Tag: death

December 20, 1970 — Bobby Darin (b.1936), singer, died during open heart surgery in LA.

September 19, 1973 — Gram Parsons (26), rock band leader, died from a drug overdose at the Joshua Tree Inn, CA. His bands included The Byrds and

September 18, 1970 — Jimi Hendrix (27), rock star guitarist, died in London of a drug overdose.

September 1, 1973 — John R. R. Tolkien, British story writer, died of an ulcer at age 81. His work included “The Hobbit” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

August 22, 1974 — Jacob Bronowski (b.1908), British mathematician, cultural historian, died in East Hampton, NY.

June 11, 1969 — John L. Lewis, American labor organizer, died (89). He was the driving force behind the 1935 formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

June 5, 1936 — San Francisco Bay Bridge worker George Zink plunged to his death becoming the 22nd man killed on the transbay bridge construction. Ultimately, twenty-four men would die constructing the bridge.

June 2, 1989 — Alfred Winslow Jones, Australia born US journalist and investor, died at the age of 88. He is known as the father of the hedge fund industry.

May 9, 1970 — Walter Reuther (1907-1970) died in a plane crash. He was a die maker who pioneered the establishment of the United Automobile Workers union and served as the UAW president from 1946—1970.

Death is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. —Rabindranath Tagore

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