1548 (-) Sixth wife of Henry VIII Catherine Parr dies of complications from childbirth at the age of 36 in Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.
1638 (+) King of France Louis XIV originally Louis-Dieudonné aka The Sun King, is born in France.
1774 (+) Artist Caspar David Friedrich is born in Greifswald, Pomerania, Germany.
1831 (+) Dramatist Victorien Sardou is born in Paris, France.
1847 (+) Outlaw Jesse Woodson James is born in Clay County, Missouri, USA.
1887 (x) 186 Die in Theatre Royal fire in Exeter, United Kingdom.
1905 (+) Writer Arthur Koestler is born in Budapest, Hungary.
1912 (+) Composer John Milton Cage is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1916 (x) 21-year-old Actor and Great Lover Rudolph Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmo Valentino is arrested by the New York Vice squad for conducting a badger game in a whorehouse in New York, New York, USA.
1930 (-) Serial Killer Carl Panzram aka A Journal of Murder, is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Leavenworth Prison, USA.
1931 (x) 27-year-old George Peter Metesky aka The Mad Bomber, is injured in a boiler blowback and inhales poisonous gases at the United Electric & Power Company’s Hell Gate power station in New York, New York, USA.
1932 (-) Jean Harlow’s husband Paul Bern originally Paul Levy, commits suicide by a shot in the head at the age of 42 in Benedict Canyon, California, USA.
He did it it in Jean’s bedroom, drenched in her perfume.
1933 (-) Axel Kjellberg is shot dead by Sigvard Thurneman aka The Doctor, in Sala, Sweden.
Kjellberg’s maid is also shot dead, Thurnemann was assisted by Eric Hedstrom.
1934 (x) An unidentified torso aka The Lady in the Lake is found as presumable first victim of Serial Killer The Mad Butcher of Cleveland in Cleveland Euclid Beach, Ohio, USA.
1940 (+) Actress Raquel Welch originally Raquel Tejada, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1942 (+) Filmmaker Werner Herzog originally Werner Stipetic, is born in München, Germany.
1946 (+) Musician Freddie Mercury originally Farrokh Bulsara, is born in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
1951 (x) 37-year-old Writer William Seward Burroughs shoots his wife Joan Vollmer Adams in a William Tell shooting-game in Mexico City, Bounty Bar, Mexico.
1963 (+) Murderer Gary Graham aka Shaka Sankofa, is born in Houston, Texas, USA.
1969 (x) 26-year-old American Hero and mass murderer William Laws Calley is charged with murdering 109 South Vietnamese civilians in My Lai in Kansas, USA.
1970 (-) Formule-1 racer Jochen Rindt dies in a crash while practicing for the Italian Grand Prix at the age of 28 in Monza, Italy.
1970 (x) Psychotic Killer Dale Merle Nelson kills Mrs Shirley Wasyk, 7-year-old Tracy, 8-year-old Sharlene, Ray Phibbs, Isabelle St. Amand and 4 more children in an LSD-trip in West Creston, British Columbia, Canada.
1971 (x) Mass Murderer John Freeman kills 7 relatives during a party in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
1972 (x) 11 Israelian athletes are shot dead by the Terrorist Movement Black September during the Olympic Games in München, Germany.
1975 (x) 62-year-old 38th president of the USA Gerald Rudolph Ford is attacked by Manson Family-member Lynette Alice Fromme aka Squeaky in Sacramento, California, USA.
1977 (x) 62-year-old President of the German Employers’ Association Hanns-Martin Schleyer is kidnapped by the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion in Köln, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
It starts the climax of the RAF "Deutsche Herbst" campaign.
1978 (x) 49-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is arrested as Richard Clarke for sodomizing an unidentified 16-year-old boy in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
1980 (x) 20-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV, performs "Ladder - 2" in Antwerpen, ICC, Antwerp, Belgium.
1985 (-) Robert Bower is shot dead by Sean Sellers aka Web of Darkness, at the age of 32 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
1988 (-) Prostitute Olga Gaevskaya dies of aids at the age of 29 in Leningrad, Russia.
She is the first official victim of aids in the USSR.
1997 (-) Humanitarian nun Mother Teresa originally Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, dies of heart-failure at the age of 87 in Calcutta, India.
1997 (x) 35-year-old Murderer Wilford Berry aka The Volunteer, is attacked and badly injured by fellow inmates during a riot in Southern Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, USA.
2005 (x) 143 Die in Mandala Airlines Flight 091 Boeing 737-200 crash in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia.
39 people died on the ground, 16 passengers survived.