DEAD: ON THIS DATE Wilfrid Laurier (aged 77) 7th prime minister of Canada Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919) was the seventh prime minister of Canada, in office from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911. DEATH: Laurier died of a stroke on 17 February 1919, while still inContinue reading DEAD: Wilfrid Laurier
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Geronimo (aged 79) Leader of the Bedonkohe Apache Geronimo (June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. From 1850 to 1886 Geronimo joined with members of three other Chiricahua Apache bands—the Tchihende, the Tsokanende and the Nednhi—to carryContinue reading DEAD: Geronimo
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Tony Sheridan (aged 72) British singer-songwriter, musician Tony Sheridan (born Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity; 21 May 1940 – 16 February 2013) was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was best known as an early collaborator of the Beatles (though the record was labelled as being with “The BeatContinue reading DEAD: Tony Sheridan
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Alfred Burke (aged 92) English actor (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) Alfred Burke (28 February 1918 – 16 February 2011) was an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Frank Marker in the drama series Public Eye, which ran on television for ten years. DEATH: Burke died fromContinue reading DEAD: Alfred Burke
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Doris Troy (aged 67) American actress and singer (Just One Look) Doris Troy (born Doris Elaine Higginsen; January 6, 1937 – February 16, 2004) was an American R&B singer and songwriter, known to her many fans as “Mama Soul”. Her biggest hit was “Just One Look”, a top 10 hit inContinue reading DEAD: Doris Troy
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Billy Ward (aged 81) African American R&B group Billy Ward and his Dominoes were an African-American R&B vocal group. One of the most successful R&B groups of the early 1950s, the Dominoes helped launch the singing careers of two notable members, Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson.
DEAD: ON THIS DATE Roger Bowen (aged 63) American actor and novelist (MASH) Roger Bowen (May 25, 1932 – February 16, 1996) was an American comedic actor and novelist, known for his portrayal of Lt. Col. Henry Blake in the 1970 film MASH. He often portrayed stuffy defenders of the upper class and had regularContinue reading DEAD: Roger Bowen