Saturday, December 13, 2008

Did You Know?

Number of deaths on my birthday......

133,653 People

Unusual Deaths in 1974

Christine chubbuck, an american television news reporter, committed suicide during a live broadcast on july 15. at 9:38 am, 8 minutes into her talk show, on wxlt-tv in sarasota, florida, she drew out a revolver and shot herself in the head.

Austrian formula one driver helmut koinigg died in a crash in the 1974 united states grand prix at the watkins glen grand prix race course in watkins glen, new york.

On approaching a corner, a suspension failure sent koinigg's car crashing head-on into the outer armco barrier.

The bottom rail gave way but the top rail did not. helmut koinigg was decapitated and died instantly, in what was only his second formula one race.

Natural disasters in 1974.

1974 Brisbane flood.

1974 Hunza earthquake.

Cyclone Tracy.

All that while I was entering the world.