Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 5th December

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 5th December

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 5th 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
343 Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)
735 Prince Toneri of Japan (b. 676)
762 Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, Arab rebel leader (b. 710)
1185 Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
1305 Maximus, Metropolitan of Kiev
1306 Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk (b. 1270)
1352 Pope Clement VI (b. 1291)
1562 Jan van Scorel Dutch painter (b. 1495)
1618 Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
1658 Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (b. 1601)
1675 John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (b. 1602)
1686 Eleonora Gonzaga, Queen consort of Ferdinand III (b. 1630)
1716 Benedictus Buns, Dutch priest and composer (b. 1642)
1718 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1674)
1746 Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1665)
1771 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (b. 1682)
1779 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
1788 Jonathan Shipley, English bishop (b. 1714)
1855 William John Swainson, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1789)
1867 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist and academic (b. 1794)
1868 August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (b. 1821)
1878 Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1814)
1879 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American businessman (b. 1814)
1882 Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician, founded Credit Suisse (b. 1819)
1882 Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (b. 1815)
1889 Jefferson Davis, American general and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)
1892 Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded the Siemens Company (b. 1816)
1921 Said Halim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 280th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1865)
1924 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and screenwriter (b. 1863)
1951 Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, founded The New Yorker (b. 1892)
1955 Honus Wagner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)
1956 B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Justice (b. 1891)
1961 Frantz Fanon, Martinique-French psychiatrist and author (b. 1925)
1964 Evert van Linge, Dutch footballer and architect (b. 1895)
1972 Janet Munro, English actress and singer (b. 1934)
1974 Nikolay Kuznetsov, Soviet naval officer (b. 1904)
1976 João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (b. 1918)
1980 Charles Deutsch, French engineer and businessman, co-founded DB (b. 1911)
1982 Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (b. 1927)
1983 Lucienne Boyer, French singer and actress (b. 1903)
1983 Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani poet, historian, and politician (b. 1914)
1985 Burr Tillstrom, American actor and puppeteer (b. 1917)
1985 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1893)
1988 Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
1989 Frances Bavier, American actress (b. 1902)
1989 Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (b. 1902)
1989 John Payne, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1912)
1990 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
1990 Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (b. 1903)
1991 Mimi Smith, English nurse (b. 1906)
1991 Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
1993 Don Ameche, American actor (b. 1908)
1994 Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (b. 1922)
1994 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor and director (b. 1933)
1996 Pete Rozelle, American businessman (b. 1926)
1997 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (b. 1918)
1998 César Baldaccini, French sculptor and educator (b. 1921)
2000 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (b. 1920)
2000 Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1942)
2001 Peter Blake, New Zealand sailor and environmentalist (b. 1948)
2001 Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (b. 1923)
2002 Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1923)
2003 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan general and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)
2005 Charly Gaul, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1932)
2005 Devan Nair, Malaysian-Singaporean union leader and politician, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)
2005 Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)
2005 William P. Yarborough, American general (b. 1912)
2006 John Feeney, New Zealand director and producer (b. 1922)
2010 Mark Dailey, American-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1953)
2011 Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
2012 Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó, Equatoguinean engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1961)
2012 Jan Carew, Guyanese author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
2012 Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (b. 1933)
2012 Huw Lloyd-Langton, English guitarist (b. 1951)
2012 Pedro Vaz, Uruguayan lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay (b. 1963)
2013 Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (b. 1939)
2013 Stan Tracey, English pianist and composer (b. 1926)
2013 M. K. Turk, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)
2014 Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (b. 1922)
2014 Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)
2014 Fred Hawkins, American golfer (b. 1923)
2014 Luke Somers, English-American photographer and journalist (b. 1981)
2015 Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (b. 1945)
2015 Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician (b. 1917)
2016 Brittany CoxXx, American performer in gay and transsexual pornography (b. 1978)
2016 Peter Vaughan, British actor (b.1923)

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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