Posts with the category “celebrities”
Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95
December 31st, 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95 Former Pope Benedict XVI has died at his Vatican residence, aged 95, almost a decade after he stood down because of ailing health. He led the Catholic Church for le...
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of Directors
October 31st, 2022
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of directors Elon Musk has dissolved Twitter's board of directors - cementing his control over the company. The billionaire took over the social media company la...
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
January 7th, 2022
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94 Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of F...
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge
September 17th, 2021
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge Thousands of migrants have set up a makeshift camp on the United States side of the southern border, under a bridge that connects Texas with Mexico. L...
Zimbabwe Cricket Great Heath Streak Banned for Corruption
April 18th, 2021
Zimbabwe Cricket Great Heath Streak Banned for Corruption The International Cricket Council has slapped an 8-year ban on former Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak, for corruption. Streak was implic...
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112
December 28th, 2018
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112 For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be fou...
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania
October 11th, 2018
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's 'youngest billionaire' abducted in Tanzania The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, police ...
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award
September 24th, 2018
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA.Modric was voted ...
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84
September 20th, 2018
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84 The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George Balanchine. H...
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
September 16th, 2018
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kime...
South African world's oldest man wants to stop smoking
May 29th, 2018
South African world's oldest man wants to stop smoking Fredie Blom spent most of his life as a labourer - on a farm and in the construction industry - in apartheid South Africa but he might soon be re...
Remembering the Prince of Mathematicians: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
April 30th, 2018
Remembering the Prince of Mathematicians: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss Born 241 years ago on April 30, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss is often described as the "Prince of Mathematicians" and hailed for hi...
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking
March 14th, 2018
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died on March 14, 2018—also known as Pi Day—at age 76. The scientist stands out for his significant contributions to t...
Roger Bannister first sub-four-minute miler in history dies
March 4th, 2018
Roger Bannister first sub-four-minute miler in history dies Roger Bannister has died, aged 88, but will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four min...
Bigfoot vs. USA-1: The Birth of Monster Truck Madness
March 2nd, 2018
Bigfoot vs. USA-1: The Birth of Monster Truck Madness In the late 1970s, Bob Chandler was just another car guy, the owner of Midwest Four Wheel Drive Center in St. Louis, Missouri. “I had a pickup tru...
How the Black Power Protest at the 1968 Olympics Killed Careers
February 22nd, 2018
How the Black Power Protest at the 1968 Olympics Killed Careers It’s an iconic image: Two athletes raise their fists on the Olympic podium. The photograph, taken after the 200 meter race at the 1968 S...
Meet Kenny Washington, the First Black NFL Player of the Modern Era
February 2nd, 2018
Meet Kenny Washington, the First Black NFL Player of the Modern Era LAPD officer. Bit-part Hollywood star. Nixon supporter. Trailblazer for racial integration. Kenny Washington had an eventful–and in ...
Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador
January 11th, 2018
Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in its London embassy for more than five years. Maria Fernanda...
The Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 10th, 2018
The Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On January 15, the entire nation pauses in remembrance of a civil rights hero. At least, that’s the point of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday th...
John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87
January 6th, 2018
John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. "Today, Nasa an...
The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero
December 27th, 2017
The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero The United States Marine Corps has endured few firefights as savage as the Battle for Outpost Vegas in the waning months of the Korean War. With a r...