Jacque Fresco was born on March 13, 1916, and died on May 18, 2017. He was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco was self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design. He wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the ..
Dai Zijin was born on March 26, 1916, in Shanghai and died on May 18, 2017. He was a Chinese aviator. Zijin survived the World War II as one of the few native Chinese aviators. Zijin was in the Flying Tigers. He hailed from a decent background, Dai spent his early life in Shanghai. After ..
Bishop Miguel Mykycej was born on October 17, 1934, and died on May 20, 2017. was a Ukrainian-born Argentine Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarch. He served as a Titular Bishop of Nazianzus and Auxiliary Bishop of Eparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires from 23 June 1990 until 20 January 1998. Then he served ..
Recep Adanır was born on May 3, 1929, and died on May 20, 2017. He was a Turkish professional footballer. He played most of his career with Beşiktaş, the club he managed following his retirement. Adanir also played for Ankaragücü, Kasımpaşa, Galatasaray and Karagümrük. Recep Adanır passed away at 88 ..
Granville William “Mickey” Roker was born on September 3, 1932, and died on May 22, 2017. He was an American jazz drummer. He was conceived in extreme poverty in Miami to Granville (Sr.) and Willie Mae Roker. Following his mother died (his father never lived with them), when he was only ten, he was taken ..
Peter Augustine Lawler was born on July 30, 1951, and died on May 23, 2017. He was Dana Professor of Government at Berry College. Lawler taught courses in political philosophy and American politics. Lawler was a 1973 graduate of Allentown College and earned a PhD from the University of Virginia. Lawler was executive editor of ..
Jared Christopher Martin was born on December 21, 1941, in Manhattan and died on May 24, 2017. He was an American film and television actor. Martin was best known for his role as Steven “Dusty” Farlow in the 1978 series Dallas. He was married three times and divorced twice, to Nancy Fales (1963-77), and to ..
Juliana C. Young Koo (née Yen) was September 26, 1905, and died on May 24, 2017. She was a Chinese American diplomat. She served as first head of the UN Protocol Department. Koo was a supercentenarian and after emigrating to the US, she became the third wife of diplomat and politician Wellington Koo. Koo was ..
Paul Stuart Keetch was born on May 21, 1961, and died on May 24, 2017. He was a Liberal Democrat politician and lobbyist. Keetch served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hereford from 1997 to 2010. Paul Keetch passed away at 56 ..
Denis Hale Johnson was born on July 1, 1949, in Munich, West Germany and died on May 24, 2017. He was an American writer. Johnson was best known for his short story collection Jesus’ Son (1992) and his novel Tree of Smoke (2007), which won the National Book Award for Fiction. Johnson also wrote plays, ..