Controversial French-Israeli businessman, radio talk-show host, and politician Shmuel “Samy” Flatto-Sharon was born Shmuel Sheibitz on January 18, 1930, in Łódź, Poland and died on December 7, 2018. Shmuel Flatto-Sharon was a member of the Knesset between 1977 and 1981, after starting his own political party. Flatto-Sharon family ran away to France after the German ..

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Brazilian translator Lia Wyler was born on October 6, 1934, in Ourinhos, in the State of São Paulo and died on December 11, 2018. She translated books since 1969. Lia Wyler translations include books by English-language authors such as Henry Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, and ..

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Macedonian film and theater actress Ljupka Arsova was born on July 11, 1934, in Skopje, Macedonia and died on December 8, 2018 Ljupka Džundeva attended the State Theatre School and became a member of the Macedonian National Theatre in 1951, where she worked until her retirement in 1990. Ljupka Džundeva successfully implemented monodrama too. Ljupka ..

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American academic and politician Reby Cary was born on September 9, 1920, and died on December 7, 2018. Cary served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Reby Cary went to Prairie View A&M University and has written books about the history of Fort Worth. Cary was the first black school board ..

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Colombian politician Belisario Betancur Cuartas was born on February 4, 1923, in the Morro de la Paila district of the town of Amagá, Antioquia and died on December 7, 2018. He served as the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. Belisario Betancur was a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. Betancur’s presidency was ..

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American computer designer Evelyn Berezin was born on April 12, 1925, and died on December 8, 2018. She was best known for designing the first computer-driven word processor. Evelyn Berezin was also responsible for the first computer-controlled systems for airline reservations. She began university at Hunter College in January 1941, studying Economics instead of Physics ..

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Australian cricketer Colin Ernest John Guest was born on October 7, 1937, and died on December 8, 2018. Guest was a player in the Third Test at Sydney in the 1962–63 Ashes series. Guest was a fast-medium bowler, he played first-class cricket for Victoria from 1958–59 to 1963–64 and for Western Australia in 1966–67. As ..

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American fraudster Melvin Earl Dummar was born on August 28, 1944, and died on December 8, 2018. He gained attention when he claimed to have saved reclusive business tycoon Howard Hughes in the Nevada desert in 1967 and to have been awarded part of Hughes’ vast estate. The Utah man claims resulted in a series ..

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American football player Roderick Earl Jones was born on March 3, 1964, and died on December 8, 2018. Rod Jones was a professional American football tight end for three seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League. In college, he played football at the University of Washington and ..

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Chinese general and politician Wang Ruilin was born in January 1930, in Zhaoyuan, Shandong and died on December 8, 2018. He was a general of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). For a long period of time, Wang Ruilin served as the secretary of Deng Xiaoping. He was also a member of the Central Military ..

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