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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  1. 46

    Len Koenecke 1904 Was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by the crew of an aircraft he had chartered, ...

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    1889 Accidentally strangled himself with the cord of a pulley-operated mechanical bed of his own ...

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    1906 The Austrian/American mathematician, died of starvation when his wife was hospitalized. Godel ...

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    1874 A famous American escape artist, was punched in the stomach by an amateur boxer who had heard ...

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    1921 British slapstick comedian, died of a heart attack while performing at Her Majesty's Theatre ...

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    1965 A Canadian-born professional wrestler for WWF, died during a pay-per-view event when ...

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

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    1877 Dancer, died of a broken neck when one of the long scarves she was known for caught on the ...

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    1876 Writer, swallowed a toothpick at a party and then died of peritonitis.

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    1946 The lead guitarist of Chicago, accidentally shot himself after removing the gun's magazine but ...

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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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    1911 Died when he choked on an eyedrop bottle cap in his room at the Hotel Elysee in New York. He ...

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  13. 53

    Michael Malloy 1873 A homeless man, was murdered by gassing after surviving multiple poisonings, intentional ...

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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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  15. 10

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

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  16. 41

    1957 An American television actor, died after he shot himself in the head with a prop gun during a ...

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  17. 57

    1962 A worker at a Ford Motor Co. plant, was the first known human to be killed by a robot,

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    1944 Guitarist of Stone the Crows, was electrocuted on stage by a live microphone.

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

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    Thich Quang Duc 1897 A Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered ...

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    1964 An Olympic champion fencer, died of brain damage nine days after his opponent's foil snapped ...

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    1937 A Soviet cosmonaut trainee, died from shock after suffering third-degree burns over much of ...

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    1911 Theater director, was killed by exposure to carbon tetrachloride fumes from her newly cleaned ...

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  24. 11

    1888 A Swedish author, died of cyanide poisoning while staying at Hotel Hellman in Stockholm, ...

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    Jack Daniel 1850 Distiller, died from blood poisoning. The infection started in his toe, which he injured ...

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    1926 Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee, NASA astronauts, died when a flash fire began in their pure ...

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  27. 30

    1898 The head of the Japanese Socialist Party, was stabbed to death with a wakizashi sword by ...

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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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    1927 Became the first person to die during a space mission after the parachute of his capsule ...

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    Jerome Irving Rodale 1898 An American pioneer of organic farming, died of a heart attack while being interviewed on The ...

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    1899 An American film actress, died after sustaining severe burns on the set of the film The ...

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    1929 Actor, was decapitated by a helicopter blade during filming of Twilight Zone:

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    1857 Writer and musicologist, was killed when the sailboat he was on was struck by a landing ...

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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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    1880 Died of radiation poisoning after having consumed large quantities of a popular patent ...

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

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    Zishe Breitbart 1893 A circus strongman and Jewish folklore hero, died as a result of a demonstration in which he ...

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

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    1943 Former singer for British rhythm and blues band The Yardbirds, died while practicing his ...

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    1949 Died at the 1977 South African Grand Prix after Van Vuuren ran across the track beyond a blind ...

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    1939 The State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, committed suicide during a televised press conference in ...

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    1925 Award-winning Japanese playwright and novelist, committed seppuku after failing to inspire a ...

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

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    1962 A professional diver, died after a diving accident during the 1983 Summer Universiade in ...

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    1906 A Japanese kabuki actor, died of severe poisoning when he ate four fugu livers (also known as ...

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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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  48. 23

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

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    1921 Accidentally dropped a brick of tungsten carbide onto a sphere of plutonium while working on ...

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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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