Horror History — October 19

Birthdays: Tor Johnson, Michael Gambon, John Lithgow Movie releases and premieres: Chamber of Horrors, Night of the Living Dead (1990), 30 Days of Night, Paranormal Activity 4 Video game releases: Fallout: New Vegas

Family murdered in home by materialism-hating hippie

October 19, 1970 Santa Cruz, California John Linley Frazier murders a doctor, his wife, their children, and the doctor's secretary Frazier entered the home of Dr. and Mrs. Ohta, finding Mrs. Ohta first and shooting her execution-style with her own gun. He then bound and shot the rest of the members of the household in…

FLW: limited by bullets

Famous Last Words Howard Unruh Trenton, New Jersey October 19, 2009 "I'd have killed a thousand if I had enough bullets." (These were his last public words, spoken in an interview to a psychologist.) On September 16, 1949, Unruh took his Luger pistol and began a 12-minute leisurely stroll through the neighborhood while shooting randomly…

Various articles of crime, death, and misfortune

From the Chicago Sunday Tribune Published October 19, 1924 Havre, France Chicago, Illinois Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania New York, New York Worchester, Massachusetts A woman shot and wounds her third husband with a shotgun, allegedly because she wanted to remarry her second husband whom she married when he was just 16-years-old. A man who lost $20,000 (over…