“Gentleman Murderer” executed for 6 killings

January 31, 1957*Kraków, PolandWładysław Mazurkiewicz, known as “The Gentleman Murderer” or “The Elegant Murderer,” is executed for the murders of 6 Note: The date of Mazurkiewicz’s execution seems to be disputed, with some sources citing January 29 and others January 31. On September 24, 1955, Stanisław Łopuszyński visited a doctor, complaining of a searing headache.…

Aircraft disappears over Pacific Ocean, leaving behind no trace

January 30, 1979Pacific OceanVarig Flight 967 disappears; its whereabouts are still unknown Flight 967 departed from Tokyo-Narita Airport, Japan to its first destination of Los Angeles International Airport, United States. In addition to the 6 crew members, the cargo flight was carrying various items of value — most notably a collection of 153 paintings by…

Man found dead from over 50 knife wounds

January 29, 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia The body of William Canning (65) is found following a knife attack Canning’s body was found in the home of his friend Nirmala Devi Arjun after Arjun called 911 twice to report his death. Police searched the home to find a meat cleaver and a bread knife — presumed…