Polish film director, author, journalist and politician Kazimierz Julian Kutz was born on February 16, 1929, in Szopienice and died on December 18, 2018. Kutz served as a representative of the Polish Film School and a deputy speaker of the Senate of Poland. He was born to a railway worker and a former partisan of ..
Technical and political writer Timothy C. May, better known as Tim May was born in 1951 and died on December 15, 2018. He was an American technical and political writer, and was an electronic engineer and senior scientist at Intel in the company’s early history. While he worked as an architect, May was most noted ..
Serbian chess player and columnist Milunka Lazarević was born on December 1, 1932, in Šantarovac, Yugoslavia and died on December 15, 2018. For a long time, Lazarević was Yugoslavia’s principal lady player and turned into a contender for the Women’s World Chess Championship. Lazarević was shown chess by her dad at fourteen years old and ..
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 ..
American country music songwriter Jerry Donald Chesnut was born on May 7, 1931, and died on December 15, 2018. Jerry Chesnut’s hits include “Good Year for the Roses” (recorded by Alan Jackson, George Jones and Elvis Costello) and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (recorded by Elvis Presley in 1975, and Travis Tritt in 1992.) He grew up in Harlan ..
Chinese historical fiction writer Ling Jiefang was born on November 3, 1945, in Xiyang County, Shanxi and died on December 15, 2018. He was better known by his pen name Eryue He. Eryue He was best known for writing biographical novels of three Qing dynasty emperors (Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong), all of which have been ..
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 ..
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 ..
Kurdish linguist, mathematician, and writer Jamal Nebez was born on December 1, 1933, and died on December 8, 2018. Jamal Nebez was a student of Islamic law, philosophy, theology, physics and mathematics at the University of Baghdad in the 1950s. During 1956, Jamal Nebez organized a stenciled script on algebra and in 1960, succeeded in ..
American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy William Blum was born on March 6, 1933, and died on December 9, 2018. Blum worked in a computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. At first an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he became disillusioned ..