Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 28

Birthdays: Elsa Lanchester (October 28, 1902 - December 26, 1986), who starred in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Ghost Goes West (1935), The Spiral Staircase (1946), Willard (1971), “Night Gallery” (segment: Green Fingers), Terror in the Wax Museum (1973), Arnold (1973), and Murder by Death (1976). Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein Joe R. Lansdale (October… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 28

England

The killing of Jack “The Hat” McVitie

October 28, 1967 Stoke Newington, London, England Jack “The Hat” McVitie is stabbed to death McVitie earned the nickname The Hat by rarely being seen without his signature trilby. In his mid-30s at the time of his death, McVitie had a far-receding hairline which may have prompted him to constantly keep his head covered. McVitie… Continue reading The killing of Jack “The Hat” McVitie

Illinois · Political

Man assassinates Mayor for not giving him a job

October 28, 1893 Chicago, Illinois Eugene Patrick Prendergast assassinates Mayor Carter Henry Harrison for not giving him a job (which was apparently no uncommon at the time) Prendergast, a 23-year-old newspaper carrier, had electioneered for Mayor Harrison’s fifth term in office, a service Prendergast assumed would allow him to hold the seat of corporate counsel.… Continue reading Man assassinates Mayor for not giving him a job