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Virginia Hamilton stopped writing on this day 15 years ago, aged 65.

 

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It was a wrap for documentary film maker John Grierson who died 45 years ago, aged 73.

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Credited with coining the term 'documentary', and considered the father of British and Canadian documentaries, the Grierson awards are named in his honour.

 

This is one of his most famous productions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0

Edit: Actually, he didn't produce this but provided the narration. Full version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7SD6qt0EFI

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Walter Winchell wrote his last column on this day 45 years ago, aged 74.

 

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Twenty-five years since Dick York was put under the Grim Reaper's spell, aged 63.

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Best known for being the first Darrin to Elizabeth Montgomery's Samantha in Bewitched.

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Baruch Spinoza died 340 years ago today following many years of substance abuse, aged 44.

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3 hours ago, The Dead Cow said:

Baruch Spinoza died 340 years ago today following many years of substance abuse, aged 44.

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Not a drinker.

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Charles Beaumont stopped writing on this day 50 years ago, aged 38.

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7 hours ago, TheUndertaker1990 said:

Charles Beaumont stopped writing on this day 50 years ago, aged 38.

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He died 50 years ago, stopped writing a couple of years before that, too ill!

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580 years ago James I of Scotland was assassinated aged 42, during a failed coup, led by his Uncle, Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl.

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During the first 18 years of his reign, from the age of 12, he was held hostage by the English, for whom he fought against the French, which made him unpopular in Scotland as Scots were fighting with the French.

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Andy Warhol managed his way into a Velvet coffin Underground when he went the way of all Flesh, 30 years ago today, at the age of 58. 

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The last animated cartoon short for Chuck Jones on this day 15 years ago, aged 89.

 

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Charles Blondin stopped walking the walk 120 years ago, dying from diabetes aged 72.

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Florence Ballard finally escaped the never-ending hell that was her life today in 1976, aged 32

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10 years since the death of John Richie, aged 65. Candidates knowing how may goals he scored for Stoke may tip the balance today.

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Donnie Brooks stopped singing on this day 10 years ago, aged 71.

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3 hours ago, rockhopperpenguin said:

10 years since the death of John Richie, aged 65. Candidates knowing how may goals he scored for Stoke may tip the balance today.

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Ritchie died 7 years to the day after another Stoke City, legend, Sir Stanley Matthews.

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Despite there being more than a quarter of a century age difference, Matthews and Ritchie played alongside each other at Stoke.

Like Ritchie, Matthews also had two separate spells at Stoke.

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Sir Edward Marshall Hall had no defence against the grim reaper 90 years ago, dying aged 68.

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Known as 'the great defender', he was famous for his oratory.

Born in Brighton, he has a bus named after him

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Actor Bruce Bennett died on this day 10 years ago, aged 100.

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