1181 (+) Founder of the Franciscan Order, Saint Francis of Assisi is born in Assisi, Umbria, Italy.
1791 (+) Artist Théodore Géricault is born in Rouen, France.
1849 (+) Physiologist Iwan Petrowitsch Pawlow is born in Ryazan, Russia.
1868 (-) Scientist August Ferdinand Möbius dies at the age of 77 in Leipzig, Germany.
He died 10 years after discovering his famous 'Möbius Ring'.
1888 (+) Writer Thomas Stearns Eliot is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
1889 (+) Philosopher Martin Heidegger is born in Meskirch, Germany.
1897 (+) 262nd Pope Paul VI originally Giovanni Battista Montini, is born in Brescia, Concesion, Italy.
1898 (+) Composer George Gershwin is born in New York, New York, USA.
1902 (-) Clothing manufacturer Levi Löb Strauss dies at the age of 73 in San Francisco, California, USA.
1929 (-) Maria Rad is attacked by Peter Kürten aka The Düsseldorfer Monster aka The Vampire of Düsseldorf, at the age of 28 in Düsseldorf, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1937 (-) Black musician Bessie Smith bleeds to death in the street after a car-accident because a white ambulance-driver refuses to take her to a hospital at the age of 43 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the USA.
1945 (-) Composer Bela Viktor Janos Bartok dies of leukemia at the age of 64 in New York, New York, USA.
1945 (+) Musician Bryan Ferry is born in Washington, Sunderland, United Kingdom.
1948 (+) Actress Olivia Newton-John is born in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
1951 (+) Mass-murderer Ronald Joseph Butch DeFeo Jr. aka The Amityville Horror Murderer, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1954 (x) 1172 Die in Toya Mary ferry shipwreck in Tsjugaru Strait,
1970 (x) The Manson Family hide-out, Spahn Ranch, is burned to the ground, charring over 100.000 acres in Death Valley, California, USA.
1970 (-) Donna Lass is presumably abducted and killed as 17th victim by Zodiac at the age of 25 in Stateline, Samara Hotel, Nevada, USA.
1974 (x) Over 200 Die in USSR destroyer fire in the Black Sea.
1980 (x) 12 die and 312 are wounded in a bomb-attack in a beergarden during the Beer Festival in München, Germany.
1983 (-) Musician Tino Constantino Rossi dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1983 (-) Mystery writer Muriel Davidson is murdered by Robert Thom in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1985 (-) James Ferris is abducted, tortured and killed by Robert Berdella aka The Kansas City Butcher, at the age of 20 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
1988 (x) Start of the trial against 43-year-old Serial Killer Randy Stephen Kraft aka The Freeway Killer, in Orange County, West County Municipal Courts Building, California, USA.
1988 (-) Keison Sinthasomphone is drugged, and sexually assaulted by Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, at the age of 13 in Milwaukee, 924 25th North Street, Oxford Apartments, Room 213, Wisconsin, USA.
1990 (-) Writer Alberto Pincherle Moravia aka Il Conformista, is found dead in his bathroom at the age of 82 in Rome, Italy.
1997 (x) 234 Die in Garuda Airlines Airbus A-300 crash in Medan, Indonesia.
2003 (-) Murderer Joseph Bates is executed by lethal injection at the age of 35 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2003 (x) 234 Die in MV Joola Senegalese ferry capsizing in Gambia.
2007 (x) A mistrial is declared in the case against 67-year-old Musician and record producer Phil Harvey Philip Spector aka The Wall of Sound, for the murder of 40-year-old nightclub hostess and B movie-actress Lana Clarkson in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2008 (-) Actor Paul Leonard Newman dies of lung cancer at the age of 83 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.
2009 (x) 76-year-old Filmmaker Roman Polanski originally Raymond Roman Liebling, is arrested for a 2005 international arrest warrant for his 1977 sexual assault case in Zurich airport, Switzerland.