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One of the most iconic and enigmatic first ladies of U.S. history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, died on this day 25 years ago, aged 64.

 

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No more jazz for Duke Ellington after this day 45 years ago, aged 75.

 

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40 years from teammate of Barry Sheene and good friend of my Dad Tom Herron was killed at the North West 200 on what became known as Black Saturday after the deaths of Brian Hamilton and "Big" Frank Kennedy.

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John Calvin ended his religious teachings on this day 455 years ago, aged 64.

 

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Maya Angelou became a free bird on this day 5 years ago, aged 86.

 

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The star of Mary Pickford faded away on this day 40 years ago, aged 87.

 

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The last race for Eddie Sachs on this day 55 years ago, aged 37.

 

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On 30/05/2019 at 14:17, The Ashes Urn said:

The last race for Eddie Sachs on this day 55 years ago, aged 37.

 

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I peed in his lap when I was a baby.  My dad knew Sachs well and was spoke to him the night before the race.  

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William Manchester said hello to darkness on this day 15 years ago, aged 82.

 

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The story of David Eddings came to an end on this day 10 years ago, aged 77.

 

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No more Kung Fu for David Carradine after this day 10 years ago, aged 72.

 

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Muhammad Ali was permanently K.O.'d on this day 3 years ago, aged 74.

 

 

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Ronald Reagan, president of the United States from 1981 to 1989, died on this day 15 years ago, aged 93.

 

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Death was given on Patrick Henry on this day 220 years ago, aged 63.

 

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25 years ago, Mark McManus heard about his last murdur.  That's Taggart for non-Scots.

 

Used to live near ours, nice guy, but v.shy. Had a hard life - lost his wife, mum, and 3 siblings in the space of a year and basically gave up on life. Remember well the day of his funeral, the roads were mobbed with folk from all over the UK lining the streets of Govanhill! He'd have been dead chuffed... and somewhat mortified!

 

 

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The soul of Ray Charles left on this day 15 years ago, aged 73.

 

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The west became a more dangerous place when John Wayne died on this day 40 years ago, aged 72.

 

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Chuck Noll, head coach of NFL, lost the match of life on this day 5 years ago, aged 82.

 

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60 years ago today, George Reeves, the original Superman, was found dead in his bedroom of a gunshot wound to the head, aged 45. While the ruling was a suicide, many people believe he was murdered. 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, mollyafox said:

60 years ago today, George Reeves, the original Superman, was found dead in his bedroom of a gunshot wound to the head, aged 45. While the ruling was a suicide, many people believe he was murdered. 

 

 

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Not faster than a speeding bullet then........

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The curtain closed for Nicholas Ray on this day 40 years ago, aged 67.

 

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Georgy Zhukov lost his last battle on this day 45 years ago, aged 77.

 

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The art of Lee Krasner ended on this day 35 years ago, aged 75.

 

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Clifton Fadiman closed his lifebook on this day 20 years ago, aged 95.

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Maureen Connolly swung her last backhand on this day 50 years ago, aged just 34.

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