Chris Williams was born on July 9, 1980, and died on March 15, 2017. He was an American professional basketball player. Chris stood 6 ft 6 tall (198 cm) small forward, he led the 2004-05 Euroleague in steals with 2.8 per game playing for the Frankfurt Skyliners. Williams had won the German championship with Frankfurt ..
Dara Fitzpatrick was born in 1972 and died on March 14, 2017. She was a helicopter pilot for the Irish Coast Guard. Dara was killed in the 2017 Irish Coast Guard S-92 crash. She wanted to join Aer Lingus but didn’t get accepted. The Irish Air Corps was hiring pilots, so she began taking helicopter ..
Yelena Arkadyevna Naimushina was born on November 19, 1964, and died on March 14, 2017. She was a Soviet gymnast. Yelena competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a gold medal with the Soviet team. Naimushina best achievement was fifth place in the floor exercise. Naimushina won a silver ..
Gladys Cox Hansen was born on June 12, 1925 and died on March 5, 2017. She was an American librarian, archivist, and author. Hansen was an expert on the history of San Francisco and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. She started working part-time at the Presidio branch of the San Francisco Public Library at seventeen ..
Lloyd Hillyard Conover was born on June 13, 1923, and died on March 11, 2017. He was an American chemist and the inventor of tetracycline. His invention was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He was the first to make an antibiotic by chemically modifying a naturally produced drug. Conover had close to ..
Luigi Barbarito was born on April 19, 1922, in Atripalda and died on March 12, 2017. He was an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. Barbarito was most noted for his career, spanning four decades between 1969 and 1997, as an Apostolic Nuncio for the Holy See. He studied at the seminary of the ..
Dennis Stamp was born on December 6, 1946 and died on March 13, 2017. He was an American professional wrestler and referee. Stamp came from Amarillo, Texas. Dennis Stamp was best known for wrestling extensively during the 1970s and 1980s for the American Wrestling Association, and for the National Wrestling Alliance territories. After wrestling career ..
Bassel al-Araj died on March 6, 2017. He was a Palestinian activist, author, and pharmacist. Al Araj was a graduate of an Egyptian university and was known for his writings about revolution and resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. He is known as “the educated martyr” among some Palestinian activists. Al-Araj was a native ..
George Andrew Olah was born Oláh György on May 22, 1927, and died on March 8, 2017. He was a Hungarian and American chemist. Olah’s research involved the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. He was given a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 “for his contribution to carbocation chemistry”. Olah has also been ..
Jack Purtell was born in 1921 and died on March 8, 2017. He was an Australian jockey who rode three Melbourne Cup winners. He was also called ‘Gentleman Jack’, rode his first race in 1936 at the age of 15. Purtell was an apprentice jockey to Ted Temby at his Mordialloc, Victoria stables. Jack Purtell ..