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Hans Geiger, co-inventor of the Geiger counter, died on this day 75 years ago, aged 62.

 

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Harald Hardrada, aged 51, went to Stamford Bridge 954 years ago. It didn’t go terribly well.

 

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John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin, died on this day 40 years ago, aged 32.

 

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The exploration ended for Daniel Boone on this day 200 years ago, aged 85.

 

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Hugh Hefner porked his last 20 year old 3 years ago

 

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner

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Silent actress Clara Bow became silent on this day 55 years ago, aged 60.

 

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Pierre Trudeau - ex-PM of Canada and father of current PM, Justin 'kill your enemies and they win' Trudeau, died 20 years ago today aged 80

 

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau

 

FYI - Is it just me or does Justin Trudeau have a striking resemblance to Fidel Castro? Maybe Pierre wasnt Justin's dad after all?

 

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William Kennedy Dickson, who devised an early motion picture camera under the orders of Thomas Edison, died on this day 85 years ago, aged 75.

 

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Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, died 107 years ago aged 55 

 

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel

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Actor Tony Curtis died on this day 10 years ago, aged 85.

 

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Edith Roosevelt died 72 years ago aged 87

 

US First Lady Edith Roosevelt

 

Also 50's actor James Dean had a car crash 65 years ago aged 24

 

Actor James Dean

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George Whitefield stopped his preaching on this day 250 years ago, aged 55.

 

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Tom Clancy (who wrote Rainbow Six Seige and had a video game based on it) died 7 years ago today aged 66.

 

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1 hour ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Tom Clancy (who wrote Rainbow Six Seige and had a video game based on it) died 7 years ago today aged 66.

 

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His most famous book though, is surely The Hunt for Dead October.

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1 hour ago, time said:

His most famous book though, is surely The Hunt for Dead October.

With me being in my early 20's, I am more familiar with the video games. :D 

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Writer E. B. White died on this day 35 years ago, aged 86.

 

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Samuel Adams, from the beer, died 217 years ago

 

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams

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Tom Petty wasn't coming round here no more after dying three years ago aged 66

 

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Actor Rock Hudson died on this day 35 years ago, aged 59.

 

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It was fifteen years go today when Ronnie Barker was finally ground down by the bastards, aged 76.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, time said:

It was fifteen years go today when Ronnie Barker was finally ground down by the bastards, aged 76.

 

 


His was one of the first celebrity deaths I remember consciously being upset about. I absolutely loved watching re-runs of The Two Ronnies on UK Gold as a kid. Still the best sketch show of all time by a long way IMO.

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Guy Mollet, French Prime Minister from 1956 to 1957, died on this day 45 years ago, aged 69.

 

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Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, guy who designed statue of liberty, died 116 years ago

 

Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

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Monty Python's Graham Chapman died 31 years ago today.

 

 

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