1466 (+) Humanist Desiderius Roterodamus Erasmus originally Gerrit Gerritszoon, is born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The exact year of birth is not known, it could also be 1469.
1728 (+) Explorer Captain James Cook is born in Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1782 (+) Composer Niccolo Paganini is born in Genova, Italy.
1858 (+) 26th president of the USA Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York, New York, USA.
1873 (+) Murderer Johan Alfred Andersson Ander is born in Ljustero, Sweden.
1896 (+) Second oldest survivor of the Titanic shipwreck, Edith Eileen Haisman originally Brown, is born in Cape Colony, South Africa.
1914 (+) Poet Dylan Marlais Thomas is born in Swansea, United Kingdom.
1919 (-) Michele Pepitone is murdered as last known victim by The Axe-Man of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1923 (+) Artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein is born in New York City, New York, USA.
1923 (-) Heinz Brinkmann is killed and his meat sold by Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, at the age of 13 in Hannover, Germany.
1928 (+) Mass murderer Perry Eugene Smith aka In Cold Blood, is born in Huntington, Nevada, USA.
1932 (x) Murderer Robert Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor, attends a surgical emergency room, having tried to cut off his penis in New York, New York, USA.
1939 (+) Actor John Marwood Cleese is born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Luis Garavito is abducted by Harvey Glatman aka The Pin-Up Killer, at the age of 28 in Tustin, California, USA.
In an ensuing fight, they are spotted by a highway patrolman, and Glatman is arrested.
1964 (-) An unidentified girl is raped and abused by Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, in Boston, Massachussets, USA.
1975 (-) Teenage Sex-Killer Robert Poulin commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 18 in Ottawa, St. Pius X High School, Ontario, Canada.
He was obsessed with sex and pornography, and had written about wanting to have sex before he died. He had been suicidal at least three years prior to his attack which killed one and injured five students.
1977 (-) Writer James Mallahan Cain dies of alcohol poisoning at the age of 85 in Hyattsville, Maryland, USA.
1977 (x) The members of the Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe Rote Armee Fraktion, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe are buried in Stuttgart, Waldfriedhof Cemetary, Germany.
1982 (-) Olga Kuprina is stabbed to death by Andrej Tsjikatilo aka The Rostow Ripper, at the age of 16 in Rostow, Kastachji Lagerja, Russia.
1983 (x) 44-year-old Serial Killer Robert Christian Hansen aka The Aviation Hunter, is arrested in his house in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
1989 (-) Patty Ives is strangled and her neck broken by Arthur Shawcross aka The Monster of the Rivers aka The Genesee River Killer, at the age of 25 in Genesee Gorge, New York, USA.
1996 (-) Victor Rossi is beaten to death as first victim by Daniel Blank at the age of 41 in Prairieville, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Triple murderer Alberto Ignacio Ortiz is executed by lethal injection at the age of 57 in State Prison, Florence, Arizona, USA.