Charlie Chaplin’s body stolen, later ransomed

March 2, 1978Corsier-Sur-Vevey, SwitzerlandThe body of Sir Charles “Charlie” Spencer Chaplin is stolen and later ransomed Charlie had died in his sleep on December 25, 1977, at the age of 88. On March 2, a municipal worker conducting a routine check of the small cemetery where Charlie had been interred noticed his grave had been…

The murder of Selena

March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi, Texas Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is fatally shot by her fan club’s president Selena began her musical career at the age of 9, rising to become a Grammy winning artist and being called the “Queen of Tejano.” In 1995, Selena’s father discovered her fan club president and manager of her San Antonio…