Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

September 7, 1978 London, England Georgi Ivanov Markov (Георги Иванов Марков) is struck in the leg with a poisoned pellet, leading to his death four days later Markov had defected from his home, the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, and became an outspoken critic of the country’s regime. On September 7, as he walked across Waterloo…

Today in Horror History: September 7

Birthdays: Self-professed demonologist Ed Warren (September 7, 1926 - August 23, 2006), whose psychic research with his wife Lorraine was the inspiration behind The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) and The Conjuring (2013) as well as The Conjuring’s spinoffs Annabelle (2014) and The Nun (2018). Ed and Lorraine Warren The legendary Dario Argento (September 7, 1940),…