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Kills - Notable Historical Events

Richard IAug 20, 1191

Ivan the TerribleJan 9, 1570

Samuel de ChamplainJul 29, 1609

Oliver CromwellSep 11, 1649

Andrew JacksonMay 30, 1806

Nat TurnerAug 21, 1831

Wild Bill HickokJul 21, 1865

Jesse JamesDec 7, 1868

Doc HollidayJul 19, 1879

Ty CobbAug 9, 1905

Clyde BarrowJan 6, 1933

Ed GeinNov 16, 1957

Buddy HollyFeb 3, 1959

Robin GibbNov 5, 1967

Muddy WatersOct 11, 1969

Gloria EstefanSep 24, 1995

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Kills - Historical Events
Date Event
522

Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.

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AD
626-07-02

In fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. On September 4, Shimin's father abdicates in his favour and Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China.

642-08-05

Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia.

1185-09-11

Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

1191-08-20

Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko

1290-09-27

Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000

1340-04-01

Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.

1556-01-23

Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China

1570-01-09

Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod

1591-01-18

King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.

1609-07-29

Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

1631-12-16

Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000

1634-02-25

Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein

1637-05-26

1st battle of Pequot at Mystic, Connnecticut kills 500 indians

1643-05-13

Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population

1649-09-11

Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

1680-07-08

The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1692-06-07

Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000

1709-01-05

Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans

1718-01-17

Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53

1720-05-25

The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

1727-09-08

A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.

1737-10-11

Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India

1755-11-01

Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000

1759-10-31

Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred

1772-08-11

Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000

1780-10-10

Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean

1782-03-08

Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians

1783-02-04

Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)

1797-02-04

Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000

1806-05-30

Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1806-09-02

A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500

1811-12-26

A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.

1816-07-03

French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas

1824-03-21

Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses

1824-11-15

Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland

1829-04-09

Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200

1831-02-14

Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.

1831-08-21

Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)

1832-06-07

Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

1833-05-11

"Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215

1834-06-15

Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews

1836-12-27

Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)

1837-01-22

Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands

1840-05-07

Tornado strikes Natchez, Miss, kills 317

1841-09-09

Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300

1845-05-03

Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton, China

1845-07-14

Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many

1847-11-21

Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

1853-05-06

1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)

1856-07-17

The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people.

1863-07-11

Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4

1864-03-11

The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.

1864-11-29

Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye

1865-07-21

In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

1866-01-11

Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220

1866-07-21

Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London

1868-12-07

Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1

1869-09-06

Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale, Pennsylvania

1871-06-13

Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador

1871-10-08

Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation

1875-05-16

Quake in Venezuela & Colombia kills 16,000

1875-06-22

Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000

1876-06-15

Tsunamis after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000

1876-12-05

Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death

1877-07-20

Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9

1877-09-23

Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200

1877-10-22

The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.

1879-07-19

Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.

1880-07-21

Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY

1881-12-08

Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850

1882-06-10

Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans

1882-06-17

Tornado kills 130 in Iowa

1883-01-10

Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt

1883-01-13

Fire in Circus Ferroni in Berditschoft, Poland, kills 430

1883-02-10

Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, kills 71

1883-05-30

Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12

1883-06-16

The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children

1883-08-27

Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people

1885-06-12

Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France

1886-05-04

Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen

1886-10-12

Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas

1887-09-28

Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million

1888-04-30

Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi

1888-08-30

Lord Walsingham kills 1,070 grouse in a single day

1890-09-19

Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540

1891-01-27

Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania

1891-07-05

Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD

1891-10-28

Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300

1892-01-07

Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns

1893-05-19

Heavy rain wash "quick clay" into a deep valley, kills 111 (Norway)

1893-07-06

The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.

1893-10-01

3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)

1894-10-17

Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man

1896-05-15

Tornado kills 78 in Texas

1897-05-04

Fire in Paris bazaar at Rue Jean Goujon kills 200

1897-09-10

Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.

1899-06-12

New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.

1902-05-07

Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000

1902-05-08

Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000

1902-09-07

In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September

1903-04-29

Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kills 9 (Frank, Alberta)

1903-06-10

In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers

1904-08-07

Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96

1905-04-04

Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000

1905-08-09

Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him

1906-01-08

A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.

1906-03-10

Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France

1906-04-18

San Francisco earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroy 75% of city

1906-08-16

-17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000

1906-09-18

A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

1906-09-22

Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21

1907-01-14

An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.

1907-05-11

A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.

1907-07-20

A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.

1907-11-07

Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico

1907-12-06

Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361

1907-12-20

Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91

1910-07-24

Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull

1910-10-01

Explosion at LA Times kills 21

1913-03-21

-26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400

1913-09-22

Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico

1913-10-22

Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers

1915-01-13

Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800

1915-08-14

British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000

1915-08-25

Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage

1916-02-08

French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374

1916-02-23

French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

1916-12-13

Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol

1917-03-23

Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US

1917-04-10

Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers

1917-12-06

French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

1918-04-13

Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital

1918-05-18

TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200

1918-06-22

Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois)

1918-07-22

Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park

1918-09-13

Train accident at Weesp Neth, kills 42

1918-10-08

American soldier Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans

1918-10-12

Cloquet fire kills 453 and injures or displaces 52,000 people

1918-10-31

Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

1919-08-31

Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group

1920-09-16

Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30

1921-06-03

A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado

1923-02-08

Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120

1923-09-01

7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000

1924-03-08

Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah

1925-03-18

(8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689

1926-04-07

Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

1926-07-10

Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage

1926-07-18

The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel

1926-09-16

-22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372

1926-09-18

Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250

1926-10-20

Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

1927-08-07

US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3

1927-11-03

Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)

1927-12-17

US sub 'S-4' sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard

1928-09-12

-17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000

1928-11-12

British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110

1929-05-15

Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)

1930-04-21

Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322

1930-09-03

Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)

1931-02-03

The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258

1931-02-08

Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000

1931-04-01

Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000

1931-07-24

A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.

1932-01-23

El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers

1932-03-07

Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4

1932-11-09

Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500

1932-12-25

7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275

1933-01-06

Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

1933-12-24

Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)

1934-03-22

Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)

1934-04-01

Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

1934-09-21

Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000

1935-05-31

Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan

1935-07-27

Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000

1936-04-06

Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia

1936-07-03

Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC

1937-01-25

Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13

1937-09-22

Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in Cody Wyoming

1938-09-21

Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700

1939-11-09

Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents

1939-11-14

Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela

1940-04-23

Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)

1941-03-15

Blizzard in ND kills 151

1941-06-09

Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500

1941-08-29

German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children

1941-10-31

Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49

1941-11-06

Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine

1942-03-26

Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21

1942-04-12

Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan

1942-04-26

Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria

1942-06-05

Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54

1942-06-12

Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City

1942-07-17

3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15

1942-07-30

German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia

1942-10-16

Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India

1942-12-12

A fire in a hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.

1943-03-31

US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326

1943-06-20

Detroit race riot kills 35

1943-07-28

World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.

1943-09-06

"Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79

1943-09-07

Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)

1943-12-16

"Tamiami Champion" (New York to Florida) trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200

1944-04-04

Allied Bucharest bombings targeting railroads kills 5,000

1944-07-17

2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322

1944-07-25

USAAF kills 136 and wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo

1944-09-12

-16] Hurricane, kills 389 in NC

1944-12-13

Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

1945-03-10

US Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.

1945-04-09

Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360

1945-11-08

Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

1945-11-26

During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

1946-02-07

Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill

1946-03-10

Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil

1946-06-05

Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, Ill)

1946-11-14

Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11

1946-11-23

French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1946-12-07

Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119

1946-12-21

Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086

1947-01-18

Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400

1947-01-19

SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392

1947-04-16

Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx

1947-04-19

French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

1947-05-05

Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage

1947-05-31

Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit & Perryville Md, kills 53

1948-10-06

The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.

1949-04-05

60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill)

1949-07-31

Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman

1949-09-02

Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)

1949-09-06

Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey

1949-11-29

Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700

1950-01-07

Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)

1950-08-15

8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

1950-09-04

Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250

1951-01-15

"Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000

1951-12-04

Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500

1952-01-14

Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26

1952-04-26

US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176

1952-06-13

Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8

1952-10-08

Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

1953-01-13

Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14

1953-02-01

Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835

1953-05-11

Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)

1953-12-24

Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166

1953-12-25

Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)

1954-01-12

Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115

1954-08-30

Hurricane Carol kills 68 on the US East Coast

1954-09-01

Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island and New England, kills 68

1954-09-10

12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria

1954-10-14

Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53

1955-03-01

Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48

1955-04-03

Fire in cinema in Sclessin, Belgium, kills 39

1955-06-11

Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)

1955-06-13

Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France

1955-08-18

-19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US

1955-08-19

Hurricane Diane kills 200 & 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)

1955-09-19

Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico

1955-09-22

-28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean

1955-10-12

-13] Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti

1955-11-01

Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado

1956-04-01

Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380

1956-05-07

Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300

1956-05-26

A fire on board the aircraft carrier USS Bennington in Narragansett Bay, off Rhode Island, kills 103 crew

1956-09-02

Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)

1956-10-22

A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.

1957-02-17

Fire in Warreton, Mo kills 72

1957-02-17

A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri kills 72 people.

1957-06-27

Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas

1957-11-16

US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

1957-11-30

Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1958-12-16

Bogota warehouse fire kills 82

1959-02-03

"The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

1959-02-10

Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265

1959-06-23

A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.

1959-09-17

Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea

1959-10-27

Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico

1959-12-16

Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48

1960-02-12

Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers

1960-02-29

Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec

1960-06-06

South Africa police kills 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill

1960-07-14

Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300

1960-09-04

-12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US

1960-10-24

Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash

1960-10-29

Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16

1960-11-13

Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)

1960-12-16

TWA 266 & United 826 collide over Staten Island, kills 134

1961-03-09

Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72

1961-03-13

Landslide in USSR, kills 145

1961-04-08

British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236

1961-06-12

Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20

1961-07-06

Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

1961-10-31

Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

1962-02-07

Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298

1962-02-17

Storm in Hamburg kills 265

1962-03-16

US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167

1962-06-03

Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130

1962-10-09

Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130

1963-03-17

Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese

1963-06-30

Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.

1963-07-26

Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+

1963-09-15

Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls

1963-10-04

-8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti

1963-10-07

Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

1963-10-09

Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)

1963-10-09

Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

1963-10-31

Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' (Indiana)

1963-11-12

Train crash in Japan, kills 164

1964-05-21

Fire in Belgium resort kills 19

1964-05-24

Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300

1964-05-31

Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim

1964-10-04

-7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga

1965-02-08

Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84

1965-03-01

Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)

1965-05-11

1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)

1965-05-11

Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000

1965-05-23

Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150

1965-05-28

Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400

1965-06-01

coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236

1965-06-02

2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)

1965-09-07

-10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La

1965-09-08

Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida

1965-09-12

Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75

1965-12-06

2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125

1965-12-15

3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh

1966-01-29

Snow storm in north east US kills 165

1966-01-31

Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers

1966-02-04

All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133

1966-03-11

A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.

1966-04-25

Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse Belgium

1966-06-04

-10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras

1966-07-14

Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory

1966-08-01

Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas

1966-09-24

-30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico

1966-11-04

Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113

1966-11-12

High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame

1966-12-07

A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.

1966-12-24

USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129

1967-01-14

Earthquake in Sicily kills 231

1967-01-27

Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee

1967-02-07

A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.

1967-05-22

Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

1967-07-29

Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134

1967-07-29

U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage

1967-09-04

6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200

1967-09-04

Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5

1967-09-05

-23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas

1967-09-17

Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)

1967-09-20

Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38

1967-11-05

The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1967-11-06

Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15

1967-11-26

Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450

1968-04-06

In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.

1968-05-16

Earthquake kills 47 in Japan

1968-07-29

Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption

1968-12-20

The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.

1968-12-26

Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1

1969-01-14

An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.

1969-07-04

The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.

1969-08-17

Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)

1969-09-09

Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82

1969-09-09

Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83

1969-10-11

Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

1970-02-15

Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102

1970-05-04

National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio

1970-05-15

Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College

1970-07-30

-Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas

1970-08-20

-21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique

1970-08-24

Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison

1970-10-19

John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun

1970-11-12

Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),

1971-02-04

Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65

1971-02-06

The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'

1971-02-09

Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage

1971-09-04

Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)

1971-09-29

Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000

1971-11-09

John List kills family & moves to Colorado

1971-11-11

Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

1971-12-25

Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul

1972-02-26

Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek West Virginia, kills 125

1972-04-10

7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars

1972-05-30

3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport

1972-06-06

Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie, Rhodesia)

1972-06-14

Hurricane Agnes kills 117

1972-06-19

-29] Hurricane Agnes, kills 118 in NY & Florida

1972-07-10

Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India

1972-09-19

A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.

1972-09-24

Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22

1972-10-02

Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105

1972-10-05

Herbert Mullin 1st kills, to prevent earthquakes

1972-10-06

22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico

1973-01-23

Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims

1973-08-03

Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)

1973-08-05

Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55

1973-08-15

Black September kills 3 and wounds 55 in Athens

1973-08-28

6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527

1973-11-09

Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)

1974-01-05

An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.

1974-01-16

L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon

1974-06-01

Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK

1974-08-11

Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)

1974-11-01

Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)

1974-12-01

LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8

1975-02-28

A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.

1975-04-03

James Rupers kills his family to inherit

1975-04-13

Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war

1975-06-09

Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla)

1975-06-24

Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113

1975-08-21

3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway

1975-09-06

6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey

1975-09-13

-27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US

1975-10-29

'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann

1976-02-04

7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras

1976-03-30

Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation

1976-05-05

Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24

1976-06-05

After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland

1976-07-21

1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia

1976-07-27

8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese

1976-07-29

In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.

1976-08-01

Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139

1976-08-17

An earthquake & tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000

1976-09-10

2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard

1977-03-04

Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541

1977-05-18

Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164

1977-05-21

Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19

1977-06-04

Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2

1977-06-26

The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute.

1977-07-19

Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76

1977-07-20

Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage

1977-09-22

West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht

1978-01-15

Theodore Bundy kills Fla State U coeds Lisa Levy & Margaret Bowman

1978-04-27

Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51

1979-01-29

Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"

1979-06-16

Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria

1979-06-26

Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver

1979-08-30

-Sept 13] Hurricane David, kills 1200 in Florida, Domincana & Dom Rep

1979-09-03

Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000

1979-11-28

Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257

1980-03-14

Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)

1980-05-20

Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157

1980-06-27

Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81

1980-08-01

Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.

1980-08-04

-11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean

1980-11-21

Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84

1981-02-14

Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

1981-06-11

Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student

1981-06-21

Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200

1981-12-10

-13] El Salvador army kills 900

1982-01-19

Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher

1982-09-14

Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others

1982-09-25

Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)

1982-09-29

Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago

1982-10-02

Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700

1982-11-11

Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60

1983-03-31

Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people

1983-04-18

A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon

1983-05-25

Fire in Nassermeer, Egypt, kills 357

1983-06-28

Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3

1983-08-04

While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull

1983-08-17

-19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas

1983-10-23

Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut

1983-12-06

A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis

1984-01-02

Riot in Tunis kills over 100

1984-02-25

Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500

1984-07-18

James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro Calif

1984-09-20

Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23

1985-05-01

"Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels

1985-05-11

Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India

1985-10-26

-Nov 6] Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US

1985-11-13

Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000

1986-06-18

De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25

1986-08-19

Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran Iran

1986-08-21

Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746

1986-08-22

Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)

1986-08-23

Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon

1986-12-31

Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97

1987-01-22

Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.

1987-03-06

6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100

1987-06-22

A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people

1987-07-30

An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68

1987-08-19

Hungerford Massacre: in England, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.

1987-08-23

Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s

1987-12-28

In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark

1988-03-10

Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles

1988-04-28

Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess

1988-05-01

Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more

1988-06-01

Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2

1988-07-03

US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290

1988-07-04

US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290

1988-09-10

-18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan

1988-10-19

Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border

1988-10-20

Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated

1989-02-13

Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients

1989-04-27

Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500

1989-06-04

Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s

1989-06-09

Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1

1989-07-19

United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112

1989-09-17

-21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston SC

1989-09-22

IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent

1989-10-17

Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67

1989-12-06

Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52

1989-12-06

Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal

1990-03-25

Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87

1990-04-07

Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma

1991-02-13

US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians

1991-02-25

US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28

1991-03-03

United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25

1991-04-22

Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95

1991-04-29

Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100

1991-06-18

Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80

1991-10-10

Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers

1991-10-16

George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas

1991-10-23

Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women

1992-03-13

An earthquake registering 6.8 on the Richter scale kills over 500 in Erzincan, eastern Turkey.

1992-04-22

Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico

1992-04-22

Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists

1992-05-01

Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior

1992-06-17

Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42

1992-08-22

FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

1992-09-07

Army of Ciskei homeland kills 28 ANC demonstrators

1992-09-23

Mud storm kills 30 in South France

1992-11-24

Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141

1992-12-12

6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)

1993-02-09

Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma

1993-02-14

Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79

1993-03-20

IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England

1993-04-05

Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad

1993-04-19

Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40

1993-04-26

Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56

1993-04-27

Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76

1993-05-09

Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300

1993-05-10

Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145

1993-05-13

Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50

1993-05-19

Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132

1993-05-24

Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey

1993-06-05

Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives

1993-10-23

Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir

1994-01-25

Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55

1994-02-13

Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200

1994-02-16

6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200

1994-02-25

Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31

1994-03-08

Train accident at Pinetown, Natal, kills 47

1994-04-06

Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself

1994-04-29

Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300

1994-07-24

Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India

1994-07-26

Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13

1994-07-29

India army kills 27 Moslem militants

1994-08-18

5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171

1994-10-04

7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+

1994-10-19

Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22

1994-12-15

Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia

1995-01-12

Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

1995-04-19

Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500

1995-05-25

The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.

1995-09-24

Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier

1995-11-19

Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16

1996-03-18

A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.

1996-04-28

Martin Bryant shoots & kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania

1996-06-25

The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

1996-07-20

In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35

1996-11-21

A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

1997-02-23

Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1

1997-02-28

Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45

1997-05-28

Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28

1997-07-14

Bomb in Algiers kills 21 & wounds 40

1997-07-30

Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14

1997-08-21

Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China

1997-10-09

Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico

1997-11-02

Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam

1997-12-24

The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.

1998-02-03

US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20

1998-02-04

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.

1998-02-23

Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31

1998-03-06

Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Conn state lottery

1999-10-05

The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

1999-12-26

Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).

2000-03-27

Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.

2000-11-17

A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

2001-05-10

In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.

2001-05-24

The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel's worst-ever civil disaster.

2001-06-01

Dolphinarium massacre: an Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.

2002-02-20

In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.

2002-02-27

Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya

2002-03-27

Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.

2002-04-11

The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.

2002-04-12

Palestinian suicide bomber (female) kills 7 and injures 104 (among them 9 Arabs) at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem.

2002-04-26

Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

2002-05-25

A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.

2002-06-22

An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.

2002-06-24

The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

2002-07-20

South America: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over twenty-five.

2002-10-11

A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.

2003-01-18

A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.

2003-08-16

U.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.

2003-08-19

A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.

2003-08-19

A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.

2003-10-26

The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

2003-11-09

A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.

2003-12-09

A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

2004-02-27

A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.

2004-05-22

The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.

2004-08-01

A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay.

2004-11-26

Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

2004-12-30

A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.

2005-01-25

A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.

2005-02-28

A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

2005-03-13

Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.

2005-03-23

A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.

2005-08-29

Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2005-08-31

A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.

2005-10-01

Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.

2005-11-06

The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.

2006-01-12

A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.

2006-03-25

Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

2006-05-26

The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.

2006-09-13

At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.

2007-01-18

The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.

2007-02-03

A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

2007-04-11

2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.

2007-04-16

Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

2007-08-14

The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.

2008-06-10

The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.

2008-11-25

A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one

2009-08-19

A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

2009-10-25

The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.

2009-10-28

The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

2010-02-13

A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

2010-04-20

Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010-05-12

An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.

2010-07-02

Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people

2010-11-23

The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2011-01-08

Attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords

2011-01-14

Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more

2011-08-05

Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.

2011-09-07

Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team

2012-01-14

Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq

2012-02-02

Cold snap across Europe kills more than 100 people (over 400 people by 08-02)

2012-02-15

Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358

2012-02-22

Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds

2012-02-23

A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200

2012-02-25

Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama

2012-02-25

Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen

2012-02-26

Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

2012-03-03

Lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27

2012-03-05

Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar

2012-03-11

US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan

2012-04-01

Plane crash in Western Siberia kills at least 31 people (UTair Aviation ATR-72)

2012-04-02

Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3

2012-04-03

Moscow fire kills 17 migrant workers

2012-04-20

Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people

2012-04-28

Tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people

2012-05-07

NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province

2012-05-20

6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy

2012-05-26

A gunman in the Finnish town of Hyvinkaa kills 2, wounds 7

2012-05-27

A NATO airstrike kills a family of eight, including six children, in Afghanistan

2012-05-29

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy

2012-06-03

Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria

2012-06-03

Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground

2012-06-04

US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi

2012-06-04

Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq

2012-06-08

A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people

2012-06-10

A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister

2012-06-14

An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16

2012-06-16

A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person

2012-06-28

A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people

2012-07-02

Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless

2012-07-03

Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq

2012-07-08

Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province

2012-07-11

POliciy academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen

2012-07-14

Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan

2012-07-18

Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence

2012-07-22

Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq

2012-07-26

Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq

2012-07-29

Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea

2012-07-30

Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India

2012-08-01

Typhoon Saola kills elven people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines

2012-08-26

A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

2012-08-30

Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone

2012-08-30

A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing

2012-09-01

US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan

2012-09-03

Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea

2012-09-07

US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia

2012-09-10

A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children

2012-09-28

Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal

2012-11-01

Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan

2012-11-05

Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million

2012-11-10

Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30

2012-12-13

A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12

2012-12-18

The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic

2013-02-14

A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan

2013-03-13

An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil

2013-03-18

A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia

2014-07-09

Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people

2014-09-04

Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan

2014-11-23

A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan

2015-11-04

South Sudan plane crash kills 15; baby among 3 survivors

2015-11-14

US airstrike in Libya kills ISIS leader

2015-11-19

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2015-11-19

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2015-11-23

Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 8

2015-12-13

Explosion at bus stop kills 12 people in Pakistan

2015-12-13

Fire kills 23 people at Russian psychiatric hospital

2015-12-21

Motorcycle bomb kills 6 NATO service members

2015-12-29

Blast kills 14 people; Pakistani Taliban faction claims responsibility

2016-01-20

Pakistan University Attack Kills at Least 19, Official Says

2016-01-21

Explosion in Egypt kills at least 6, including police officers

2016-01-31

Boko Haram kills dozens in raid near Nigeria refugee camp

2016-02-09

Train Crash in Germany Kills at Least 9, Injures 150

2016-03-08

Palestinian kills US tourist in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv boardwalk

2016-03-13

Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills at Least 27, Officials Say

2016-03-26

Iraq violence: 'IS suicide attack' kills 29 in football match

2016-04-01

Indian police file homicide case after overpass collapse kills 23

2016-04-10

Asia Pacific|Fire at Temple in Southern India Kills at Least 80

2016-04-15

Strong quake in Japan kills at least nine, nuclear plants safe

2016-05-15

Bus Rollover in Texas Kills 8 and Injures 43

2016-05-23

Thailand school dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls

2016-06-01

Turkish army kills 14 Islamic State militants near Aleppo

2016-06-06

Australia storm kills three people, with more missing

2016-06-29

Suspected IS Attack Kills Dozens at Istanbul's Airport

2016-07-15

Britain warns citizens after truck attack kills 73 in Nice

2016-07-15

Truck attacker kills up to 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd

2016-08-04

London Knife Attack Kills Woman and Wounds 5 Other People

2016-08-08

Bomb targeting mourners at Pakistan hospital kills at least 30

2016-08-16

Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen Kills at Least 15

2016-08-17

Airstrike in Yemen Kills 17 Civilians, Witnesses Say

2016-08-30

Lightning Strike Kills More Than 300 Reindeer in Norway

2016-09-04

Afghanistan bus inferno kills dozens

2016-10-09

Medics dash to rural Haiti as cholera kills 13 in Matthew's wake

2016-11-13

Bombing at Sufi Shrine in Pakistan Kills Dozens

2016-11-25

ISIS Bomb Aimed at Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq Kills at Least 80

2016-11-28

China Detains 9 Managers After Plant Collapse Kills 74

2016-12-21

Explosion at Fireworks Market in Mexico Kills at Least 27

2017-01-02

Brazil gunman kills ex-wife, son and 10 others in Campinas

2017-01-03

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

2017-01-08

Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 36

2017-01-17

Gunman Kills 5 at International Music Festival in Mexico

2017-01-30

Quebec Mosque Shooting Kills at Least 6, and 2 Suspects Are Arrested

2017-02-05

Avalanche Kills 13 People in Pakistan's North

2017-02-08

Triple-murder suspect kills self after motel standoff in Georgia

2017-02-11

Quake in southern Philippines kills at least 4 people

2017-02-17

Pakistan Shrine Bombing Kills Scores in Worst Attack in Months

2017-04-08

Stolen truck kills 4 in Stockholm; Sweden calls it terror

2017-04-11

California gunman kills wife, self as she teaches class; student also dead

2017-04-16

Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse Kills at Least 19

2017-04-19

Police: Man kills 3 in Fresno, calls whites 'devils'

2017-05-30

Tiger kills zookeeper at Hamerton Zoo Park in England

2017-05-31

Explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 9, wounds dozens

2017-06-15

London tower block fire kills at least 12

2017-07-01

Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage

2017-09-08

Hurricane Irma kills 5 as it sweeps through island of Saint Martin

2017-11-06

Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church

2017-12-24

Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

2017-12-25

Suicide bomber kills 6 in Afghan capital

2017-12-29

Fire in New York City apartment block kills 12 including an infant

2018-01-15

Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

2018-03-02

Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6

2018-04-01

Building collapse kills 10 in India; 10 pulled alive

2018-04-24

Driver kills nine, injures 16 ploughing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

2018-05-19

Teen gunman attacks Texas high school art class, kills 10

2018-06-04

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption kills 25, injures hundreds

2018-06-11

Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan

2018-06-18

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories

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Kills - Birthdays
Date Event
1885-07-17

Malcolm Blevins, The Pace That Kills

1887-02-13

Alvin York, famed US soldier with 25 kills in WW I

1902-07-14

Paul Guilfoyle, Jersey City NJ, actor/director (Curiosity Kills)

1912-10-05

Lois January, The Pace That Kills

1916-03-22

Henrietta Yurchenko, This Machine Kills Fascists

1916-05-24

Lois Lindsay, The Pace That Kills

1926-12-04

Michael Thoma, Winter Kills

1937-11-13

Ugo Pagliai, The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times

1938-08-18

Bill Bigelow, Forty Feet High and It Kills!

1939-12-20

Mohamed Benguettaf, Life Kills Me

1947-05-05

Malam Sanha, Denk ich an Deutschland - Die Leopoldstraße kills me

1950-03-12

Pia Giancaro, The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times

1955-10-07

Daniel Walker, Curiosity Kills the Cat

1958-12-22

Lenny Von Dohlen, Augusta GA, actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams)

1959-10-01

Marcel Faber, Great Kills Road

1962-11-30

Michael McMahan, Curiosity Kills

1968-01-23

Tanya Grassley, The Girl Who Picks Flowers and the Girl Who Kills Insects

1970-04-13

Kristin Holt, Some Guy Who Kills People

1971-06-28

Elon Musk, Machete Kills

1971-12-04

Christian Nunciato, Beverly Kills

1973-06-13

Marco Saitta, The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

1974-04-08

Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)

1974-07-14

Benoît Lelièvre, Smoking Kills

1974-08-03

Marcel Rodriguez, Machete Kills

1975-06-25

Cary Greenberg, Some Guy Who Kills People

1977-05-30

Sabina Vajraca, Smoking Kills

1980-9-13

Cristiana Capotondi, The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

1981-01-16

Jake Thornton, Alyce Kills

1981-03-27

Jennifer Laskey, Hollywood Kills

1982-11-24

Anthony Spinello, She Kills He

1983-03-10

Boris Piskunov, The Thing That Kills Me, It's

1983-05-15

Henry Alberto, She Kills He

1983-12-30

Griff Kohout, Some Guy Who Kills People

1985-12-16

Ashley Riggs, Machete Kills

1986-08-15

Natalia Kills, We're the Millers

1987-08-05

Ben Thomas, Money Kills

Kills - Deaths
Date Event
1966-08-01

Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops

1978-10-19

Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64

1984-04-13

Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self

1989-09-24

T.T. Triplett, The Pace That Kills

1990-04-23

Albert Salmi, (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62

1999-02-23

Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)

2006-08-07

Lois January, The Pace That Kills

2007-12-10

Henrietta Yurchenko, This Machine Kills Fascists

2008-05-18

Bill Bigelow, Forty Feet High and It Kills!

2012-01-09

Malam Sanha, Denk ich an Deutschland - Die Leopoldstraße kills me

2014-01-05

Mohamed Benguettaf, Life Kills Me


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