1 March 2009

Morbid Facts About My Birthday

139,599 People

Unusual Deaths in 1981

  • A 25-year-old dutch woman studying in paris, renee hartevelt, was killed and eaten by a classmate, issei sagawa, when he invited her to dinner for a literary conversation. the killer was declared unfit to stand trial and extradited back to japan, where he was released from custody within fifteen months.
  • Carl mccunn, in march 1981, paid a bush pilot to drop him at a remote lake near the coleen river in alaska to photograph wildlife, but had not arranged for the pilot to pick him up again in august. rather than starve, mccunn shot himself in the head. his body was found in february 1982.
  • Boris sagal, a motion picture-director, died while shooting the tv miniseries world war iii when he walked into the tail-rotor blade of a helicopter and was decapitated.

People who died on July 02 (various years)

  • 2007 - Hy Zaret, American lyricist and composer
  • 2007 - Beverly Sills, American soprano
  • 2007 - Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer
  • 2006 - Cho Namchul, South Korean professional Go player
  • 2006 - Jan Murray, American comedian
  • 2005 - Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter
  • 2004 - John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist
  • 2004 - Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese writer
  • 2002 - Ray Brown, American jazz bassist
  • 2000 - Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer
  • 1999 - Mario Puzo, American author
  • 1997 - Jimmy Stewart, American actor
  • 1995 - Krissy Taylor, American model
  • 1994 - Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer
  • 1993 - Fred Gwynne, American actor
  • 1991 - Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer
  • 1991 - Lee Remick, American actress
  • 1989 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician
  • 1989 - Franklin Schaffner, American film director
  • 1986 - Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player
  • 1985 - David Purley, British Formula 1 driver
  • 1978 - Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator
  • 1977 - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born writer
  • 1975 - James Robertson Justice, British actor
  • 1973 - Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal
  • 1973 - George McBride, baseball player
  • 1973 - Chick Hafey, baseball player
  • 1973 - Betty Grable, American actress
  • 1972 - Joseph Fielding Smith, tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • 1969 - Michael DiBiase, wrestler
  • 1966 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet
  • 1964 - Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American race car driver
  • 1961 - Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1955 - Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • 1937 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator
  • 1934 - Ernst Röhm, Nazi official
  • 1932 - Manuel II of Portugal
  • 1929 - Gladys Brockwell, American actress
  • 1926 - Émile Coué, French psychologist
  • 1920 - William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer
  • 1915 - Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico
  • 1914 - Joseph Chamberlain, Mayor of Birmingham and Father of Neville
  • 1912 - Tom Richardson, English cricket player
  • 1903 - Ed Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player
  • 1850 - Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1843 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician
  • 1833 - Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician
  • 1822 - Denmark Vesey, American who planned slave revolt, hanged (b. ca. 1767)
  • 1778 - Bathsheba Spooner, American murderer
  • 1778 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher
  • 1746 - Thomas Baker, English antiquarian
  • 1743 - Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, second Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1684 - John Rogers, president of Harvard University
  • 1674 - Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg
  • 1656 - François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander
  • 1621 - Thomas Harriot, English astronomer
  • 1591 - Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer
  • 1582 - Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai
  • 1566 - Nostradamus, French astrologer
  • 1504 - Ştefan cel Mare, Prince of Moldova
  • 1298 - Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg, King of the Romans
  • 862 - St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester(b. 789)

3 comments:

Shea said...

that's kind of morbid,
I think a neat one to do for this would be july 4th.

Gattina said...

Your mood today sounds rather black, lol ! I remember the japonese who ate the girl. Today apparently he lives peacefully in Japan.

Brian said...

That's just morbid....