Sunday, March 21, 2010

21 March 2005 - Sierre, Switzerland

A mountain reservoir during an amateur Club Moral mountaineering expedition in Sierre, Switzerland.
1685 (+) Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is born in Eisenach, Germany.
1839 (+) Composer Modest Petrowitsch Mussorgsky is born in Karewo, Pskow, Russia.
1901 (-) Wife-murderer John Herbert Bennet is executed by hanging at the age of 20 in Norwich Gaol, United Kingdom.
1909 (+) Gangster Clyde Chestnut Barker is born in Teleco, Texas, USA.
1922 (+) Filmmaker Russel Albion Meyer aka King of the Nudies, is born in Oakland, California, USA.
1926 (+) Filmmaker André Delvaux is born in Heverlee, Brabant, Belgium.
1938 (-) Kidnapper and murderer Arnett Booth is executed by hanging in Moundsville, West Virginia, USA.
1943 (+) Founder of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Vivian Victor Anthony Stanshall is born in Shillingford, Radcliffe Maternity Home, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
1944 (x) 41-year-old Actress and filmmaker Leni Helène Bertha Amalia Riefenstahl marries Peter Jacob in Germany.
1946 (+) Serial Killer Kenneth McDuff aka The Broomstick Murderer, is born in Rosebud, Texas, USA.
1969 (-) Jane Mixer is shot dead by Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, in Ann Arbor, Denton Cemetary, Michigan, USA.
1973 (-) Janine Ligotino is beaten and stabbed by Gerald Stano aka Blind Fury, at the age of 19 in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
1975 (-) Anthony Crean is stabbed to death and mutilated by Patrick Mackay aka Franklin Bollvolt the First, in London, Chelsea, United Kingdom.
1976 (-) Vladimir Sabich aka Spider, is shot dead by Claudine Longet at the age of 30 in Aspen, Colorado, USA.
1979 (x) 33-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs "Send Me Your Money" on KPFK Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1982 (+) Son of Tex Watson of the Manson Family, Joshua Denton Watson is born in Texas, USA.
1986 (x) ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III’ by Artist Barnett Newman is attacked by 33-year-old frustrated artist G.J. Van B. in Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, the Netherlands.
1991 (-) Guitar manufacterer Leo Clarence Leonidas Fender dies at the age of 81 in Fullerton, California, USA.
2002 (x) 51-year-old Fraudster John Darwin aka The Canoe Man, goes on a trip on the North Sea and disappears in Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, United Kingdom.
On 1 dec 2007 he walked into a London police station and claimed loss of memory.

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