Fiona Cumming, born October 9, 1937, and died on January 1, 2015. She was a Scottish television director, noted for her work on the BBC television series, Doctor Who, during the show’s Fifth Doctor era. Fiona credits included the 1982 episode, Castrovalva, the Season 19 premiere, which marked the debut of Peter Davison as the ..
Ulrich Beck, born May 15, 1944, and died on January 1, 2015. He was a well-known German sociologist, and one of the most cited social scientists in the world during his lifetime. Beck work focused on questions of uncontrollability, ignorance and uncertainty in the modern age, and he coined the terms “risk society” and “second ..
Staryl Chester Austin, Jr., born September 16, 1920, and died on January 1, 2015. He was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Staryl was a P-47 pilot during World War II. He later joined the Oregon Air National Guard. Staryl commanded the 142nd Fighter Group and was Assistant Adjutant General of Oregon. ..
Barbara Atkinson, born January 8, 1926, and died on January 1, 2015. She was an English actress from Manchester. Atkinson first professional appearance was at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in December 1945. She appeared in various television episodes from 1965 onward. Atkinson was born in Manchester to Charles Stuart Atkinson and Dorothy Carol (nee Lyons) ..
James Ross, born May 20, 1926, and died on January 1, 2016. He was a Scottish-born Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 62 games in the National Hockey League. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Ross played with the New York Rangers. James Ross passed away at age 89 in January ..
Anil Vasudev Salgaocar was born on December 26, 1940, and died on January 1, 2016, in Singapore. He was an Indian mining baron and a Member of the Goa Legislative Assembly. Anil Salgaocar was born on 26 December 1940, the son of Vasudev Salgaocar and the brother of Shivanand Salgaocar and Dattaraj Salgaocar. He was ..
Mark Barnes was born in 1970 and died on January 1, 2016. Known professionally as Mark B, he was a British hip-hop record producer. Barnes was most active in the 1990s and early 2000s. He associated with the Task Force and Blade on many of his records. Barnes was a DJ for Jazz Fudge Recordings ..
Jacques Deny was born October 22, 1916, and died on January 1, 2016. He was a French mathematician. Deny made notable contributions to the field of analysis, in particular, potential theory. Jacques Deny passed away ..
Akira Kurosawa died on September 6, 1998 at the age of 88, he was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Born on March 23, 1910 in Ōimachi in the Ōmori district of Tokyo. ..
Aaliyah Dana Haughton died on August 25, 2001 at the age of 22, she was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. Born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, and was the younger child of Diane and Michael Haughton. She was African American, and was said to have Native American (Oneida) heritage from ..