Family of 3 murdered while vacationing

August 4, 1952 Lurs, France Sir Jack Drummond, his wife Anne, and their 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth are killed while vacationing Drummond, a biochemist, had been instrumental in WWII, ensuring nutritional guidelines were met in rations. On the evening of August 4, 1952, the family pulled their car to the side of the road; their bodies…

Man stops child’s funeral procession, pulls body from coffin

August 4, 1881 New York A police officer interrupts a child’s funeral procession, breaking open the coffin, and pulling the boy’s corpse out The child, names as Robert Williams by the Harrisburg Daily Independent (Aug 5, 1881), was pulled from the coffin by Jeremiah O’Connor who later identified himself as a police officer. Also according…

Today in Horror History: August 4

Birthdays:Bernard Rose (August 4, 1960), writer and director of Candyman (1992), Snuff-Movie (2005), and Frankenstein (2015), and director of Paperhouse (1988). Andy Hallett (August 4, 1975 - March 29, 2009), whose sadly brief career was mostly spent as Lorne on “Angel.” Cole Sprouse (August 4, 1992), who starred in “The Nightmare Room” (episode: Scareful What…