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 More
    Was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by the crew of an aircraft he had chartered, ... more
  2. 64
    1889 More
    Accidentally strangled himself with the cord of a pulley-operated mechanical bed of his own ... more
  3. 45
    1906 More
    The Austrian/American mathematician, died of starvation when his wife was hospitalized. Godel ... more
  4. 28
    1874 More
    A famous American escape artist, was punched in the stomach by an amateur boxer who had heard ... more
  5. 68
    1921 More
    British slapstick comedian, died of a heart attack while performing at Her Majesty's Theatre ... more
  6. 55
    1965 More
    A Canadian-born professional wrestler for WWF, died during a pay-per-view event when ...
  7. 14
    1956 More
    18, an employee at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, was crushed to death between a moving ... more
  8. 31
    1877 More
    Dancer, died of a broken neck when one of the long scarves she was known for caught on the ... more
  9. 60
    1876 More
    Writer, swallowed a toothpick at a party and then died of peritonitis.
  10. 63
    1946 More
    The lead guitarist of Chicago, accidentally shot himself after removing the gun's magazine but ... more
  11. 5
    1940 More
    An American martial artist and actor, is thought to have died by a severe allergic reaction to ... more
  12. 62
    1911 More
    Died when he choked on an eyedrop bottle cap in his room at the Hotel Elysee in New York. He ... more
  13. 53

    Michael Malloy

    1873 More
    A homeless man, was murdered by gassing after surviving multiple poisonings, intentional ... more
  14. 3
    1923 More
    A film director, died while shooting the TV miniseries World War III when he walked into the ... more
  15. 10
    1968 More
    Died of starvation near Denali National Park after a few months trying to live off the land in ... more
  16. 41
    1957 More
    An American television actor, died after he shot himself in the head with a prop gun during a ... more
  17. 57
    1962 More
    A worker at a Ford Motor Co. plant, was the first known human to be killed by a robot,
  18. 47
    1944 More
    Guitarist of Stone the Crows, was electrocuted on stage by a live microphone.
  19. 9
    1944 More
    An American television news reporter, committed suicide during a live broadcast on 15 July. At ... more
  20. 65

    Thich Quang Duc

    1897 More
    A Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered ... more
  21. 72
    1964 More
    An Olympic champion fencer, died of brain damage nine days after his opponent's foil snapped ... more
  22. 69
    1937 More
    A Soviet cosmonaut trainee, died from shock after suffering third-degree burns over much of ... more
  23. 50
    1911 More
    Theater director, was killed by exposure to carbon tetrachloride fumes from her newly cleaned ... more
  24. 11
    1888 More
    A Swedish author, died of cyanide poisoning while staying at Hotel Hellman in Stockholm, ... more
  25. 33

    Jack Daniel

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

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