1676 (-) 239th Pope Clementius X originally Emilio Bonaventura Altieri, dies of gout at the age of 86 in Rome, Italy.
1882 (+) Artist Edward Hopper is born in Nyack, New York, USA.
1889 (+) Horror filmmaker James Whale is born in Dudley, United Kingdom.
1893 (+) Psychiatrist Karl Augustus Menninger is born in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
1898 (+) Artist Alexander Calder is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1933 (x) 34-year-old Airplane pioneer Wiley Hardeman Post becomes the first man to fly around the world from New York to Moscow and Alaska in an airplane.
1934 (-) Bankrobber and outlaw John Herbert Dillinger is supposedly shot dead by Melvin Purvis at the age of 31 in Chicago, outside the Biograph Theatre, Illinois, USA.
Rumours are that the dead man was John Lawrence, a stand in for the left-without-a-trace Dillinger.
1936 (x) A decapitated body is found as third victim of Serial Killer The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland, Clinton Road, Ohio, USA.
1939 (+) Actor Terence Stamp is born in Stepney, United Kingdom.
1946 (x) 90 Die in King David Hotel bomb-attack in Jerusalem, Palestina.
The attack was claimed by the Zionist militiant orgaisation Irgun.
1962 (+) Music producer Steve Albini is born in Pasadena, California, USA.
1964 (-) Danuta Maciejowicz is strangled and mutilated by Lucian Staniak aka The Red Spider of Katowice, at the age of 17 in Olsztyn, Poland.
1964 (-) Elly Hager-Segov is strangled and her throat cut by Hans Van Zon in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1965 (-) Jadwiga Z. is strangled by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 45 in Sosnowiec-Sroda, Poland.
1973 (x) 78 Die in Panam Boeing 707 crash in Tahiti.
1973 (-) Nancy Feusi is presumably killed by Zodiac in California, USA.
1973 (+) Cop Killer Ronald Ray Howard is born in Texas, USA.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Untitled - 1" in Gent, Prinsenhof 03, East Flanders, Belgium.
1986 (-) Florence Tisdall is strangled by Kenneth Erskine aka The Stockwell Strangler, at the age of 80 in London, Putney, Ranelagh Gardens Mansions, United Kingdom.
1991 (x) 31-year-old Serial Killer Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, is arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
1991 (-) Tracy Edwards is abducted by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 19 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
He manages to escape and alert the police. Upon a thorough search of Dahmer’s apartment reveals various plastic bags filled with meat, 3 male torsos, severed hands, 11 heads and skulls, a human heart, male genital organs and various internal organs.
1995 (x) Start of the trial against 28-year-old Serial Killer Ali Reza Khoshruy Kuran Kordiyeh aka The Tehran Vampire, in Teheran, Iran.
1998 (x) Serial Killer Heriberto Seda aka The NY Zodiac Killer, is sentenced to 83 1/3 years to life in prison for killing three people and attempting to kill a fourth in New York, Queens, New York, USA.