Executions · Japan

Two Japanese murderers hanged

July 28, 2009 Osaka, Japan Hiroshi Maeue (前上 博, left) and Yukio Yamaji (山地 悠紀夫, right) are hanged for murder Maeue, dubbed “The Suicide Website Murderer,” was hanged for murdering three victims in 2005. Each victim was found in an internet community dedicated to those who wanted to kill themselves. Maeue met three people —… Continue reading Two Japanese murderers hanged

Florida

Boy kills playmate, he claims, while wrestling

July 28, 1999 Florida Lionel Tate (12) kills Tiffany Eunick (6) while playing Tate and Eunick were being watched by Tate's mother when Tate informed his mother he accidentally hurt Eunick while playing. He claimed to have put her in a headlock and hit her head against a table while play-wrestling. However, her injuries were… Continue reading Boy kills playmate, he claims, while wrestling

Female Killers · Russia · Serial Killers

Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

July 28, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia Tamara Samsonova (68), nicknamed the “Granny Ripper” by the media, is arrested Samsonova was arrested after a closed circuit television camera captured her suspicious behavior. She was recorded carrying heavy bags later determined to be holding the dismembered corpse of Valentina Ulanova (79), who had lived with and was… Continue reading Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

Disasters · New York

Plane crashes into Empire State Building; woman falls down elevator shaft — twice — and survives

July 28, 1945 Manhattan, New York A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, killing all 3 crew members of the plane and 11 others in the building The airplane had been on a routine transport mission when a thick fog impaired the pilot's visibility causing the plane to hit the Empire State Building's… Continue reading Plane crashes into Empire State Building; woman falls down elevator shaft — twice — and survives

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 28

Birthdays:Alexis Arquette (July 28, 1969 - September 11, 2016), who began her career under her birth name, Robert Arquette, before her transition, starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Sometimes They Come Back ... Again (1996), Children of the Corn V : Fields of Terror (1998), Bride of Chucky (1998), and as… Continue reading Today in Horror History: July 28