Horror History — August 22

Birthdays: Patricia McCormak, Richmond Arquette, Alicia Witt Movie releases: The Seventh Victim, An American Werewolf in London, Blade, Inglorious Basterds, Sinister 2, The Curse of Downers Grove Video game releases: Bioshock 

Wife-murderer hanged

August 21, 1896 Macon, Missouri George W. Anderson is hanged for the murder of his second wife Anderson's second wife was the widow of his first wife's brother and the mother of a 4-year-old. They separated 7 months into their marriage but reconciled after 4 to 6 weeks of separation. On May 27, 1896, following…

Death of the Blood Countess

August 21, 1614 Čachtice, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg monarchy (present day Slovakia) Báthory Erzsébet (also known as Elizabeth Báthory) dies at the age of 54 after 4 years of solitary confinement, bricked into her cell with only small slits left in the walls for ventilation and to allow the passage of food Báthory, known as…

FLW — King of Killers

Famous Last Words Stephen A. Nash San Quentin, California August 21, 1959 "I'm the king of killers; I'll go to my death like a king should. I have nothing to die for because I had nothing to live for." Nash was a convicted killer of 11 boys and men, the youngest of whom was 10…