Saturday, January 28, 2012

28 January 1976 - Marcel Broodthaers Dies

1547 (-) King of England Henry VIII dies of diabetes at the age of 55 in Whitehall, United Kingdom.
1621 (-) 233rd Pope Paulus V originally Camillo Borghese, dies at the age of 70 in Rome, Italy.
1706 (+) Printer and typographer John Baskerville is born in Wolverley, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.
1768 (-) Composer John Wainwright dies at the age of 44 in Cheshire, United Kingdom.
1788 (+) Poet George Gordon aka Lord Byron, is born in London, United Kingdom.
1802 (-) Murderer Joseph Wall Esq. is executed by hanging in the United Kingdom.
1829 (-) Serial Killer William Burke aka The Bodysnatcher, is executed by hanging at the age of 37 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
A huge crowd showed up to see him hang.
1841 (+) Explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley originally John Rowlands aka Bula Matari (Breaker of Rocks), is born in Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom.
1855 (+) Inventor of the calculating machine William Seward Burroughs I is born in Rochester, New York, USA.
1887 (x) 26-year-old America’s first Serial Killer Herman Webster Mudgett aka The Torture Doctor, marries Myrta Z. Belknap as Henry Howard Holmes in Colorado, USA.
1887 (+) Composer Arthur Rubinstein is born in Lodz, Poland.
1890 (+) Murderer Robert Franklin Stroud aka The Birdman of Alcatraz, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
1912 (+) Artist Jackson Paul Pollock is born in Cody, Wyoming, USA.
1914 (+) Actor and murderer Tom Thomas Neal is born in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
1924 (+) Artist Marcel Broodthaers is born in Brussels, Brabant, Belgium.
1929 (+) Artist Claes Oldenburg is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1936 (+) Actor Alan Alda is born in New York, The Bronx, New York, USA.
1936 (-) Richard Loeb aka The Perfect Murderer, is slashed to ribbons in the showers by Jimmie Day at the age of 30 in Stateville Prison, Illinois, USA.
1939 (-) Writer William Butler Yeats dies at the age of 73 in Menton, Hôtel Idéal Séjour, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
1945 (+) Musician Robert Wyatt-Ellidge is born in Bristol, United Kingdom.
1948 (x) Over 250 Die in Joo Maru freighter collision in Japan.
It collided with an abandoned mine.
1948 (-) Commander of Auschwitz and Majdanek death camps Arthur Liebehenschel is executed by hanging at the age of 46 in Krakow, Poland.
1949 (-) Rapist and murderer Charlie Pool is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, Kentucky, USA.
1953 (-) Cop Killer Derek William Bentley is executed by hanging at the age of 19 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1958 (-) Lauer and 46-year-old Clara Ward are shot dead by Charles Starkweather aka Little Red, at the age of 47 in Lincoln, 2843 24th Street, Nebraska, USA.
1965 (+) Fifth victim of Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal, Anthony Sears is born in Wisconsin, USA.
1974 (x) 32-year-old Tana Smith, 45-year-old Jane Holly, 69-year-old Vincent Wollin and 84-year-old John Bambic are shot dead by the Black Zebra Killers while 23-year-old Roxanne McMillan is shot and paralysed from the waist down in San Francisco, California, USA.

1976 (-) Artist Marcel Broodthaers dies at the age of 52 in Köln, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1978 (x) 27-year-old Serial Killer Richard Trenton Chase aka The Vampire of Sacramento, is arrested in Sacramento, California, USA.
Assorted human and animal organs are found in his refrigerator.
1986 (x) US-astronauts 49-year-old Michael Smith, 36-year-old Judith Resnik, 35-year-old Ronald McNair, 39-year-old Ellison Onizuka, 41-year-old Gregory Jarvis, 37-year-old Christa MacAuliffe and 46-year-old Francis Scobee are killed in the explosion of their Challenger Spacecraft, just 1min 12 sec after take-off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.
1996 (-) Poet Joseph Brodsky originally Iosif Aleksandrowitsch Brodsky, dies of a heart attack at the age of 55 in New York, New York, USA.
2003 (-) Murderer Alva Eziel Curry is executed by lethal injection at the age of 32 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2004 (-) Murderer Billy Frank Vickers is executed by lethal injection at the age of 58 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2005 (-) Actress Karen Lancaume originally Karine Bach, commits suicide by an overdose of medication at the age of 32 in Paris XIV, France.
She played a violent murderess in the movie "Baise-Moi".
2010 (-) Sadist Murderer Peter Carlier commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 61 in Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium.
He spent 30 years in prison for the murder of his 21-year-old neighbour girl.

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