German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

October 27, 1942 Berlin, Germany 17-year-old Helmuth Günther Guddat Hübener is executed for defying the Nazi regime Hübener, a devout member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (also referred to as Mormons), was morally against the actions of the Nazis, including the limiting of civil rights of all citizens and in particular the treatment of…

Today in Horror History: October 27

Birthdays: Robert Picardo (October 27, 1953), who starred in The Howling (1981), Legend (1985), Munchies (1987), Bate’s Motel (1987), 976-EVIL (1988), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Till Death Do We Part), “Masters of Horror” (episode: Homecoming), Sensored (2009), Monsterwolf (2010), “Supernatural” (episode: Clap Your Hands If You…

Today in Horror History: October 26

Birthdays: Jackie Coogan (October 26, 1914 - March 1, 1984), the original Uncle Fester, also starred in Mesa of Lost Women (1953) and The Prey (1984). Coogan in “The Addams Family” Dylan McDermott (October 26, 1961), who starred in “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: This’ll Kill Ya), Wonderland (2003), The Messengers (2007), Mercy (2014), “Stalker,”…

Australian serial killer hanged

October 26, 1964 Perth, Western Australia Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke is hanged Cooke terrorized Perth in the early 1960s, randomly targeting his victims, injuring at least 22 and wounding at least 8. His random choice of targets and his random choice of methods of killing contributed to his ability to evade arrest. So random…