Creedance Clearwater Revival rocker, Tom Fogerty, dies of a tuberculosis infection, a complication of the HIV infection Tom had contracted from a tainted blood transfusion he received while get treatment for back issues, once again propelling the HIV/Aids epidemic into the spotlight.
In 1972 we saw horror on an international scale at the Munich Olympics an event meant to cross religious, political and land boundary issues in an attempt at momentary peace through love of sport and competition. Instead that day saw the death of two Israeli Olympians, and nine others taken hostage by the terrorist group known as Black September. In the end the nine hostages would die, along with one police officer two Palestinians and 3 terrorists dead.
This day in 1948 celebrated the birth of one of horrors most recognizable men. Actor Michael Berryman turns 66 today! If you have ever wondered what accounts for Mr. Berrymans' very unique look the actor suffers from Ectodermal Dysplasia, that unique look and acting skill have gotten Michael Berryman into more than 40 movies over his illustrious career. We The Horror Nation Raise our Glasses to you Mr Berryman. Happy Birthday sir, and we wish you many many more!
This day in 1993 saw the release of a film I adore, and if you haven't yet seen the film you've probably at least heard the Misfits song based on it... Boxing Helena, starring Sherilyn Fenn and Julian Sands, this one did poorly at the box office but I still regard it as one of the GREAT films of the 90s, sexy, creepy, horrific and even sad this is a title you should look for!
You cant be a horror/scifi/fantasy geek with out knowing and usually loving this man... Sept. 2nd 1973 J.R.R. Tolkien Creator of the Lord of the Rings series of novels passes away at age 81, RIP.
Lily Munster, aka Yvonne De Carlo, is born this day in 1922. Interesting side fact that I myself was not aware of even though as a child I watched the film countless times Yvonne played the very Iconic role of Sephora, wife of Moses in the Cecile B DeMille epic The Ten Commandments.
August 31st 1985 Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker) was arrested after being recognized and subdued by local civilians in East LA., ending just over a year of terror that took 14 lives 13 of which he was convicted of.