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 was given to him in a transfusion. He thought he was immune to tuberculosis, but his death came soon after the transfusion. 

Age: Dec. 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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Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 2 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." Not paying attention, Sagal walked into the rotor blade of a helicopter and was decapitated.


Age: Dec. at 58 (1923-1981)

Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

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

Cause Of Death: Accident

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century
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The martial artist and actor died due to a severe allergic reaction to a pain medicine, Equagesic. His autopsy was written as "death by misadventure."

Age: Dec. at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

Profession: Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist, + more

Major/Field Of Study: Drama

Cause Of Death: Cerebral edema

Interment Location: Lake View Cemetery

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R. Budd Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th Century
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The State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, committed suicide during a televised press conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Facing a potential 55-year jail sentence for alleged involvement in a conspiracy, Dwyer shot himself in the mouth with a revolver.

Age: Dec. at 48 (1939-1987)

Birthplace: St. Charles County, United States of America, Saint Charles, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Politician, Teacher

Cause Of Death: Suicide

Interment Location: Blooming Valley Cemetery

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