BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

32nd year  -  N° 204                 Sunday, 23 July 2017         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen
Today's 13 Events:

23 July

  • (+)
    242 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of July 1775

    Criminal and criminalist Eugène François Vidocq known for founding the first known private detective agency is born in 222 Rue du Mirroir-de-Venise, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.


  • (+)
    129 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of July 1888

    Writer Raymond Thornton Chandler is born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


  • (+)
    112 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of July 1905

    Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf Heinrich Struß is born in Egestorf, Niedersachsen, Germany.


  • (+)
    89 Years Ago Today He Took the Exit

    Monday 23rd of July 1928

    Writer Hubert Selby known for Last Exit to Brooklyn is born in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


  • (+)
    75 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of July 1942

    Serial killer Myra Hindley aka The Moors Murderers (with Ian Brady) is born in Manchester, Gorton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.


  • (-)
    66 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of July 1951

    General Philippe Henri Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain dies of natural causes at the age of 95 in Fort de Pierre-Levée, Île d'Yeu, Pays de la Loire, France.

    In February 1973 Pétain's coffin was stolen from the Île d'Yeu cemetery by extremists who demanded that President Georges Pompidou consent to his interment in the Douaumont cemetery among the war dead. Authorities retrieved the coffin a few days later and Pétain was ceremoniously reburied with a Presidential wreath on his coffin, but on the Île d'Yeu as before.


  • (+)
    63 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of July 1954

    Writer, sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper and pornographic actress Annie Sprinkle is born as Ellen F. Steinberg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


  • (-)
    51 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of July 1966

    Actor Montgomery Edward 'Monty' Clift dies of occlusive coronary artery disease at the age of 46 in 217 East 61st Street, New York, New York, United States.


  • (+)
    44 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of July 1973

    White House intern Monica Lewinsky aka The Woman with Whom President Bill Clinton Did not Have Sexual Relations is born in San Francisco, California, United States.


  • (x)
    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of July 1982

    48-year-old Mass murderer James Urban Ruppert has a review of his trial in Findlay, Ohio, United States.

    A 3-judge panel found Ruppert guilty of first degree murder in the case of his mother and brother but this time, they found him not guilty on the other 9 counts of murder by reason of insanity. He received life sentences for each of the two charges to be served consecutively rather than concurrently.


  • (x)
    28 Years Ago Today He Wanted a Close-up

    Sunday 23rd of July 1989

    27-year-old Serial killer, cannibal and necrophile Tsutomu Miyazaki aka The Little Girl Murderer is arrested in Tokyo, Hachioji, Kantō, Japan.

    Miyazaki attempted to insert a zoom lens into the vagina of a grade school–aged girl in a park near her home and was apprehended by the girl's father. After fleeing naked on foot Miyazaki eventually returned to the park to retrieve his Toyota car whereupon he was arrested by police who had responded to a call by the grandfather. A search of Miyazaki's two-room bungalow turned up a collection of 5.763 videotapes, some containing anime and slasher films. Interspersed among them was video footage and pictures of his victims.



  • 11 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 23rd of July 2006

    The wound on my chest after performing 'He Just Wanted to Play in his Bath Tube and Put a Finger in his Ass' in Vilma Gold Gallery, Schlesische Straße 26, Berlin, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.


  • (-)
    3 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

    Double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood is executed by lethal injection at the age of 56 in Arizona State Prison Complex, 1305 E Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona, United States.

    Wood was executed with a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone. The execution began at 1:52 p.m. and ended at 3:49 p.m. when Wood was pronounced dead. Wood gasped and snorted for well over an hour, and a media witness compared Wood's breathing to a "fish gulping for air". An Associated Press reporter said Wood gasped more than 600 times.