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AWARD WINNING TALK SHOW HOST HAS DIED

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Larry King (Lawrence Harvey Zeiger)
(November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021)


On January 2, 2021, it was revealed that King had been hospitalized
10 days earlier in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for
COVID-19. He died at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,
Los Angeles.

 

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COUNTRY MUSIC VOICE IS DEAD AT 86

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Charley Frank Pride (March 18, 1934 – December 12, 2020)

Country music legend Charley Pride, who amassed more than 
50 top-10 hits between 1967 and 1987, and won several Grammy 
Awards, has died. According to his publicist, Pride died from
COVID-19 complications.

Charley Pride was country music’s first Black superstar with
such top hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ “ and Mountain
of Love.” He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1993.

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AIR FORCE FLYING ACE HAS DIED AT 97

Today in History, October 14, 1947: Test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier
Charles “Chuck” Yeager with the Bell X-1.

 

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Charles Elwood Yeager (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020)

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — West Virginia native,
United States Air Force officer and record-setting test pilot,
Charles “Chuck” Yeager has died.

Yeager’s wife, Victoria, announced via Twitter that Yeager
passed away just before 9:00 p.m. Monday night.

The Lincoln County native, considered one of the greatest
pilots of all-time, was the first man to break the sound barrier
when he exceeded Mach 1 as he flew the experimental Bell
X-1 rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California
in 1947.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (below).

Yeager also appeared in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff” and
Charleston’s Yeager Airport is named in his honor.

 

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PEACE PRIZE WON ON THIS DAY IN 2002

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On October 11, 2002, former President
Jimmy Carter wins the
Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find
peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance
democracy and human rights, and to promote economic
and social development.”

Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia, served one term as
U.S. president between 1977 and 1981. One of his key
achievements as president was mediating the
peace talks
between
Israel and Egypt in 1978.

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James Earl Carter Jr. turned 96 October 1st.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2020 to be Announced within Hours

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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME MEMBER DIES

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Morris Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)

 

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis
Presley hits like A Little Less Conversation and “In the Ghetto”
has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook
that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery
and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer,
singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

 

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