1969 – The Manson Family carries out the Tate murders

“Now is the time for Helter Skelter.”

With those words, Charles Manson initiated one of his most infamous murder sprees: the Tate killings. Manson despatched Charles Watson, along with three other family members, to the house of Terry Melcher. What no one in the family knew is that the Melcher no longer lived there – the house was now being leased by director Roman Polanski and his wife Sharon Tate. Polanski wasn’t home, but Tate, unluckily for her, was.

Tate and three guests were brutally murdered by the Mansonites, each of them stabbed multiple times. The following night, the family committed another set of murders. On August 16, 25 member of the Manson Family, including all the Tate killers and Manson himself, were arrested. It would take several more months for the police to put it all together – it wasn’t until October that they connected the two different murder sites – but in the end, the murderers would all be caught.

Referenced in:

Mister Manson – Klaatu
DI-1-9026 – J. G. Thirlwell
ATWA – System of a Down
Revolution Blues – Neil Young
Manson Clan – Righteous Pigs
Death Valley ’69 – Sonic Youth
Do The Charles Manson – Necro
Lunatic of God’s Creation – Deicide
Charlie Manson’s Birthday – Otis Ball
Charles in Charge – Ian Brady Bunch
Manson Family Feud – Diesel Queens
Bloodbath in Paradise – Ozzy Osbourne
Charlie Manson Blues – The Flaming Lips
SST Superstar Charles Manson – Ultraviolet Eye
Spahn Ranch (Charles Manson) – Church of Misery


1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested for murder

Jeffrey Dahmer was finally caught when his latest intended victim – a man named Tracy Edwards, managed to escape from Dahmer’s apartment. Edwards managed to flag down two cops, whom he led back to Apartment 213. Dahmer had hidden some of the evidence, but by no means all, and after backup was summoned and arrived, he was arrested.

A search of the apartment turned up Dahmer’s collection of photographs taken of his victims, four severed human heads, numerous other severed body parts and seven human skulls.

Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms, totalling 957 years. He was eventually beaten to death by another inmate in 1994.

Referenced in:
213 – Slayer
The Brain – Macabre
Dirty Frank – Pearl Jam
Cold – Unusual Suspect
Room 213 – Dead Moon
Apartment 213 – Macabre
Arc Arsenal – At the Drive-In
Apartment 213 – HotrodboB
Freeze Dried Man – Macabre
What’s That Smell? – Macabre
Still Born/Still Life – Christian Death
Sinthasomphone – Venetian Snares
Tom Dahmer Mixtape Freestyle – Necro
Room 213 (Jeffrey Dahmer) – Church of Misery
The Ballad Of Jeffrey Dahmer – Pinkard & Bowden
Jeffrey Dahmer’s CookBook – Bloody Tea vs. Human Raise