Saturday, September 15, 2007
15 september 2001 - Oelegem, Belgium
A room used as horse stables by the German Wehrmacht in the fortress of Oelegem.
1254 (+) Explorer Marco Polo is born in Venice, Italy.
1440 (x) 36-year-old Serial Killer Gilles De Rais is arrested in Nantes, France.
1881 (+) Automobile designer Ettore Bugatti is born in Milan, Italy.
1889 (+) 27th president of the USA William Howard Taft is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
1890 (+) Writer Agatha Christie is born in Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom.
1894 (+) Filmmaker Jean Renoir is born in Paris, France.
1919 (+) Cycling legend Fausto Coppi aka Il Campionissimo, is born in Italy.
1933 (-) Axel Kjellberg is shot dead by Sigvard Thurnemann aka The Doctor, in Sweden.
Kjellberg’s housekeeper is also shot dead, Thurnemann was assisted by Eric Hedstrom.
1941 (-) Britain’s oldest bachelor Alfred Arnold dies at the age of 112 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1945 (-) Composer Anton Von Webern is shot dead by US-soldiers during curfew at the age of 61 in Vienna, Austria.
1946 (+) Filmmaker Oliver Stone is born in New York, New York, USA.
1974 (x) 71 die when hi-jackers blow up a Boeing 727 in the air in Phan Rang, Vietnam.
1977 (-) Robert Gilroy is murdered by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 21 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
1978 (-) Airplane designer and pioneer Wilhelm Messerschmidt dies at the age of 80 in München, Germany.
1987 (-) Stephen Tuomi is strangled and cut to pieces as second victim by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 24 in Milwaukee, Ambassador Hotel, Wisconsin, USA.
1996 (-) Serial Killer and accomplice to Henry Lee Lucas, Ottis Toole aka The Hand of Death, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 49 in Raiford Prison, Florida, USA.
1997 (x) 43-year-old Mass Murderer Hastings Wise kills four co-workers at the R.E. Phelon Lawn Mower Company in Alken, South Carolina, USA.
Afterwards he swallowed insecticide in a suicide attempt, but survived.
1999 (-) 3rd Generation RAF member Horst Meyer shot dead by the police during his arrest at the age of 43 in Vienna, Austria.
He was the last RAF member to die violently during the organisation's lifetime.
2004 (-) Punk Rocker Johnny Ramone originally John William Cummings, dies of prostate cancer at the age of 55 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2006 (-) Journalist Oriana Fallaci dies of cancer at the age of 77 in Florence, Italy.