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former Roumanian Secret Police thug Lt. General  Ilie Andruta Ceauseşcu   brother of Nicolae; did 5 of 15 years in prison
expired 12-14-2000 in Bucharest, Roumania   age 76   cause: cancer
AKS: Ceausescu
President of Romania (1974-89)  Nicolae Ceauseşcu
born on 1-26-1918 in Scornicesti-Olt, Roumania
expired 12-25-1989 in Bucharest, Roumania   age 71   cause: firing squad
AKS: Ceausescu
 Nicu Ceauseşcu   playboy son of tyrant Nicolae
born on 9-1-1951
expired 9-26-1996 in Vienna, Austria   age 45   cause: cirrhosis of the liver
AKS: Ceausescu
writer Lord  Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil   helped in the founding of the League of Nations; stayed with it from beginning to end; winner of the 1937 Nobel prize in peace
¤title: Viscount Cecil of Chelwood 
born on 9-14-1864 in London, England
expired 11-24-1958 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England   age 94
writer Don  Camilo José Cela y Trulock   1989 Nobel literature laureate
born on 5-11-1916 in Iria Flavia, La Coruña Province, Spain
expired 1-17-2002 in Madrid, Spain   age 85   cause: heart failure
AKS: Jose
Kennedy/Johnson H.E.W. Secretary (1962-65)  Anthony J. Celebrezze
born on 9-4-1910
expired 10-29-1998 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 88   cause: cancer
retired New York Rep. (1923-72)  Emanuel Celler
born on 5-6-1888 in Brooklyn, New York
expired 1-15-1981 in New York, New York   age 92
   Contest Selectors
1980 JW6.3%

astronomer  Anders Celsius   invented the centigrade temperature scale in 1742
born on 11-27-1701 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
expired 4-25-1744 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden   age 42
publisher, founder of Random House  Bennett Alfred Cerf   regular panelist on What's My Line; first husband of Sylvia Sidney (1935-36)
born on 5-25-1892 in New York, New York
expired 8-27-1971 in New York, New York   age 79
Chicago mayor (1931-33)  Anton Joseph Cermak   assassinated with bullet meant for FDR
born on 5-9-1873 in Prague, Bohemia
expired 3-6-1933 in Miami, Florida   age 59   cause: bullet wound
former Czech Interior Minister jailed by Nazis Dr.  Josef Cerny
born on 2-28-1885 in Nepolisy, Bohemia
expired 12-7-1971 in New York, New York   age 86
author  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   wrote Don Quixote (1605)
born on 9-29-1547 in Alcala de Henares, Spain
expired 4-23-1616 in Madrid, Spain   age 68
former Yucatán State governor  Víctor Cervera Pacheco   served from 1984 to 1988, then again from 1995 until 2001
born on 4-23-1936 in Mérida, Yucatán State, Mexico
expired 8-18-2004 in Mérida, Yucatán State, Mexico   age 68   cause: heart attack
AKS: Victor
pioneering aviator & airplane builder  Clyde Vernon Cessna
born on 12-5-1879 in Hawthorne, Iowa
expired 11-20-1954   age 74
former French prime minister (1969-72)  Jacques-Pierre-Michel Chaban-Delmas   former mayor of Bordeaux (1947-95)
¤born: Jacques-Pierre-Michel Delmas 
born on 3-7-1915 in Paris, France
expired 11-10-2000 in Paris, France   age 85   cause: heart attack
"new wave" film actor/director  Claude Chabrol
born on 6-24-1930 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 9-12-2010 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 80   cause: severe anemia
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

former brothel owner/manager  Edna Milton Chadwell   was the last madame of the LaGrange, Texas 'Chicken Ranch' (purportedly the best little whorehouse in Texas), purchased from Jessie Williams (1962); it was shut down in 1973 following a tv story about it that named names (of politicians & other customers)
born on 1-3-1928 in Caddo County, Oklahoma
expired 2-25-2012 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 84   cause: complications from auto accident
stock broker  Florence May Chadwick   first woman to swim the English Channel both ways; broke Gertrude Ederle's record
born on 11-9-1917 in San Diego, California
expired 3-15-1995 in San Diego, California   age 77
physicist Sir  James Chadwick   won 1935 Nobel Prize in physics for discovery of the neutron (1932)
born on 10-20-1891 in Manchester, England
expired 7-24-1974 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 82
Rhode Island senator (1977-99)  John Hubbard Chaffee   Nixon Navy secretary (1969-72); blocked the court martial of Lloyd Bucher
born on 10-22-1922 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 10-24-1999 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 77   cause: heart failure
former pro tennis player  Nancy Chaffee   divorced from Ralph Kiner; married to Jack Whitaker
born on 3-6-1929 in Ventura, California
expired 8-11-2002 in Coronado, California   age 73   cause: complications from cancer
Apollo 1 astronaut  Roger Bruce Chaffee   died on launching pad during a systems test
born on 2-15-1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 1-27-1967 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 31   cause: flash fire in capsule
modern artist  Marc Chagall
¤born: Moyshe Shagal 
born on 7-7-1887 in Vitebsk, Russia
expired 3-28-1985 in Vence, France   age 97
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO, EB12.5%

former president of International Ladies Garment Workers Union  Sol Chick Chaikin
born on 1-9-1918 in New York, New York
expired 4-1-1991   age 73
Dr.  Ernst Boris Chain   shared the 1945 Nobel prize in medicine for the isolation of penicillin (1939)
born on 6-19-1906 in Berlin, Germany
expired 8-12-1979 in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland   age 73   cause: heart failure
actor  Feodor Ivanovitch Chaliapin Jr.
born on --1907 in Moscow, Russia
expired 9-17-1992 in Rome, Italy   age 85
fantasy/sci-fi author  Jack Laurence Chalker
born on 12-17-1944 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 2-11-2005 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 60   cause: kidney, lung, heart failure
AKS: Laurance Laurunce Lawrence Lawrance Lawrunce Lorence Lorance Lorunce
one-time French Air Force General  Maurice Challe   lead unsuccessful 1961 Algerian coup against Charles De Gaulle
expired 1-18-1979 in Paris, France   age 73   cause: cancer
Sir  Joseph Austen Chamberlain   a half-brother of Neville; part-originator of the Locarno Pact; shared the 1925 Nobel peace prize
born on 10-16-1863 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
expired 3-17-1937 in London, England   age 73   cause: apoplexy
Texas death row inmate  Karl Eugene Chamberlain
¤number 999241 
born on 6-20-1970
expired 6-11-2008 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 8.8391 points

cluelessly naïve British prime minister  Neville Arthur Chamberlain   got suckered by Hitler in München; "Peace in our time!"
born on 3-18-1869 in Edgbaston, England
expired 11-9-1940 in Odiham, England   age 71
1959 Nobel physics co-laureate  Owen Chamberlain   co-discoverer of the antiproton (1955)
born on 7-10-1920 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-28-2006 in Berkeley, California   age 85   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
former NBA star  Wilton Norman Chamberlain   the hardwood satyr (over 20,000 served)
¤nickname: "Wilt the stilt" 
born on 8-21-1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-12-1999 in Bel Air, California   age 63   cause: congestive heart failure
pilot  Clarence D. Chamberlin   flew first trans-Atlantic passenger, from New York City to Eiseleber, Germany, June 4-6, 1927
born on 11-11-1893 in Denison, Iowa
expired 10-30-1976 in Shelton, Connecticut   age 82
confessed Communist spy  David Jay Whittaker Chambers   testified against Alger Hiss
born on 4-1-1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-9-1961 in Westminster, Maryland   age 60
World War II dental technician  John Chambers   after the war he created facial prosthetic devices for disfigured veterans; starting as a makeup man in 1953 he went on to create Mr. Spock's ears for the original Star Trek tv series (1965) & the simian masks for Planet of the Apes (1968; awarded an honorary oscar for his work in 1969)
born on 9-12-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-25-2001 in Woodland Hills, California   age 78   cause: complications from diabetes
country singer  Lester J. Chambers
born on 7-8-1926
expired 8-30-1992   age 66
porn actress  Marilyn Chambers   as a 17-year old the portrayed the "mother" of the Ivory Snow baby in ads; star of Behind the Green Door (1972); did April 1974 Playboy pictorial; was living in a trailer at the time of death (found by daughter)
¤née: Briggs
real name: Marilyn Ann Taylor 
born on 4-22-1952 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 4-12-2009 in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California   age 56   cause: ruptured cerebral berry aneurysm; hypertrophic heart disease
dumb-ass truck driver  Robert Edward Chambliss   killer of four girls in the basement of a church that he bombed (1963); convicted of the crime in 1977
¤nickname: "Dynamite Bob" 
expired 10-29-1985 in in prison   age 81
French composer  Cecile Chaminade
¤born: Louise Stephanie Chaminade 
born on 8-8-1857 in Paris, France
expired 4-18-1944 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 86
retired General & Nicaraguan president (1/1/1917-1/1/1921 & 3/14/1926-11/11/1926)  Emiliano Chamorro Vargas
born on --1871
expired 2-26-1966 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 95
newspaper owner/editor  Pedro Joaquín Chamorro   published La Prensa, the Managua Nicaragua daily newspaper
expired 12-8-1952 in Managua, Nicaragua   age ??
newspaper owner/editor  Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal   published La Prensa, the Managua Nicaragua daily newspaper; vocal Somoza opponent; husband of Violeta
expired 1-10-1978 in Managua, Nicaragua   age 53   cause: shot to death
Great Lakes sailor  Oliver J. "Buck" Champeau   Third Assistant Engineer aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 9-4-1934
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 41   cause: drowned when ship foundered
choreographer  Gower Champion   original director of Broadway show 42nd Street (died the night before opened); once married to Marge
born on 6-22-1919 in Geneva, Illinois
expired 8-25-1980 in New York, New York   age 61   cause: Waldenström's macroglobulinemia
Georgia geezer  Jesse Champion
born on 8-15-1887
expired 1-13-2000   age 112
   Contest Selectors
2000 KLS14%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero)
2001 KLS

Chicago Cubs first baseman  Frank Leroy Chance   final leg of the famous double-play combination of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance (1906-1910)
born on 9-9-1877 in Fresno, California
expired 9-14-1924   age 47
retired NBC newsman  John William Chancellor
born on 7-14-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-12-1996 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 68   cause: stomach cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%

to next Baseball Commissioner: Ford Frickto previous Baseball Commissioner: Kenesaw Mountain Landis former Kentucky governor  Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler   Baseball Commissioner April 24, 1945 to July 15, 1951
born on 7-14-1898 in Corydon, Kentucky
expired 6-15-1991   age 92
character actor  Chick Chandler   his big role: Soldier of Fortune (1950)
born on 1-18-1905 in Kingston, New York
expired 9-30-1988 in Laguna Beach, Florida   age 83
publishing heiress & arts patron  Dorothy Mae Chandler   The Music Center of Los Angeles County's main auditorium is named for her — the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
¤née: Buffum 
born on 5-19-1901 in LaFayette, Illinois
expired 7-6-1997 in Hollywood, California   age 96
Times-Mirror Co. chairman  Harry Chandler   publisher of the L.A. Times; in 1923 he paid John Roche $21,000 to build a big sign on Mount Lee promoting a housing development — it read HOLLYWOODLAND
expired 9-23-1944 in Los Angeles, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
actor  Jeff Chandler
¤real name: Ira Grossel 
born on 12-15-1918 in New York, New York
expired 6-17-1961 in Culver City, California   age 42   cause: blood poisoning following spinal surgery
former Los Angeles Times publisher (1945-60)  Norman Chandler   husband of Dorothy; father of Otis
born on 9-14-1899 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-20-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 74
former Los Angeles Times publisher (1960-80)  Otis P. Chandler   son of Norman & Dorothy
born on 11-23-1927 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-27-2006 in Ojai, California   age 78   cause: Lewy Body disease
detective story author  Raymond Thorton Chandler   co-wrote screenplay of Double Indemnity (1944)
born on 7-23-1888 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-26-1959 in La Jolla, California   age 70
former Yankees pitcher  Spurgeon "Spud" Chandler
born on 9-12-1907 in Commerce, Georgia
expired 1-9-1990 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 82
hall-of-fame athlete  Lynn Everett Chandnois   played football for MSU (1946-49) & the Pittsburgh Steelers (1950-56 special teams)
born on 2-24-1923 in Fayette, Delta County, Michigan
expired 4-19-2011 in Flint, Michigan   age 88
AKS: Chadnois Chandois
Nobel prize winning astro-physicist  Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar   nephew of physics laureate C.V. Raman
born on 10-19-1910 in Lahore, British India
expired 8-21-1995 in Chicago, Illinois   age 84
AKS: Subramanyan
coutouier & perfumier  Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel
born on 8-19-1883 in Issoire, Auvergne, France
expired 1-10-1971 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 87
 David Webb Chaney   led Chemstrand team that developed the artificial grass known as Astroturf
born on 12-19-1915
expired 7-4-2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina   age 88   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
retired bakery worker/domestic worker  Fannie Lee Chaney   mother of murdered civil rights worker James Chaney; in 2005 was able to testify at the trial of Edgar Ray Killen
born on 9-4-1921 in Mississippi
expired 5-22-2007 in Willingboro, New Jersey   age 85
1964 CORE Freedom Summer campaigner  James Earl Chaney   murdered by Klan thugs along with Andrew Goodman & Michael Schwerner
born on 5-30-1943 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 6-21-1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi   age 21   cause: murdered; shot
silent film star  Lon Chaney Sr.   his most memorable roles were as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1923) and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
¤born: Leonidas F. Chaney
 known as "The Man of A Thousand Faces" for his skill with makeup 
born on 4-1-1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 8-26-1930   age 47   cause: bronchial cancer
horror movie actor  Lon Chaney Jr.   played Lawrence Talbot (the Wolf Man) in The Wolf Man (1941) and Abbott and Costello Meet in Frankenstein (1948); played the Monster in Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
¤real name: Creighton Tull Chaney 
born on 2-10-1906 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 7-12-1973 in San Clemente, California   age 67   cause: beriberi & liver failure
1920s Our Gang child actor  Norman Chaney
¤aka: "Chubby
born on 1-18-1918
expired 5-30-1936   age 18
journalist  Iris Shun-Ru Chang   chronicler of the Rape of Nanking (1937) — read the book to get a sense of how justified the nuking of Hiroshima & Nagasaki were
born on 3-28-1968 in Princeton, New Jersey
expired 11-9-2004 in Los Gatos, California   age 36   cause: suicide; gunshot wound
Chinese army general  Chang Kuo-hua   led takeover of Tibet (October 1950); stayed on as brutal overlord for 15 years
expired 2-21-1972 in Chengtu, Szechwan Province, China   age 58   cause: heart attack
last Chinese Communist Party founder (7/1/1921)  Chang Kuo-tao   split with Mao in 1938
born on 11-26-1897 in Jiang Xi, Province
expired 12-3-1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 82
movie special effects master  Chang Wah Ming   worked on The Time Machine (1960) but got shafted on the oscar it won (they screwed up the credits so that the other effects guys got the award); co-founder (with Gene Warren Sr. & Tim Barr) of Projects Unlimited (1956) — built original models of Star Trek props: phaser, tricorder & communicator
born on 8-2-1917 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 12-22-2003 in Carmel Valley, California   age 86
former Manchurian warlord  Chang Hsueh-liang   was military governor of Manchuria (1928-31); once kidnapped Chiang Kai-shek (December 1936)
¤born: Chang Hsiao-liang 
born on 6-4-1898 in Manchuria, China
expired 10-14-2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 103   cause: pneumonia
Johns Hopkins professor Dr.  Alphonse Chapanis   1940s ergonomics pioneer; developer of the touch tone telephone keypad
born on 3-17-1917 in Meriden, Connecticut
expired 10-4-2002 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 85   cause: complications following knee surgery
singer/songwriter  Harry Foster Chapin   had hits with Taxi (1972) & Cat's in the Cradle
born on 12-7-1942 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-1981 in Jericho, New York   age 38   cause: rear-ended by semi on Long Island Expressway
businessman  Roy Dikeman Chapin Sr.   co-founder of the Hudson Motor Car Co. (1900); Hoover Commerce Secretary (1932-33)
born on 2-23-1880 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 2-16-1936 in Detroit, Michigan   age 55
former American Motors Company head (1967-77)  Roy Dikeman Chapin Jr.   bought Jeep from Kaiser Industries (1970)
born on 9-21-1915 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-5-2001 in Nantucket, Massachusetts   age 85   cause: heart failure
legendary silent screen actor Sir  Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin   played The Little Tramp; co-founder of United Artists studio; wrote, directed & played Hynkel (Fuhrer of Ptomania) in The Great Dictator (1940)
born on 4-16-1889 in London, England
expired 12-25-1977 in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland   age 88
to next Ripper Victim: Elizabeth Strideto previous Ripper Victim: Polly Nicols 19th century London prostitute  Annie Chapman   second victim of Jack the Ripper
¤born: Eliza Anne Smith
 aka: Dark Annie, Annie Siffey, Annie Sievey or Annie Sivvey 
born on 9--1841 in London, England
expired 9-11-1888 in London, England   age 46   cause: murdered; throat slit; body mutilated
Ben, in rubber monster suit, as The Creature from the Black Lagoon retired real estate salesman  Benjamin F. Chapman Jr.   in 1954 all 6' 5" of him was The Creature From The Black Lagoon (at least, above water; below water it was Ricou Browning)
born on 10-29-1928 in Oakland, California
expired 2-21-2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 79   cause: congestive heart failure
Monty Python member  Graham Chapman
born on 1-8-1941 in Leicester, England
expired 10-4-1989   age 48
planter of trees  John Chapman
¤aka: "Johnny Appleseed
born on 9-26-1774 in Leominster, Massachusetts
expired 3-9-1845 in Allen County, Indiana   age 70   cause: pneumonia
former Marine Commandant (1968-72) General  Leonard F. Chapman Jr.
born on 11-3-1913 in Key West, Florida
expired 1-6-2000 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 86   cause: cancer
actress  Marguerite Chapman
born on 3-9-1918 in Chatham, New York
expired 8-30-1999 in Burbank, California   age 81
medieval literature scholar  Tobert Lundquist Chapman   editor of the fifth edition of Roget's Thesaurus (1992)
born on 12-28-1920 in Huntington, West Virginia
expired 2-2-2002 in Morristown, New Jersey   age 81   cause: leukemia
Philadelphia-area auto dealer  Roy V. Chapman   owner of 2004 Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Smarty Jones
born on 5-4-1926
expired 2-17-2006 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania   age 79   cause: emphysema
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.1000 solo points

 Michael Chappelle
expired 5-14-1982   age 28
Obverse (front) of new United States one-dollar coin featuring a profile of Sacagawea and her newborn son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau well-traveled papoose  Jean Baptiste Charbonneau   son of Toussaint Charbonneau & Sacagawea; educated by William Clark as adolescent; toured Europe & lived in California as a "mountain man"; his image appears on the new U.S. $1 coin
¤nickname: "Pomp" 
born on 2-11-1805 in Fort Mandan, Louisiana Territory
expired 5-16-1866 in Danner, Oregon   age 61   cause: pneumonia
Dr.  William Maxwell Chardack   with Greatbatch & Gage was a co-developer of one of the first implantable heart pacemakers (1960)
born on 7-27-1914
expired 5-28-2006   age    cause: 91
French General  Charles Charet   organized "taxicab army" that delivered reserves to the front, saving Paris in World War I
expired 9-14-1950 in Dijon, France   age 79
biochemist Dr.  Erwin Chargaff   did pioneering studies of DNA bases (adenine, cytosine, guanine & thymine)
born on 8-11-1905 in Czernnowitz, Austria-Hungary
expired 6-20-2002 in New York, New York   age 96
dancer, actress  Cyd Charisse
¤born: Tula Ellice Finklea 
born on 3-8-1922 in Amarillo, Texas
expired 6-17-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2007BYE, PUD6.5%
2008BYE, LMLD6.3%
   Scored 5.1500 points

AKS: Charrise Charrisse
Holy Roman Emperor  King Charlemagne   monarch of the Franks
expired 1-28-814   age 72
to next English ruler: Oliver Cromwellto previous English ruler: James I English King (1625-1649)  Charles I   son of James I; his reign came to an end with the loss of a civil war
born on 11-19-1600 in Dunfermline, Scotland
expired 1-30-1649 in London, England   age 48   cause: beheaded in the Tower of London
to next English ruler: James IIto previous English ruler: Richard Cromwell English King (1660-1685)  Charles II   son of Charles I
born on 5-29-1630 in London, England
expired 2-6-1685 in London, England   age 54
former heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)  Ezzard Charles
born on 7-7-1921 in Lawrenceville, Georgia
expired 5-28-1975 in Chicago, Illinois   age 53   cause: ALS
former Dominica prime minister (1980-85)  Mary Eugenia Charles   invited Reagan to invade Grenada (1983)
born on 5-15-1919 in Pointe Michel, Grenada
expired 9-7-2005 in Martinique   age 86   cause: complications from broken hip
taxi driver-turned-sports broadcaster  Nick Charles   was one of the original CNN broadcasters (sports from 1980 to 2001)
¤real name: Nicholas Charles Nickeas 
born on 6-30-1946 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-25-2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 64   cause: bladder cancer
Dominica prime minister  Pierre Charles
born on 6-30-1954 in Grand Bay, Dominica, West Indies
expired 1-6-2004 in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies   age 49   cause: heart attack
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in March 1970 musician  Ray Charles   10-time Grammy winner
¤born: Ray Charles Robinson 
born on 9-23-1930 in Albany, Georgia
expired 6-10-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 73   cause: complications from liver disease
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%
2001 DTM12½%

actor  Ian Charleson
born on 8-11-1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland
expired 1-5-1990   age 40   cause: AIDS
1992 Nobel physics laureate  Georges Charpak   recognized for his work in the development of particle detectors
born on 3-8-1924 in Dąbrowica, Poland
expired 9-25-2010 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 86
AKS: Dabrovica
actor  Ferdinand Charpin   played Honoré Panisse in Pagnol's productions of Marius (play: 1929; movie: 1931), Fanny (1931) & César (1936)
born on 6-1-1887 in Marseilles, France
expired 11-6-1944 in Paris, France   age 57
former safe cracker  Henri Charrière   convicted of murder (1931) & sentenced to Cayenne, French Guyana prison; after several escapes he was sent to Devil's Island; wrote Papillon (1969)
born on 11-6-1906 in Ardeche, France
expired 7-28-1973 in Madrid, Spain   age 66   cause: throat cancer
mystery writer  Leslie Charteris   created the Saint
¤real name: Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin 
born on 5-12-1907 in Singapore
expired 4-14-1993   age 85
movie comedian and director  Charley Chase
¤real name: Charles Parrott 
born on 10-20-1893 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 6-20-1940   age 47
actress/author  Ilka Chase   played Mrs. Restes in Ocean's Eleven (1960)
born on 4-8-1905 in New York, New York
expired 2-15-1987 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 72   cause: internal hemorrhage
songwriter  Lincoln R. Chase   co-wrote "The Name Game" (1964)
born on 6-29-1926
expired 10-6-1980 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 54
dramatist  Mary Coyle Chase   wrote Harvey (1944); wrote movie screenplay (1950)
born on 2-25-1907 in Denver, Colorado
expired 10-20-1981 in Denver, Colorado   age 74
whaler Essex First Mate  Owen Chase   his chronicle of the sinking of the Essex (11/20/1820) by a blue whale was the insipiration for Moby Dick (19851)
born on --1796 in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
expired ??-??-1869 in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts   age 73
Salmon P. Chase on the $10,000 bill Republican Party co-founder & Lincoln Treasury Secretary  Salmon Portland Chase   also Supreme Court Chief Justice; he presided over the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson in 1858; his portrait is on the $10,000 bill
born on 1-13-1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire
expired 5-7-1873 in New York, New York   age 65
Hollywood restauranteur  David Chasen   ex-vaudevillian
born on 7-18-1898 in Odessa, Ukraine
expired 6-16-1973 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: cancer
former restauranteur (1942-95)  Maude K. Chasen   widow of David
¤born: Maude K. Martin 
born on 5-20-1904 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 12-8-2001 in Century City, California   age 97   cause: pneumonia
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi District Attorney (1942-56)  Gerald Chatham   part of the team that prosecuted J.W. Milam & Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till in 1955
born on 2-17-1906
expired 10-9-1956 in Sumner, Mississippi   age 50   cause: heart attack
poet  Geoffrey Chaucer   wrote The Canterbury Tales
born on 4-6-1339
expired 10-25-1400   age 61
Indian author  Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri
born on 11-23-1897 in Kishorganj, India
expired 8-1-1999 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England   age 101
 Henry Chauncey   founder/first president of Educational Testing Service --- the SAT people
born on 2-9-1905 in New York, New York
expired 12-3-2002 in Shelburne, Vermont   age 97
French army soldier  Nicolas Chauvin   excessively "devoted" to Napoleon and military life; name became eponymous with excessive advocacy of any position (chauvanist)
born on ??-??-17??
expired ??-??-18??   age ??
 Marc A. Chavannes   the co-inventor of Bubble Wrap
born on 3-2-1896
expired 4-6-1994 in Sarasota, Florida   age 98
conductor/composer  Carlos Chávez
expired 8-2-1978 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 79   cause: heart ailment
United Farm Workers organizer  Cesar Estrada Chavez
born on 3-31-1927 in Yuma, Arizona
expired 4-23-1993   age 66
Texas death row inmate  Juan Rodriguez Chavez
¤aka: number 999186 
born on 4-27-1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
expired 4-22-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 34   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.7250 points

quack M.D.  Patrick Chavis   his 1973 admission to the UC Davis' Medical School prompted Allan Bakke's affirmative action lawsuit
born on 5-8-1952
expired 7-23-2002 in Hawthorne, California   age 50   cause: shot to death during attempted carjacking
zydeco accordionist/bandleader  Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis
born on 10-24-1930 in Church Point, Louisiana
expired 5-5-2001 in Austin, Texas   age 70   cause: complications from heart attack & stroke
The Standard (Harare) editor & publisher  Mark Gova Angus Chavunduka   arrested & tortured by the Zimbabwean government
born on 11-28-1965 in Salisbury, Rhodesia
expired 11-11-2002 in Harare, Zimbabwe   age 36   cause: complications from severe dehydration & torture
Shuttle STS-87 & 107 astronaut  Kalpana Chawla
born on 7-1-1961 in Karnal, India
expired 2-1-2003 in over north-central Texas   age 41   cause: disintegration of Shuttle Columbia during re-entry
screenwriter  Sidney "Paddy" Chayefsky   wrote story & screenplays for Marty (1953), The Hospital (1971) & Network (1976) ... received 3 oscars for them
born on 1-29-1923 in New York, New York
expired 8-1-1981 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: cancer
AKS: Chaefsky
character actor  Maury Alan Chaykin   played Jim Sting in War Games (1983), Major Farnbrough in Dances with Wolves (1990), Alexander Falko in Mouse Hunt (1997) & Nerus on the Stargate: SG1 syndicated tv series (2005-6)
born on 7-27-1949 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 7-27-2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 61
jazz trumpeter  Adolphus Anthony "Doc" Cheatham
born on 6-13-1905 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 6-2-1997 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91
jazz trombonist  James R. "Jimmy" Cheatham   for a number of years was a professor teaching at UC San Diego
born on 6-18-1924 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 1-12-2007 in La Jolla, California   age 82   cause: heart failure
Georgia-Pacific Corp. founder (1927)  Owen Robertson Cheatham
expired 10-24-1970 in Eugene, Oregon   age 67   cause: heart attack
former K.G.B. head (1982-88)  Viktor Mikhailovich Chebrikov   used spy Aldrich Ames to obtain lists of operatives in USSR & had them executed
born on 4-27-1923 in Dnepropetrovsk, USSR
expired 7-1-1999 in Moscow, Russia   age 76
original Toronto Blue Jays radio announcer  Tom Cheek   called the play-by-play from 4/7/1977 to 6/3/2004
born on 6-13-1939 in Pensacola, Florida
expired 10-9-2005 in Oldsmar, Florida   age 66   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 8.4000 solo points

 John Cheever
born on 5-27-1912 in Quincy, Massachusetts
expired 6-18-1982   age 70
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%

Russian playwright  Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Uncle Vanya author
born on 1-17-1860 in Teganrog, Russia
expired 7-15-1904   age 44
Mao secretary (1937-40)  Chen Boda   Red Flag party journal editor (1958-70); disappeared 1970-81; tried & imprisioned (1981-88) for being part of Jiang Qing's clique
born on --1904 in Hui'an, Fujian Province, China
expired 9-20-1989 in Beijing, China   age 85
PBS cook  Joyce Chen
born on 9-14-1917
expired 8-23-1994   age 76
aging Chinese official  Chen Yun   a rival of Deng Xiao Peng
born on --1905 in Qingpu, China
expired 4-10-1995   age 90
radio programming consultant  Lester Eugene "Gene" Chanult   with partner Bill Drake developed the "boss sound" of 1960s radio (he did marketing & syndication while Drake did the programming)
born on 6-12-1919 in Eldorado, Oklahoma
expired 2-23-2010 in Tarzana, California   age 90   cause: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
former Washington Senators pitcher  Thomas E. "Tom" Cheney   during 16 inning game set major league strikeout record (21) against Baltimore (9/12/1962)
born on 10-14-1934 in Morgan, Georgia
expired 11-1-2001 in Rome, Georgia   age 67
zydeco accordionist  Clifton Chenier
born on 6-25-1925 in Opelousas, Louisiana
expired 12-12-1987 in Lafayette, Louisiana   age 62
Flying Tigers commander Lt.General  Claire Lee Chennault
born on 9-6-1890 in Commerce, Texas
expired 7-27-1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 67
murder victim  Michael Chenoweth   his July 1952 killing by Lt. Coleman Peterson & the subsequent trial was the basis for the book Anatomy of a Murder
expired 7-??-1952 in Big Bay, Michigan   age 48   cause: murder; shot to death
physicist  Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov   shared the 1958 Nobel prize in physics for discovering the now eponymously-named radition phenomenon
born on 7-28-1904 in Nizhniaya Chigla, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
expired 1-6-1990 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 85
classical pianist  Shura Cherkassky
born on 10-11-1909 in Odessa, Russia
expired 12-27-1995   age 86
mathematician Dr.  Shiing-Shen Chern   specialized in differential geometry
born on 10-26-1911 in Jiaxing, China
expired 12-3-2004 in Tianjin, China   age 93
Soviet Premier  Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko   headed the USSR for 13 months (February 1984 to March 1985)
born on 9-24-1911 in Bolshaya Tes, Yenisei River Valley, Siberia, Russia
expired 3-10-1985 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 73
former Russian prime minister (1992-98)  Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin   was the founder and first chairman of Gazprom (1989)
born on 4-9-1938 in Chernyi Otrog, Chkalov Oblast, Russia, USSR
expired 11-3-2010   age 72
child actress  Virginia Cherrill   played the blind flower girl in City Lights (1931)
born on 4-12-1908 in Carthage, Illinois
expired 11-14-1996 in Santa Barbara, California   age 88
el-stinko vaudeville act member  Addie Rose Alma Cherry   with her sisters, part of the Cherry Sisters vaudeville act, judged by critics to be so bad that it was funny
expired 10-26-1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   age 83
KKK goon  Bobby Frank Cherry   one of those responsible for the murder of four young girls; (finally) convicted in 2002
born on 6-20-1930
expired 11-18-2004 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 74   cause: cancer
"Worst Act in Vaudeville" member  Effie Cherry   with her sisters performed behind a wire screen for protection from the shower of vegetables hurled their way
expired 8-5-1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   age 65
Benton & Bowles ad executive  John Chervokas   came up with the "Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin" ad campaign (1964; creator of the Mr. Whipple pitch-person)
born on 11-14-1936 in Norwood, Massachusetts
expired 7-23-2011 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 74   cause: Parkinson's disease
convicted murderer  Caryl Whittier Chessman
¤born: Carol W. Chessman
 aka: "The Red Light Bandit" 
born on 5-27-1921 in Saint Joseph, Michigan
expired 5-2-1960 in San Quentin, California   age 38   cause: executed; potassium cyanide
civil rights attorney  J. L. Chestnut Jr.   involved in many of the groundbreaking legal actions in Alabama to end segregation & the Jim Crow laws
born on 12-16-1930 in Selma, Alabama
expired 9-30-2008 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 77   cause: kidney failure
singer/actor  Leslie Cheung   played an opera singer in Farewell, My Concubine (1993)
born on 9-12-1956 in Hong Kong
expired 4-1-2003 in Hong Kong, China   age 46   cause: suicide; fall from 24th floor hotel balcony
entertainer  Maurice Auguste Chevalier   played Honoré Panisse in Fanny (1961); sang "Thank heaven, for little girls..." (Roman Polanski's personal anthem)
born on 9-12-1888 in Paris, France
expired 1-1-1972 in Paris, France   age 83   cause: heart failure; kidney failure
auto company co-founder  Arthur Chevrolet
born on --1884
expired 4-16-1946 in Slidell, Louisiana   age 61   cause: suicide; hanged
Frontenac auto comapny co-founder  Gaston Chevrolet   brother of Louis & Arthur; winner of the 1920 Indianapolis 500 race
born on 10-26-1892 in Beaune, Cote-d'Or, France
expired 11-25-1920 in Beverly Hills, California   age 28   cause: race car crash
Chevrolet Auto logo, taken from a wallpaper pattern automobile designer & company co-founder (June 1911)  Louis Joseph Chevrolet   had a falling-out with GM head William Durant and left company (1912); with brothers founded the Frontenac Motor Company (1914)
born on 12-25-1878 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
expired 6-6-1941 in Detroit, Michigan   age 62   cause: complications from surgery
 Chiang Mei-ling   widow of the Generalisimo
¤born: Soong Mei-ling
Madame Chiang Kai-shek 
born on 3-5-1898 in Shanghai, China
expired 10-23-2003 in New York, New York   age 105
   Contest Selectors
2000KLS, RR29%
2001ANG, DTM, KLS, RR50%
2002DTM, JAC, JL, MORB, RR45.5%
   Scored 2.0049 points

Nationalist Chinese General  Chiang Wego   a son of Chiang Kai-shek
born on 10-6-1916
expired 9-22-1997   age 80
former Taiwanese president (1978-88)  Chiang Ching-Kuo   son of Chiang Kai-shek; not the son of Mei-Ling Soong
born on 3-18-1906 in Fenghua, Chekiang Province, China
expired 1-13-1988   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%

Chinese nationalist leader Generalissimo  Chiang Kai-shek   married the sister-in-law of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen; leader of the Kuomintang
born on 10-31-1886 in Fenghua, Chekiang Province, China
expired 4-5-1975 in Taipei, Taiwan   age 88   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS

to next Pope: Leo XIIto previous Pope: Pius VI Catholic Church leader (1800-1823)  Barnaba Chiaramonti   elected 252nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church March 14, 1800, in Venice
¤Pope Pius VII 
born on 8-14-1740 in Cesena, Pontifical States, Italy
expired 8-20-1823 in Rome, Italy   age 83   cause: complications from a broken leg & hip
next-to-last Italian World War I veteran  Francesco Demenico Chiarello
born on 11-5-1898
expired 6-27-2008 in Calabria, Italy   age 109
Chiat/Day ad agency co-founder (1968)  Morton Jay Chiat   created Apple's Orwellian 1984 ad that ran twice, once during Super Bowl XVIII (1-22-1984) & at once at signoff (1:00 am) on KMVT (Twin Falls, Idaho; 12-15-1983)
born on 10-25-1931 in New York, New York
expired 4-22-2002 in Marina del Rey, California   age 70   cause: prostate cancer
former Castro ally  Raúl Chibas
born on 4-25-1916 in Santiago de Cuba
expired 8-25-2002 in Miami, Florida   age 86
World War II veteran  Charles Chibitty   last of the Comanche Code Talkers; saw service inthe European theater of operation
born on 11-20-1921 in Medicine Park, Oklahoma
expired 7-20-2005 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 83
author & adventurer Sir  Francis Chichester   made 1966/67 round-the-world trip in ketch Gypsy Moth IV
expired 8-26-1972 in Plymouth, England   age 70   cause: pneumonia
to next Pope: Clement IXto previous Pope: Innocent XI Catholic Church leader (1655-1667)  Fabio Chigi   elected 238th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church April 7, 1655
¤Pope Alexander VII 
born on 2-13-1599 in Sienna, Italy
expired 5-22-1667 in Rome, Italy   age 68
Russian serial killer  Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo
born on 10-16-1936
expired 2-14-1994   age 57
PBS' French Chef  Julia Carolyn Child
¤né: McWilliams 
born on 8-15-1912 in Pasadena, California
expired 8-13-2004 in Montecito, California   age 91   cause: kidney failure
   Contest Selectors
2000BOD, KLS, TEX43%
2001BOD, KLS, NFG, ROTS50%
2002BOD, CMH, TMTX27.3%
   Scored 3.4098 points

actor  Alvin Childress   played Amos Jones on television Amos 'n' Andy tv series (1951-53)
born on 9-10-1907 in Meridian, Mississippi
expired 4-19-1986 in Inglewood, California   age 78   cause: Parkinson's disease; diabetes
 Lisa Landry Childress   daughter of Tom Landry
born on 3-4-1958
expired 5-28-1995   age 37
Florida Senator (1970-88) & governor (1991-98)  Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr.
born on 4-3-1930 in Lakeland, Florida
expired 12-12-1998 in Tallahassee, Florida   age 68   cause: heart attack
mercurial The Box Tops vocalist  William Alexander Chilton   his first hit was "The Letter" (1967)
born on 12-28-1950 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 3-17-2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 59   cause: heart attack
V.P. record label co-founder (1993)  Vincent G. Chin   opened Randy's Records (1958), then Studio 17, then Randy's Record label; recorded reggae performers like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Gregory Isaacs
¤aka: "Randy" 
born on 10-3-1937 in Kingston, Jamaica
expired 2-2-2003 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 65   cause: complications from diabetes
reclusive super-geezer  Kama Chinen   had been the oldest person in the world
born on 5-10-1895 in Okinawa, Japan
expired 5-2-2010 in Nanjo, Okinawa, Japan   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2010ADWC, DFFC, KLS, PCD, RR, WEP22.2%
   Scored 1.1781 points

Depression-era pulp fiction illustrator  Ernest Darcy Chiriacka
¤born: Anastassios Kyriakakos 
born on 5-11-1913 in New York, New York
expired 4-26-2010 in Great Neck, New York   age 96
tv golf producer/innovator  Frank Chirkinian Sr.   winner of 4 Emmys & 2 Peabody Awards
born on 6-3-1926 in Pennsylvania
expired 3-4-2011 in North Palm Beach, Florida   age 84   cause: lung cancer
former Rep. (1969-83)  Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm   first black woman elected to congress (1968)
born on 11-30-1924 in New York, New York
expired 1-1-2005 in Ormond Beach, Florida   age 80   cause: complications from strokes
Broadway/movie writer  Jerome Chodorov   co-author of the book of Wonderful Town; co-wrote My Sister Eileen
born on 8-10-1911 in New York, New York
expired 9-12-2004 in Nyack, New York   age 93
former Stanford University physics professor  Marvin Chodorow   working with Edward Ginzton managed to increase the power of the Klystron Tube a million-fold
born on 7-16-1913 in Buffalo, New York
expired 10-17-2005 in Stanford, California   age 92
former South Korean army general  Choi Hong Hi   founded Tae Kwon Do martial art (1955); Tae (to kick with foot) Kwon (to strike with fist) Do (art)
born on 11-9-1918 in Myong Chun district, Korea
expired 6-15-2002 in Pyongyang, North Korea   age 83   cause: stomach cancer
former South Korean president (1979-80)  Choi Kyu-hah   succeeded the assassinated Park Chung-hee; overthrown by General Chun Doo-Hwan
born on 7-16-1918
expired 10-22-2006 in Seoul, South Korea   age 88   cause: heart failure
brain-dead flyweight boxer  Choi Yo-sam   plug pulled after he went into coma following successful title fight
born on 3-1-1972 in Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, Korea
expired 1-2-2008   age 35   cause: cerebral hemorrhages; blows to the head
   Contest Selectors
2008DTM, JCM, RAVN, WEP12.5%
   Scored 9.3125 points

1960s pro wrassler  Edward "Moose" Cholak
born on 3-17-1930 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-31-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 72   cause: complications from stroke
crime victim  Marita Choquette   a victim of serial killer Donald Miller
born on 12-10-1950 in Fremont, Michigan
expired 6-6-1978 in Holt, Michigan   age 27   cause: murdered; strangulation; raped
Nixon political mentor  Murry M. Chotiner
born on 10-4-1909 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-30-1974 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 64   cause: pulmonary embolus; complications from auto accident
People's Republic of China premier (1949-76)  Chou En-Lai
born on 1-??-1898 in Hwaian, Kiangsu Province, China
expired 1-8-1976 in Beijing, China   age 78   cause: cancer
 Gerald Conrad "Jeff" Chouinard   younger brother of Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia founder), whom he worked for back when it was still Chouinard Equipment Company; worked as a private investigator for Howard Hughes (1950-68)
born on 9-23-1923 in Lisbon, Maine
expired 6-19-2008 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 84   cause: heart & kidney failure
last World War I combat veteran  Claude Stanley Choules   last witness to the scuttling of the German Navy at Scapa Flow, Scotland
born on 3-3-1901 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England
expired 5-5-2011 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia   age 110
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC, KLS, WEP11.1%

optical scientist  Henri Chretien   developed the anamorphic lense used in widescreen processes like CinemaScope
born on 2-1-1879 in Paris, France
expired 2-6-1956 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 77
Norwegian theater builder  Gerda Ring Christensen
born on 5-11-1891
expired 1-12-1999   age 107
San Francisco ballet founder  William Christensen
born on 8-27-1902
expired 10-14-2001   age 99
former pro wrassler  A. J. Christenson
¤aka: "Ivan the Terrible
expired 2-??-1996   age 97
AKS: Christensen
H.M.S. Bounty first mate  Fletcher Christian   led the mutiny against Captain Bligh April 26, 1789; arrived at Pitcairn Island January 23, 1790 (1,350 miles SE of Tahiti); sired first child to be born on Pitcairn island (son Thursday October Christian)
born on 9-25-1764 in Moorland Close, Cumberland, England
expired 10-3-1793 in Pitcairn Island   age 29
 Gerda Christian   one of Adolph Hitler's personal secretaries
born on --1913 in Berlin, Germany
expired 7-12-1997 in Düsseldorf, Germany   age 83
actress  Linda Christian   was the first Bond girl in the 1954 tv production of Casino Royale; mother of actresses Taryn & Romina Power (by Tyrone Power Jr.); lured Edmund Purdom away from his wife (1962)
¤born: Blanca Rosa Henrietta Stella Welter Vorhauer 
born on 11-13-1923 in Tampico, Tamaulipus, Mexico
expired 7-27-2011 in Palm Springs, California   age 87   cause: colon cancer
Marc with his attorney, Marvin Mitchelson Rock Hudson's "companion"  Marc Christian   won millions from the estate for "intentional infliction of emotional distress"
¤full name: Marc Christian MacGinnis 
born on 6-23-1953 in Hollywood, California
expired 6-2-2009 in Burbank, California   age 55   cause: "pulmonary problems"; heavy smoking
California geezer  Mary Dorothy Christian
¤née: Perry 
born on 6-12-1889 in Taunton, Massachusetts
expired 4-20-2003 in San Pablo, California   age 113   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003JL, KLS11.1%
   Scored 2.4500 points

LEGO founder (1932)  Ole Kirk Christiansen   made up company name from the Danish words "Leg" & "GOdt" (meaning "play well")
born on --1891
expired ??-??-1958   age 67
British mystery writer Dame  Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Christie   created Jane Marple & Hercule Poirot; Mrs. Max Mallowan
born on 9-15-1890 in Torquay, England
expired 1-12-1976 in Wallingford, England   age 85
actress  Virginia Christine   played Mrs. Olson in Folgers commercials
¤born: Virginia Kraft 
born on 3-5-1920 in Stanton, Iowa
expired 7-24-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: heart failure
character actor  Eric Cuthbert Christmas
born on 3-19-1916 in London, England
expired 7-22-2000 in Camarillo, California   age 84   cause: heart failure; prostate cancer
physician Dr.  William Whitney Christmas   aeronatical pioneer; third American to fly a plane, after the Wright brothers; built first plane with ailerons in 1908
expired 4-14-1960 in New York, New York   age 94
 Christodoulos   prelate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece
¤born: Christos Paraskevaides
title: His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos 
born on 1-16-1939 in Xanthi, Xanthi Prefecture, Greece
expired 1-28-2008 in Athens, Greece   age 69   cause: cancer of the liver, colon & peritoneum
   Contest Selectors
2008DFFC, LMLD, RAVN, WEP12.5%
   Scored 5.9125 solo points

former San Francisco mayor (1956-64)  George Christopher   lured the Giants baseball team to S.F. after the 1957 season
¤born: George Christopheles 
born on 12-8-1906 in Arcadia, Greece
expired 9-14-2000 in San Francisco, California   age 93   cause: stroke
former Clinton Secretary of State (1993-97)  Warren Minor Christopher
born on 10-27-1925 in Scranton, North Dakota
expired 3-18-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: kidney & bladder cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002 JEDS9.1%
2003 JEDS5.6%

former CBS reporter  Sam Chu Lin
born on 3-3-1939 in Greenville, Mississippi
expired 3-5-2006 in Burbank, California   age 67
Russian writer  Lidiya Korneevna Chukovskaya   first recipient of the Sakharov Prize (1990)
born on 3-24-1907
expired 2-8-1996   age 88
actress  Babz Chula
¤born: Barbara Ellen Zuckerman 
born on 3-12-1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 5-7-2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 64   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero)

AKS: Babs
 Ellery J. Chun   created the original Aloha® Hawaiian shirt (1931)
born on 4-17-1909 in Hawaii
expired 5-16-2000 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 91
South Korean business leader  Chung Ju Yung   founded Hyundai Business Group
born on 11-25-1915 in Tong Chon, Kangwǒn Province, Korea
expired 3-21-2001 in Seoul, South Korea   age 85   cause: pneumonia
industrialist  Chung Se-Yung   co-founder of the Hyundai Motor Company (1967)
born on 8-6-1928 in Kangwon Province, Korean (nor N.Korea)
expired 5-21-2005 in Seoul, South Korea   age 76   cause: pneumonia
"intellectual"  Zhang Chunqiao   one of the "Gang of Four," instigators of China's disasterous Cultural Revolution
born on --1917 in Juye County, Shandong Province, China
expired 4-21-2005 in Shanghai, China   age 88   cause: cancer
The Editorial Reply
published Sunday September 21, 1897
New York Sun editorial writer  Francis Pharcellus Church   on September 21, 1897 penned famous Santa Claus editorial in response to letter from Virginia O'Hanlon
born on 2-22-1839 in Rochester, New York
expired 4-11-1906 in New York, New York   age 67
former Idaho senator (1957-80)  Frank Forrester Church
born on 7-25-1924 in Boise, Idaho
expired 4-7-1984 in Bethesda, Maryland   age
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

restauranteur  George W. Church   founded Church's Fried Chicken To Go (1952) in San Antonio
born on --1887 in Texas
expired ??-??-1956   age 69
Great Lakes sailor  Nolan Frank Church   Porter aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 7-13-1920
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 55   cause: drowned when ship foundered
composer  Frank Churchill   wrote Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
expired 5-14-1942   age 40
disease victim  Stephen Churchill   first confirmed death in Britain from BSE-induced variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease
expired 5-21-1995 in Wiltshire, England   age 19   cause: variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
former British prime minister Sir  Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill   World War II leader; husband of Clementine; 1953 Nobel Literature prize winner
¤legal surname: Spencer-Churchill 
born on 11-30-1874 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
expired 1-24-1965 in London, England   age 90   cause: stroke
Chinese Communist Party Army Chief  Chu Teh   won civil war against Nationalists (1949)
born on --1886 in Ilung, Szechwan Province, China
expired 7-6-1976 in Beijing, China   age 90
umpire  Nester Chylak   1999 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee
born on 5-11-1922 in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
expired 2-22-1982   age 59

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