Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 20th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 20th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 20th 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
615 Columbanus, Irish missionary and saint (b. 543)
933 Al-Tahawi, Arab imam and scholar (b. 853)
1011 Reizei, emperor of Japan (b. 950)
1136 William de Corbeil, English archbishop (b. 1070)
1150 García Ramírez of Navarre (b. 1112)
1325 Yury of Moscow, Prince of Moscow and Vladimir
1361 Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1346)
1555 Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist, philologist, and scholar (b. 1490)
1566 Annibale Caro, Italian poet and author (b. 1507)
1579 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier (b. 1519)
1639 Henry Grey, 8th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (b. 1583)
1652 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
1695 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1659)
1730 François de Troy, French painter and engraver (b. 1645)
1775 John Hill, English botanist and author (b. 1719)
1782 Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer (b. 1709)
1811 Heinrich von Kleist, German poet and author (b. 1777)
1844 Ivan Krylov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1769)
1859 Yoshida Shōin, Japanese academic and politician (b. 1830)
1861 Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, French priest and activist (b. 1802)
1870 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech historian and poet (b. 1811)
1874 Marià Fortuny, Spanish painter (b. 1838)
1881 Ami Boué, German-Austrian geologist and ethnographer (b. 1794)
1899 Garret Hobart, American lawyer and politician, 24th Vice President of the United States (b. 1844)
1907 Paula Modersohn-Becker, German painter (b. 1876)
1908 Carl Friedrich Schmidt, German-Russian geologist and botanist (b. 1832)
1909 Peder Severin Krøyer, Norwegian-Danish painter (b. 1851)
1916 Franz Joseph I of Austria (b. 1830)
1922 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican journalist and activist (b. 1874)
1926 Edward Cummins, American golfer (b. 1886)
1928 Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (b. 1858)
1938 Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1870)
1941 Henrietta Vinton Davis, American actress and playwright (b. 1860)
1942 Count Leopold Berchtold, Austrian-Hungarian politician, Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (b. 1863)
1942 J. B. M. Hertzog, South African general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1866)
1945 Robert Benchley, American humorist, newspaper columnist, and actor (b. 1889)
1945 Al Davis, American boxer (b. 1920)
1945 Ellen Glasgow, American author (b. 1873)
1945 Alexander Patch, American general (b. 1889)
1953 Felice Bonetto, Italian race car driver (b. 1903)
1953 Larry Shields, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1893)
1957 Francis Burton Harrison, American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (b. 1873)
1958 Mel Ott, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1909)
1959 Max Baer, American boxer, referee, and actor (b. 1909)
1963 Artur Lemba, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1885)
1963 Robert Stroud, American ornithologist and author (b. 1890)
1967 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American author (b. 1896)
1970 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian lacrosse and ice hockey player (b. 1887)
1970 C. V. Raman, Indian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1973 Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (b. 1902)
1974 John B. Gambling, American radio host (b. 1897)
1974 Frank Martin, Swiss-Dutch pianist and composer (b. 1890)
1975 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic author (b. 1889)
1980 Sara García, Mexican actress (b. 1895)
1981 Harry von Zell, American actor and comedian (b. 1906)
1982 John Hargrave, English activist and author (b. 1894)
1984 Ben Wilson, American basketball player (b. 1967)
1986 Jerry Colonna, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
1988 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player and scout (b. 1903)
1989 Harvey Hart, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
1989 Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (b. 1931)
1990 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler and referee (b. 1954)
1991 Sonny Werblin, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1907)
1992 Kaysone Phomvihane, Laotian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Laos (b. 1920)
1992 Ricky Williams, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1956)
1993 Bill Bixby, American actor (b. 1934)
1994 Willem Jacob Luyten, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1899)
1995 Peter Grant, English actor and manager (b. 1935)
1995 Noel Jones, Indian-English diplomat, British ambassador to Kazakhstan (b. 1940)
1996 Bernard Rose, English organist and composer (b 1916)
1996 Abdus Salam, Pakistani-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
1999 Quentin Crisp, English actor, author, and illustrator (b. 1908)
2000 Ernest Lluch, Spanish economist and politician (b. 1937)
2002 Hadda Brooks, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1916)
2005 Alfred Anderson, Scottish soldier (b. 1896)
2005 Hugh Sidey, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)
2006 Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Somalian-Djiboutian politician, 1st President of Djibouti (b. 1916)
2006 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese lawyer and politician (b. 1972)
2007 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2007 Tom Johnson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1928)
2007 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)
2009 Konstantin Feoktistov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1926)
2010 Norris Church Mailer, American author (b. 1949)
2010 David Nolan, American activist and politician (b. 1943)
2010 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter and author, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (b. 1917)
2012 Emily Squires, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2012 Austin Peralta, American pianist (b. 1990)
2013 John Egerton, American journalist and author (b. 1935)
2013 Fred Kavli, Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (b. 1927)
2013 Dimitri Mihalas, American astronomer and author (b. 1939)
2013 Vern Mikkelsen, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
2013 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (b. 1927)
2013 Tôn Thất Đính, Vietnamese general (b. 1926)
2013 Maurice Vachon, Canadian-American wrestler (b. 1929)
2014 J. C. Gilbert, American soldier, farmer, and politician (b. 1922)
2014 John H. Land, American soldier and politician (b. 1920)
2014 Robert Richardson, English general (b. 1929)
2015 Gil Cardinal, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1950)
2015 Ameen Faheem, Indian-Pakistani poet and politician (b. 1939)
2015 Bob Foster, American boxer and police officer (b. 1938)
2015 Anthony Read, English screenwriter and producer (b. 1935)
2015 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor (b. 1932)

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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