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 ..
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 ..
Puerto Rican attorney, politician, and independence movement leader Carlos Gallisá Bisbal was born in 1933 and died on December 7, 2018. He was elected to the House of Representatives as a member of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) in 1972. Gallisá left the PIP to join the more radical Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) ..
Ralph Koltai was a German-conceived, naturalized British stage creator, who filled in as partner architect of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and recently as a stone worker. Koltai was conceived in 1924, in Berlin, Germany, and moved to England in 1939. Koltai worked for British Intelligence at the Nuremberg Trials and adjust learned at the Central ..
Politician and Academic administrator Thomas Kent Wetherell was born on December 22, 1945, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and died on December 16, 2018. The American politician and educator served as president of Florida State University (FSU) from 2003 through 2009. Wetherell compensation positioned among the main ten for state funded college presidents in the U.S. ..
Belgian politician, senator, mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, and professor of economic history Philippe Moureaux was born on April 12, 1939, and died on December 15, 2018. He served as Belgian politician, senator, mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, and professor of economic history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Philippe Moureaux held the honorary title of Minister of State ..
American jazz singer Nancy Sue Wilson was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio career spanned over five decades and died on December 13, 2018. The American singer career spanned from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010. Wilson became popular for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her ..
Finnish film director Matti Kassila was born on January 12, 1924, and died on December 14, 2018. Matti Kassila achieved fame as one of the most prominent Finnish filmmakers in the 1950s and 1960s. Kassila was most famous for the series of four Inspector Palmu movies, based on the character created by Mika Waltari. Over ..
American football offensive guard William P. Fralic Jr. was born on October 31, 1962, in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania and died on December 14, 2018. He was a professional American football offensive guard for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 to 1993. Fralic played college football at the ..
Israeli journalist and sports administrator was born on Noah Klieger July 31, 1926 and died on December 13, 2018. Noah Klieger is a Holocaust survivor from concentration camps Auschwitz and Ravensbruck, covered trials of Nazi criminals after the end of World War II, and later worked as a sports journalist in Israel. Klieger also was ..