FLW: don’t be afraid

Famous Last Words Duncan Richardson Little Rock, Arkansas February 2, 1923 "Don't be afraid of me. I would as soon have you do it as anyone." Richardson (29) was executed with his brother Ben (19), accomplice E. G. Bullen (also listed as Phelin Bullin) had killed, hacked, dismembered, and partially burned 82-year-old Ira H. Culp…

The death of Donald Pleasence

February 2, 1995 Donald Pleasence dies at the age of 75 Pleasence was a horror icon, appearing in the Halloween movie franchise, Phenomena (aka Creepers), Alone in the Dark, Dracula (1979), Escape to Witch Mountain, The Twilight Zone and many, many more. His body was cremated and his remains given to a family member or…

Clockwork Orange released

Released February 2, 1972 One of the most memorable scenes, when Alex sings and dances to Singing in the Rain while attacking the writer and his wife was improvised. Stanley Kubrick, the director, found the scene too bland and brainstormed with Malcolm McDowell (Alex) for ways to spice it up. McDowell sang the only song…

Chris Kyle’s murder

February 2, 2013 Texas Chris Kyle, author of the autobiography American Sniper, and his friend Chad Littlefield are killed by Eddie Routh who suffered from PTSD The friends had been trying to help their fellow former soldiers through his PTSD. Kyle had told Littlefield he believed Routh was unstable and to "watch (his) six" (watch…

Teen accidentally drowns after argument with man

February 2, 1946 A 17-year-old is "accidentally" drowned following an altercation with a 32-year-old man According to the man, the young lady asked him for a drink and he replied he had none. He then claimed she scratched him, he shoved her, and the two toppled into the water. He asked if she was alright…