Thursday, February 16, 2012

16 February 1958 - Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher Commits Suicide

1770 (+) Porter Zaro Agha is born in Turkey.
He became the oldest man in the world and died at the age of 164.
1848 (+) Writer Octave Mirbeau is born in Trévières, France.
1899 (-) President of France Félix Faure dies in the act of making love to murderess Marguerite Steinheil at the age of 50 in Paris, France.
1917 (-) Writer Octave Mirbeau dies at the age of 69 in Paris, France.
1923 (x) 48-year-old Archaeologist Howard Carter opens the inner chamber of the tomb and first sees the sarcophagus of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt.
1926 (+) Filmmaker John Richard Schlesinger is born in London, United Kingdom.
1935 (+) Musician and born-again politician Sonny Salvatore Phillip Bono known from Sonny & Cher, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
1942 (+) Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Jong-il Kim originally Yuri Irsenovich Kim, is born in Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia.
Official North Korean records say he was born in Mt. Baekdu, Japanese Korea.
1942 (x) 28-year-old Serial Killer Gordon Frederick Cummins aka The Blackout Ripper, is arrested in London, United Kingdom.
1954 (-) Wife-murderer and matricider Donald Merret aka Ronald Chesney, commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 46 in Köln, Germany.
1954 (+) Mass Murderer Hastings Arthur Wise is born in South Carolina, USA.
1955 (x) Over 100 Die in elderly home fire in Yokohama, Japan.

1958 (-) Serial Killer Rudolf Pleil aka Der Großten Todmacher, commits suicide by hanging in his prison cell at the age of 33 in Hannover, Zuchthaus Celle, Germany.
1962 (+) Coil musician John or Jhonn Balance originally Geff Rushton, is born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.
1963 (-) Constance Madrill is raped and strangled by Eric Edgar Cooke aka The Australian Nightmare, in West Perth, Western, Australia.
1965 (-) Bridget O’Hara aka Bridget Moore, is found naked and dead, choked to death by Jack the Stripper at the age of 27 in London, United Kingdom.
1970 (x) 150 Die in train derailment in Nigeria.
Afterwards 52 ‘survivors’ died in a truck crash.
1972 (-) Leslie Richardson is attacked by Donald Neilson originally Donald Nappey aka The Black Panther Killer, in Heywood, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
1978 (-) Cindy Hudspeth is raped and strangled by Kenneth Bianchi aka The Hillside Strangler, at the age of 20 in Los Angeles, Glendale, 703 East Colorado Street, California, USA.
1978 (-) William Kindred aka Billy Shotgun, is strangled by John Gacy aka The Killer Clown, at the age of 19 in Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA.
1979 (-) Lila Bratislav is raped and strangled by Metod Torinus aka The Vampire Killer, at the age of 20 in Kocevska Reka, Yugoslavia.
1990 (-) Artist Keith Haring dies of AIDS at the age of 31 in New York, New York, USA.
1995 (-) Murderer Billy Gardener is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1999 (-) Triple Murderer Johnie Michael Cox is executed by lethal injection at the age of 42 in Varner, Arkansas, USA.
1999 (-) Triple murderer Andrew Cantu is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2000 (-) Cop Killer Anthony Lee Chaney is executed by lethal injection at the age of 45 in Florence, State Prison, Arizona, USA.

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