Walter Kastner, the last surviving member of the crew of the U.S.S. Lexington battleship which conducted the unsuccessful search for Amelia Earhart, 99. http://www.whittierd...ttier-at-age-99
Replying to The Ones That Got Away...
Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:40 AM
Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:54 PM
One we missed. Willie C Jackson, the last original member of The Spaniels, died back in February. http://www.chicagotr...0225-story.html
And to think I was only watching the BBC Four series Rock 'n' Roll America and who is there in Episode 1? http://www.bbc.co.uk...-little-sixteen. I highly recommend this series if you want to put a team together for next year.
Anyway, here's Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight: https://youtu.be/X4p9RSShJcA
Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:11 PM
Tahsin Sahinkaya, the last surviving member of a junta that led Turkey's 1980 military coup, has died. He was 90. http://www.dailymail...nkaya-dies.html
Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:28 AM
Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:51 AM
With the death of Val Doonican, that leaves Eric Clapton and Princess Anne as the only two people mentioned in the lyrics of "The Intro and the Outro" (except for the Bonzos themselves) to still be with us.
Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:52 PM
The last of the Train Robbery Squad who investigated the 1963 Great Train Robbery, (then Detective Sergeant) Stanley "Steve" Moore, 88. http://www.thetimes...._medium=twitter
Probably the most dramatic arrest when he pursued Roy James across a rooftop. He became a DCI before he retired.
Posted 07 June 2015 - 12:56 PM
Seems we need a place for 'the last of the Mohicans' as it were. I recall last year the last survivor of the Hindenburg and the last surviving Navajo Code Talker dying, and they should be noted not necessarily for being terribly famous, but for the sad end of an era in the history of mankind from which first-hand accounts are no longer available.
And with that, I present 98-year old Gus Villalta, who died May 26, 2015, just one day before the 78th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge's opening, and who was very likely the last living person who worked on the bridge.
Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:15 AM
Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:18 PM
Maurice Faure, the last-surviving signatory of the Treaty of Rome, dead at 92.Where's that poster with the UKIP tendencies, he'd be good value here.
I thought we had a thread for animals somewhere, couldn't you find it?