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  • Movita Castaneda: Born: 1916-04-12 - Died: 2015-02-12
    Movita Castaneda was an actress who appeared in films like Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). She was the second wife of actor Marlon Brando and mother of Miko Castaneda Brando and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky
    David Carr: Born: 1956-09-08 - Died: 2015-02-12
    David Carr was a very famous writer known best for his work with The New York Times, where he wrote the Media Equation column and covered culture. Carr was born in Minneapolis, and went to the University of Minnesota, where he majored in psychology and journalism. Prior to his work at the Times, he was […]
    Jerry Tarkanian: Born: 1930-08-08 - Died: 2015-02-11
    Jerry Tarkanian was a basketball coach, who coached for UNLV from 1973 to 1992, for the San Antonio Spurs in 1992, and for Fresno State from 1995 to 2002.
    Bob Simon: Born: 1941-05-29 - Died: 2015-02-11
    Bob Simon was an American journalist, who worked most of his career for CBS News. In 1996, Simon became a correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes TV news magazine. In his career, Simon covered many wars, and was captured and held hostage in Iraq for 40 days in 1991. His work won him over 40 press […]
    Dean Smith: Born: 1931-02-28 - Died: 2015-02-07
    Dean Smith was a college basketball coach and a member of the hall of fame. He was an assistant coach at Kansas, Air Force, and North Carolina, before becoming the head coach of North Carolina from 1961 to 1997. He also coached the U.S. Men’s national team in 1976.
    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud: Born: 1924-08-01 - Died: 2015-01-23
    Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the King of Saudi Arabia from 2005 to 2015. He took the throne when his half-brother King Fahd died. In 2013, King Abdullah was ranked as the 8th most powerful person in the world by Forbes.
    Melvin Gordon: Born: NA - Died: 2015-01-20
    Melvin Gordon was CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries for fifty-three years. His Chicago headquarters was called a “modern-day Willy Wonka factory” by the Wall Street Journal. The company makes not only Tootsie Rolls, but Tootsie Roll Pops, Tootsie Fruit Chews, Tootsie Frooties, Caramel Apple Pops, Child’s Play, Charms, Blow Pop, Candy Carnival, Cella’s chocolate covered […]
    Greg Plitt: Born: 1977-11-03 - Died: 2015-01-17
    Greg Plitt was an American model and actor, best known for being on Bravo’s TV series Work Out. As a model, he was a spokesperson for various fitness/beauty products such as Old Spice, Under Armour, Bowflex, and Calvin Klein.
    Darren Shalavi: Born: 1972-08-05 - Died: 2015-01-14
    Darren Shalavi was an actor, martial artist, and stuntman known best as Taylor “The Twister” Milos in Ip Man 2. He also portrayed Kano in Mortal Kombat: Legacy and appeared on Arrow.
    Violetta Degtiareva: Born: 1991-07-09 - Died: 2015-01-12
    Violetta Degtiareva was an Russian tennis player who some described as “the next Anna Kournikova”. Before her untimely death, Degtiareva was one of the highest-earning stars on the pro circuit.