DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Walter Cronkite (aged 92)
American broadcast journalist
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as “the most trusted man in America” after being so named in an opinion poll.
DEATH: In June 2009, Cronkite was reported to be terminally ill. He died on July 17, 2009, at his home in New York City, at the age of 92. He is believed to have died from cerebrovascular disease.Cronkite’s funeral took place on July 23, 2009, at St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown Manhattan, New York City. At his funeral, his friends noted his love of music, including, recently, drumming.