1828 (-) Artist Francisco Goya originally Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes de todos los santos difuntos, dies of Vogt-Koyanagi-Syndrome at the age of 82 in Bordeaux, France.
This disease caused an infection of the retina with consequent blurred vision and hallucinations.
1841 (-) Murderer Peter Robinson is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in Jersey.
1850 (-) Wax sculptor Marie Tussaud originally Marie Grosholtz, dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in London, United Kingdom.
1867 (+) Airplane pioneer Wilbur Wright is born in Melville, Indiana, USA.
1869 (+) Presumed murderess of President Faure Marguerite “Meg” Jeanne Japy-Steinheil aka Lady Abinger aka Mme de Serignac, is born in Beaucourt, France.
1881 (-) Murderer Alan Adams is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Massachussets, USA.
1889 (+) Actor and filmmaker Charles Spencer Chaplin is born in London, Brixton, United Kingdom.
1896 (+) Artist Tristan Tzara originally Samuel Rosenstock, is born in Moinesti, Romania.
1907 (-) Auguste Bavouzet is strangled by Jeanne Weber aka l’Ogresse de la Goutte d’Or, at the age of 9 in Villedieu, France.
1920 (-) Murderer Simplico Torrez is executed by hanging at the age of 25 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.
1921 (+) Actor Peter Ustinov is born in London, United Kingdom.
1922 (+) Writer Kingsley William Amis is born in London, Clapham, United Kingdom.
1924 (+) Composer Henry Enrico Nicola Mancini is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1926 (-) Murderer Archie Cody is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Oregon, USA.
1935 (+) Musician Bobby Robert Stanley Vinton known from “Blue Velvet”, is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
1936 (-) Murderess Dorothea Nancy Waddingham aka The Murderous Nurse, is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Birmingham, Winson Green Prison, United Kingdom.
Waddingham was a mother of five and was still breastfeeding her 3-month old baby at the time of her execution. 10,000 people gathered outside the gaol to demonstrate against the execution, chanting "Stop this mother murder!".
1937 (-) FBI-agent Wimberly Baker is shot dead by Robert Suhay at the age of 27 in Topeka, post office, Kansas, USA.
1937 (-) Murderer Fred Hart is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in California, USA.
1946 (-) Automobile manufacterer Arthur Chevrolet commits suicide by hanging due to depression at the age of 62 in Slidell, Louisiana, USA.
1947 (-) Commander of the Auschwitz concentration-camp Rudolf Ferdinand Höss is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Auschwitz, Poland.
1964 (x) 38-year-old Pilot Geraldine “Jerrie” Fredritz Mock is the first woman to fly solo around the world in an aircraft, a Cessna 180 'Spirit of Columbus'.
She flew 22.860 miles in 29 days and made 21 stopovers.
1969 (-) Dawn Basom is raped, tortured and strangled by Norman John Collins aka The Michigan Coed Killer, at the age of 13 in Ann Arbor, Superior Township, Michigan, USA.
1971 (+) Singer Selena originally Selena Quintanilla-Pérez aka Queen of Tejano Music, is born in Lake Jackson, Texas, USA.
1981 (-) Colleen Daignault is abducted, tortured and murdered by Clifford Olsen aka The Vancouver Butcher, at the age of 13 in Surrey, British Columbia, USA.
1981 (-) RAF 2nd Generation member Sigurd Debus dies due to internal bleeding in his head after being force-fed during a hungerstrike at the age of 38 in Hamburg, Fuhlsbüttel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
He had been hungerstriking since 11 feb 1981.
1986 (-) Murderer Jeffrey Barney is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, USA.
1989 (-) Serial Killer Thierry Paulin aka Le Tueur de la Pleine Lune, dies of aids at the age of 25 in Paris, Prison de Fresnes, France.
1990 (x) Over 100 Die in train fire in Patna, India.
1992 (-) Kristen French is beaten and asphyxiated by Paul Bernardo aka The Scarborough Rapist aka The Schoolgirl Killer, at the age of 16 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
His wife Karla Leanne Homolka, helped him abduct and sexually assault the girl.
1995 (-) Daughter of Marlon Cheyenne Tarita Brando commits suicide by hanging at the age of 25 in Tahiti.
1997 (-) Artist and writer Roland Topor dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 59 in Paris, France.
1997 (-) Murderer Kenneth Gentry is executed by lethal injection at the age of 36 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Architect of the Red Khmer Communist Party Pol Pot originally Saloth Sar, dies of a heart-attack at the age of 73 in Anlow Veng, Thailand.
2007 (-) Mass murderer Cho Seung-Hui aka Ismail Ax aka the School Shooter, commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 23 in Virginia Tech University, Blackburg, Virginia, USA.
On this day he went on a killing spree and shot 32 students and teachers to death. 29 others were wounded.