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  • John McCarthy: Born: 1927-09-04 - Died: 2011-10-24
    McCarthy was a computer scientist and cognitive scientist, he received the Turing Award in 1971 for his contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence. He actually coined the term “Artificial Intelligence” during a proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference. McCarthy also invented the LISP programming language.
    Robert Pierpoint: Born: 1925-05-16 - Died: 2011-10-22
    Pierpoint was a broadcast journalist who worked for CBS. He began his career covering the Korean War, before becoming one of CBS’ White House correspondents. Pierpoint was also tasked with also covering the State Department for CBS.
    Muammar Gaddafi: Born: 1942-06-07 - Died: 2011-10-20
    Gaddafi was the former autocratic ruler of Libya, from 1969 when he seized power in a military coup, until 2011 when his government was overthrown by a NATO-backed rebel force in a civil war.
    Dan Wheldon: Born: 1978-06-22 - Died: 2011-10-16
    Wheldon was a race car driver for the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. He won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011.
    Sue Mengers: Born: 1932-09-02 - Died: 2011-10-15
    Mengers was a talent agent to some of the most important members members of the ‘New Hollywood’ generation of actors and filmmakers in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Some of her clients included: Candice Bergen, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Caine, Dyan Cannon, Cher, Joan Collins, Brian De Palma, Faye Dunaway, Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman, Sidney […]
    Mikey Welsh: Born: 1971-04-20 - Died: 2011-10-08
    Welsh was a musician, who is probably best known for his stint as the bassist of Weezer. When Weezer’s original bassist, Matt Sharp, left the group to focus on his other group, Welsh was chosen to take over his duties. Welsh played with the group from 2000 until August 2001, when he suffered a mental […]
    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 […]
    Steve Jobs: Born: 1955-02-24 - Died: 2011-10-05
    Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California, who named him Steven Paul. During his early years Jobs would often attend after-school lectures at Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California and was later hired there. This is where he met Steve Wozniak, they were both […]
    Fred Shuttlesworth: Born: 1922-03-18 - Died: 2011-10-05
    Fred Shuttlesworth was a civil rights activist who lead the charge against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was the co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy from Montgomery, Rev. Joseph Lowery from Mobile, Alabama, Rev. T.J. Jemison […]
    Don Lapre: Born: 1964-05-19 - Died: 2011-10-02
    Lapre was a TV pitchman and a well known marketing salesman and informercial huckster. His work involved such products as “The Greatest Vitamin in the World” and the “Making Money Package”. He was often criticized for selling questionable business plans, which most of the time failed to live up to their promise to his clients. […]