Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 28th December

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 28th December

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 28th December 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
721 Empress Genmei of Japan (b. 660)
1125 Agnes I, Abbess of Quedlinburg (b.c. 1090)
1170 Thomas Becket, English archbishop and saint (b. 1118)
1208 Emperor Zhangzong of Jin, (b. 1168)
1416 Mathew Swetenham, bow bearer of Henry IV
1550 Bhuvanaikabahu VII, King of Kotte (b. 1468)
1563 Sebastian Castellio, French preacher and theologian (b. 1515)
1565 Queen Munjeong of Korea (b. 1501)
1606 Stephen Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1557)
1634 John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (b. 1612)
1661 Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
1689 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (b. 1624)
1720 Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and educator (b. 1670)
1731 Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1685)
1737 Joseph Saurin, French minister and mathematician (b. 1659)
1785 Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (b. 1742)
1825 Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (b. 1748)
1887 Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, Estonian-Russian linguist and botanist (b. 1805)
1890 Spotted Elk, American tribal leader (b. 1826)
1891 Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (b. 1823)
1894 Christina Rossetti, English poet and hymn-writer (b. 1830)
1897 William James Linton, English-American painter, author, and activist (b. 1812)
1910 Reginald Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1872)
1924 Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1925 Félix Vallotton, Swiss/French painter (b. 1865)
1926 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet and author (b. 1875)
1929 Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (b. 1846)
1937 Don Marquis, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1878)
1941 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician and scholar (b. 1873)
1944 Khasan Israilov, Chechen rebel (b. 1910)
1949 Tyler Dennett, American historian and author (b. 1883)
1952 Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1897)
1959 Robin Milford, English soldier and composer (b. 1903)
1960 Eden Phillpotts, English author and poet (b. 1862)
1967 Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1890)
1968 Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
1970 Marie Menken, American director and painter (b. 1909)
1972 Joseph Cornell, American sculptor and director (b. 1903)
1972 Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos, Greek priest and missionary (b. 1903)
1976 Ivo Van Damme, Belgian runner (b. 1954)
1980 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian author and educator (b. 1899)
1981 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
1986 Harold Macmillan, English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
1986 Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1932)
1988 Mike Beuttler, Egyptian race car driver (b. 1940)
1996 Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1906)
1998 Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (b. 1930)
1999 Leon Radzinowicz, Polish-English criminologist and academic (b. 1906)
2000 Adele Stimmel Chase, American sculptor and painter (b. 1917)
2001 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
2003 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1928)
2004 Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
2004 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1915)
2007 Phil O’Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
2008 Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
2009 Steven Williams, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
2010 Avi Cohen, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1956)
2012 Tony Greig, South African-Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1946)
2012 Roland Griffiths-Marsh, Australian soldier and author (b. 1923)
2012 Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (b. 1927)
2012 Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2012 Bruce Stark, American cartoonist (b. 1933)
2013 C. T. Hsia, Chinese-American critic and scholar (b. 1921)
2013 Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (b. 1978)
2013 Connie Dierking, American basketball player (b. 1936)
2013 Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (b. 1937)
2013 Jagadish Mohanty, Indian author and translator (b. 1951)
2013 Paul Sally, American mathematician and academic (b. 1933)
2014 Hari Harilela, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
2014 Juanito Remulla, Sr., Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1933)
2015 Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian general and politician, 25th Governor of Punjab (b. 1922)
2015 Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1968)
2016 Keion Carpenter, American football defensive back (b. 1977)
2016 LaVell Edwards, American football head coach (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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