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Sentenced - Notable Historical Events

Thomas CromwellJun 29, 1540

Anne BonnyNov 28, 1720

James DonnellySep 17, 1859

Oscar WildeMay 25, 1895

Tom HornOct 10, 1902

Albert AnastasiaJun 6, 1923

Calvin CoolidgeNov 22, 1923

HitlerApr 1, 1924

Al CaponeOct 17, 1931

LucianoJul 18, 1936

StalinJan 30, 1937

Louis BuchalterDec 2, 1941

Hermann GoeringSep 30, 1946

Jomo KenyattaApr 8, 1953

Fidel CastroOct 16, 1953

Charles de GaulleJan 13, 1959

Joe GalloDec 21, 1961

Jack RubyMar 14, 1964

Nelson MandelaJun 12, 1964

Larry FlyntFeb 8, 1977

Jiang QingJan 25, 1981

George SteinbrennerDec 10, 1991

Mike TysonMar 26, 1992

Tupac ShakurFeb 6, 1995

Martha StewartJul 17, 2004

Saddam HusseinNov 5, 2006

OJ SimpsonDec 5, 2008

Lawrence TaylorMar 22, 2011

Barry BondsDec 15, 2011

Benedict XVIOct 6, 2012

Whitey BulgerNov 14, 2013

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Sentenced - Historical Events
Date Event
399-02-15

Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth and of impiety

694-11-09

Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery

1540-06-29

English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

1555-09-30

Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

1619-05-18

Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison

1669-12-20

1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery

1717-01-14

German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam

1718-06-26

Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

1720-11-28

Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

1739-09-01

35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal

1793-01-16

French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution

1815-10-12

Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death

1834-03-18

Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

1851-04-15

Earl G Andressy sentenced to death in Hungary

1859-09-17

James Donnelly is sentenced to hang for murdering Patrick Farrell, but a petition for clemency reduces his sentence to 7 years in Kingston Penitentiary

1873-11-19

William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

1893-02-09

Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud

1895-05-25

Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency

1899-09-09

French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds

1900-08-29

Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901

1902-10-10

American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

1902-11-30

American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

1906-12-01

Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 yrs

1913-04-03

British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail

1921-01-30

French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death

1923-06-06

Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

1923-06-21

Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud

1923-11-22

Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

1924-04-01

Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

1928-10-06

Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail

1930-12-24

Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced

1931-10-17

Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

1931-10-24

Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

1932-03-01

12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

1932-07-27

Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death

1933-10-12

Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

1933-12-23

Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death

1936-07-18

Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

1937-01-30

2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death

1938-05-06

Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)

1941-03-04

18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague

1941-12-02

American mobster Louis Buchalter is sentenced to death along with his lieutenants Emanuel Weiss and Louis Capone

1942-12-25

Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death

1944-02-29

5 leaders of Indonesia Communist Party sentenced to death

1944-03-16

Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death

1944-05-08

33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death

1944-12-29

Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced

1945-03-11

Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death

1945-09-10

Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

1945-09-19

Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London

1946-06-26

Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years

1946-09-30

Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

1946-10-01

12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg

1946-11-28

Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to death sentenced

1947-11-12

Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced

1948-07-03

Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960

1948-11-12

Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

1949-02-08

Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison

1949-10-06

Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine

1949-10-31

Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment

1950-03-01

Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)

1950-10-25

Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life

1951-01-18

Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"

1951-04-05

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

1951-09-17

Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years

1953-04-08

Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya

1953-10-16

Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

1957-10-05

Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years

1957-10-08

Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)

1959-01-13

French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

1960-01-20

Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo

1961-12-21

Gangster Joe Gallo is sentenced to 7 to 14 years in state prison for extortion

1962-05-14

Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years

1962-05-23

OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life

1964-03-12

Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years

1964-03-14

Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

1964-03-27

Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars

1964-04-16

9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery"

1964-06-12

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

1964-07-17

ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

1964-07-26

US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud

1965-04-01

South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years

1966-05-06

Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.

1966-10-25

6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam

1967-01-18

Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison

1967-04-19

Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years

1967-06-05

Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in electric chair

1967-06-25

Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years

1967-06-29

Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge

1967-11-17

French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia

1968-05-14

RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin

1969-01-27

Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years

1969-04-23

Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy

1969-05-21

Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonmnet

1970-12-22

Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment

1971-03-03

Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa

1971-03-31

William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre

1971-04-05

US Lt Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life

1971-04-19

Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)

1971-06-29

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense

1973-02-05

Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders

1973-02-25

Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders

1975-02-21

John Mitchell, HR Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs

1975-08-24

Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens

1975-12-17

Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life

1976-01-15

Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot Pres Ford

1976-06-28

Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war

1976-07-19

Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony

1976-09-24

Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter

1977-02-08

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges

1977-09-14

Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robben Island, South Africa

1977-12-14

War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years

1977-12-20

RAF -terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years

1978-03-18

Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death

1978-06-12

David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life

1978-07-13

Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years

1979-02-20

11 loyalists known as the "Shankill Butchers" are sentenced to life in prison for 19 murders; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast

1979-05-13

Shah of Iran & family sentenced to death in Teheran

1979-06-11

Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months

1979-07-10

Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion

1980-01-18

Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000

1980-07-09

Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years

1980-09-17

South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death

1980-10-06

John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months inprisonment on assault charges

1981-01-25

Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death

1981-03-20

Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years

1981-03-20

Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr

1981-07-22

Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life

1981-08-24

Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder

1981-09-28

Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City

1981-11-05

Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, & possession of cocaine

1982-07-16

Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud

1982-08-06

Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa

1983-08-19

LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting

1984-09-04

Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years

1985-03-16

Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs

1985-12-10

Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires

1986-05-15

Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years

1986-05-19

Anti-apartheid activist HClane Pastoors sentenced to 10 yrs in S Afr

1986-06-25

Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud

1986-08-28

US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying

1986-09-02

Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi

1986-12-19

Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500

1987-01-13

Seven top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each

1987-06-12

Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bédell Bokassa sentenced to death

1987-07-04

Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France

1987-10-20

Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail

1987-12-18

Ivan F Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading

1988-04-25

John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem

1988-06-17

Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case

1988-12-30

Former Soviet Pres Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)

1989-01-30

Olympian, Bruce Kimball, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing 2 teenagers in a drunk driving accident

1989-02-13

Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison

1989-03-23

Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 yrs for killing his adopted daughter

1989-10-24

Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud

1990-05-17

Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI

1990-06-11

Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

1990-11-21

Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

1991-03-14

English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment

1991-05-14

Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal

1991-11-27

Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)

1991-12-10

Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

1992-03-26

Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

1992-04-01

Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation

1992-12-01

Amy Fisher sentenced 5-15 yrs for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco

1993-05-21

Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life

1994-02-05

Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson Miss, 30 years after the crime

1994-04-20

Danny Harold Rolling sentenced to death in Florida for killing 5

1994-05-11

6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa

1994-06-08

Mass murderer Joe Rifkind sentenced to 27 years

1994-07-08

St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years

1994-07-13

Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan

1994-07-29

Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced

1995-02-06

Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

1995-06-27

Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland

1995-10-17

Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000

1997-08-14

Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death

1997-10-24

Marv Albert sentenced in assault case

1997-10-31

British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

1998-01-08

World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life

1998-02-06

Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years

1998-05-27

Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

1998-06-04

Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2001-02-18

FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

2003-02-27

Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison

2004-07-17

Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

2005-08-18

Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.

2006-05-03

Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia.

2006-11-05

Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

2008-12-05

OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

2009-04-07

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

2011-03-22

Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation

2011-12-15

Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003

2012-03-21

Five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail for their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982

2012-10-06

Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

2013-11-14

Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

2014-07-04

Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors

2014-10-21

Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

2014-11-11

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison

2016-04-28

Dennis Hastert, ex-US House speaker, sentenced to 15 months in jail

2017-01-11

Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre

2017-04-19

Etan Patz Killer Sentenced To 25 Years To Life

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Sentenced - Birthdays
Date Event
1915-05-01

Joan Rodker, Dying Day: Part 1: Mr. Skipling is Sentenced to Death

1930-05-16

Titus Popovici, Then I Sentenced Them All to Death

1958-05-09

Cristian Sofron, Then I Sentenced Them All to Death

1973-06-13

Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)

1982-04-05

Melanie X., Sentenced

Sentenced - Deaths
Date Event
180-07-17

Christenen Cittinus/Donatus/Natzalus/Secunda/Speratus/Vestia sentenced to death as Christians in Carthage

1994-11-30

Titus Popovici, Then I Sentenced Them All to Death

2002-10-09

Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)

2009-02-19

Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)

2010-12-27

Joan Rodker, Dying Day: Part 1: Mr. Skipling is Sentenced to Death


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