“Brides in the Bath” killer executed

August 13, 1915 Maidstone, Kent, England Serial bigamist and murderer George Joseph Smith is hanged Smith had found a career in marrying women bigamously, clearing out their savings, then skipping town only to assume a new name and begin the process anew. Somewhere along the line, Smith realized he could make even more money from…

Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

August 13, 1998 Bedford, New York Waneta Hoyt dies in prison from pancreatic cancer Hoyt was convicted of killing her five biological children between 1965 and 1971. Her longest-living child was 28-months-old when he died, but the next 4 were between 2- and 3-months-old when they died. The initial suspicion of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome…

Today in Horror History: August 13

Birthdays:The legendary Alfred Hitchcock (August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980), who directed The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1956), Strangers on a Train (1951), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” The Birds (1963), and Frenzy (1972). Debi Mazar (August 13, 1964), who starred…