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Its six years ago that Aussie batsman Phillip Hughes became 63 not out

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Robert Cade, the physician, professor, and philanthropist whose legacy is inventing Gatorade, died on this day 13 years ago at the age of 80.

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Oliver Cheatham couldn't wait for the weekend to begin - he died on a Friday - seven years ago, aged 65.

 

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Oscar Wilde stopped being earnest on this day 120 years ago, aged 46.

 

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Diplomacy ended for Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit on this day 30 years ago, aged 90.

 

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Twenty-three years ago, it was Easy, easy, for Big Daddy to become Big Deaddy as the popular wrestler (realname Shirley Crabtree) died aged 67, following a stroke.

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He was so popular he even had his own comic strip.

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Final stanza for Gwendolyn Brooks on this day 20 years ago, aged 83.

 

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Cricketer Colin Cowdrey died on this day 20 years ago, aged 67.

 

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Frits Philips, CEO of the Philips Company, died on this day 15 years ago, aged 100.

 

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The last strike for Hogus Wagner on this day 65 years ago, aged 81.

 

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Fifty years ago, cartoonist, artist, sculptor inventor Rube Goldberg, famous for complicated machines to perform straightforward tasks,  kept it simple by dying of cancer aged 87.

Professor Butts & the self-operating napkin:                                                                          His 1948 Pulitzer proze winning cartoon "Peace Today":

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Darby Crash, crashed, on this day 40 years ago, aged 22.

 

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ETA:  Ah.  You changed it without saying anything.  Sneaky.

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End of the imagination for John Lennon on this day 40 years ago, aged 40.

 

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Vivian Blaine wasn't a doll anymore after this day 25 years ago, aged 74.

 

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The last laugh for Richard Pryor on this day 15 years ago, aged 65.

 

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End of the astronomy for Leslie Comrie on this day 70 years ago, aged 57.

 

 

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The beloved Macedonian singer nicknamed "Queen Of The Gypsies" died 4 years ago today at age 73

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