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May 26
Vicente Aranda

Vicente Aranda

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Vicente Aranda directed many films including "Amantes" (Lovers), "La Passión Turca" (The Turkish Passion), and "Juana la loca" (Mad Love), among others.
May 14
B.B. King

B.B. King

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He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring countless other electric blues and blues rock guitarists. B.B. King was also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2006, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush.
May 04
Jesús Hermida

Jesús Hermida

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April 17
Francis George

Francis George

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His Eminence Francis Eugene George, OMI was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago.
April 14
Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge

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Percy Sledge was an African American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop singer. He was best known for his song "When a Man Loves a Woman". Sledge was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
April 13
Günter Grass

Günter Grass

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Günter Grass was known for writing the controversial, but yet classic novel The Tin Drum. In 1999 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano

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Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer´s pre-eminent man of letters" and "a literary giant of the Latin American left". His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1982–6).
April 07
Geoffrey Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis

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Geoffrey Lewis was an American character actor. Lewis´s filmography includes television shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent and My Name is Earl, as well as films such as Down in the Valley, The Butcher, Maverick, and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July. Lewis worked many times with actor-director Clint Eastwood in several movies.
April 06
James Best

James Best

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James Best is best known for his starring role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS television series The Dukes of Hazzard.
April 03
Pedro del Hierro

Pedro del Hierro

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April 02
Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira

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Manoel de Oliveira was a Portuguese director and screenwriter. Although his career began in the silent film era, he did not attain international recognition until the late 20th century, and his most prolific period was in his senescence. Among his numerous awards were two Career Golden Lions from the Venice Film Festival and the French Legion of Honor.
March 26
Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer

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Tomas Tranströmer is acclaimed as one of the most important Scandinavian writers since the Second World War. He was the recipient of the 1990 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
March 25
Pedro Reyes

Pedro Reyes

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March 23
Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew

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Lee Kuan Yew was the Singapore Prime Minister (1959–1990), Senior Minister (1990–2004) and Minister Mentor (2004–2011). He is recognised as the founding father of modern Singapore, and the only leader known to bring an entire country from third-world to first-world status in a single generation. During his leadership, Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965 and grew from an underdeveloped colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World", Asian Tiger. He has remained one of the most influential political figures in South-East Asia. With his successive ministerial positions over 50 years, Lee was also one of the longest-serving ministers in history.
March 21
Jørgen Ingmann

Jørgen Ingmann

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Jørgen Ingmann was a jazz and pop guitarist from Copenhagen, Denmark. He was popular in Europe, and had a wider international hit in 1961 with his version of "Apache". He will be most remembered in the Eurovision family for having won the Song Contest on behalf of Denmark in 1963 alongside his wife back then, Grethe, and the song Dansevise.
March 20
Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser

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Malcolm Fraser was an Australian politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983. Before being prime minister, Fraser was a member of the Australian Parliament from 1955 through 1983. He served as Minister of Defence from 1966 to 1968 and again from 1969 to 1971 and Minister for Education and Science from 1968 to 1969 and again from 1971 to 1972.
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll". By the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley appeared on the radio, television and the silver screen. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Michael Jackson started performing with The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. He made the highest-selling album of all time, Thriller, in 1982. He is known for popularizing dance moves such as the robot and the moonwalk. Jackson won a lot of awards and broke many records, making him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music and the estimated sale of over 400 million records worldwide. He is often cited as the biggest star since Elvis Presley.
Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana.
Robin Williams

Robin Williams

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Robin Williams was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Williams played numerous memorable film roles, both comedic and dramatic. He is known for his fast-paced, improvisational performance style, and for his performances in films like Patch Adams and Dead Poets Society. Notable works include Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Bicentennial Man and Hook, among others. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He also received two Emmy Awards, numerous Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and many Grammy Awards.
Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

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He was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a songwriter, he composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don´t Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "We Are the Champions". In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, and also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. In 2002, the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Freddie Mercury is widely considered as one of the greatest vocalists in popular music.
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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

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Marie Curie shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and with physicist Henri Becquerel. She won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. Her achievements included a theory of radioactivity (a term that she coined), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium.
Ellen Stewart

Ellen Stewart

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She was the Founder and Director of the La MaMa E.T.C (Experimental Theatre Club).
Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi

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Hiroshi Yamauchi was the third president of Nintendo. He is credited with transforming Nintendo from a small hanafuda card-making company in Japan to a multi-billion dollar video game company. He also became the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team
Albert Camus

Albert Camus

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Era: 20th century philosophy. Movement: absurdism, existentialism. Notable works: The Stranger, The Plague .His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. Camus was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times".
Edith Bouvier Beale

Edith Bouvier Beale

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She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. Edith Bouvier Beale became a cult figure and fashion icon after her appearance in the documentary Grey Gardens.
Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz

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He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, developing an approach that began with an earlier generation, including his teacher Oskar Heinroth. Konrad Lorenz studied instinctive behavior in animals, especially in greylag geese and jackdaws. He shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch.
Pepe Marchena

Pepe Marchena

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Helen Suzman

Helen Suzman

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Helen Suzman was a politician who became one of the greatest anti-apartheid voices in the South African Parliament. She dedicated her political life to opposing the National Party’s white-privilege policies and demanding civil rights for all South Africans.
Dana Plato

Dana Plato

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Dana Plato was an American actress who was known for her role as Kimberly Drummond in the hit comedy show Diff´rent Strokes.
Herman J. Mankiewicz

Herman J. Mankiewicz

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Herman J. Mankiewicz was an American screenwriter, who, with Orson Welles, wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane, consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films. In 1941, both Mankiewicz and Welles received Academy Awards for their screenplay. Among the screenplays he wrote or worked on, besides Citizen Kane, were The Wizard of Oz, Man of the World, Dinner at Eight, Pride of the Yankees, and The Pride of St. Louis.
Anniversaries of death

Ann Dunham

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Ann Dunham, the mother of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, was an American anthropologist who specialized in economic anthropology and rural development.

Adelaide Hall

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Adelaide Hall was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Hall entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2003 as the world´s most enduring recording artist having released material over eight consecutive decades. She performed with major artists such as Art Tatum, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Rudy Vallee and Jools Holland, and recorded as a jazz singer with Duke Ellington (with whom she made her most famous recording, "Creole Love Call" in 1927) and with Fats Waller.

Steve McQueen

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American film star Steve McQueen was one of the most popular and well-paid actors of the 1960s and `70s. He starred in such films as The Great Escape, Bullit, The Sand Pebbles, The Thomas Crown Affair, Papillon, The Magnificent Seven, The Towering Inferno, The Getaway and many others.

Gene Tunney

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Gene Tunney was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927. Tunney´s successful title defense against Dempsey is one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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She was the niece of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States. Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt´s four terms in office. She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. Following her husband´s death, Eleanor served at the United Nations, focusing on human rights and women´s issues. She was regarded as "one of the most esteemed women in the world" and "the object of almost universal respect".

A. P. Carter

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A. P. Carter was an American musician and founding member of The Carter Family, one of the most notable acts in the history of country music.

John N. Garner

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John Nance Garner IV was a Representative from Texas, the 32nd Vice President of the United States (1933-41) and the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1931-33). He lived to be 98 years old making him the oldest former Vice President of the United States.

John Cole

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He served as deputy editor of The Guardian and The Observer and, from 1981 to 1992, was the BBC´s political editor

Paul Mantee

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He made a great number of guest appearances in well-known television shows and starred in a handful of films, including, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Mantee also authored two novels, In Search of the Perfect Ravioli and Bruno of Hollywood

Carmen Basilio

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Carmen Basilio had been a two weight class world boxing champion.

Alexander Dubček

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He was leader of Czechoslovakia (1968–1969). He attempted to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring. Later, after the overthrow of the government in 1989, he was Chairman of the federal Czecho-Slovak parliament. He was the recipient of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the European Parliament, in 1989.

Ingrid of Sweden

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Titles: Her Majesty Queen Ingrid of Denmark. She was Queen of Denmark from 1947 until 1972 as the wife of King Frederick IX.

Andrea True

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As a singer, she is best known for the 1976 disco tune, "More, More, More"

Joe Frazier

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Joe Frazier was an American professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist and Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a one-fight comeback in 1981. He is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, but he is perhaps most famous for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali, the first of which, won by Frazier in a unanimous decision, has often been called one of boxing´s greatest bouts.

Manfred Rommel

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Manfred Rommel was a German politician belonging to the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), who served as Lord Mayor of Stuttgart (1974-1996).

Amparo Rivelles

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Amparo Rivelles worked in Mexican films and telenovelas. During her long career, she earned a LatinACE award, a Goya Award, as well as a National Theater Prize.
Last condolences
Valeria Postigofor Diana Princess of Wales

beautiful, simply beautiful!

Optimus Chrisfor Brittany Murphy

she was the most beautiful in "Sin City"

J07 Whitefor Nelson Mandela

he was a freedom fighter

hancock3000for Steve Jobs


With-Rfor Whitney Houston

"i will always love you" So nice song...

Pam Alonso Alonsofor Michael Jackson

Tu cuerpo se ha ido, pero tu alma se queda con todos tus fans. Todo un genio!!!

Jose Luis Esteban Negrofor Emilio Botín

Necesitamos muchos Botines en España. Buenos empresarios que den trabajo a nuestros hijos.

Matt Williamsfor Paul Walker

Happy birthday paul!

Amy Rochafor Freddie Mercury

God save Freddie Mercury!

BillyJackfor Freddie Mercury

Amazing voice really, there is only ONE Freddie Mercury!!

Last Candles
Roco Box
Roco Box has lighted a candle in memory of Marilyn Monroe
Sergio Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez has lighted a candle in memory of Robin Williams
Jorge Esteban
Jorge Esteban has lighted a candle in memory of Michael Jackson
Amigos-de Los-Uniformes
Amigos-de Los-Uniformes has lighted a candle in memory of Elvis Presley
Optimus Chris
Optimus Chris has lighted a candle in memory of Ray Manzarek
Gonzalo Barbadillo
Gonzalo Barbadillo has lighted a candle in memory of Michael Jackson
Jose Luis Esteban Negro
Jose Luis Esteban Negro has lighted a candle in memory of Emilio Botín
Fridon Babuadze
Fridon Babuadze has lighted a candle in memory of Freddie Mercury
Pam Alonso Alonso
Pam Alonso Alonso has lighted a candle in memory of Michael Jackson
Oscar Lastra
Oscar Lastra has lighted a candle in memory of Robin Williams
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