Thursday, October 4, 2007
4 october 2005 - Beijing, China
Destroy 2000 years of culture or the Y2K bug in real life and super delay on a cinema display in Beijing.
1669 (-) Artist Rembrandt Van Rijn dies at the age of 63 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1822 (+) 19th president of the USA Rutherford Birchard Hayes is born in Delaware, Ohio, USA.
1892 (+) Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is born in Texing, Austria.
1895 (+) Actor and filmmaker Buster Keaton is born in Piqua, Kansas, USA.
1904 (-) Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty Fréderic-Auguste Bartholdi aka Amilcar Hasenfratz, dies of tuberculosis at the age of 70 in Paris, France.
1918 (x) Over 100 Die in T.A.Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in Sayreville, New Jersey, USA.
1923 (+) Actor Charlton Heston is born in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
1928 (+) Writer Alvin Toffler is born in California, USA.
1931 (+) Philosopher Richard Rorty is born in New York, New York, USA.
1941 (+) Writer Anne Rice is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1944 (+) Musician Patti LaBelle is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1947 (-) Physicist Max Planck dies at the age of 89 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany.
1957 (x) The first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 is launched into an orbit around earth in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia.
1961 (x) 36-year-old Comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested for obscenity in San Francisco, Jazz Workshop, California, USA.
1964 (x) 67-year-old 262nd Pope Paul VI originally Giovanni Battista Montini, arrives for the first US Papal visit ever in New York, New York, USA.
1968 (+) Serial Killer Beverly Allit is born in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
1970 (-) Musician Janis Joplin dies of a heroin and alcohol overdose at the age of 27 in Los Angeles, Landmark Motor Hotel, California, USA.
1976 (x) 23-year-old Serial Killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, presumably throws a molotov cocktail into the house of his neighbour, Sam Carr in New York, Yonkers, New York, USA.
1978 (x) 36-year-old Musician Tammy Wynette is kidnapped and terrorized by a gang of unidentified masked men in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
1979 (-) Son-of-Sam Cult Leader Michael Carr dies in a fatal crash into a lamppost in New York, Manhattan, West Side Highway, New York, USA.
1979 (x) Start of the trial against 46-year-old Serial Killer Joachim Kroll aka The Ruhr Hunter, in Duisburg, Schwurgericht, Saal 201, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
He is charged with 8 murders and one attempted murder.
1980 (-) Gestapo leader for Belgium Ernst Ehlers commits suicide by hanging in Schleswig, Germany.
1980 (-) Clemens Lichtenberg is killed with a rock by Kurt Steinwegs at the age of 19 in Essen, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1981 (x) The body of Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald aka The Man Who Shot J.F. Kennedy, is exhumed to determine whether he was a KGB-agent in Fort Worth, USA.
1982 (-) Composer Glenn Gould dies of a stroke at the age of 50 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1983 (-) Derrick Hansen is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 18 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA.
1994 (x) Sixth bomb attack by 44-year-old Xenophobic Serial Bomber Franz Fuchs in Klagenfurth, Austria.
Three mailbombs are intercepted.
1995 (-) Murderer Harold Lane is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1996 (-) Child murderer Larry Bell is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 48 in South Carolina, USA.
2002 (-) Filmmaker André Delvaux dies at the age of 76 in Valencia, Spain.