Saturday, October 6, 2007
6 october 2006 - Gent, Belgium.
A gun made of cardboard, breadcrumb and shoepolish by a multiple murderer with whom I corresponded from 1987 till 1996, now exhibited in Museum Dr. Guislain in Gent.
1884 (-) Cop Killer Thomas Orrock is executed by hanging in United Kingdom.
1887 (+) Architect Charles Le Corbusier is born in Neuchatel, La Chaux de Fonde, Switzerland.
1892 (-) Poet Alfred Tennyson dies at the age of 83 in Westminster Abbey, England.
1907 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Alfred Hogrefe is born in Lehrte, Germany.
1914 (+) Anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl is born in Larvik, Vestfold, Norway.
1942 (+) Actress Britt Ekland is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1962 (x) 37-year-old Comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested for possession of narcotics in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1962 (-) Filmmaker Tod Browning dies of throat cancer at the age of 82 in Malibu, California, USA.
1965 (-) Edward Evans is battered to death by The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, at the age of 17 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
1972 (x) 204 Die in train derailment in Saltillo, Mexico.
1981 (-) President Anwar Sadat is shot dead during a military parade by a terrorist commando at the age of 62 in Caïro, Egypt.
11 others died and 28 were wounded in the shooting.
1987 (x) Over 100 boatpeople Die in ship explosion in Canal de la Mona, Puerto Rico.
Survivors who jumped off the ship because of a subsequent fire were eaten by sharks.
1987 (-) Estera Epsztejn is attacked by Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, at the age of 76 in Paris 11th, France.
1989 (-) Actress Bette Davis dies of breast cancer at the age of 81 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1993 (-) Adventurer Lawrence “Larry” Walters aka The Lawn Chair Pilot, commits suicide by a shot through the heart at the age of 44 in Angeles National Forest, California, USA.
He achieved dubious fame in 1982 when he piloted an aluminium lawn chair attached to 42 helium weather balloons, dubbed 'Inspiration I', 16.000 feet above from San Pedro to Long Beach.
2004 (-) Murderer Peter Miniel is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Cop Killer Ronald Howard is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.