Friday, January 27, 2012

27 January 1967 - Three Apollo 1 Astronauts Die

1596 (-) Sea Captain, slaver and pirate Sir Francis Drake aka El Draque, dies of dysentery at the age of 56 in Portobelo, Colón, Panama.
1756 (+) Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria.
1832 (+) Writer, mathematician and photographer Lewis Carroll originally Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, is born in Daresbury, Cheshire, United Kingdom.
1836 (+) Writer Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch is born in Lemberg, Austria.
1874 (+) Sing-Sing Prison Chief Executioner Robert Greene Elliott is born in Hamlin, New York, USA.
1892 (+) Composer Mitya Stillman is born in Russia.
1901 (-) Composer Giuseppe Verdi dies of a stroke at the age of 87 in Milan, Italy.
1906 (+) Actress Starr Wyman Faithfull aka The Drowned Girl, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1928 (-) Murderer Daniel Driscoll is executed by hanging in Cardiff Prison, United Kingdom.
1928 (-) Murderer Edward Rowlands is executed by hanging in Cardiff Prison, United Kingdom.
1944 (+) Musician Kevin Coyne is born in Derby, United Kingdom.
1945 (x) Auschwitz-KZ is liberated by the Russian army in Poland.
1949 (x) Over 600 Die in Taiping steamer collision with collier in China.
1958 (-) August Meyer is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 70 in Bennet, Meyer Farm, Nebraska, USA.
1958 (-) Robert Jensen is shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 17 in Bennet, Schoolhouse, Nebraska, USA.
1963 (-) John Sturkey is shot dead by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, at the age of 19 in Perth, Cottelsoe and Nedlands, Australia.
Nicholas August, Roweena Reeves and Brian Weir are also shot and woonded in separate events on the same night.

1967 (x) US-astronauts 40-year-old Gus Grisson, 33-year-old Edward H. White and 31-year-old Roger B. Chaffee are burned alive in their Apollo/Saturn 204 in John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
They were the astronauts selected for the first manned Apollo program mission.
1972 (-) Musician Mahalia Jackson dies of a heart attack at the age of 60 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA.
1977 (-) Lawrence Merrick is shot dead by persons unknown in Los Angeles, the Merrick Studio Academy of Dramatic Arts, California, USA.
He was working on a documentary about Charles Manson.
1977 (x) 27-year-old Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Brigitte Margret Ida Mohnhaupt is released from prison in Germany.
1978 (-) Evelyn Miroth is shot dead and eviscerated by Richard Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, at the age of 38 in Sacramento, Merrywood Drive 3207, California, USA.
In the same event he also killed 6-year-old Jason Miroth and 22-months-old David Ferreira. He then took the baby’s body home, decapitated it and ate parts of its brains before dumping it in a cardboard box.
1981 (x) 443 Die in Tamponas 2 Ocean Liner fire in the Java Sea.
1982 (-) An unidentified woman is raped and strangled by Lucas & Toole aka The Hand of Death, in Plainview, Texas, USA.
1983 (-) Actor and filmmaker Louis De Funès aka FuFu, dies of a heart attack at the age of 68 in Nantes, France.
1984 (x) 25-year-old Musician Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop, suffers second and third degree burns on his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium, California, USA.
1992 (-) Wife of Nazi Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach, Henriette “Henny” von Schirach originally Henriette Hoffmann, dies at the age of 79 in München, Germany.
2000 (-) Double murderer James Walter Moreland is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (x) Start of the trial against Murderer Robert Frederick Glass for the consensual murder of Sharon Lopatka in North Carolina, USA.
He had fulfilled her wish to be tortured and strangled to death.
2008 (-) Second President of Indonesia Hadji Muhammad Suharto dies of a sepsis infection and haemoglobin drop at the age of 86 in Jakarta, Pertamina hospital, Indonesia.
2009 (-) Writer John Updike dies of lung cancer at the age of 76 in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA.
2010 (-) Writer Jerome David Salinger dies of natural causes at the age of 91 in Comish, New Hampshire, USA.

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