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35th year  -  N° 217                 Tuesday, 4 August 2020         Antwerpen		
Where's Your Head At?




20 events for 5 June:

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    142 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of June 1878

    Revolutionary general Pancho Villa is born as José Doroteo Arango Arámbula in Rancho de la Coyotada, San Juan del Río, Durango, Mexico.


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    122 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 5th of June 1898

    Poet Federico García Lorca is born as Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca in Fuente Vaqueros, Andalucía, Spain.


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    98 Years Ago Today

    Monday 5th of June 1922

    Murderer Henry Julius Jacoby is executed by hanging by John Ellis at the age of 18 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London, Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    96 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of June 1924

    16-year-old Friedrich Koch is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Das Mordhaus, Rote Reihe 4, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    84 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of June 1936

    An unidentified man is decapitated by unidentified serial killer Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run aka Cleveland Torso Murderer in East 55th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

    The victim is known as 'The Tattooed Man'.


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    79 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of June 1941

    Writer Spalding Rockwell Gray is born in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


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    78 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of June 1942

    27-year-old Denise Nelly Hotin is murdered by doctor and serial killer Marcel Petiot aka The Triangular Chamber of Death Murderer in 21 Rue Le Sueur, Paris, XVIe, Île-de-France, France.

    Hotin went to see Dr. Petiot to have an abortion.


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    75 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of June 1945

    43-year-old Josephine Alice 'Josie' Lunde Ross is battered and stabbed to death by serial killer William Heirens aka Catch Me Before I Kill More in 4108 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States.


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    73 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of June 1947

    Performance artist, composer and musician Laurie Laura Phillips Anderson is born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States.


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    64 Years Ago Today He Enraged Parents and Prudes with Exaggerated Gyrations

    Tuesday 5th of June 1956

    21-year-old Singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley aka The King of Rock and Roll scandalizes the audience with suggestive hip movements for the first time during his performance of 'Hound Dog' on the Milton Berle Show on NBC television in Los Angeles, California, United States.

    Presley’s performance included exaggerated gyrations that drove the girls in the audience wild and enraged parents and prudes across the country.


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    64 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of June 1956

    The Orgone accumulators of 59-year-old Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich are destroyed by FDA officials in Orgonon, Rangely, Maine, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 5th of June 1968

    Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate have dinner with 43-year-old Politician Robert Francis 'Bobby' Kennedy at his beach house in Malibu Beach, Malibu, California, United States.

    Kennedy would be shot by Sirhan Sirhan later that night.


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    40 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 5th of June 1980

    21-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'Ladder - 1' in Koninklijke Akademie voor Schone Kunsten, Berouw, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

    In a cellar I placed my self-made ladders against the walls. I walked through the space blindfolded and my hands tied behind my back. Johan Desmet walked behind me to guide me but sometimes he kicked my foot and I fell down. Everybody left about right away.


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    22 Years Ago Today They Were Married Next to the Execution Chamber

    Friday 5th of June 1998

    33-year-old Serial killer Henry Louis Wallace aka The Taco Bell Strangler marries 55-year-old former prison nurse Rebecca Torrijas while on deathrow in Raleigh State Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

    Wallace and Torrijas were married in a ceremony that took place next to the execution chamber where he has been sentenced to die. Rebecca wore a pale green dress covered with pink flowers and a pearl necklace. Wallace looked dashing in his red prison jumpsuit and black tennis shoes.


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    22 Years Ago Today

    Friday 5th of June 1998

    Artist Dieter Roth dies of a heart attack at the age of 68 in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland.



  • 21 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Saturday 5th of June 1999

    Some sunbathing event that encountered an early end by quite some police intervention in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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    18 Years Ago Today He Took the Highest Trail Above

    Wednesday 5th of June 2002

    Musician Dee Dee Ramone dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 51 in Hollywood, California, United States.


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    16 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of June 2004

    Actor and 40th president of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan dies of at the age of 93 in 668 St Cloud Road, Los Angeles, Bel Air, California, United States.


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    10 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 5th of June 2010

    68-year-old Musician Lou Lewis Allan Reed marries 63-year-old Laurie Anderson in Boulder, Colorado, United States.


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    8 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 5th of June 2012

    Science fiction writer Ray Douglas Bradbury known for his dystopian novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ dies of unknown causes at the age of 92 in Los Angeles, California, United States.



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