1468 (-) Printer Johannes Gutenberg dies at the age of 70 in Mainz, Germany.
1809 (+) Composer Felix Mendelssohn is born in Hamburg, Germany.
1859 (+) Airplane engineer Hugo Junkers is born in Rheydt, Germany.
1874 (+) Writer Gertrude Stein is born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.
1887 (+) Writer Georg Trakl is born in Salzburg, Austria.
1889 (+) Filmmaker Theodor Dreyer is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1889 (-) Outlaw Myra Starr aka Belle Starr, dies of shotgun wounds to the back and neck and in the shoulder and face at the age of 41 in Eufaula, Oklahoma, USA.
She was ambushed by an unknown assailant on the way home from a friend.
1903 (-) Child Murderess Annie Walters aka The Finchley Baby Farmer, is executed by hanging at the age of 34 in London, Holloway Prison, United Kingdom.
1903 (-) Child Murderess Amelia Sach aka The Finchley Baby Farmer, is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in London, Holloway Prison, United Kingdom.
1904 (+) Gangster Charles Floyd aka Pretty Boy, is born in Adairsville, Georgia, USA.
1909 (+) Philosopher Simone Weil is born in Paris, France.
1911 (x) Mass-poisoner John Hutchinson serves poison at his parents’ 25th wedding anniversary, killing his father and 2 other relatives in Dalkeith, United Kingdom.
1927 (+) Filmmaker Kenneth Anger originally Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer, is born in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1929 (-) Hypnotist and murderer Joseph Clarke is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
1929 (-) Apollonia Kuhn is attacked with scissors by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
1935 (-) Airplane engineer Hugo Junkers dies at the age of 76 in Gauting, Germany.
1957 (+) Musician Steven Stapleton aka Nurse With Wound, is born in London, Finchley, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Musician Buddy Holly dies in a ‘Beechcraft Bonanza’ airplane crash at the age of 21 in Mason, Iowa, USA.
1958 (-) Musician Ritchie Valens originally Richard Steven Valenzuela known from La Bamba, dies in a ‘Beechcraft Bonanza’ airplane crash at the age of 16 in Mason, Iowa, USA.
The whole ‘Big Bopper Band’ is wiped out.
1967 (-) Cop Killer Ronald Ryan is executed by hanging at the age of 41 in Coburg, Pentridge Prison, Victoria, Australia.
He was the last man to be hanged in Australia.
1971 (-) Unidentified woman is assaulted and robbed by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, in Mechelen, Raghenotunnel, Antwerp, Belgium.
1975 (-) Musician Umm Kulthum aka The Nightingale of the Nile, dies at the age of 70 in Caïro, Egypt.
1980 (-) Charles Miranda is sodomised and garotted with his shirt by William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 15 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
1980 (-) James McCabe is sodomised, beaten and strangled by William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer, at the age of 12 in Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
1981 (-) Marie Sloane is sexually assaulted by Randy Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, at the age of 46 in Redding, Burger Express, California, USA.
1981 (-) Donna Lee Eckard is sexually assaulted and shot dead by Randy Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, at the age of 37 in Mountain Gate, Holiday Road, California, USA.
1985 (-) Scientist Frank Oppenheimer dies of lung cancer at the age of 72 in Sausalito, California, USA.
1989 (-) Filmmaker John Cassavetes dies of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 59 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1993 (-) Composer Karel Goeyvaerts dies at the age of 69 in Antwerpen, Belgium.
1998 (-) Multiple Murderess Karla Tucker aka The Pick Axe Murderess, is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
She was the first woman to be executed in Texas since the American Civil War.
1998 (-) Loretta Daniels is asphyxiated by Alfred Gaynor at the age of 38 in Springfield, State Street near Mason Square Post Office, Massachussets, USA.
2003 (x) 63-year-old Musician and record producer Phil Spector aka The Wall of Sound, is arrested on suspicion of murder when the body of 40-year-old nightclub hostess and B movie-actress Lana Clarkson is found at his mansion in Alhambra, California, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer John Roe is executed by lethal injection in Lucasville, Southern Correctional Facility, Ohio, USA.