DEAD: ON THIS DATE
George Nissen (aged 76)
American inventor of the modern trampoline
George Peter Nissen (February 3, 1914 – April 7, 2010) was an American gymnast and inventor who developed the modern trampoline and made trampolining a worldwide sport and recreation.
DEATH: He died in San Diego, California on April 7, 2010 at the age of 96 from complications from pneumonia.