1226 (-) Founder of the Franciscan Order, Saint Francis of Assisi dies after increasing ill-health at the age of 45 in Assisi, Umbria, Italy.
Due in part to the way he mistreated Brother Ass, as he called his body, he was led away from earth by Sister Death, in whose praise he had shortly before added a new strophe to his Canticle of the Sun.
1609 (x) 32-year-old Artist Peter Paul Rubens marries 18-year-old Isabella Brant in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.
1796 (-) Joseph Lesurques is excuted by the Guillotine on false accusations for murdering a couple of stage-coach drivers at the age of 33 in Paris, France.
1867 (+) Artist Pierre Bonnard is born in Fontenay-au-Roses, France.
1884 (-) Artist Hans Makart dies at the age of 44 in Vienna, Austria.
He was most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt and other Austrian artists.
1897 (+) Writer Luis Aragon is born in Paris, France.
1916 (+) Writer James Herriot originally James Alfred Wight, is born in Sunderland, United Kingdom.
1925 (+) Writer Gore Eugene Luther Vidal is born in West Point, New York, USA.
1936 (+) Pioneer of Minimal Music Steve Stephen Michael Reich is born in New York City, New York, USA.
1938 (+) Musician Eddie Edward Ray Cochran is born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA.
1941 (+) Musician Chubby Checker is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1967 (x) 30-year-old Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger aka The Shoemaker, sets fire to a building he owns, which he did for the fourth time in five years. He is charged with arson but released by lack of evidence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1967 (-) Zofia G. is strangled by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 27 in Bedzin, Poland.
1967 (-) Singer-songwriter Woody Woodrow Wilson Guthrie dies of Huntington's disease at the age of 55 in New York City, Creedmore Psychiatric Center, New York, USA.
1968 (-) Jadwiga S. is strangled by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 35 in Bedzin, Poland.
1969 (-) Shirley Audette is raped, strangled and her breasts chewed away by Wayne Boden aka The Vampire of Montreal, in Canada.
1969 (+) Musician Gwen Renée Stefani is born in Fullerton, California, USA.
1971 (x) 25-year-old Performance artist Chris Burden performs "I Became a Secret Hippy" at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco, California, USA.
1972 (-) Wally Simineaux is tortured and strangled by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 14 in Houston, Westcott Towers, Texas, USA.
1979 (x) Killer Groupie Veronica ‘Ver Lyn’ Compton, who tried to furnish a cover up for Serial Killer Kenneth Alessio Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler, is arrested in Los Angeles, Carson Trailer Park, California, USA.
1979 (-) Unidentified woman is raped and strangled by Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death, at the age of 34 in Austin, Texas, USA.
1980 (x) 4 die and 12 are wounded in a fascist bomb-attack on a synagoge in Paris, France.
1981 (x) The hungerstriking IRA-members stop their Irish Hungerstriking campaign in Belfast, Maze Prison, Ireland.
In 7 months 10 of them died.
1988 (-) Right-wing politician Franz Josef Strauß dies of a stroke while hunting at the age of 73 in München, Germany.
1988 (-) Masami Yoshizawa is strangled by Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer, at the age of 7 in Saitama, Japan.
1995 (x) 48-year-old Sportsman and presumable murderer O. J. Orenthal James Simpson is found not guilty on charges of killing his wife Nicole in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1996 (x) 36-year-old Serial Killer Richard ‘Ricky’ Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, marries 41-year-old Doreen Lioy in San Quentin Prison, California, USA.
1998 (-) Actor Roddy Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Edward Hartman is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Raleigh State Prison, North Carolina, USA.
2004 (-) Actress Janet Leigh originally Jeannette Morrison, dies of an inflammation of the blood vessels at the age of 77 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.