Newspaper clippings · United States

Vintage crime collection: 9 stories of misfortune

July 18, 1890 The Carolina Banner (Tarboro, North Carolina) runs an article with several tidbits of various misfortunes The article was too long to replicate without compression issues. Instead, here are some of the more interesting bits quoted from the newspaper. Any additional information I could find is added in parentheses. As the stories are… Continue reading Vintage crime collection: 9 stories of misfortune

Newspaper clippings · Sweden

The first piece of a dismembered woman, whose death and investigation inspired The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, found

July 18, 1984 Solna, Sweden The first body parts of Catrine da Costa, a prostitute in Stockholm, are found in a plastic bag Various pieces of da Costa's body were found between July 18 and August 8, but her head, internal organs, genitals, and one breast have not been located. Due to the missing body… Continue reading The first piece of a dismembered woman, whose death and investigation inspired The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, found

California · Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man shoots at customers at fast food restaurant, killing 21 and injuring 19

July 18, 1984 San Ysidro, San Diego, California James Huberty fires indiscriminately on patrons in and near a local McDonald's, killing 21 and injuring 19 Three days before the shooting, Huberty mentioned to his wife he believed he had a mental illness. On July 17, he called a mental health clinic requesting an appointment. The… Continue reading Man shoots at customers at fast food restaurant, killing 21 and injuring 19

California · Newspaper clippings

Bobby “I Fought the Law and the Law Won” Fuller found dead in car

July 18, 1966 Hollywood, California Bobby Fuller is found dead in his car Fuller was 23 and had recently seen his song "I Fought The Law" reach a spot in the Top 10 just months before he was found dead. Though the official ruling was suicide by asphyxiation caused by gasoline vapors, and his body… Continue reading Bobby “I Fought the Law and the Law Won” Fuller found dead in car

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 18

Birthdays:Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (July 18, 1929 - February 12, 2000), one of the pioneers of shock rock, and singer/songwriter of “I Put A Spell on You.” James Brolin (July 18, 1940) who starred in The Boston Strangler (1968), Westworld (1973), The Car (1977), The Amityville Horror (1979), and The Haunted Sea (1997). Vin Diesel (July… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 18