BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 141                 Tuesday, 21 May 2019         Antwerpen		
Only the Lonely




24 events for 1 January:

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    588 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of January 1431

    214th Pope Alexander VI is born as Roderic Llançol i de Borja in Xàtiva, Valencia, Spain.


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    515 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of January 1504

    Theologian and church reformer Caspar Creuziger aka Cruciger the Elder is born in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.


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    284 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of January 1735

    Silversmith, engraver, early industrialist and Patriot Paul Revere is born in Boston, North End, Massachusetts, United States.


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    139 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of January 1880

    King of Siam Rama VI aka Vajiravudh is born as Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramentharamaha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua in Grand Palace, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand.


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    124 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of January 1895

    1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation John Edgar Hoover is born in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


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    107 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of January 1912

    46-year-old Revolutionary leader and medical practitioner Yat-sen Sun aka The Father of the Nation announces the establishment of the Republic of China and is inaugurated as the Provisional President of the Republic in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of January 1919

    Boxer Rocky Graziano is born as Thomas Rocco Barbella in New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of January 1919

    Writer J. D. Jerome David Salinger known for The Catcher in the Rye is born in New York City, New York, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 1st of January 1919

    Actress Carole Landis aka The Actress Who Could Have Been but never Was is born as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wisconsin, United States.


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    92 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of January 1927

    Dancer and choreographer Maurice Béjart is born as Maurice-Jean Berger in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.


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    88 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of January 1931

    39-year-old Mass murderer Szilveszter Matuska aka The Orient-Express Wrecker attempts to derail the Vienna-Passau Express D-train in Ansbach, Bayern, Germany.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Monday 1st of January 1940

    Serial killer Clifford Robert Olson aka The Vancouver Butcher is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 1st of January 1952

    Member of the Rote Armee Fraktion Knut Detlef Folkerts is born in Singen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    66 Years Ago Today Came that Fateful Day

    Thursday 1st of January 1953

    Singer-songwriter Hank Hiram King Williams aka Luke the Drifter aka The Hillbilly Shakespeare aka The Singing Kid dies of a drug overdose at the age of 30 in Pure Oil Gas Station, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, West Virginia, United States.

    Williams hired college student Charles Carr to drive him to a concert on New Year's Day at the Windsor Theater in Canton, Ohio when Williams was discovered unresponsive in the back seat. The only items found in the backseat of Williams' 1952 Cadillac were a few cans of beer and the hand-written lyrics to an unrecorded song 'Then Came that Fateful Day'. The cause of death was heart failure caused by the combination of alcohol, morphine and chloral hydrate.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of January 1955

    Victim of Ted Bundy aka The Only Living Witness Denise Marie Naslund is born in Washington, United States.


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    63 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of January 1956

    Founder of Herbalife International Ltd Mark Reynolds Hughes is born in La Mirada, California, United States.


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    61 Years Ago Today He Fed the Dead Family's Cat

    Wednesday 1st of January 1958

    45-year old Peter Smart, his 42-year-old wife Doris and their 10-year old son Michael are shot dead by 31-year-old Serial killer Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel aka The Monster in Human Shape aka The Beast of Birkenshaw in 38 Sheepburn Road, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom.

    Manuel stayed in their household for nearly a week, eating leftovers from a Hogmanay meal and even feeding the family cat.


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    48 Years Ago Today

    Friday 1st of January 1971

    32-year-old Foot fetishist and serial killer Jerry Jerome Henry Brudos aka The Lust Killer is treated for rectal bleeding in Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, Oregon, United States.


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    47 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 1st of January 1972

    Actor, singer and entertainer Maurice Auguste Chevalier dies of a heart attack at the age of 16 in Hôpital Necker, Rue de Sèvres, Paris, XVe, Île-de-France, France.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of January 1978

    213 die in Air India Boeing 747-237B Flight 855 crash in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India.


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    38 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 1st of January 1981

    Club Moral is founded by artists Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and Danny Devos in Club Moral, Kattenberg 122, Antwerpen, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of January 1984

    Noise music band Club Moral play 'Now I am death, the destroyer of worlds' as their 28th concert in Monty, Montignystraat 3, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 1st of January 1995

    Serial killer Fred Frederick Walter Stephen West aka The House of Horrors Murderer commits suicide by hanging at the age of 54 in Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.



  • 19 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 1st of January 2000

    The first sunrise of the New Millenium as seen from my quarters in Taling Chan, Central Thailand, Thailand.



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