July 8 – This day in “Horror History”

Greetings Day Walkers!  Here is your day in Horror History for July 8th:


Born this day in 1958 – Kevin Bacon.  Bacon appeared in “Friday the 13th” (circa 1980) “Hollow Man” and “Tremors”

Died this day in 1994 – Dick Sargent.  Sargent appeared in “The Beast with a million eyes” “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” and co-starred in “Bewitched”

Notable Movies Released:  1935 “The Raven” starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

1996 “From Dusk til Dawn” Starring Cheech Marin, Tom Savini, Danny Trejo and more…


News on this day:

roswell   On July 8th 1947, the Roswell Daily Record’s headline story revealed that the wreckage of a flying saucer had been recovered from a ranch in the area.





Old_Sparky   Also on this day, the state of Florida retired “Old Sparky” thanks to “Tiny” Davis, a convicted murderer that had been sentenced to death.  “Tiny” weighing in at over 350 lbs, was feared to destroy Old Sparky due to his obesity; Old Sparky had successfully executed 266 condemned prisoners in its’ 75 year tenure.  Prior to his execution day, the state of Florida constructed a new, over-sized chair that was certain to be able to handle the job.  Davis’ execution was successful but not without flaws.  Due to the man’s size the results were quite messy.  The new over-sized chair would also be retired next to Old Sparky as grizzly internet photos of Davis went viral.  Florida now executes via lethal injection.


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