1503 (+) Prophet Michel de Nostredame aka Nostradamus, is born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France.
1799 (-) 1st president of the USA George Washington dies of acute laryngitis after a ride in snow and rain around his estate at the age of 67 in Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA.
1865 (+) Serial poisoner Severin Antoniovitch Klosowski aka George Chapman, is born in Nagorna, Poland.
1896 (+) Writer Paul Eluard is born in Paris, St. Denis, France.
1903 (-) Wife-murderer William B. Ennis is executed by Old Sparky in New York, Sing Sing Prison, New York, USA.
He was the first policeman to be executed on the Electric Chair.
1911 (x) 39-year-old Explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen is the first man to reach the South-Pole.
1913 (+) Victim of Fritz Haarmann, Der Hannover Werwolf, Friedrich Abeling is born in Hannover, Germany.
1914 (+) Mafia-leader Joseph “Joe” Colombo is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1923 (+) Writer Gerard Kornelis van het Reve is born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1935 (+) Actress Lee Ann Remick is born in Quincy, Massachussets, USA.
1939 (-) Frau Jablinski is stabbed in the head by Paul Ogorzow aka Der Schnell-Bahn Mörder, in Berlin, Rummelsburg, Germany.
1943 (-) Advocate of dietary reform John Harvey Kellogg dies at the age of 91 in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA.
1946 (+) Actress and musician Jane Mallory Birkin is born in London, United Kingdom.
1947 (-) Erika M. is beaten to death and mutilated by Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, at the age of 37 in Braunschweig, Germany.
1952 (-) Ethel Simpson is strangled by John Reginald Christie of 10 Rillington Place, in London, United Kingdom.
1959 (-) Ethel Little is tortured by an unidentified sexual deviate at the age of 53 in Miami, Florida, USA.
She finally died of shock and blood-loss after hours of sexual misdemeanor.
1968 (x) 47-year-old Artist Joseph Heinrich Beuys performs "Ja ja ja ja ja, nee nee nee nee nee" in Düsseldorf, Staatliche Kunstakademie, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1973 (-) Kathy Scharf is beaten and strangled by Gerald Stano originally Paul Zeininger aka Blind Fury, in Merrit Island, Florida, USA.
1976 (x) 35-year-old Serial Killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de l’Ombre, is arrested after 8 years of terror in Nogent-sur-Oise in Montataire, Martinets Estate, France.
1976 (x) SS-executioner Hans Looijen is convicted to life-imprisonment in Roermond, the Netherlands.
1977 (-) Marylin Moore is attacked by Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper, in Chapeltown, Prince Philip playing fields, United Kingdom.
1980 (-) Serial Killer Metod Torinus aka The Vampire Killer, is executed by hanging at the age of 33 in Yugoslavia.
1989 (-) Composer and musician Pérez Damaso Prado dies of a stroke at the age of 73 in Mexico City, Mexico.
1989 (-) Physicist, dissident and Human Rights activist Andrei Dmitrievitsch Sakharov dies of a heart attack at the age of 68 in Moscow, Russia.
1999 (-) Murderer Robert Atworth is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Musician Patrick Miller aka Minimal Man, dies at the age of 51 in Eagle Rock, California, USA.
2005 (-) Murderer-for-hire John B. Sr. Nixon is executed by lethal injection at the age of 77 in State Penitentiary, Mississippi, USA.
For his last meal he requested a well-done T-bone steak, buttered asparagus spears, a baked potato with sour cream, peach pie, vanilla ice cream, and sweet tea.