1900 (+) Actor Spencer Bonaventure Tracy is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
1908 (+) Conductor Herbert Heribert Ritter Von Karajan is born in Salzburg, Austria.
1908 (+) Actress Bette Davis is born in Lowell, Massachussets, USA.
1916 (+) Actor Gregory Eldred Peck is born in La Jolla, California, USA.
1917 (+) Writer Robert Albert Bloch aka Psycho, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1920 (+) Writer Arthur Hailey is born in Luton, United Kingdom.
1926 (+) Filmmaker and King of the B-Movies Roger William Corman is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1945 (-) First commander of Buchenwald KZ Karl Otto Koch is executed by the Firing Squad at the age of 47 in Germany.
He had been charged with forgery, mismanagement and insubordination.
1964 (-) General Douglas MacArthur dies of biliary cirrhosis at the age of 84 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1970 (-) German ambassador Karl Maria von Spreti is murdered after being kidnapped by FAR guerillas at the age of 62 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
1975 (-) Statesman Chang Kai-Shek dies of a heart attack and pneumonia at the age of 88 in Taipei, Taiwan.
1975 (+) Double murderer Derrick Sean O’Brien is born in Texas, USA.
1976 (-) Pilot, filmmaker and eccentric Howard Hughes dies of kidney failure at the age of 70 in his private aircraft near Houston, Texas, USA.
1983 (x) 27-year-old Mass-Murderer Cevdet Yilmaz shoots 6 people because he is not accepted as a ‘Dutchman’ after his official naturalisation in Delft, ‘t Koetsiertje, the Netherlands.
1984 (-) Child-Murderer Freddie Goode is executed in Florida, USA.
He faced the jury with the words “Having sex with children is the way it should be done”.
1989 (-) Joris Viville is raped, strangled and mutilated by Francis Heaulme aka The Emmaus Murderer, at the age of 10 in Port Grimaud, France.
1992 (x) Over 100 Die in diamond-mine cave-in in Nyeya, Sierra Leone.
1994 (-) Musician Kurt Donald Cobain aka The Pope of Grunge, commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 27 in Seattle, Lake Washington, Washington, USA.
1997 (-) Writer Allen Ginsberg dies of cancer of the liver at the age of 70 in New York, New York, USA.
2005 (-) Writer Saul Bellow originally Solomon Bellows, dies at the age of 89 in Brookline, Massachussets, USA.
2008 (-) Actor Charlton Heston originally John Charles Carter, dies of pneumonia at the age of 84 in Beverley Hills, California, USA.