Serial Killers · Washington

Two women killed with axe by serial killer

October 30, 1947 Tacoma, Washington Serial killer Jake Bird kills Bertha Kludt and her 17-year-old daughter Beverly June with an axe Bird was apprehended on the night of October 30, shoeless and covered in blood, when officers Evan “Skip” Davies and Andres “Tiny” Sabutis responded to a call about a woman screaming. When Bird spotted… Continue reading Two women killed with axe by serial killer

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The radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

October 30, 1938 United States The radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is broadcast Contrary to popular belief today, the radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds was not presented as factual news or a hoax. Advertisements ran prior to the performance and during intermission an announcer told audiences “You… Continue reading The radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 30

Birthdays: Leon Rippy (October 30, 1949), who starred in Tales of the Third Dimension (1984; segment: The Guardian), Fire Starter (1984), Maximum Overdrive (1986), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Eight Legged Freaks (2002), “Deadwood,” and “Alcatraz” Rippy in Maximum Overdrive Shaun Sipos (October 30, 1981), who starred in Final Destination 2 (2003), The Skulls III (2004),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 30