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  • John S.D. Eisenhower: Born: 03-08-1922 - Died: 21-12-2013
    John S.D. Eisenhower was a United States Army General and was the son of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. During his father’s time in office, John served as Assistant Staff Secretary in the White House; he was also an ambassador to Belgium. Eisenhower was a well-known historian and wrote several books about various wartimes in [...]
    Otis Bowen: Born: 1918-02-26 - Died: 2013-05-04
    Otis Bowen was the 44th Governor of Indiana. He served for two terms, from 1973 to 1981. He also served as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1985 to 1989 under Reagan. He was born in Rochester, Indiana, and began is career as an intern at Memorial Hospital in South Bend in 1942. He [...]
    Yao Defen: Born: 1972-07-15 - Died: 2012-11-13
    Yao Defen was the tallest woman in the world, while alive. She held the Guinness World record, standing at 7 feet, 8 inches tall. Her recorded weight was 200 kilograms (440 lbs.). Her feet were a UK size 26. Defen’s size was the result of a tumor in her pituitary gland. She suffered from hypertension, [...]
    Helen Gurley Brown: Born: 1922-02-18 - Died: 2012-08-13
    Helen Gurley Brown was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. She was also an author. Her book Sex and the Single Girl was published in 1962, and became a best-seller. She became editor-in-chief at Cosmo in 1965, saving the magazine from failing. She held the role until 1997, when she was ousted, and [...]
    Johnny Pesky: Born: 1919-09-27 - Died: 2012-08-13
    Johnny Pesky was born John Michael Paveskovich, and became known as John Michael “Johnny” Pesky. He was also nicknamed “The Needle”. He was an American baseball player, who played shortstop and third base for ten years in the Major League. He went on to become a manager and coach. While he played for the Washington [...]
    Mike Wallace: Born: 1918-05-09 - Died: 2012-04-07
    Mike Wallace was a journalist, and was most well-known for his work on CBS’ 60 Minutes. He was one of the original reporters, when the program began in 1968. He retired from the show in 2006, though he appeared occasionally for the following couple of years. Wallace was also a game show host, having hosted [...]
    Al Davis: Born: 1929-07-04 - Died: 2011-10-08
    Al Davis was the owner of the American football team the Oakland Raiders. It would be hard to sum up the Al Davis legacy any better than the official Raiders site itself: An unyielding total commitment to excellence has marked the three-time World Champion Raiders monumental rise during the last 48 years to the very [...]
    William Gaines: Born: 1922-03-01 - Died: 1992-06-03
    William Maxwell Gaines spent his early adult life in the Army as World War II started. He then became the publisher and co-editor of EC Comics which started out adapting Bible Stories then went on to publish titles like Tales from the Crypt, Weird Science, the Vault of Horror (and other horror titles – sometimes [...]