Weird History Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century  

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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 famous 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.
Alexander Bogdanov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century
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A Russian physician, died following one of his experiments, in which the blood of a student suffering from malaria and tuberculosis, L. I. Koldomasov, was given to him in a transfusion.

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Age: Died at 55 (1873-1928)

Birthplace: Sokółka, Poland

Profession: Physician, Economist, Philosopher

Cause Of Death: Anaphylaxis, Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction, Blood-borne disease

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Alexander Woollcott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century
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Suffered a fatal heart attack during an on-air discussion about Adolf Hitler.

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Age: Died at 56 (1887-1943)

Birthplace: Monmouth County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Critic

Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction

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Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century
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A film director, died while shooting the TV miniseries World War III when he walked into the tail rotor blade of a helicopter and was decapitated.

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Age: Died at 58 (1923-1981)

Birthplace: Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Eurasia, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

Cause Of Death: Accident

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Brandon Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century
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Son of Bruce Lee, was shot and killed by Michael Massee using a prop gun while filming the movie The Crow. A cartridge with only a primer and a bullet was fired in the pistol before the fatal scene; this caused a squib load, in which the primer provided enough force to push the bullet out of the cartridge and into the barrel of the revolver, where it became stuck. The malfunction went unnoticed by the crew, and the same gun was used again later to shoot the death scene. His death was not instantly recognized by the crew or other actors; they believed he was still acting.

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Age: Died at 28 (1965-1993)

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Martial artist

Cause Of Death: Accident, Gunshot

Interment Location: Lake View Cemetery

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