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Carey Loftin, best known as the trucker in the Steven Spielberg's film Duel, died on this day 20 years ago, aged 83.

 

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Nikolai Gogol became a Dead Soul 165 years ago after burning the manuscripts for the sequel to Dead Souls and then starving himself to death at the age of 42.

 

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Things stopped adding up for Michel Plancherel this day 50 years ago, aged 82.

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As of five years ago, Pike couldn't tell 'im.

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as Philip Madoc died aged 77. 

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190 years since Alessandro Volta lost his potential, aged 72.

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William Heirens died on this day 5 years ago, aged 83.

 

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It's been 35 years since John Belushi joined the cast of Saturday Night Dead, aged 33.

 

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On 3/4/2017 at 07:40, TheUndertaker1990 said:

Carey Loftin, best known as the trucker in the Steven Spielberg's film Duel, died on this day 20 years ago, aged 83.

 

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'Best known' bollocks.

You never saw the fucking driver.

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The death of Jean Baudrillard did indeed take place ten years ago today...

 

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Nancy Reagan could no longer say no to death one year ago today. nancy_reagan.jpg

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Jean Baudrillard entred a new hyperreality this day 10 years ago, aged 77.

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The last cup of wine for Ernest Gallo on this day 10 years ago, aged 97.

 

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Nelson Eddy wasn't calling anyone after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage whilst perfoming on stage and dying a few hours later, 50 years ago.

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As well as leaving a legacy of a multitude of films (notably starring alongside Jeanette MacDonald 8 times) TV and music recordings, his name lives on in the pantheon of cockney rhyming slang.

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30 years ago, 193 passengers and crew killed when the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized off Zeebrugge,

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Four years since Stompin' Tom Connors died. Fascinating character, effectively retired from music aged 38 in protest at the Canadian government not investing enough in its own country's artists and was particularly scathing of "turncoat" musicians who left Canada to perform in the US. Was ranked #13 in the 2004 The Greatest Canadian public ballot. Refused to take off his trademark stetson hat when meeting the Queen, and I quote Wikipedia "Buckingham Palace smoothed the way by likening Mr. Connors's hat to a religious headdress such as a nun's habit or a Sikh's turban".

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Ayn Rand's objectivist existence came to an end 35 years ago today.

 

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20 years since Emanuel Bronner washed his hands of life, aged 89.

 

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Wyndham Lewis stopped writing and painting on this day 60 years ago, aged 74.

 

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Former French Prime Minister Aristide Briand died 75 years ago, aged soixente-neuf.

He served 11 terms as PM, was Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate in 1926, and wore an impressive moustache.

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In 1929, when Foreign Minister, he proposed to the League of Nations the formation of a Federal European Union*, to co-ordinate economic and political policies. Little progress was made as Europe divided into two camps during the thirties, but, post WWII, his ideas were revisited, leading to the EEC and ultimately,the European Union.

 

*The link leads to a French language document

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I always get him mixed up with the bloke on the Toulouse-Lautrec posters.

 

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100 years since Ferdinand Von Zeppelin ran out of air, aged 78.

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80 years since Howie Morenz ran out of eh, aged 34.

 

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and...

 

Life was all that George Martin needed one year ago today, when he died at the age of 90.

 

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Its ten years since the Grim Reaper asked John Inman if he was free, aged 71.

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Henry Ward Beecher stopped giving speeches on this day 130 years ago, aged 73.

 

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