1541 (-) Alchemist Paracelsus originally Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, dies at the age of 47 in Salzburg, Austria.
1725 (+) Brewer, visionary and philantropist Arthur Guinness is born in Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland.
1896 (+) Writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
1902 (+) Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini is born in Khomein Isfahan, Persia, Iran.
1911 (+) USSR-leader Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko is born in Bolshaya Tes, Russia.
1912 (-) Murderer Chester Danton Jordan is executed by Old Sparky in Massachussets, USA.
1923 (-) Paul Bronichewski is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 17 in Hannover, Mordhaus Neue Straße, Germany.
1936 (+) Creator of The Muppets Jim Henson is born in Greenville, Missouri, USA.
1945 (-) Physicist Johannes Hans Wilhelm Geiger dies at the age of 63 in Potsdam, Germany.
1974 (x) 47-year-old Serial Killer Harvey Louis Carignan aka The Want-Ad Killer, is arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1980 (-) Upaehya Bandara is attacked by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, at the age of 34 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
1990 (-) David Thomas is drugged, strangled and dismembered by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 23 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1993 (-) Nazi Punk Rocker Ian Stuart Donaldson dies in a car crash at the age of 36 in Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
There are rumours that State Security had sabotaged his car.
1995 (-) Spree Killer Eric Borel commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 16 in Sollies-Pont, France.
He first killed his mother, stepfather and brother with a hammer. Then he went to the neighbouring village of Cuers and shot 7 people with a .22 rifle.
1999 (-) Double murderer Harvey Lee Green is executed by lethal injection at the age of 38 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2001 (-) Artist, activist and organisation pioneer Franz Ferdinand Feigl dies of cancer at the age of 43 in Amsterdam, Sint Lucas hospital, the Netherlands.
2002 (-) Double murderer Rex Warren Mays is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2004 (-) Writer Françoise Sagan originally Françoise Quoirez, dies of heart-failure at the age of 69 in Honfleur, Normandy, France.
2009 (-) Manson Family-member Susan Denise Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz, dies of brain cancer at the age of 61 in Chowchilla, Central California Women's facility, California, USA.