Ataullah Behmanesh was born on April 13, 1923 and died on July 2, 2017. He was an Iranian wrestler and sports journalist. He is one of the oldest and most prominent Iranian sports reporters. Behmanesh conducted the first live sports report in Iran from Radio in 1958 to compete in Iranian and Iraqi national Sport ..
Aleshia Brevard was born on December 9, 1937 and died on July 1, 2017. She was an American author and actress of stage, screen, and television. Brevard underwent one of the first sex reassignment surgery procedures performed in the United States. Brevard worked as an entertainer, actress, model, Playboy bunny, professor of theater, and author. ..
Gertrude Louise Poe was born on September 21, 1915, in Granite, Maryland and died on July 13, 2017, in Ashton. She was an American journalist, lawyer, real estate agent, insurance agent, and radio broadcaster. Poe served as the editor of Laurel Leader in Laurel, Maryland from 1939 to 1980. Poe was known as “Maryland’s First ..
Anne Golon was born Simone Changeux on December 17, 1921, in Toulon and died on July 14, 2017. She was a French author. She was better known to English-speaking readers as Sergeanne Golon. Golon was most known for a series of novels about a heroine called Angelique. She was reduced to a state close to ..
George Andrew Romero was born on February 4, 1940 and died on July 16, 2017. He was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor. He best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of ..
Julia Hartwig was born on August 14, 1921 and died on July 14, 2017. She was a Polish writer and translator. Hartwig was considered to be one of Poland’s most important female poets. Julia Hartwig was born and raised in Lublin. Hartwig studied Polish and French literature at Warsaw University and continued her studies at ..
Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya was born on March 4, 1954, in Odessa and died on July 5, 2017, in Moscow. She was a Ukrainian-born Soviet dissident, poet and writer. She was educated at Odessa University and graduated with a master’s degree in physics in 1976. During 1987she relocated to the United States, where she received the ..
Jean-Claude Fignolé was born on May 24, 1941 and died on July 11, 2017. He was a Haitian author. Jean-Claude Fignolé passed away at 76 ..
Giovanni Battista Franzoni was born on November 8, 1928, Varna, Bulgaria and died on July 13, 2017, Canneto Sabino, Fara in Sabina, Italy. He was an Italian Christian communist and dissident Catholic theologian. Franzoni was popular abbot at St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, one of the most popular churches in Rome, he was defrocked by ..
Liu Xiaobo was born on December 28, 1955 and died on July 13, 2017. He was a Chinese literary critic, writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Liu called for political reforms and the end of communist single-party rule. Xiaobo was incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning. On 26 June 2017, ..