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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Couriosity Kills!

COURIOSITY kills the cat!



Unusual Deaths in 1975

  • On 24 march 1975 alex mitchell, a 50-year-old bricklayer from king's lynn literally died laughing while watching an episode of the goodies. according to his wife, who was a witness, mitchell was unable to stop laughing while watching a sketch in the episode "kung fu kapers" in which tim brooke-taylor, dressed as a kilted scotsman, used a set of bagpipes to defend himself from a psychopathic black pudding in a demonstration of the scottish martial art of "hoots-toot-ochaye." after twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and expired from heart failure.

Natural disasters in 1975

  • Canton, Illinois Tornado of 1975
  • Great Storm of 1975
  • Omaha Tornado of 1975

People who died on June 24 (various years)

  • 2007 - Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist
  • 2007 - Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer
  • 2007 - Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 2007 - Byron Baer, American politician
  • 2006 - Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey
  • 2005 - Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran
  • 2005 - Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist
  • 2004 - Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter
  • 2003 - Vladimir Garin, Russian actor
  • 2002 - Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  • 2000 - David Tomlinson, English actor
  • 2000 - Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer
  • 1997 - Brian Keith, American actor
  • 1997 - Don Hutson, American athlete
  • 1993 - Archie Williams, American athlete
  • 1991 - Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter.
  • 1987 - Jackie Gleason, American actor and musician
  • 1984 - Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president
  • 1978 - Robert Charroux, French writer
  • 1977 - André-Gilles Fortin, French Canadian politician
  • 1968 - Tony Hancock, British comedian
  • 1947 - Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935 - Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer (airplane crash)
  • 1922 - Walther Rathenau, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (assassinated)
  • 1909 - Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer
  • 1908 - Grover Cleveland, President of the United States (heart failure)
  • 1894 - Marie François Sadi Carnot, French statesman
  • 1835 - Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence
  • 1817 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • 1803 - Matthew Thornton, American signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • 1778 - Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist
  • 1766 - Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier
  • 1643 - John Hampden, English politician
  • 1637 - Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer
  • 1604 - Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England
  • 1520 - Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander
  • 1519 - Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara
  • 1439 - Duke Frederick IV of Austria
  • 1398 - Hongwu Emperor of China
  • 803 - Higbald of Lindisfarne

3 comments:

The Wan And Only said...

U born June 24th?? Dekat jer ngan my birthday! :)

Skolblog said...

Hoah. Interesting... hummm

GraFiQuE said...

ehek.. just klick at the post's title to get ur info.