551bc (+) Philosopher Confucius aka Master Kung, is born in China.
1850 (-) Murderer Reuben A. Dunbar is executed by hanging at the age of 21 in New York, New York, USA.
1888 (x) Serial Killer Jack the Ripper writes a letter “Dear Boss” to the Central News Agency in London, United Kingdom.
1895 (-) Scientist Louis Pasteur dies of uremic poisoning at the age of 72 in Marnes-la Coquette, France.
1898 (+) Nazi-doctor and mass-sterilizer Carl Clauberg is born in Wupperhof, Germany.
1912 (x) Over 1000 Die in Kecher Maru shipwreck in Japan.
1915 (+) American Communist and Soviet spy Ethel Rosenberg originally Ethel Greenglass, is born in New York, New York, USA.
1924 (+) Actor Marcello Mastroianni is born in Fotana Liri near Rome, Italy.
1934 (+) Actress and animal-activist Brigitte Bardot originally Camille Javal, is born in Paris, France.
1952 (+) Actress Sylvia Kristel aka Emmanuelle, is born in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
1953 (-) Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble dies of cerebral trombosis at the age of 63 in San Marino, California, USA.
There was no funeral and the whereabouts of his remains are unknown.
1954 (x) 137 Die in train derailment in Hyderabad, India.
It drove off a viaduct.
1956 (-) Aviation pioneer William Edward Boeing dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1959 (-) Dorothy Rawlinson is raped and murdered by Wendell Lightbourne aka The Cannibalist Golf Caddy, at the age of 29 in Southlands Beach, Bermudas.
1964 (x) Mass Murderer William Graulin kills his wife and his six children in Troy, Michigan, USA.
1964 (-) Actor and filmmaker Harpo Arthur Adolph Marx dies of heart failure at the age of 75 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1966 (-) Writer André Breton aka The Father of Surrealism, dies at the age of 70 in Paris, France.
1967 (-) Murderer of Rasputin, Prince Felix Joessoppov dies at the age of 81 in Paris, France.
1970 (-) President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Caïro, Egypt.
1978 (-) 263rd Pope John Paul I originally Albino Luciani, dies of myocardial infarction at the age of 65 in Rome, Vatican City, Italy.
He might have died from drinking poisoned coffee, only 33 days after his inauguration.
1982 (-) Lutgarde Meeus is strangled by Michel Bellen aka The Strangler of the Left Bank, at the age of 28 in Leuven, Brabant, Belgium.
1989 (-) Dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos dies of kidney and liver ailments at the age of 72 in Honolulu, Hawaï, USA.
1991 (-) Musician Miles Dewey III Davis dies of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure at the age of 65 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1992 (x) 167 Die in Pakistan Airlines Airbus A-300 crash in Kathmandu, Nepal.
1993 (-) Murderer Antonio Bonham is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1994 (x) 852 Die in Sweden-Estland MS Estonia Ferry capsizing in the Baltic Sea.
2003 (-) Filmmaker Elia Kazan originally Elias Kazanjoglou, dies of natural causes at the age of 94 in New York, New York, USA.
2007 (-) Reporter David Hans Schmidt aka The Sultan of Sleaze, commits suicide by hanging at the age of 47 in Phoenix, North 21st street, Arizona, USA.