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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    1873 A Russian physician, died following one of his experiments, in which the blood of a student ...

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    1887 Suffered a fatal heart attack during an on-air discussion about Adolf Hitler.

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    1923 A film director, died while shooting the TV miniseries World War III when he walked into the ...

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    1965 Son of Bruce Lee, was shot and killed by Michael Massee using a prop gun while filming the ...

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    1940 An American martial artist and actor, is thought to have died by a severe allergic reaction to ...

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    1939 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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    1946 Paid a bush pilot to drop him at a remote lake near the Coleen River in Alaska in March to ...

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    1944 An American television news reporter, committed suicide during a live broadcast on 15 July. At ...

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    1968 Died of starvation near Denali National Park after a few months trying to live off the land in ...

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    1888 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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    1956 18, an employee at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, was crushed to death between a moving ...

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    1880 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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    1969 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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    1879 Tailor, fell to his death off the first deck of the Eiffel Tower while testing his invention, ...

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    Gareth Jones 1961 Actor, collapsed and died while in make-up between scenes of a live television play, ...

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

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    1593 5th Earl of Carnarvon, became the first to die from the alleged King Tut's Curse after a ...

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    1929 A Bulgarian dissident, was assassinated in London with a specially modified umbrella that ...

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    1963 In Riverside, California, for complications of advanced cervical cancer. Before she died, her ...

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    1869 Russian mystic, was reportedly poisoned while dining with a political enemy, shot in the head, ...


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