California · Disasters

One adult and two children killed during accident while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie

July 23, 1982 Indian Dunes, California Actor Vic Morrow and two children — 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le, and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen — are killed during a stunt while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie The incident happened as the three were performing a scene set during the Vietnam War, running from an American helicopter. A… Continue reading One adult and two children killed during accident while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie

New York

Murdered child’s body found in cooler

July 23, 1991 Manhattan, New York The badly decomposing body of a young unidentified girl, nicknamed Baby Hope, is found in a discarded cooler The young girl's body was discovered along the Harry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan in a cooler along with water (which was presumably ice at one point) and unopened soda cans. She… Continue reading Murdered child’s body found in cooler

Female Killers · Massachusetts

Woman murders pregnant friend to steal her baby

July 23, 2009 Worcester, Massachusetts Julie Corey murders her pregnant friend, Darlene Haynes (23), then cuts Haynes’ premature daughter from her womb to claim the baby as her own Corey had recently delivered a stillborn baby following a 30 week pregnancy. She was driven by this loss — as well as the need to have… Continue reading Woman murders pregnant friend to steal her baby

California · Crime Scene Photography

Vintage crime scene: elderly victim shot during robbery

July 23, 1932 Los Angeles, California A bystander is killed during a robbery The victim was William J. Kirkpatrick (76), who happened to look through the shop windows as Dallas Egan and his accomplices were busy holding up the jewelry store. Kirkpatrick, a tourist from Michigan, was looking at the clocks the store sold and… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: elderly victim shot during robbery

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 23

Birthdays:Woody Harrelson (July 23, 1961), who starred in Bay Coven (1987), Natural Born Killers (1994), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), the Hunger Games movies, “True Detective,” and Venom (2018). Tom Mison (July 23, 1982), who starred in the short film The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers (2009), and “Sleepy Hollow”. Daniel Radcliffe (July… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 23