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.
The List
  1. 51

    Died at 24 (1899-1923) An American film actress, died after sustaining severe burns on the set of the film The ...

  2. 52

    Michael A. Shingledecker Jr. Was killed almost instantly when he and a friend were struck by a pickup truck while lying ...

  3. 53

    Michael Malloy Died at 60 (1873-1933) A homeless man, was murdered by gassing after surviving multiple poisonings, intentional ...

  4. 54

    Died at 69 (1906-1975) A Japanese kabuki actor, died of severe poisoning when he ate four fugu livers (also known as ...

  5. 55

    Died at 34 (1965-1999) A Canadian-born professional wrestler for WWF, died during a pay-per-view event when ...

  6. 56

    Richard Wertheim A linesman at the boys' singles finals in the US open, was struck by a ball hit by a young ...

  7. 57

    age 52 A worker at a Ford Motor Co. plant, was the first known human to be killed by a robot,

  8. 58

    Died at 21 (1962-1983) A professional diver, died after a diving accident during the 1983 Summer Universiade in ...

  9. 59

    An Internet entrepreneur from Maryland, allegedly solicited a man via the Internet to torture ...

  10. 60

    Died at 65 (1876-1941) Writer, swallowed a toothpick at a party and then died of peritonitis.

  11. 61

    Sirkka Sari died When she fell down a chimney. She was at a cast party celebrating the completion of a movie, ...

  12. 62

    Died at 72 (1911-1983) Died when he choked on an eyedrop bottle cap in his room at the Hotel Elysee in New York. He ...

  13. 63

    Died at 32 (1946-1978) The lead guitarist of Chicago, accidentally shot himself after removing the gun's magazine but ...

  14. 64

    Died at 55 (1889-1944) Accidentally strangled himself with the cord of a pulley-operated mechanical bed of his own ...

  15. 65

    Thich Quang Duc Died at 66 (1897-1963) A Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered ...

  16. 66

    age 30 Were stranded while scuba diving with a group of divers off Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

  17. 67

    Died at 28 (1949-1977) Died at the 1977 South African Grand Prix after Van Vuuren ran across the track beyond a blind ...

  18. 68

    Died at 63 (1921-1984) British slapstick comedian, died of a heart attack while performing at Her Majesty's Theatre ...

  19. 69

    Died at 24 (1937-1961) A Soviet cosmonaut trainee, died from shock after suffering third-degree burns over much of ...

  20. 70

    Died at 53 (1929-1982) Actor, was decapitated by a helicopter blade during filming of Twilight Zone:

  21. 71

    Died at 40 (1927-1967) Became the first person to die during a space mission after the parachute of his capsule ...

  22. 72

    age 50 An Olympic champion fencer, died of brain damage nine days after his opponent's foil snapped ...

  23. 73

    William Kogut An inmate on death row at San Quentin, decided to commit suicide using only the rudimentary ...

  24. 74

    Worth Bingham Son of Barry Bingham, Sr., died when a surfboard, lying atop the back of his convertible, hit ...

  25. 75

    Died at 45 (1925-1970) Award-winning Japanese playwright and novelist, committed seppuku after failing to inspire a ...

  26. 76

    Zishe Breitbart Died at 32 (1893-1925) A circus strongman and Jewish folklore hero, died as a result of a demonstration in which he ...

  27. 77

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