Israeli educator and activist Rona Ramon was born on April 16, 1964, in Kiryat Ono and died on December 17, 2018. She was an open extremist STEM influencer and supporter of the instruction and headway of youth in Israel. Ramon was the widow of Colonel Ilan Ramon, the main Israeli space explorer. In 2003, Ramon ..
American attorney and politician Rick Lamar Farrar was born on December 2, 1960, in Alexandria, Louisiana and died on December 18, 2018. Farrar was an attorney in Pineville, Louisiana. Farrar filled in as the Democratic state delegate from District 27 in Rapides Parish from 1992– 1996 and again from 2000– 2008. In 1985, Farrar got ..
British rose breeder David Charles Henshaw Austin was born on February 16, 1926, and died on December 18, 2018. He was a rose breeder and writer who resided in Shropshire, England. Austin’s emphasis was on breeding roses with the character and fragrance of old garden roses (such as gallicas, damasks and alba roses) but with ..
Nigerian air force officer Alex Sabundu Badeh was born on January 10, 1957, and died on December 18, 2018. He was a four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air force. Badeh filled in as the eighteenth Chief of Air Staff and the fifteenth Chief of Defense Staff of the military of Nigeria. He was ..
Chinese politician Tömür Dawamat was born on June 1927 in Toksun, Xinjiang, China and died on December 18, 2018. Tömür Dawamat was the chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China from 1985 to 1993. He was an ethnic Uyghur. Dawamat began his working profession in May 1950 and later ..
Canadian Roman Catholic prelate Eugène Philippe LaRocque was born on March 27, 1927, and died on December 16, 2018. LaRocque was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest and from 1974–2002 also the Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall. Eugène Philippe LaRocque passed away at 91 ..
Venezuelan professional baseball infielder Luis Adan Valbuena was born on November 30, 1985 and died on December 6, 2018, in Venezuela. Valbuena played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 2008 through 2018, for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Angels. He was primarily a third baseman, he ..
Roman Catholic bishop Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks was born on February 22, 1929, in Paraguay and died on December 17, 2018. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. Livieres Banks served as the titular bishop of Utimmira and as auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Asunción, Paraguay, from 1976 to 1987. ..
Dutch martial artist, instructor, and actor Johannes Cornelius Bluming was born on February 1933, in Amsterdam and died on December 17, 2018. Jon Bluming was a pioneer in a variety of martial arts, Bluming holds a 9th dan in judo, 10th dan in Kyokushin Karate and 10th dan in Hapkido. Bluming was also the coach ..
English professional footballer William John Slater was born on April 29, 1927, and died on December 18, 2018. He was also commonly known as W. J. Slater. Bill Slater made most of his appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom he won three league championships and the FA Cup. During the World Cup Slater played every ..