On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 2018 (Part 2)

  • Dec 3 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), dies at 75
  • Dec 7 Belisario Betancur, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (1982-86), dies at 95
  • Dec 8 Roger the ripped kangaroo, famous for crushing a metal bucket like a paper cup, dies at 12 in Alice Springs of old age
  • Dec 8 Rosanell Eaton, American voting rights advocate, dies at 97
  • Dec 8 Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian 'Grandmother of Russian Human Rights', dies at 91
  • Dec 8 Evelyn Berezin, American computer pioneer, invented first word processor, dies at 93
  • Dec 9 Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, dies at 74
  • Dec 12 Meng Lang, Chinese poet and activist, dies at 57
  • Dec 16 Colin Kroll, American co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, dies of a drug overdose at 34
  • Dec 16 Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 16 John Ford Noonan, American playwright (A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking), dies at 77
  • Dec 16 Robin Clark, New Zealand-born chemist (early transition metals and highly coordinated complexes) dies at 83
  • Dec 18 David Austin, English rose breeder (Austin roses), dies at 92
  • Dec 22 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), dies of bladder cancer at 77
  • Dec 22 Roberto Suazo Córdova, President of Honduras (1982-86), dies at 91
  • Dec 25 Nancy Roman, American, NASA's first chief of astronomy 'Mother of the Hubble', dies at 93
  • Dec 26 Wendy Beckett, South African British nun and TV art critic, dies at 88
  • Dec 28 Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), dies at 108
  • Dec 28 Shehu Shagari, Nigerian politician, President of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 93