Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century People
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Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century

There were some strange deaths that have occurred during the 20th century and these are the most bizarre ways that people died in the 1900s. The following list includes some the most unusual ways of dying imaginable. There are lots of strange ways to die, but these might be the strangest deaths of all- unique and extremely rare circumstances that you can think of.

What are the most bizarre ways people have died in the last century? Do you know someone who swallowed a toothpick at a party and then died of peritonitis? Did you know about an actress who died when she fell down a chimney, thinking it was a balcony? If not, read this list of all the unusual deaths of 20th century people who died in strange ways.
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    Died at 55 (1873-1928) A Russian physician, died following one of his experiments, in which the blood of a student ...

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    Died at 56 (1887-1943) Suffered a fatal heart attack during an on-air discussion about Adolf Hitler.

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    Died at 58 (1923-1981) A film director, died while shooting the TV miniseries World War III when he walked into the ...

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    Died at 28 (1965-1993) Son of Bruce Lee, was shot and killed by Michael Massee using a prop gun while filming the ...

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    Died at 33 (1940-1973) An American martial artist and actor, is thought to have died by a severe allergic reaction to ...

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    Died at 48 (1939-1987) The State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, committed suicide during a televised press conference in ...

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    C.B. Lansing on Aloha Airlines Flight 243, flight attendant, was sucked out of an airliner when the ...

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    Died at 35 (1946-1981) Paid a bush pilot to drop him at a remote lake near the Coleen River in Alaska in March to ...

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    Died at 30 (1944-1974) An American television news reporter, committed suicide during a live broadcast on 15 July. At ...

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    Died at 24 (1968-1992) Died of starvation near Denali National Park after a few months trying to live off the land in ...

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    Died at 32 (1888-1920) A Swedish author, died of cyanide poisoning while staying at Hotel Hellman in Stockholm, ...

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    David Allen Kirwan Died after attempting to rescue a friend's dog from Celestine Pool, a hot spring at ...

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    David Grundman Was killed near Lake Pleasant, Arizona while shooting at cacti for fun with his shotgun. After ...

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    Died at 18 (1956-1974) 18, an employee at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, was crushed to death between a moving ...

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    Died at 52 (1880-1932) Died of radiation poisoning after having consumed large quantities of a popular patent ...

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    Edward Juchniewicz A 76-year-old man, was killed when the ambulance stretcher he was strapped to rolled down a ...

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    Died at 29 (1969-1998) Were stranded while scuba diving with a group of divers off Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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    Franco Brun A 22-year-old prisoner at Toronto East Detention Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, died after ...

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    Died at 33 (1879-1912) Tailor, fell to his death off the first deck of the Eiffel Tower while testing his invention, ...

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    Gareth Jones age 53 Actor, collapsed and died while in make-up between scenes of a live television play, ...

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    Died at 38 (1955-1993) A 38-year old lawyer and a senior partner at the Holden Day Wilson Law firm in Toronto, ...

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    Died at 40 (1593-1633) 5th Earl of Carnarvon, became the first to die from the alleged King Tut's Curse after a ...

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    Died at 49 (1929-1978) A Bulgarian dissident, was assassinated in London with a specially modified umbrella that ...

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    Died at 31 (1963-1994) In Riverside, California, for complications of advanced cervical cancer. Before she died, her ...

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    Died at 47 (1869-1916) Russian mystic, was reportedly poisoned while dining with a political enemy, shot in the head, ...

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    Died at 41 (1926-1967) Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee, NASA astronauts, died when a flash fire began in their pure ...

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    Died at 61 (1857-1918) Writer and musicologist, was killed when the sailboat he was on was struck by a landing ...

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    Died at 52 (1874-1926) A famous American escape artist, was punched in the stomach by an amateur boxer who had heard ...

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    Died at 24 (1921-1945) Accidentally dropped a brick of tungsten carbide onto a sphere of plutonium while working on ...

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    Died at 62 (1898-1960) The head of the Japanese Socialist Party, was stabbed to death with a wakizashi sword by ...

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    Died at 50 (1877-1927) Dancer, died of a broken neck when one of the long scarves she was known for caught on the ...

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    Died at 43 (1884-1927) A Welsh racing driver, was decapitated by his car's drive chain which, under stress, snapped ...

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    Jack Daniel Died at 61 (1850-1911) Distiller, died from blood poisoning. The infection started in his toe, which he injured ...

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    James Frederick Polley A 23-year-old, from Raytown, Missouri died while riding the Fire In The Hole ride in Branson, ...

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    Died at 40 (1938-1978) A British medical photographer, died of smallpox in 1978, ten months after the disease was ...

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    Jansen Van Vuuren

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    Jeff Dailey A 19-year-old gamer, became the first known person to die while playing video games. After ...

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    Jerome Irving Rodale Died at 73 (1898-1971) An American pioneer of organic farming, died of a heart attack while being interviewed on The ...

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    Died at 34 (1949-1983) A man executed in Mississippi's gas chamber, died bashing his head against a metal pole behind ...

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    Died at 47 (1780-1827) A 20-year-old of Nashua, New Hampshire was attending a halftime show at a football game at ...

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    Died at 27 (1957-1984) An American television actor, died after he shot himself in the head with a prop gun during a ...

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    Died at 33 (1943-1976) Former singer for British rhythm and blues band The Yardbirds, died while practicing his ...

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    Kenji Urada Died at 37 (1944-1981) A Japanese factory worker was killed by a malfunctioning robot he was working on at a Kawasaki ...

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    Died at 52 (1923-1975) Died of a stroke while testifying before a US Congressional subcommittee.

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    Died at 72 (1906-1978) The Austrian/American mathematician, died of starvation when his wife was hospitalized. Godel ...

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    Len Koenecke Died at 31 (1904-1935) Was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by the crew of an aircraft he had chartered, ...

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    Died at 28 (1944-1972) Guitarist of Stone the Crows, was electrocuted on stage by a live microphone.

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    Died at 36 (1910-1946) Chemist and physicist, died of radiation poisoning after being exposed to lethal amounts of ...

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    Luigi Greco The Mafia boss of the Sicilian faction of Montreal, died from an incident occurring while ...

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    Died at 44 (1911-1955) Theater director, was killed by exposure to carbon tetrachloride fumes from her newly cleaned ...

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