Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 21st November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 21st November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 21st 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
365 Antipope Felix II
950 Lothair II of Italy (b. 926)
1249 As-Salih Ayyub, ruler of Egypt
1286 Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
1318 Mikhail of Tver (b. 1271)
1392 Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland (b. 1362)
1538 John Lambert, English Protestant martyr
1617 Ahmed I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam (b. 1590)
1694 John Tillotson, English archbishop (b. 1630)
1697 Libéral Bruant, French architect and academic, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)
1710 Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1637)
1718 Blackbeard, English pirate (b. 1680)
1758 Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (db. 1680)
1774 Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (b. 1725)
1794 John Alsop, American merchant and politician (b. 1724)
1813 Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (b. 1759)
1819 John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)
1871 Oscar James Dunn, African American activist and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1868-1871 (b. 1826)
1875 Henry Wilson, American colonel, journalist, and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
1886 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
1886 Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (b. 1823)
1896 George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, invented the Ferris wheel (b. 1859)
1900 Arthur Sullivan, English composer and scholar (b. 1842)
1902 Walter Reed, American physician and entomologist (b. 1851)
1913 Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shogun (b. 1837)
1916 Jack London, American novelist and journalist (b. 1876)
1917 Teoberto Maler, Italian-German archaeologist and explorer (b. 1842)
1919 Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)
1920 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet and author (b. 1884)
1926 Darvish Khan, Iranian tar player (b. 1872)
1932 William Walker Atkinson, American merchant, lawyer, and author (b. 1862)
1941 Werner Mölders, German colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
1943 Lorenz Hart, American playwright and composer (b. 1895)
1944 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist and astronomer (b. 1882)
1946 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Justice (b. 1889)
1948 Fakhri Pasha, Turkish general and politician (b. 1868)
1953 Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (b. 1884)
1954 Jess McMahon, American wrestling promoter, co-founded Capitol Wrestling Corporation (b. 1882)
1955 Shemp Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
1956 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-American actor, ballet dancer, and choreographer (b. 1882)
1963 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian-German physician (b. 1905)
1963 Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (b. 1894)
1963 John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)
1963 C. S. Lewis, British, poet, and critic (b. 1898)
1967 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
1976 Sevgi Soysal, Turkish author (b. 1936)
1980 Jules Léger, Canadian journalist and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1913)
1980 Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1901)
1980 Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1981 Hans Adolf Krebs, German-English physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1986 Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (b. 1910)
1986 William Bradford Huie, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
1988 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect and engineer, designed the Torres de Satélite (b. 1908)
1989 C. C. Beck, American illustrator (b. 1910)
1989 René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (b. 1925)
1992 Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
1993 Anthony Burgess, English novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1917)
1994 Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (b. 1917)
1994 Forrest White, American businessman (b. 1920)
1996 María Casares, Spanish-French actress (b. 1922)
1996 Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (b. 1936)
1996 Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
1997 Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1960)
1998 Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
2000 Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2000 Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (b. 1922)
2001 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)
2001 Theo Barker, English historian and academic (b. 1923)
2001 Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer, founded Verve Records (b. 1918)
2002 Parley Baer, American actor (b. 1914)
2004 Arthur Hopcraft, English screenwriter and journalist (b. 1932)
2005 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (b. 1920)
2006 Pat Dobson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)
2007 Maurice Béjart, French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1929)
2007 Verity Lambert, English television producer (b. 1935)
2008 MC Breed, American rapper (b. 1971)
2010 Jean Cione, American baseball player and educator (b. 1928)
2010 Frank Fenner, Australian virologist and microbiologist (b. 1914)
2011 Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (b. 1926)
2011 Sena Jurinac, Bosnian-Austrian soprano and actress (b. 1921)
2011 Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (b. 1938)
2011 Paul Motian, American drummer and composer (b. 1931)
2012 Pearl Laska Chamberlain, American pilot (b. 1909)
2012 Bryce Courtenay, South African-Australian author (b. 1933)
2012 Bennie McRae, American football player (b. 1939)
2012 P. Govinda Pillai, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
2013 Don Dailey, American computer programmer (b. 1956)
2013 Brian Dawson, English singer (b. 1939)
2013 Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian footballer (b. 1983)
2013 Tom Gilmartin, Irish businessman (b. 1935)
2013 Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2013 Alec Reid, Irish priest and activist (b. 1931)
2014 Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (b. 1916)
2014 Don Grate, American baseball and basketball player (b. 1923)
2014 Marcel Paquet, Belgian-Polish philosopher and author (b. 1947)
2014 Émile Poulat, French sociologist and historian (b. 1920)
2015 Abubakar Audu, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Kogi State (b. 1947)
2015 Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1949)
2015 Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1948)
2015 Robin Stewart, Indian-English actor and game show host (b. 1946)
2015 Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (b. 1927)
2016 M. Balamuralikrishna, Indian vocalist and singer (b. 1930)

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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