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Horror Almanac – July 10

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY.

  • 1942 – The late, legendary heavy metal singer, Ronnie James Dio.
  • 1941 – Robert Pine, was best known for playing “Sgt. Joseph Getraer” in “CHiPs (TV Series)”, but he also appeared in “Munster, Go Home!”, “Lost in Space (TV Series)”, “Empire of the Ants”, “Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)”, “Independence Day” and more.
  • 1938 – Model and dancer Tura Satana, appeared in “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”, “The Astro-Zombies”, “Mark of the Astro-Zombies”, “Astro Zombies: M3 – Cloned” and “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”
  • 1931 – The late Nick Adams who appeared in “Frankenstein Conquers the World,” “Monster Zero” and “Die Monster Die” with Boris Karloff.
  • 1929 – George Clayton Johnson who wrote the novel “Logan’s Run,” and segment # 2 of “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” as well as for the original and 1980s version of “The Twilight Zone” TV series’.
  • 1926 – Fred Gywnne who played lovable ole “Herman Munster.” He also starred in the film “Pet Semetary.”
  • 1914 – Joe Shuster, who created “Superman.”
  • 1903 – John Wyndham who wrote the novels “Day of the Triffids” and “The Midwich Cuckoos” on which the film “Village of the Damned” was based.
Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio

 

Robert Pine

Robert Pine

 

Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Fred Gwynne
Fred Gwynne

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1991 – Del Harris who did sound editing and effects for “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” and “Hillbillies In a Haunted House,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1983 – Paul Blaisdell who created and played the title creatures in many AIP films for Roger Corman, Including “The Beast with a Million Eyes”, “Day the World Ended”, “It Conquered the World”, “Invasion of the Saucer Men”, “It! The Terror from Beyond Space”, “The She-Creature”, “Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow” and more. He passed away at the age of 55.
Paul Blaisdell

Paul Blaisdell

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • The Devil-Doll 1936
  • Seven Murders for Scotland Yard aka Jack The Ripper 1971
    Day of the Animals 1978 filmed in 1977
  • Escape From New York 1981
    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome 1985
    Cool World 1992
    Universal Soldier 1992
    People From Space 1999
    Heavy Metal 2000
Day of the Animals movie poster

Seven Murders for Scotland Yard

 

 

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.