-) John Sturkey is shot dead by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, at the age of 19 in Perth, Cottelsoe and Nedlands, Australia.
Nicholas August, Roweena Reeves and Brian Weir are also shot and wounded in separate events on the same night.
1967 (x) US-astronauts 40-year-old Gus Grisson, 33-year-old Edward H. White and 31-year-old Roger B. Chaffee are burned alive in their Apollo 4 in Space.
1972 (-) Musician Mahalia Jackson dies of a heart-attack at the age of 60 in the USA.
1977 (-) Lawrence Merrick is shot dead by persons unknown in Los Angeles, the Merrick Studio Academy of Dramatic Arts, California, USA.
He was working on a ‘Manson’-documentary.
1978 (-) Evelyn Miroth is shot dead and eviscerated by Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, at the age of 38 in Sacramento, Merrywood Drive 3207, California, USA.
In the same event he also killed 6-year-old Jason Miroth and 22-months-old David Ferreira. He then took the baby’s body home, decapitated it and ate parts of its brains before dumping it in a cardboard box.
1979 (-) Politician Nelson A. Rockefeller dies at the age of 70 in the USA.
1981 (x) 443 Die in Tamponas 2 Ocean Liner fire in the Java Sea.
1982 (-) An unidentified woman is raped and strangled by Lucas & Toole aka The Hand of Death, in Plainview, Texas, USA.
1983 (-) Actor and filmmaker Louis De Funès aka FuFu, dies of a heart-attack at the age of in France.