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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.
March 15
Mike Porcaro

Mike Porcaro

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Mike Porcaro was an American bass player known for his work with Toto.
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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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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

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He was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
Estela Raval

Estela Raval

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Estela Raval was one of the first Argentine singer of pop latino back to the 1950s. She was accompanied by a band named The 5 Latinos.
Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman

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Colin Chapman was an influential English design engineer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars. Under his direction, Team Lotus won seven Formula One Constructors´ titles, six Drivers´ Championships, and the Indianapolis 500 in the United States.
David McLean

David McLean

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David McLean was an American film and television actor, best known for appearing in many Marlboro television and print advertisements beginning in the early 1960s.
Pol Pot

Pol Pot

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Pol Pot was the leader of Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. He was the leader of a group called the Khmer Rouge, a group of peasant revolutionaries who turned Cambodia into a military dictatorship officially called Democratic Kampuchea. Pol Pot imposed a radical form of agrarian socialism on the country and was suspected of killing thousands of civilians during his reign. He was thrown out of power in 1979, when the Vietnamese Communists liberated Kampuchea.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish army officer in the Ottoman military, revolutionary statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. The principles of Atatürk´s reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism.
André the Giant

André the Giant

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His best-remembered acting role was that of Fezzik, the giant in the film The Princess Bride. Because of his size as the result of acromegaly, he was called "The Eighth Wonder of the World". In the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE), Roussimoff was a one-time WWF Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion.
Malcolm X

Malcolm X

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Malcolm X was African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech. Three members of the Nation of Islam had a part in his murder.
Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

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Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies. She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle, and won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... Her last film was Julie & Julia.
Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone

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He was known as the lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones. Joey Ramone´s image, voice, and tenure as frontman of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon.
Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

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Her second husband was Waldorf Astor. Nancy Astor was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons from 1919 until 1945.
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Ogden Nash

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Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. He wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. Nash´s one of the best-known poems is "Reflections on Ice-Breaking". His books include "Hard Lines," "I´m a Stranger Here Myself" and "Everyone but Thee and Me," among others.

Ronald Colman

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Ronald Colman was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s. He won the Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for A Double Life. Colman starred in the classic films A Tale of Two Cities, Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, and The Talk of the Town.

Charles Ives

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T.E. Lawrence

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Colonel T.E. Lawrence was an archaeologist and British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. He wrote the memoir The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Belva Ann Lockwood

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Coleman Hawkins

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Coleman Hawkins was an influential tenor saxophone player and one of the first prominent jazz musicians to be known for the instrument. While Hawkins is strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.

Gabriel Kolko

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One of the best-known revisionist historians to write about the Cold War, he had also been credited as "an incisive critic of the Progressive Era and its relationship to the American empire."

Vincent Harding

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Vincent Harding was an African-American historian and a scholar of various topics with a focus on American religion and society. A social activist as well, he was perhaps best known for his work with and writings about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Besides having authored numerous books such as There Is A River and Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals, he served as co-chairperson of the social unity group Veterans of Hope Project and as Professor of Religion and Social Transformation at Illiff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

Sam Greenlee

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Best known for his controversial novel The Spook Who Sat by the Door.

Jack Brabham

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Jack Brabham was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car constructor that bore his name. Brabham retired to Australia after the 1970 Formula One season, where he bought a farm and maintained business interests, which included the Engine Developments racing engine manufacturer and several garages.

John Betjeman

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He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death. John Betjeman was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. Starting his career as a journalist, he ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. She subsequently married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. In later years, she enjoyed a successful career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. She was a fashion icon; her famous ensemble of pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat has become symbolic of her husband´s assassination and one of the lasting images of the 1960s.

Robert F. Furchgott

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998
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!!

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