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  • Patricia Ryan: Born: N/A - Died: 2013-12-27
    Patricia Ryan was the first woman editor at Time Inc. She began her career with the company as a typist, but made her way up the corporate ladder to become editor of both People and Life.
    John Hambrick: Born: 1940-06-21 - Died: 2013-09-10
    John Hambrick was a well-known broadcast journalist and voice-over announcer. During his decades-long career, Hambrick worked in TV news stations across the U.S., including in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Miami.
    Reg Presley: Born: 1941-06-12 - Died: 2013-02-04
    Reg Presley was the lead singer of the influential garage-rock band The Troggs, and is best-known for the 1966 classic “Wild Thing.” The song, which was a cover of the 1965 song of the same name performed by The Wild Ones, hit the top of the charts. Presley is also known for the oft-covered ballad [...]
    Sol Yurick: Born: 1925-01-18 - Died: 2013-01-05
    Sol Yurick, 87, was an American novelist best known for the 1965 novel The Warriors. The book was a reworking of the classic Greek story, Anabasis, but set in a contemporary New York under siege by gang wars. The novel was later adapted into a film in 1979 and a video game in 2005. During [...]
    Everett “Cotton” Owens: Born: 1924-05-21 - Died: 2012-06-07
    Everett “Cotton” Owens was a well-known racecar driver from Union, South Carolina. Associated with NASCAR, Owens began his racing career in the 1950s and earned 100+ featured wins with his talent behind the wheel. His most well-known win was at the Daytona Beach Road Course. During Owens’ racing career, he was awarded various milestones, such [...]
    Joe Paterno: Born: 1926-12-21 - Died: 2012-01-22
    Joe Paterno was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 through 2011. He was commonly referred to as “JoePa”. He is considered the winningest coach in college football, holding the record for the most victories by an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football coach with 409 wins. A legend [...]
    Richard Ben Cramer: Born: 1950-06-12 - Died: 2012-01-07
    Richard Ben Cramer was a journalist, and a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a New York Times bestselling author who even wrote a documentary that was nominated for an Academy Award. As a journalist, Cramer wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Esquire Magazine, and Rolling Stone. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting [...]
    Gerard Smith: Born: 1977-01-01 - Died: 2011-04-20
    Gerard Smith was the bassist for the art rock band TV on the Radio. Smith was also associated with Celebration, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jane’s Addiction, Maximum Balloon, Rain Machine, and Scarlett Johansson.
    Paul Baran: Born: 1926-04-26 - Died: 2011-03-26
    Paul Baran is an engineer who can be credited as being one of the pioneers of the internet. Along with his contributions to its creation, he also developed the technology which led to ATMs, the technology which led to DSL modems, and founded the first wireless internet company.
    Gregory Isaacs: Born: 1951-07-15 - Died: 2010-10-25
    Gregory Isaacs is considered by many to have the best voice in the history of Reggae music. Unfortunately, this title also came with a long battle with drug abuse, and dealing. Even through the struggle, Isaacs was able to create music through four decades.