Rank #1: August 21, 2019: Mona Lisa Stolen
On August 21, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa.
Aug 21 2019
Rank #2: February 18, 2020: Hanssen Arrested
On this day in 2001, FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with espionage. He’d been a double agent for the USSR and Russia for more than two decades.
Feb 18 2020
Rank #3: August 22, 2019: Dorothy Jane Scott
On August 22, 1984, a memorial service was held for unsolved murder victim Dorothy Jane Scott at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California.
Aug 22 2019
Rank #4: February 17, 2020: Dahmer Gets Life
On this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced on 15 counts of murder. The three-week insanity trial had been a nationally-televised spectacle.
Feb 17 2020
Rank #5: February 16, 2020: The Greystone Murder Mystery
On this day in 1929, the 35-year-old heir to one of America’s largest fortunes, Ned Doheny, was found dead in his Beverly Hills mansion along with his secretary, Hugh Plunkett.
Feb 16 2020
Rank #6: August 23, 2019: Henry Lee Lucas
On August 23, 1936, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas was born in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Aug 23 2019
Rank #7: October 3, 2019: O. J. Simpson
On this day in 1995, O. J. Simpson was aquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Oct 03 2019
Rank #8: October 24, 2019: Robert Pickton
Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, who was convicted of killing six women, was born on this day in 1949.
Oct 24 2019
Rank #9: January 2, 2020: The Body in the Well
On this day in 1800, the body of 22-year-old Elma Sands was discovered in the Manhattan Well. Elma’s death captured the attention of the city, and led to the first murder trial with a recorded transcript in the USA.
Jan 02 2020
Rank #10: January 13, 2020: Abduction of Amber Hagerman
On this day in 1996, 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted from a supermarket parking lot in Arlington, Texas, and murdered. While her killer has never been found, the tragedy of her disappearance sparked the creation of the Amber Alert system.
Jan 13 2020
Rank #11: October 31, 2019: The Hillside Strangler Strikes
On this day in 1977, the body of 15-year-old Judith Lynn Miller was discovered in a flowerbed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of La Crescenta.
Oct 31 2019
Rank #12: February 15, 2020: Mark Stebbins
On this day in 1976, 12-year-old Mark Stebbins became the first known victim of the “Oakland County Child Killer.”
Feb 15 2020
Rank #13: September 25, 2019: The Bricca Family
On this day in 1966, the Bricca family, Linda, Jerry, and their 4-year-old daughter Debbie, were all brutally murdered in their own home.
Sep 25 2019
Rank #14: November 13, 2019: The Amityville Murders
On this day in 1974, 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot his mother, father, and four siblings while they slept in their New York home.
Nov 13 2019
Rank #15: December 12, 2019: Corpsewood Manor Murders
On this day in 1982, 56-year-old Dr. Charles Scudder and his partner, 44-year-old Joseph Odom, were murdered in their house in rural Georgia.
Dec 12 2019
Rank #16: October 25, 2019: Maury Travis
On this day in 1965, notorious St. Louis-area serial killer Maury Travis was born.
Oct 25 2019
Rank #17: January 25, 2020: Escaping Ivan Milat
On this day in 1990, hitchhiker Paul Onions narrowly escaped the clutches of Australia’s most notorious serial killer—Ivan Milat.
Jan 25 2020
Rank #18: February 14, 2020: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
On this day in 1929, seven members of Bugs Moran’s North Side Gang were gunned down in Chicago, Illinois.
Feb 14 2020
Rank #19: January 24, 2020: Ted Bundy Executed
On this day in 1989, serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy was executed via electric chair in a Florida penitentiary.
Jan 24 2020
Rank #20: December 25, 2019: JonBenet Ramsey Murdered
On this day in 1996, JonBenet Ramsey was murdered. The death of the 6-year-old beauty queen captivated the nation and dominated headlines; it’s one of the most notorious unsolved murders in American history.
Dec 25 2019