DEAD: ON THIS DATE Bon Scott (aged 33) Australian-British musician (singer of AC/DC) Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. DEATH:Continue reading DEAD: Bon Scott
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Tedd Pierce (aged 65) American animator (Loony Toons) Edward Stacey “Tedd” Pierce III (August 12, 1906, Quogue, NY – February 19, 1972, Los Angeles, CA) was a screenwriter of American animated cartoons, principally from the mid-1930s to the late 1950s.
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Georgios Papanikolaou (aged 78) Inventor of the “Pap smear” Georgios Nikolaou Papanikolaou (13 May 1883 – 19 February 1962) was a Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the “Pap smear”. DEATH: In 1961 he moved to Miami, Florida, to develop the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute atContinue reading DEAD: Georgios Papanikolaou
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Dale Earnhardt (aged 49) American racing driver Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001) was an American professional auto racing driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. The third child of racing driver Ralph Earnhardt and first of twoContinue reading DEAD: Dale Earnhardt
DEAD: ON THIS DATE J. Robert Oppenheimer (aged 62) Father of the atomic bomb Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who areContinue reading DEAD: J. Robert Oppenheimer
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Frank James (aged 72) American outlaw, Confederate guerrilla, and train robber Alexander Franklin James (January 10, 1843 –February 18, 1915) was a Confederate soldier, guerrilla, and outlaw. He was the older brother of outlaw Jesse James and was also part of the James–Younger Gang. DEATH: In his final years, James returnedContinue reading DEAD: Frank James
BREAKING NEWS DEAD: George Mendonsa (aged 95) V-J Day kissing sailor The sailor, George Mendonsa, died Sunday at age 95 after falling and suffering a seizure at an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island. George’s daughter told the Providence Journal her father was living at the facility with his wife of more than 70Continue reading BREAKING NEWS