Here are some notable deaths this week. If you care to, you can find the names, listed in order of their appearance here, at the bottom of the page.
- A medical researcher who was one of the first to find a link between tobacco and cancer.
- A woman who fought a battle against hospitals, doctors, and societal taboos to champion nautral breast-feeding; one of the founders of La Leche League.
- A former Vietnamese reformer and eventual prime minister who helped to lift his country from a war-torn, Soviet-style regime back into a place on the world stage.
- An Italian film director who pioneered a new style of cinema that helped give citizens a newfound self-confidence after the trauma of Mussolini’s Fascism.
- A researcher who discovered important information on organ transplant rejections and was one of the first blacks to be granted tenure at New York University Medical School.
- An Egyptian politician and ex-prime minister who helped negotiate the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
- A man who, as NATO ambassador under Johnson, repeatedly urged a halt to nuclear proliferation and urged “a world structure in which” weaker nations “will have assurances that existing nuclear powers will come to their rescue.”
- A famous philanthropist who supported dozens of progressive causes, gave monetary assistance to candidates who otherwise might not have had a political voice, helped to finance the lawsuit that ultimately led Spiro Agnew to resign from the vice presidency, and was a prominent name on Nixon’s “enemies list.”
- A guy who read the news on television, chatted with people who actually said and did important things, and helped to foster the idea that the mainstream media was worthless at presenting unbiased information.
George E. Moore
Vo Van Kiet
Randolph M. Chase, Jr.
Stewart R. Mott