1599 (+) Painter Sir Anthony van Dyck is born in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
1832 (-) Writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe dies of pneumonia at the age of 82 in Weimar, Germany.
1857 (+) 13th President of the Third Republic and 14th President of France Paul Joseph Athanase Doumer is born in Aurillac, France.
1913 (+) Actor Karl Malden originally Malden Sekulovich, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1923 (+) Actor Marcel Marceau is born in Strasbourg, France.
1931 (+) Actor William Shatner aka Captain Jim Kirk, is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1936 (+) Singer-songwriter and whistling talent Roger Whittaker is born in Nairobi, Kenya.
1937 (+) Composer Angelo Badalamenti is born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA.
1941 (+) Actor Bruno Ganz is born in Zurich, Switzerland.
1942 (-) Jean-Pierre Van Beveren is presumably murdered by Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer, at the age of 42 in Paris, France.
1943 (x) 195 inhabitants including 75 children are burned alive or gunned down by German 118th Schutzmannschaft Battalion in Khatyn, Belarus.
1963 (-) Multiple Murderer Charles Wood is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
1969 (-) Writer Gerhart Fritsch dies at the age of 45 in Vienna, Austria.
1970 (-) Kathleen Johns is attacked by Zodiac in Bakersfield, California, USA.
1978 (-) Jeffrey Rignall is sodomised and battered to death by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 27 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
1979 (-) Sir Richard Sykes British Ambassador, is shot dead by the IRA at the age of 58 in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Footman Karel Straub was also killed, both being shot in the head as they left the ambassador's residence for the short trip to the embassy.
1981 (x) 24-year-old IRA-member Raymond Peter McCreesh originally Réamann Mac Raois, starts hungerstriking in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
1982 (-) Jay Reynolds is beaten and stabbed to death by Larry Eyler aka The Leather-Boy Killer, at the age of 26 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
1983 (-) Veronique Dubois is attacked by Philippe Pacque aka The Werewolf of Amiens, at the age of 18 in Amiens, France.
1989 (-) Murderer Leon Ruthe King is executed by lethal injection at the age of 44 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1994 (-) Cartoonist and creator of Woody Woodpecker Walter Lantz dies of heart failure at the age of 94 in Burbank, California, USA.
1997 (x) State policeman Olivier Motte discovers eight trash bags with female torsos, arms and legs, presumed victims of Serial Killer Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, in Cuesmes, Rue Emile Vandervelde, Hainaut, Belgium.
2006 (-) Murderer Robert Madrid Jr. Salazar is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.