Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 18th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 18th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 18th November marks the day when we reflect on the lives and legacies of those who have left an indelible imprint on history through their remarkable contributions and achievements.

Year Event
496 Pope Gelasius I
498 Pope Anastasius II
930 Yan Keqiu, Chinese chief strategist
1034 Theodoric II, Margrave of Lower Lusatia (b. c. 990)
1092 Malik-Shah I, Seljuk Sultan
1288 Rudolf I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1230)
1298 Mechtilde, Saxon saint (b. c. 1240)
1481 Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk (b. 1472)
1557 Bona Sforza, Italian wife of Sigismund I the Old (b. 1494)
1577 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese daimyo (b. 1510)
1581 Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich of Russia (b. 1554)
1630 Johann Schein, German singer and composer (b. 1586)
1649 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and author (b. 1576)
1665 Nicolas Poussin, French-Italian painter (b. 1594)
1672 John Wilkins, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1614)
1679 Roger Conant Massachusetts governor (b. 1592)
1692 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (b. 1642)
1703 Man in the Iron Mask, French prisoner
1723 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
1772 William Nelson, American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1711)
1773 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (b. 1722)
1785 Bernard de Bury, French harpsichord player and composer (b. 1720)
1798 Wolfe Tone, Irish general (b. 1763)
1804 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian composer (b. 1728)
1810 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1725)
1822 Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
1828 Franz Schubert, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1797)
1850 Richard Mentor Johnson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 9th Vice President of the United States (b. 1780)
1868 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
1883 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German-English engineer (b. 1823)
1887 Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)
1897 William Seymour Tyler, American historian and academic (b. 1810)
1915 Joe Hill, Swedish-born American labor activist (b. 1879)
1918 Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1838)
1924 Thomas H. Ince, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1882)
1928 Jeanne Bérangère, French actress (b. 1864)
1931 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet and translator (b. 1897)
1938 Lev Shestov, Ukrainian-Russian philosopher and theologian (b. 1866)
1942 Bruno Schulz, Polish painter and critic (b. 1892)
1943 Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 29th Yokozuna (b. 1895)
1949 James Ensor, Belgian painter (b. 1860)
1950 Aage Redal, Danish actor (b. 1891)
1954 Walter Bartley Wilson, English footballer and manager (b. 1870)
1955 Marquis James, American journalist and author (b. 1891)
1956 Francis L. Sullivan, English-American actor (b. 1903)
1959 Joseph Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (b. 1892)
1960 Phyllis Haver, American actress (b. 1899)
1962 Grigol Robakidze, Georgian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1882)
1963 Carmen Boni, Italian-French actress (b. 1901)
1963 Henry B. Richardson, American archer (b. 1889)
1967 Charles J. Watters, American priest and soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
1970 Lewis Sargent, American actor (b. 1903)
1974 George Brunies, American trombonist (b. 1902)
1974 Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)
1975 Roger D. Branigin, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Governor of Indiana (b. 1902)
1975 Rudolf Kinau, Low German writer (b. 1887)
1975 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1892)
1976 Basil Spence, Indian-Scottish architect and academic, designed the Coventry Cathedral (b. 1907)
1983 Tom Evans, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
1985 Stepin Fetchit, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)
1988 Christina Onassis, American-Greek businesswoman (b. 1950)
1988 Peggy Parish, American author (b. 1927)
1989 Grant Adcox, American race car driver (b. 1950)
1990 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general and politician (b. 1900)
1991 Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (b. 1907)
1992 Bobby Russell, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
1992 Diane Varsi, American actress (b. 1938)
1998 Ted Fujita, Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (b. 1920)
1998 Alan J. Pakula, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
1998 Bernard Thompson, English director and producer (b. 1926)
1999 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American artist and publisher (b. 1912)
2001 Marcelle Ferron, Canadian painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
2003 Ian Geoghegan, Australian race car driver (b. 1940)
2004 George Canseco, Filipino journalist and composer (b. 1934)
2004 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor and academic (b. 1914)
2004 Helmut Griem, German actor and director (b. 1932)
2004 Trina Schart Hyman, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)
2004 Terry Melcher, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
2004 John Vane, English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
2005 Erik Balling, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
2005 Steve Belichick, American football player, coach and scout (b. 1919)
2007 Kevin DuBrow, American singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
2007 Mike Gregory, English rugby player and coach (b. 1964)
2009 Johnny Delgado, Filipino actor (b. 1948)
2010 Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1952)
2011 Ömer Lütfi Akad, Turkish director and screenwriter (b. 1916)
2011 John Neville, English actor (b. 1925)
2011 Ruth Stone, American poet and author (b. 1915)
2012 John Hefin, Welsh director and producer (b. 1941)
2012 Shiro Miya, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
2012 Warren Rudman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
2012 Boris Strugatskiy, Russian author (b. 1933)
2013 Babe Birrer, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2013 Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (b. 1921)
2013 Ray Gosling, English journalist, author, and activist (b. 1939)
2013 Frederick Sanger, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2013 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (b. 1915)
2014 Roy Bhaskar, English philosopher and academic (b. 1944)
2014 Jeremiah Coffey, Irish-Australian bishop (b. 1933)
2014 Pete Harman, American businessman (b. 1919)
2014 Richard A. Jensen, American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1934)
2014 Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Iranian footballer and manager (b. 1950)
2014 Mike Nichols, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2015 Armand, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
2015 Allen E. Ertel, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
2015 Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
2015 Korrie Layun Rampan, Indonesian author, poet, and critic (b. 1953)
2015 Mal Whitfield, American runner and diplomat (b. 1924)

As we draw this tribute to a close, let us carry forward the lessons and legacies of those we have lost. Their impact on the world remains etched in the fabric of time, serving as a reminder of the enduring power of the human spirit. May their contributions continue to inspire us to strive for greatness and leave our own meaningful mark on the world.

Join us in continuing to celebrate the lives and contributions of those who have shaped our world, even in their absence. Their memory lives on through the stories we share and the legacies we continue to uphold. Until next time, may their spirits find peace in the legacy they have left behind.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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