Wednesday, April 5, 2017

32nd year - N° 95 Wednesday, 5 April 2017

32nd year - N° 95 Wednesday, 5 April 2017

5 April / Today's 11 Events:
117 years ago

Thursday 5th of April 1900

Actor Spencer Bonaventure Tracy is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

109 years ago

Sunday 5th of April 1908

Actress Bette Ruth Elizabeth Davis is born in 55 Cedar Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, United States.

101 years ago

Wednesday 5th of April 1916

Actor Gregory Eldred Peck is born in San Diego, California, United States.

100 years ago

Thursday 5th of April 1917

Writer Robert Albert Bloch known for Psycho is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

99 years ago

Friday 5th of April 1918

Anne-Marie Pascal is murdered by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru aka Le Barbe-Bleue de Gambais in l'Ermitage, Allée des Tilleuls et la Roserale, Gambais, Île-de-France, France.

In his black notebook, Landru marked "17h 15'."  On 4 June 1918 Landru sold Pascal's only set of false teeth for 15,- Francs.

91 years ago

Monday 5th of April 1926

Film director Roger William Corman is born in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

55 years ago

Thursday 5th of April 1962

Actress and fashion model Lana Jean Clarkson is born in Long Beach, California, United States.

In February 2003 Clarkson was fatally shot by songwriter and producer Phil Spector in the lobby of his mansion.

41 years ago

Monday 5th of April 1976

Business magnate, aviator, aerospace engineer, film director and eccentric Howard Robard Hughes dies of kidney failure at the age of 71 in Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, United States.

Hughes died on board an aircraft owned by Robert Graf and piloted by Jeff Abrams en route from his penthouse at the Acapulco Fairmont Princess Hotel in Mexico to the Methodist Hospital. Hughes was in extremely poor physical condition at the time of his death in as much that the FBI had to resort to fingerprints to identify the body.

23 years ago

Tuesday 5th of April 1994

Musician Kurt Donald Cobain aka The Pope of Grunge commits suicide by a shot through the head at the age of 27 in 171 Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Cobain was discovered in the living quarters above his garage on 8 April 1994 by Veca Electric employee Gary Smith, who arrived at the house in the morning to install security lighting.

20 years ago

Saturday 5th of April 1997

Beat poet Allen Irwin Ginsberg dies of liver cancer at the age of 71 in 404 East 14th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

5 years ago

Thursday 5th of April 2012

Guitar amplification pioneer Jim James Charles Marshall aka The Father of Loud dies of cancer at the age of 89 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

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