1813 (+) Composer Giuseppe Verdi is born in Roncole, Parma, Italy.
1889 (+) Painter and forger Han Henricus Antonius Van Meegeren is born in Deventer, the Netherlands.
1894 (-) Howard Pitezel is strangled by Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, in Indianapolis, Irvington, Indiana, USA.
1901 (+) Artist Alberto Giacometti is born in Borgonova, Graubunden, Switzerland.
1903 (-) Murderer Willis Burton is executed by Old Sparky in the USA.
1903 (-) Murderer Fred Van Wormer is executed by Old Sparky in the USA.
1913 (x) 136 Die in Volturno shipwreck in the Atlantic.
1917 (+) Composer Thelonius Sphere Monk is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.
1923 (-) Child Murderess Susan Newell is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Glasgow, Duke Street Prison, United Kingdom.
1924 (+) Filmmaker Edward D. Davis Wood Jr. is born in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.
1925 (x) 25-year-old Murderer and kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann aka The Lindbergh Baby Snatcher, marries Anna Schoeffler in New York, New York, USA.
1925 (+) Strongman and eccentric Antonio Barichievich aka The Great Antonio, is born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
1930 (+) Dramatist Harold Pinter is born in London, Hackney, United Kingdom.
1931 (x) Mass Murderer Sylvester Matuschka aka The Orient-Express Wrecker, is arrested in Vienna, Austria.
1933 (+) Hair stylist and Manson Family victim Jay Sebring originally Thomas John Kummer, is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
1939 (-) Sing-Sing Prison Chief Executioner Robert Greene Elliott dies at the age of 65 in Hamlin, New York, USA.
1948 (+) Victim of John Reginald Christie, Geraldine Evans daughter of Beryl and Timothy Evans, The Innocent Strangler of 10 Rillington Place, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1949 (x) 20-year-old Serial Killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, is sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for forgery in Maryville, Missouri, USA.
1949 (-) Leopold and Esther Goodman are murdered by Daniel Raven in Edgware, Middlesex, United Kingdom.
1970 (x) 49-year-old Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte aka Minister of Unemployment and Assimilation, is kidnapped by the Front de Libération de Quebec in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada.
1970 (x) Bomb attack by Radical Left Organisation the Weathermen on the Queens traffic-court building in support for the prison riots in New York, New York, USA.
1972 (-) James Willet is shot dead, beheaded and buried on a hikers trail by The Manson Family at the age of 26 in San Francisco, Guerneville, California, USA.
1980 (-) Cherie Ayers is raped and killed by Randy Woodfield aka The I-5 Killer, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1985 (-) Actor Yul Yuliy Borisovich Brynner dies of lung cancer at the age of 65 in New York, New York, USA.
1985 (-) Actor and filmmaker George Orson Welles dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1986 (-) Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gerold Von Braunmuhl is shot dead by Rote Armee Fraktion in Bonn, Germany.
The Ingrid Schubert Commando claims responsability.
2004 (-) Actor Christopher D’Olier Reeve aka Superman, dies of heart failure at the age of 52 in New York, New York, USA.