Danuta Szaflarska was born on February 6, 1915, and died on February 19, 2017. She was a Polish screen and stage actress. During 2008, she was awarded the Złota Kaczka for the best Polish actress of the century. She participated in the Warsaw Uprising as a liaison. She was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta, ..
John Schiller Wold was born on August 31, 1916, and died February 19, 2017. He was an American business leader and Republican politician from Wyoming. Wold served a single term in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1971. Wold was the first professional geologist to serve in Congress. John turned 100 in ..
Ren Xinmin was born on December 5, 1915, in Ningguo, Anhui, China, and died on February 12, 2017, in Beijing. He was a Chinese specialist in astronautics and liquid rocket engine technology. Her served as the technical director of the Long March 1 rocket and chief designer of Chinese storable propellant rocket engine. Additionally, he ..
Sterling Price Newberry was born on August 10, 1915 in Springfield, Missouri and died on January 28, 2017. He was an American inventor and microscopist. He was a inventer of the shadow X-ray microscope . He was one of the founders of the Microscopy Society of America. Newberry turned 100 in August 2015. Sterling Price ..
Adele Dunlap was born on December 12, 1902, and died on February 5, 2017. She was American supercentenarian. She resided in New Jersey. Adele Dunlap passed away at 114 ..
“Professor” Irwin Corey was born on July 29, 1914, and died on February 6, 2017. He was an American stand-up comic, film actor and activist. He was often billed as “The World’s Foremost Authority”. Corey introduced his unscripted, improvisational style of stand-up comedy at the well-known San Francisco club, the hungry i. Lenny Bruce described ..
Brunhilde Pomsel was born on January 11, 1911, and died on January 27, 2017. She was a German woman who, as a personal secretary to Joseph Goebbels from 1942 onwards. She was one of the last surviving eyewitnesses of the Nazi power apparatus. Pomsel was also a broadcaster. Brunhilde Pomsel passed away at 106 years ..
Zoya Fyodorovna Bulgakova was born on December 24, 1914, in Novo-Nikolaevsky and died on February 3, 2017. She was a Russian Soviet stage actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1945). She was the oldest actress of Russia. Zoya’s father was a cab driver, a mother of five children. During her time at Novosibirsk Youth Theater, ..
Matilde Margherita Mary Capuis was born on January 1, 1913, in Naples, and died on January 31, 2017. She was an Italian organist, pianist, music educator and composer. Capuis studied in Venice with Gabriele Bianchi and at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. Following her studies, Matilde took a position at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi ..
Saloua Raouda Choucair was born on June 24, 1916, in Beirut died on January 27, 2017. She was a Lebanese painter and sculptor. She was the first abstract artist in Lebanon though she sold nothing there until 1962. Choucair started painting in the studios of Lebanese painters Moustafa Farroukh (1935) and Omar Onsi (1942). Choucair’s ..