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  • Pedro Armendáriz Jr.: Born: 1940-04-06 - Died: 2011-12-26
    Pedro Armendáriz Jr. was an actor, born in Mexico City. He appeared in over 100 movies. Notable titles included: Once Upon A Time in Mexico, The Mexican, The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro, Tombstone, Amistad, and the James Bond film Licence to Kill.
    Sean Collins: Born: 1951-04-08 - Died: 2011-12-26
    Sean Collins was a famous surfer and the founder of Surfline. Surfline originated as a surfing hotline, but eventually became one of the most popular surfing sites on the web. Collins had a background in meteorology, which he applied to the needs of surfers, which was presumably a big part of what made his company [...]
    Lynn Samuels: Born: 1942-09-02 - Died: 2011-12-24
    Lynn Samuels was a political radio host. She hosted a show on SiriusXM, also made available in podcast form. From Queens, New York, she worked in radio since 1979. From 2003 to 2011, she hosted The Lynn Samuels Show from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET on the Sirius Satellite Radio channel SIRIUS Left. This [...]
    Jacob Goldman: Born: 1921-07-18 - Died: 2011-12-20
    Goldman was a physicist who was Xerox’s chief scientist. He founded the company’s Palo Alto Research Center, where the modern personal computer was invented. During the latter years of the 1960s, Xerox was the dominant manufacturer of office copiers. At the time they were looking for new ways to move into new markets when Goldman [...]
    Václav Havel: Born: 1936-10-05 - Died: 2011-12-18
    Václav Havel was the last President of Czechoslovakia and the first President of the Czech Republic. He was also a playwright, having written over 20 plays, in addition to a number of non-fiction works.
    Kim Jong-il: Born: 1941-02-16 - Died: 2011-12-17
    Kim Jong-il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea. He was also the Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, the fourth-largest in the world. In April of 2009 Jong-il had North Korea’s constitution was [...]
    Christopher Hitchens: Born: 1949-04-13 - Died: 2011-12-15
    Hitchens was an author, essayist, and journalist for over forty years. He had columns in Free Inquiry, The Nation, World Affairs, Vanity Fair, and the Atlantic. He was a staple of the lecture and talk show circuits, and was voted the fifth top public intellectual ini a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll. He was known for his [...]
    Joe Simon: Born: 1913-10-11 - Died: 2011-12-14
    Simon was an artist, publisher, editor, and comic book writer who co-created many important characters during the 1930s – 1940s “Golden Age of Comic Books”. He served as the first editor of Timely Comics, which would eventually become Marvel Comics. With his artist pal, Jack Kirby, the two created Captain America, one of the more [...]
    Mario Miranda: Born: 1926-01-01 - Died: 2011-12-11
    Mario João Carlos do Rosario de Brit de Miranda, more commonly known as Mario Miranda, was an Indian cartoonist who was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002, and Padma Shri in 1988. During his career Miranda worked regularly with The Times of India, The Economic Times and The Illustrated Weekly of India. In 1974 he [...]
    Harry Morgan: Born: 1915-04-10 - Died: 2011-12-07
    Morgan was an actor who is probably best known for his roles of Colonel Sherman T. Potter on the hit television show M*A*S*H, and Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet. As well as television, Morgan also appeared in over 100 films.