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  • Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: Born: 1937-05-06 - Died: 2014-04-20
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a boxer, who was wrongly convicted of murder, and spent nearly 20 years in prison before being freed.
    Kevin Sharp: Born: 1970-12-10 - Died: 2014-04-19
    Kevin Sharp was an American country music artist, best known for his 1997 country-ed up cover of the classic R&B ballad “Nobody Knows.” He also had a few Billboard charting hits from his debut album, Measure of a Man. Apart from his music career, Sharp was also a motivational speaker who was very involved in [...]
    Cheo Feliciano: Born: 1935-07-03 - Died: 2014-04-17
    Cheo Feliciano, born José Luis Feliciano Vega, was a Puerto Rican musician best known for composing and performing salsa and bolero music. His lengthy career produced several hits in his genre, and he produced two-dozen albums from 1971 to 2012. In 2008, he won a Latin Grammy Award for excellence in music.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Born: 1927-03-06 - Died: 2014-04-17
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
    Otto Petersen: Born: 1960-07-29 - Died: 2014-04-13
    Otto Petersen was a ventriloquist known for his act Otto & George (George Dudley being his dummy). He began performing in the 70s in New York. He eventually made appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular & Bullshit!, and Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy. Petersen [...]
    Sue Townsend: Born: 1946-04-02 - Died: 2014-04-10
    Sue Townsend was an English writer who is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole, a teenager whose story she told through a series of pieces written in the form of a diary. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole was later turned into a television series. Townsend was also a successful novelist, playwright, and [...]
    Peaches Geldof: Born: 1989-03-13 - Died: 2014-04-07
    Peaches Geldof was a journalist, television personality and model. She was the daughter of Bob Geldof.
    Mickey Rooney: Born: 1920-09-23 - Died: 2014-04-06
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific [...]
    John Pinette: Born: 1964-03-23 - Died: 2014-04-05
    John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in two Revenge of the Nerds films, as well as the Seinfeld series finale and various other movies.
    Frankie Knuckles: Born: 1955-01-18 - Died: 2014-03-31
    Frankie Knuckles was known as the “Godfather of House Music.” He brought house music to Chicago in the 1980s and was considered to be the most influential person of the genre. As a DJ, producer, and remixer, Knuckles (born Francis Nicholls) was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005.