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35th year  -  N° 224                 Tuesday, 11 August 2020         Antwerpen		
Anyone Who Had a Heart




27 events for 23 August:

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    266 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of August 1754

    King of France and Navarre Louis XVI is born as Louis-Auguste de France in Palais de Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, France.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of August 1898

    Artist Félicien Rops aka The Satanic Eroticist dies of unknown causes at the age of 65 in Essonnes, Île-de-France, France.


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    108 Years Ago Today He Was an American in Pittsburgh

    Friday 23rd of August 1912

    Dancer, actor, singer, film director and choreographer Gene Eugene Curran Kelly is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


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    94 Years Ago Today The Sheik Lapsed in a Coma

    Monday 23rd of August 1926

    Actor and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino aka Latin Lover dies of pleurisy at the age of 31 in Polyclinic Hospital, 345 West 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of August 1927

    Anarchist Nicola Sacco is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 36 in Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States.


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    93 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of August 1927

    Anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 39 in Charlestown State Prison, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States.


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    91 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of August 1929

    Actress Vera Miles is born as Vera June Ralston in Boise City, Oklahoma, United States.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 23rd of August 1936

    Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas aka The Hand of Death is born in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.


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    74 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of August 1946

    Drummer Keith John Moon known from the band The Who is born in Central Middlesex Hospital, Wembley, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


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    71 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of August 1949

    Manson Family member Leslie Louise Van Houten aka Lulu is born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States.


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    68 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of August 1952

    Gangster Yvan Somville is born in Gembloux, Namur, Belgium.


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    62 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 23rd of August 1958

    Artist and radical lesbian Marlow Marjorie Jewel Moss dies of cancer at the age of 69 in Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom.


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    50 Years Ago Today He Was Named after a River

    Sunday 23rd of August 1970

    Actor and musician River Phoenix is born as River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon, United States.

    Phoenix's parents named him after the river of life from the Hermann Hesse novel 'Siddhartha' and he received his middle name from the Beatles' song 'Hey Jude'.


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    46 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of August 1974

    24-year-old Kathie Sue Pearce is strangled by serial killer Paul John Knowles aka The Casanova Killer in Musella, Georgia, United States.

    Knowles left Pearce's three-year-old sun physically unharmed.


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    45 Years Ago Today They Danced to the Radio

    Saturday 23rd of August 1975

    18-year-old Musician Ian Kevin Curtis known from Joy Division marries 18-year-old Deborah Woodruff in St Thomas' Church, Henbury, Cheshire, United Kingdom.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Monday 23rd of August 1982

    Juvenile child killer Robert Thompson known for the murder of James Bulger is born in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.


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    31 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of August 1989

    Psychiatrist Ronald David Laing dies of a heart attack at the age of 62 in .


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of August 2000

    Triple murderer David Earl Gibbs is executed by lethal injection at the age of 39 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    20 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of August 2000

    143 die in Gulf Air Flight 072 Airbus A320-212 crash in Bahrein International Airport, Muharraq, Bahrein.


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    18 Years Ago Today

    Friday 23rd of August 2002

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 89th concert in Stubnitz, Graaf Visartkaai, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



  • 18 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Friday 23rd of August 2002

    Party time after our Club Moral music performance on the Stubnitz in Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    15 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 23rd of August 2005

    Murderer Robert Alan Shields is executed by lethal injection at the age of 30 in Huntsville Prison, 815 12th Street, Huntsville, Texas, United States.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of August 2006

    18-year-old Natascha Maria Kampusch aka The Girl in the Cellar escapes after being held in captivity for over 8 years by Wolfgang Přiklopil in Heinestrasse 60, Strasshof an der Nordbahn, Niederösterreich, Austria.


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    14 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 23rd of August 2006

    Kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil commits suicide by throwing himself before a Wiener S-Bahn train at the age of 44 in Praterstern Station, Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of August 2007

    Triple murderer Hifumi Takezawa is executed by hanging at the age of 69 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of August 2007

    Murderer Yoshio Iwamoto is executed by hanging at the age of 63 in Tokyo Detention House, Tokyo, Katsushika, Kantō, Japan.


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    13 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 23rd of August 2007

    Murderer Kozo Segawa is executed by hanging at the age of 60 in Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan.



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