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 ..
Malayalam film director Ajayan, also known as Thoppil Ajayan, was born on April 8, 1950, in Vallikunnam, Alappuzha and died on December 13, 2018, was of note for his only feature film Perumthachan (The Master Carpenter). His noted film gained positive reviews from industry critics worldwide. For this, he was the winner of the Indira ..
Canadian Inuit artist Elisapee Ishulutaq was born in 1925 and died on December 9, 2018. She was a self-taught Inuit artist, focusing on mainly drawing and printmaking. She took part in the efforts of print and tapestry making in Pangnirtung and was a co-founder of the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts, which is both ..
Canadian sculptor and caricaturist Raoul Hunter was born on June 18, 1926, in Saint-Cyrille-de-Lessard, l’Islet, Quebec, Canada and died on ecember 10, 2018. He studied at the School of fine arts of Quebec city and at the École Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris. Hunter served as a caricaturist for Quebec City’s Le Soleil from ..
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 ..
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 ..
British production designer Michael Edmund Seymour was born in 1932 and died on December 9, 2018. Michael Seymour won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for work on the 1979 film Alien. Michael Edmund Seymour passed away at 86 ..
German Roman Catholic philosopher Robert Spaemann was born on May 5, 1927, in Berlin in and died on December 10, 2018. Robert Spaemann was a member of the Ritter-School. His main focus was on Christian ethics. Spaemann was known for his work in bioethics, ecology, and human rights. His work was not yet widely translated ..