Category Archives: Crime

#649 Ed McBain / Jean Peters – 15 October 1926

Ed McBain (Evan Hunter) Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he … Continue reading

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#637 Louise Brooks / Harley O. Teets – 14 November 1906

Louise Brooks Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), born Mary Louise Brooks, was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe, including two G. W. Pabst films: Pandora’s Box (1929), Diary of … Continue reading

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#606 Hawley Harvey Crippen / O. Henry – 11 September 1862

Hawley Harvey Crippen Hawley Harvey Crippen (September 11, 1862 – November 23, 1910), usually known as Dr. Crippen, was an American homeopathic physician and salesman hanged in Pentonville Prison, London, for the murder of his wife, Cora Henrietta Crippen. He was the first criminal to be … Continue reading

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#590 Gene Krupa / Norman Baillie-Stewart – 15 January 1909

Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram “Gene” Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Norman Baillie-Stewart Norman Baillie-Stewart (15 January 1909 – 7 June 1966) was a British army officer known as The Officer … Continue reading

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#509 Kirsty Young / Rachel Nickell – 23 November 1968

Kirsty Young Kirsty Jackson Young (born 23 November 1968) is a Scottish television presenter and radio presenter. She is the main presenter of Crimewatch and Desert Island Discs. Rachel Nickell Rachel Jane Nickell (23 November 1968 – 15 July 1992) was the victim of a … Continue reading

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#395 Spiro Agnew / Thomas Ferebee – 09 November 1918

Spiro Agnew Spiro Theodore Agnew (Spiros Theódoros Agkniou) (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Richard Nixon, and the 55th Governor of Maryland. He was also the first Greek American to hold these … Continue reading

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#377 Katherine Knight / Eric Hindle – 24 October 1955

Katherine Knight Katherine Mary Knight (born 24 October 1955) was the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. She was convicted of the murder of her partner, John Charles Thomas Price (born 6 January 1955) in October 2001, and … Continue reading

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#370 Mike Ditka / Lee Harvey Oswald – 18 October 1939

Mike Ditka Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. (born October 18, 1939), also known as “Iron Mike”, is a former American football NFL player, television commentator, and coach. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores … Continue reading

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#328 Ferdinand Marcos / Jessica Mitford / Herbert Lom – 11 September 1917

Ferdinand Marcos Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. As Philippine president and strongman, his greatest achievement was in the fields of infrastructure development and international diplomacy. … Continue reading

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#301 Bill Clinton / Elizabeth Eden – 19 August 1946

Bill Clinton William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. At 46 he was the third-youngest president. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and was … Continue reading

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#295 Pamela Smart / Ulrika Jonsson – 16 August 1967

Pamela Smart Pamela Ann Smart (born August 16, 1967) is serving a life sentence for accomplice to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and witness tampering in New Hampshire. Smart was convicted for conspiring with her 15-year-old lover, William Flynn, and three friends of Flynn’s … Continue reading

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#272 Yves Saint Laurent / Donald Neilson / Laurie Taylor – 01 August 1936

Yves Saint Laurent Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent (1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), was a French fashion designer, one of the greatest names in French fashion in the 20th century. Donald Neilson Donald Neilson (1 August 1936 – … Continue reading

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#214 Aung San Suu Kyi / Radovan Karadžić – 19 June 1945

Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposition politician and a former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won 59% of … Continue reading

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#197 Colin Baker / William Calley – 08 June 1943

Colin Baker Colin Baker (born 8 June 1943, London) is a British actor who is known for playing Paul Merroney in The Brothers from 1974 to 1976 and as the sixth incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, from 1984 to … Continue reading

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#62 Patty Hearst / Anthony Head – 20 February 1954

Patty Hearst Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress, socialite, actress, kidnap victim, and convicted bank robber. The granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and great-granddaughter of millionaire George Hearst, … Continue reading

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#21 Al Capone / Nevil Shute – 17 January 1899

Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Italian-American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. Known as the “Capones”, the group was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from … Continue reading

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#2 David Bailey / Ian Brady – 02 January 1938

David Bailey David Royston Bailey CBE (born 2 January 1938) is an English photographer. Along with Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, he captured and helped create the ‘Swinging London’ of the 1960s: a culture of high fashion and celebrity chic, aptly reflected in his Box of Pin-Ups (1964): … Continue reading

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