April 5, 1994 (estimated) Seattle, Washington Singer Kurt Cobain dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head The final month of Cobain’s life held 2 alleged suicide attempts: on March 4, Cobain’s wife Courtney Love found him unconscious from an overdose of champagne and Rohypnol; on March 28, Love called police claiming Cobain had… Continue reading The suicide of Kurt Cobain
April 5, 1923 Cairo, Egypt George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon becomes the first victim of King Tut’s “curse” Lord Carnarvon was a financial backer of the Tutankhamun excavation in 1922, and had been present during the original unsealing in 1922 as well as the ceremonial opening of the tomb in January 1923. He accidentally… Continue reading The first victim of King Tut’s curse
Happy birthday, Robert Bloch Born April 5, 1917 Bloch wrote several novels and screenplays including Psycho, Straight-Jacket, Torture Garden, The Deadly Bees, The House That Dripped Blood and many others. Due to his contribution to the horror genre, he is the namesake of a street in the first Silent Hill game.
April 5, 1963 Reno, Nevada Olympic skier Sonja McCaskie is strangled, raped, mutilated, and dismembered by an 18-year-old A babysitter caring for McCaskie’s 10-month-old son called police when she failed to come by for the infant. Officers were greeted by McCaskie's heart near the front door before they found her nude, headless body crammed in… Continue reading Sonja McCaskie’s murder and dismemberment by high school student