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.
  1. 26
    1926 More
    Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee, NASA astronauts, died when a flash fire began in their pure ... more
  2. 27
    1857 More
    Writer and musicologist, was killed when the sailboat he was on was struck by a landing ...
  3. 28
    1874 More
    A famous American escape artist, was punched in the stomach by an amateur boxer who had heard ... more
  4. 29
    1921 More
    Accidentally dropped a brick of tungsten carbide onto a sphere of plutonium while working on ... more
  5. 30
    1898 More
    The head of the Japanese Socialist Party, was stabbed to death with a wakizashi sword by ... more
  6. 31
    1877 More
    Dancer, died of a broken neck when one of the long scarves she was known for caught on the ... more
  7. 32
    1884 More
    A Welsh racing driver, was decapitated by his car's drive chain which, under stress, snapped ... more
  8. 33

    Jack Daniel

    1850 More
    Distiller, died from blood poisoning. The infection started in his toe, which he injured ... more
  9. 34

    James Frederick Polley

    A 23-year-old, from Raytown, Missouri died while riding the Fire In The Hole ride in Branson, ... more
  10. 35
    1938 More
    A British medical photographer, died of smallpox in 1978, ten months after the disease was ... more
  11. 36

    Jansen Van Vuuren

  12. 37

    Jeff Dailey

    A 19-year-old gamer, became the first known person to die while playing video games. After ... more
  13. 38

    Jerome Irving Rodale

    1898 More
    An American pioneer of organic farming, died of a heart attack while being interviewed on The ... more
  14. 39
    1949 More
    A man executed in Mississippi's gas chamber, died bashing his head against a metal pole behind ... more
  15. 40
    1780 More
    A 20-year-old of Nashua, New Hampshire was attending a halftime show at a football game at ... 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. 42
    1943 More
    Former singer for British rhythm and blues band The Yardbirds, died while practicing his ... more
  18. 43

    Kenji Urada

    1944 More
    A Japanese factory worker was killed by a malfunctioning robot he was working on at a Kawasaki ... more
  19. 44
    1923 More
    Died of a stroke while testifying before a US Congressional subcommittee.
  20. 45
    1906 More
    The Austrian/American mathematician, died of starvation when his wife was hospitalized. Godel ... more
  21. 46

    Len Koenecke

    1904 More
    Was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by the crew of an aircraft he had chartered, ... more
  22. 47
    1944 More
    Guitarist of Stone the Crows, was electrocuted on stage by a live microphone.
  23. 48
    1910 More
    Chemist and physicist, died of radiation poisoning after being exposed to lethal amounts of ... more
  24. 49

    Luigi Greco

    The Mafia boss of the Sicilian faction of Montreal, died from an incident occurring while ... more
  25. 50
    1911 More
    Theater director, was killed by exposure to carbon tetrachloride fumes from her newly cleaned ... more

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