Sunday, December 30, 2007
30 december 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Detail of a blood painting by Hermann Nitsch in a retrospective exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
1591 (-) 230th Pope Innocentus IX originally Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti, dies at the age of 72 in Rome, Italy.
1865 (+) Writer and journalist Joseph Rudyard Kipling is born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
1903 (x) Over 600 Die in Iroquis Theatre fire in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1909 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Heinz Martin is born in Chemnitz, Germany.
1910 (+) Writer Paul Bowles is born in Queens, New York, USA.
1928 (+) Musician Bo Diddley originally Elias Otha Bates, is born in McComb, Mississippi, USA.
1932 (-) Murderess Daisy De Melker is executed by hanging in Pretoria, South Africa.
She presumably killed her husband and son. Two more husbands and four children had died suspiciously.
1937 (-) Child-Murderer Frederick Hodder aka Uncle Fred Hudson, is executed by hanging in Nottingham, Lincoln Prison, United Kingdom.
1941 (-) Artist El Lissitsky dies at the age of 51 in Moscow, Russia.
1944 (x) 102 Die in train derailment in Mandalay, Myitkyina, Birma.
1946 (+) Musician Patti Smith is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1947 (-) Painter and forger Han Van Meegeren dies of heart-failure at the age of 58 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1956 (x) Art destructor Hugo Villegas throws a brick at Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ in Paris, Le Louvre, France.
1959 (+) Actress Tracy Ullman is born in Slough, United Kingdom.
1968 (-) Marina Habe is is presumably stabbed to death by The Manson Family at the age of 18 in Mulholland Drive, California, USA.
1974 (-) Arsonist murderer Anthony Barbaro commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 18 in Olean, New York, USA.
1977 (-) Robert Donnelly is attacked by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 22 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
1978 (x) 32-year-old Serial Killer Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness, escapes from the city jail in Aspen, Colorado, USA.
1978 (-) An unidentified man is strangled and drowned by Dennis Nilsen aka Killing For Company, in London, United Kingdom.
1987 (-) Mass Murderer Robert Dreesman commits suicide at the age of 41 in Algona, Iowa, USA.
He first killed his parents, his sister and her three children.
1995 (x) 36-year-old Serial Killer Anatoly Onoprienko aka The Terminator, kills a family of four with a hunting rifle and sets the house on fire in Ukraïne, Russia.
1996 (x) Over 300 Die in train explosion in India.
It was a terrorist bomb attack.
2004 (x) 194 Die in Republica Cromagnon nightclub fire in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Four of the six doors had been wired shut to keep out "people who would not enter without paying".
2006 (-) Ruler of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed by hanging at the age of 69 in Baghdad, Iraq.