1863 (+) Architect Henry Clemens Van De Velde is born in Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
1882 (-) Outlaw Jesse Woodson James is ‘accidently’ shot in the head by Bob Ford at the age of 34 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1888 (-) Emma Smith is stabbed to death by Jack the Ripper in London, United Kingdom.
1895 (-) Blanche Lamont is raped and strangled by William Durrant aka The Demon in the Belfry, at the age of 21 in San Francisco, in the clocktower of the Emmanuel Baptist church, California, USA.
1897 (-) Composer Johannes Brahms dies of cancer of the liver at the age of 63 in Vienna, Austria.
1915 (+) War-criminal Paul Touvier is born in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, Alpes de Haute Provence, France.
1919 (-) Black ex-soldier William Little is lynched by battering because he continued to wear his uniform in Blakely, Georgia, USA.
1920 (+) John Demjanjuk aka Iwan The Terrible, is born in Dubovye Makharintsy, USSR.
1924 (+) Actor Marlon Brando is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
1924 (+) Actress Doris Day originally Doris Von Kappelhoff, is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
1929 (-) Frau Flake is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1936 (-) Murderer and kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann aka The Lindbergh Baby Snatcher, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 36 in Trenton State Prison, New Jersey, USA.
1941 (-) Prime-minister of Hungary Pal Count de Szék Teleki commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 61 in Budapest, Hungary.
He wanted to avoid collaboration with the Nazis.
1950 (-) Composer Kurt Julian Weill dies of a heart-attack at the age of 50 in New York, New York, USA.
1955 (x) Over 300 Die in train derailment in Guadalajaro, Mexico.
It crashed into a canyon.
1957 (-) Murderer Ernest L. Ranson is executed by hanging in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.
1958 (+) Photographer Francesca Woodman is born in Denver, Colorado, USA.
1961 (+) Actor Eddie Murphy is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1962 (+) Murderess Brenda Spencer is born in San Diego, California, USA.
1962 (+) Psychopatic killer Roberto Succo aka ‘André’, is born in Venice, Treviso, Italy.
1968 (x) Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, members Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Thorwald Proll and Horst Sohnlein are arrested for an arson-attack on Kaufhaus Schneider in Frankfurt-am-Main the day before, in Berlin, Germany.
1968 (x) 39-year-old Black leader Dr. Martin Luther King jr., delivers his last speech "I've Been tot the Mountaintop" in Memphis, Mason Temple, Tennessee, USA.
1971 (-) Chief informer against the Cosa Nostra Joseph ‘Joe Cargo’ Valachi aka Charles Chanbano aka Anthony Sorge, dies of a heart attack at the age of 67 in El Paso, La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, Texas, USA.
1974 (x) 20-year-old Patty Patricia Campbell Hearst aka The Born-again Terrorist, joins the Symbionese Freedom Army in California, USA.
1991 (-) Writer Graham Henry Greene dies of a blood-disease at the age of 86 in Vevey, Switzerland.
1996 (x) 53-year-old Theodore Ted Kaczinski aka The UnaBomber, is arrested in his forest cabin in Lincoln, Montana, USA.
1997 (-) Triple Murderer David Spence is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1998 (-) Artist Wolf Vostell dies of a heart attack at the age of 65 in Berlin, Germany.
2001 (-) Murderer Jason Eric Massey is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2002 (-) Musician Frank Tovey aka Fad Gadget, dies of a heart attack at the age of 45 in Leeds, United Kingdom.