Māori rugby union player, school principal, and civil servant Edward Te Rangihiwinui “Hiwi” Tauroa was born in 1927, in Okaiawa, near Hawera in Taranaki and died on December 11, 2018. He was of Ngāpuhi descent, was born the son of a Methodist minister. Hiwi Tauroa’s parents moved around a lot, which led to him starting ..
American documentary film producer and director Bill Siegel was born on December 24, 1962, and died on December 11, 2018. Bill Siegel worked on many documentaries, including Emmy Award-winning The Trials of Muhammad Ali and the Academy Award-nominated The Weather Underground in 2003 Bill Siegel once worked for Kartemquin Films, which announced his unanticipated death ..
Namibian politician Petrus Iilonga was born on January 8, 1947, in Etilyasa Ongandjera, Omusati Region died on December 11, 2018. He was also a trade union leader and political prisoner. Petrus Iilonga member of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), Iilonga served as Deputy Minister in various Ministries. Iilonga was Deputy Minister of Defense ..
Italian vocalist Angelo Conti died December 11, 2018. Angelo Conti was a member of Banda Bassotti, which is an Italian ska-punk band formed in 1987 in Rome, Italy. Their songs are generally political in nature, focusing on Communist and anti-Fascist issues. Most of there songs are about Ireland and Latin America, as well. The band ..
American judge William Alfred Newsom III was born on February 15, 1934, in San Francisco, California and died on December 12, 2018. He was an American state appeals court judge, administrator of the Getty family trust, and the father of former San Francisco Mayor, current Lieutenant Governor of California, and Governor-elect of California Gavin Newsom. ..
Hungarian film director and screenwriter Ferenc Kósa was born on November 21, 1937, and died on December 12, 2018. Kósa was the director thirteen films between 1961 and 1988. Kósa won the award for Best Director at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival for the film Ten Thousand Days. Ferenc Kósa passed away at 81 years ..
Civil servant Tun Abdullah bin Ayub was born January 3, 1926, in Pasir Panjang Laut, Perak and died on December 13, 2018. Abdullah Ayub a retired Malaysian civil servant. Ayub was appointed as the 6th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, serving as Chief Secretary from January 1, 1979 to November 30, 1982. Abdullah ..
Pakistani female cricketer Sharmeen Said Khan was born on April 1, 1972, and died on December 13, 2018. Herself and her sister Shaiza were pioneers for the Pakistan women’s cricket team. Sharmeen Khan attending school in England and watching the 1993 World Cup final, the siblings were inspired to create their own team. During 1997, ..
Iranian football player Iraj Danaeifard was born on March 11, 1951, and died on December 12, 2018. Danaeifard played most of his career for Taj (currently Esteghlal) and also Iran national football team. He became involved in football very early. Danaeifard’s father, Ali Danaeifard was one of the founders of Taj SC football club. Danaeifard ..
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 ..