California · Graves

Nicholas Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for Alpha Dogs

August 9, 2000 Santa Ynez mountains, Goleta, California Nicholas Markowitz is murdered over an alleged $1,200 debt his half-brother owed to a drug dealer Markowitz was kidnapped while walking along a street, originally to be held as ransom to settle a debt owed by Markowitz's brother Ben to Jesse James Hollywood. Markowitz, while held hostage,… Continue reading Nicholas Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for Alpha Dogs

Japan

The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan The Fat Man, the second of two atomic bombs, is dropped on Japan Though Nagasaki had been home to a major naval fleet during the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was largely populated by civilians during WWII. At the time the bomb fell, 250,000 of the 263,000 in Nagasaki… Continue reading The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: better remembered for words that weren’t his

Famous Last Words George Appel Ossining, New York August 9, 1928 “I am innocent of the killing of that cop. I committed other crimes and I lay that to evil companions. But I didn’t kill the cop. I wouldn’t kill one. Didn’t I try to save the life of one? Graham was one, wasn’t he,… Continue reading FLW: better remembered for words that weren’t his

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 9

Birthdays:Gillian Anderson (August 9, 1968), best known as Agent Scully in “The X-Files,” also starred in Princess Mononoke (1997), “Hannibal,” “The Fall,” American Gods,” and “UFO” (2018). She also wrote and directed the episode “all things” of “The X-Files.” Kate Siegel (August 9, 1982), who starred in The Curse of the Black Dahlia (2007), Oculus… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 9