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Sam Kinison stopped making jokes on this day 25 years ago, aged 38.

 

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"I love yelling. It feels good and it's good for you. That's why Sam Kinison lived so long."

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No idea who he is, but he looks like Paddington Bear.

 

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55 years since Stuart Sutcliffe could never "Get Back" into The Beatles, aged 21.

 

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Kurt Vonnegut stopped writing on this day 10 years ago, aged 84.

 

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Vonnegut had a wonderfully mean-spirited FOX obituary:

 

 

 

This pissed off a lot of folk I know at the time, but hey, when I saw it, I thought: man, they really hate this guy. I need to read his stuff NOW!

 

And, it's great. So it goes!

 

Slaughterhouse Five is the standout, but Timequake, Man without a Country, etc, all recommended.

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Mike Von Erich stopped fighting on this day 30 years ago, aged 23.

 

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Clara Barton of Red Cross fame - 105 years

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25 years since Surrey cricketer Stuart Surridge was dismissed aged 74.

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He was Captain for 5 years (1952 - 1956), during  which Surrey won the County Championship every season (and the two following, under Peter May). He was one of Wisden's cricketers of the year in 1953.

 

Post-retirement, he was the Surrey CCC chairman in 1981, and ran the eponymous cricket-bat maker, who's factory he was visiting when he collapsed and died.

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Culbert Olson died on this day 55 years ago, aged 85.

 

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Don Ho stopped singing on this day 10 years ago, aged 76.

 

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Thomas Andrews sank down with the Titanic on this day 105 years ago, aged 39.

 

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Ruth Fertel died on this day 15 years ago, aged 75.

 

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6 hours ago, TheUndertaker1990 said:

Ruth Fertel died on this day 15 years ago, aged 75.

 

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Became Fertel-izer

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Kitty Carlisle stopped acting on this day 10 years ago, aged 96.

 

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George Jennings - inventor of the flush toilet - 135 years

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Dick Clark died on this day 5 years ago, aged 82.

 

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One of the more memorable names in wrestling, Wahoo McDaniel -- 15 years.
 

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The natural selection for Charles Darwin on this day 135 years ago, aged 73.

 

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Edwin Valero: 27 fights, 27 wins by knockout. Unfortunately the most important punches he ever landed were the ones he beat his wife to death with in 2010. He hung himself in prison the following day, 19 April 2010..

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Benny Hill stopped making jokes on this day 25 years ago, aged 68.

 

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