1473 (+) Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus is born in Torun, Poland.
1725 (-) Innkeeper Mme Millet dies of spontaneous human combustion in Rheims, France.
1898 (+) Sect-leader Lauwrens ‘Lou’ Voorthuyzen aka De Palingboer, is born in the Netherlands.
1924 (+) Actor Lee Marvin is born in New York, New York, USA.
1943 (-) Murderer James Rawlins is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 46 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1946 (+) Anti-Nuclear activist Karen Silkwood is born in Longview, Texas, USA.
1951 (-) Murderer Jean Lee is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Sydney, Pentridge Jail, New South Wales, Australia.
1951 (-) Murderer Robert Clayton is executed by hanging in Sydney, Pentridge Jail, New South Wales, Australia.
1951 (-) Murderer Norman Andrews is executed by hanging in Sydney, Pentridge Jail, New South Wales, Australia.
1951 (-) Writer André Gide dies at the age of 81 in Paris, France.
1951 (+) Triple Murderer Stephen Morin is born in USA.
1952 (-) Writer Knut Hamsun dies at the age of 92 in Grimstad, Nørholm, Norway.
1958 (x) 180 Die in coal-mine explosion in Asanoi, India.
1963 (-) Musician Beny Moré aka El Barbaro Del Ritmo, originally Bartolome Maximilliano, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 43 in Havana, Cuba.
1966 (-) Stanislawa S. is attacked by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 45 in Grudkow, Poland.
1980 (-) Musician Bon Scott known from AC/DC, dies of pulmonary aspiration of vomit at the age of 33 in London, United Kingdom.
He was left to sleep in a car at 67 Overhill Road in East Dulwich, South London after he passed out after a night of heavy drinking in the Music Machine club.
1985 (x) 148 Die in Iberia Boeing crash in Bilbao, Spain.
It collided into a mountain.
1989 (+) Daughter of Tex Watson of the Manson Family, Mary Elisabeth Watson is born in Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Murderer Wilford Berry aka The Volunteer, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 36 in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.
He was the first person to be executed in Ohio since 1963.
2002 (-) Murderer John Byrd is executed by lethal injection in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.