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37th year  -  N° 183                 Saturday, 2 July 2022         Antwerpen		
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37 events for 29 May:

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    583 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of May 1439

    215th Pope Pius III is born as Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini in Siena, Toscana, Italy.


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    416 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of May 1606

    35-year-old Artist Michelangelo Amerighi Caravaggio kills Ranuccio Tomassoni in a brawl in Milano, Lombardia, Italy.

    Caravaggio was outlawed and fled to Naples.


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    142 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of May 1880

    Historian and philosopher Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler is born in Blankenburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


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    133 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of May 1889

    Artist and radical lesbian Marlow Marjorie Jewel Moss is born in London, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    128 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1894

    Film director Josef von Sternberg is born as Jonas Sternberg in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    119 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1903

    Comedian, actor, singer and dancer Bob Hope is born as Leslie Townes Hope in London, Eltham, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    116 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1906

    Art vandal Walter Menzl is born in Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany.


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    109 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of May 1913

    'Le Sacre du Printemps' by 31-year-old Composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky premieres in Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 15 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, VIIIe, Île-de-France, France.

    The avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a sensation and one of the most famous classical music riots in history in the audience. The trouble began when two factions in the audience began attacking each other, but their mutual anger was soon diverted towards the orchestra: "Everything available was tossed in our direction, but we continued to play on". Around forty of the worst offenders were ejected, possibly with the intervention of the police.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1914

    1012 die in RMS Empress of Ireland ocean liner and Storstad collier collision in Saint Lawrence River, Mont-Joli, Quebec, Canada.


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    108 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1914

    Weapon designer Paul Mauser dies of unknown causes at the age of 76 in Oberndorf am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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    105 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1917

    35th President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy aka JFK is born in 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of May 1922

    Composer Iannis Xenakis is born in Brăila, Muntenia, Romania.


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    99 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1923

    19-year-old Hans Sonnenfeld is killed and his meat sold by serial killer Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf in Neue Straße 8, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    82 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of May 1940

    32-year-old Serial killer Bruno Lüdke is sterilised by law in Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

    Lüdke was sterilised under a 1933 German law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring, 'Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses'.


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    72 Years Ago Today

    Monday 29th of May 1950

    Victim of Gary Gilmore aka The Executioner's Song Bennie Jenkins Bushnell is born in Lawndale, California, United States.


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    69 Years Ago Today They Were on Top of the World

    Friday 29th of May 1953

    34-year-old Mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Percival Hillary and Tensing Norkey are the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit in Mount Everest, Sagarmatha, Nepal.

    Hillary and Norgay were part of the ninth British expedition to Mount Everest.


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    67 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of May 1955

    Would-be assassin John Warnock Hinckley known for his obsession with Jodie Foster is born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States.


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    65 Years Ago Today There Was Only One Way to Peace

    Wednesday 29th of May 1957

    Film director James Whale known for the film ‘Frankenstein’ commits suicide by drowning in his swimming pool at the age of 68 in Hollywood, California, United States.

    The future is just old age and illness and pain. Goodbye and thank you for all your love. I must have peace and this is the only way.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of May 1966

    28-year-old Wiener Aktionist Hermann Nitsch performs his 18. Aktion in his house in Wien, Wien, Austria.

    Nitsch' 18. Aktion lasted five hours.


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    56 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of May 1966

    Child killer Robert James Anderson is born in Great Lakes, Illinois, United States.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1970

    67-year-old President of Argentina Perdo Eugenio Aramburu is snatched from his apartment by two members of the radical organization Montoneros posing as young army officers in Operación Pindapoy in Carlos Tejedor, Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Aramburu's disappearance kept Argentinian society on tenterhooks for a month before it was discovered that Aramburu had been murdered three days after his abduction, following a mock trial and his corpse hidden inside a farmhouse near Timote, Carlos Tejedor.


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    52 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1970

    Postminimal sculptor Eva Hesse dies of brain cancer at the age of 34 in New York City, New York, United States.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of May 1971

    14-year-old David William Hilligiest is abducted and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 3200 Mangum Road, Houston, Texas, United States.

    Hilligiest was last seen alongside his friend Gregory Malley Winkle climbing into a white van.


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    51 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 29th of May 1971

    16-year-old Gregory Malley Winkle is abducted and strangled by serial killer Dean Corll aka The Candyman in 3200 Mangum Road, Houston, Texas, United States.

    Winkle's body was found in the boat shed with the cord used to strangle him knotted around his neck.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1973

    23-year-old Mauricette Van Hyfte is shot dead by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Ancien Cimetière, Laigneville, Oise, France.


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    49 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1973

    25-year-old Eugène Stephan is shot dead by serial killer Marcel Barbeault aka Le Tueur de L'Ombre in Ancien Cimetière, Laigneville, Oise, France.


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    43 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1979

    Actress Mary Pickford aka The Girl with the Curls dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 87 in Santa Monica, California, United States.


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    41 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1981

    22-year-old Performance artist Danny Devos aka DDV performs 'My Coat is My House' in Künstlerhaus, Weidenallee 10b, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

    I made an installation with paper coats in the shape of a house and did a music performance over the telephone.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of May 1985

    39 die in retaining wall between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus F.C. fans collapse in Heysel Stadium, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

    Over 600 people were injured.


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    37 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 29th of May 1985

    83-year-old Mabel Bell is attacked by serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker in Monrovia, California, United States.

    Bell and her invalid 81-year-old sister Florence Lang were found by 78-year-old gardener Carlos Valenzuela on 1 June 1985. Bell died of massive body trauma on 15 July 1985. Lang survived but could no longer speak and was hospitalized indefinitely.


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    36 Years Ago Today

    Thursday 29th of May 1986

    Noise music band Club Moral play their 55th concert in Musikforum, Kyrkogatan 6, Sundsvall, Medelpad, Sweden.

    Also played: Blood ov Christ (aka Jesus Christ Bulldozer), 1/2 Kokt i Folie.


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    35 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1987

    Murderer William Boyd Tucker is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 31 in Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, Highway 36, Jackson, Georgia, United States.


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    32 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 29th of May 1990

    33-year-old Raymond Lamont Smith aka Ricky Beeks is drugged, strangled and dismembered by serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer aka The Milwaukee Cannibal in Oxford Apartments #213, 924 25th North Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


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    28 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 29th of May 1994

    General Secretary of the East German Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker dies of liver cancer at the age of 82 in La Reina, Región Metropolitana, Chile.


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    24 Years Ago Today

    Friday 29th of May 1998

    The California Board of Prison Terms takes 20 minutes to deny parole to 49-year-old Manson Family member Leslie Louise Van Houten aka Lulu in California Institution for Women, Chino, California, United States.



  • 17 Years Ago Today The Eyes had it

    Sunday 29th of May 2005

    Dennis Tyfus and Eva Van Deuren performing in Scheld'apen, D'Herbouvillekaai 36, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.


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    12 Years Ago Today He Wouldn't Ride Easy no More

    Saturday 29th of May 2010

    Actor and film director Dennis Lee Hopper known from the film ‘Easy Rider’ dies of prostate cancer at the age of 74 in 330, 334 and 326 Indiana Boulevard, Venice, California, United States.



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