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Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let’s Have a Quick Look



Last year on this day (May 24, 2021) Former Formula 1 boss Max Mosley passed away at the age of 81. His friend confirmed the sad news on next day.

Mosley, the former race car driver, worked as president of the international automobile federation, which governs Formula One racing for about 16 years.

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look

Soon after the tragic news was released, many of beloved Max Mosley’s friends and fans showed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes and heartbreaking messages along with the legend’s photos.

A user tweeted, “Max Mosley’s legacy should be a safer Formula One and the FIA foundation – achievements that led directly to safer road cars. But predictably the press is focusing on who his father was and the invented ‘Nazi orgy’. They’ll never forgive him for taking them on and winning.”


A famous American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. Happy birthday to him.

Blowin’ In The Wind, Like A Rolling Stone, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Desolation Row, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Masters Of War, Mr. Tambourine Man and Tangled Up In Blue are Bob Dylan’s most famous songs.

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look

Dylan is one of the best songwriters of all time. He has received a lot of awards during his career such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President Obama presents Dylan in May 2012, ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.

He even won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”

Dylan has been described as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally. He was included in the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

He was called “master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation”.


On this day last year (May 23, 2021), Ally Sidloski’s death was announced on Sunday morning, at William H. Harsha Lake in Clermont County at about 1 a.m. Rest in power.

The mother of the 21-year-old shared at that point: “Ally knew how to swim. It didn’t make sense.” Tracie Sidloski said: “We can’t bring our daughter back, but if we can try to save other people from having to go through this, we want to do our best to do that. It is preventable.” 

Ally Sidloski was found dead at East Fork State Park

It was later shared that Ally Sidloski’s dead body, who was a student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati, was found on Saturday, May 22. According to reports, she died after a boating accident.

Ally was a three-time All-Greater Cleveland Conference Selection, according to a remembering page for Ally Sidloski on the school’s website. Putting that aside, before attending the University of Cincinnati, she was also a four-year player on the Strongsville High School soccer team.


On This Day, the television presenter, Kenneth Wayne Jennings II was born. Happy Birthday, Mr. Kenneth. ✨🥳

Besides being a television presenter, he is also a game show contestant turned host as well as an author, and television presenter. He is the highest-earning American game show contestant, who happened to receive money on five different game shows.

The television presenter, Kenneth Jennings was born on this day.

Mr. Jennings is known to be the trivia app FleetWit’s active member, regularly playing in the live trivia races. Jennings regularly competes in LearnedLeague under the name “JenningsK”. On average, he had answered 89 percent of questions correctly and has won over $2,000 as of March 2018.

To know a little about his personal life, Jennings is married to Mindy with whom he shares a son, Dylan. He was born on November 22, 2002, and he has a younger sister named Caitlin who was born on November 13, 2006.


Good to remind you that, on this day (May 22) in 2021, Hip-Hop’s famous photographer Chi Modu’s cause of death has raised many questions after the legend who shot iconic images of Tupac Shakur passed away at the age of 55.

The heartbreaking news was first confirmed Saturday afternoon on the artist’s official Instagram: “Our hearts are broken… We continue the fight,” the post’s caption announced. “The family requests privacy at this time.”

Members of the Hip-Hop community are mourning the sudden death of Chi Modu, who began his career by shooting for local papers in New York City, such as the New York Amsterdam News in 1991 and The Source during the early 1990s.

Hip-Hop’s famous photographer Chi Modu's cause of death has raised many questions
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Shooting of Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, Mobb Deep, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and LL Cool J, to name a few, Chi Modu was born in 1966 in Arondizuogu, Nigeria.


Also, on this day in 1987, a great sports figure was born.

One of the most amazing tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is now third in the list number of Grand Slam singles titles won by male players.

He is also remembered for his strong two-handed backhand and his service returns. Djokovic is additionally the only player to achieve the career Golden Masters and he has won this stunt twice.

Djokovic kicked off playing tennis at the age of four after his parents presented him with a mini-racket and a soft foam ball, which his father declared became “the most special toy in his life”. His parents then sent him to a tennis camp in Novi Sad.


On this day (May 21) in 2016, Nick Menza, known as the former drummer for thrash metal band Megadeth, sadly passed away at the age of 51.

The artist was performing with the band, OHM, at The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California. Only 3 songs into the set, he collapsed onstage. Then, Nick was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy later showed the cause of death to be atherosclerotic, hypertensive-induced congestive heart failure. In 2007, he nearly suffered the loss of an arm, after having a crash with a power saw.

On this day in 2016, Nick Menza, known as the former drummer for thrash metal band Megadeth passed away at the age of 51.
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Nick required reconstructive surgery and metal plates in his arm but later recovered. He later auctioned off the blood-stained saw blade and also an original copy of an X-ray from the crash.

The musician recorded drums on four of Megadeth’s albums: Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, and Cryptic Writings.


Olivia Olson, largely known for her voice roles as Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time and Vanessa Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb was born on this day in 1992.

The young artist played the character of Joanna in the 2003 film Love Actually as well as its 2017 short sequel Red Nose Day Actually.

Olivia Olson was born on this day in 1992.

Along with this, Olson is a writer, having written the Boom! Studios graphic novel Marcy and Simon. She also co-authored Adventure Time: The Enchiridion and Marcy’s Super-Secret Scrapbook.

The actress also contributed writing to the best-seller Adventure Time Encyclopedia’ for Cartoon Network.

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Last year on this day (May 20), we lost the former head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball. John Powless’s cause of death was confirmed as a long illness.

Coach John Powless died at home at the age of 88. Powless was one of the world’s top-ranked senior tennis players and owned John Powless Tennis Center on Madison’s west side for almost four decades.

John D. Powless was born on August 24, 1932, in Flora, Illinois. The late coach achieved the Ohio Valley conference singles championship during all 3 seasons he played.

Last year on this day (May 20), we lost the former head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team.

Paul Fanlund, Cap Times editor and publisher, said that John lived a rich and incredible life on his terms. Paul also said that Powless “played tennis at every prominent venue around the world and developed personal friendships with legends like Arthur Ashe, Bob Knight, Oscar Robertson, and Althea Gibson.”

Fanlund and Powless were close friends and tennis partners for decades. Paul added: “At heart, John was an earnest man who was a deeply loyal and sincere friend, a person who lived with optimism and resiliency until his last day.”


On this day in 1997, Omar Apolonio Velasco, known professionally as Omar Apollo, was born. He is an American singer and songwriter who sings in both English and Spanish.

He started his career by creating and uploading his first songs to the DIY streaming platform SoundCloud. During this time, Omar worked at Jimmy John’s and Guitar Center and lived in an attic.

On this day in 1997, Omar Apolonio Velasco, known professionally as Omar Apollo, was born.

Using $30 borrowed from a friend, The young artist uploaded his song “Ugotme” to Spotify in 2017, where it was soon playlisted on the Fresh Finds and racked up 20,000 streams in a day. Just one year later, the song would cross more than fifteen million streams.

The talented artist is openly gay and has talked about how incorporating choreography into his videos and performances has been called “too expressive” by his male counterparts.


On this day last year (May 18, 2022), sadly, ‘Beethoven’ and ‘Heartbreak Kid’ star Charles Grodin’s cause of death is revealed as cancer. His son, Nicholas Grodin, confirmed that bone marrow cancer led him to death at the age of 86.

The versatile actor well-known for “Same Time, Next Year” on Broadway, popular movies like “Midnight Run,” and numerous television appearances died on Tuesday, May 18, at his home in Wilton, Connecticut.

Charles Grodin found plenty of work as a supporting player and the occasional lead with a great sense of deadpan comedy.

He also had his talk show for a period in the 1990s and was a frequent guest on others’ talk shows, making 36 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and almost 50 on David Letterman’s NBC and CBS shows combined.

Charles Grodin died after battling with cancer


On this day in 1981, also an Irish actor best known for his role as Tom Branson on the historical drama series Downton Abbey was born.

Allen Leech played his first major film role as Vincent Cusack in Cowboys & Angels and won an Irish Film & Television Awards nomination in 2004.

In February 2018, Allen revealed his engagement to actress Jessica Blair Herman. The couple was tied to a knot in an outdoor tradition on 5 January 2019 at the Alisal Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California.

The most famous guests at the ceremony were Leech’s costars in Downton Abby, as well as his Bohemian Rhapsody actors Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, and Lucy Boynton. In September 2019, they announced that they were expecting their first baby.


On this day last year (May 17, 2021), the former NWA World Tag Team Champion Don Kernodle passed away at the age of 71. Rest in power.

Born on May 2, 1950, Mr. Don was known to be an American professional wrestler with the National Wrestling Alliance’s Jim Crockett Promotions.

It was told at that point that the legend had been suffering from some health issues in recent years before his death, but it was never confirmed as his cause of death.

The real story behind former NWA World Tag Team Champion Don Kernodle's cause of death is still unconfirmed

The two-time national arm wrestling champion started wrestling in 1973 in the National Wrestling Alliance’s Jim Crockett Promotions after graduating from Elon College.

Not being able to be under contract to the WWF, he crossed from multiple talents over the years and later lost several matches to advanced stars, such as Tito Santana and WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson.


On This Day, the television personality and actress, Kandi Burruss was born. Happy Birthday, Kandi. ✨🥳

The beloved social figure attracted attention to herself by her mononymKandi. She is well experienced in paths since she has been working as a producer, television personality, singer, and actress.

The television personality and actress, Kandi Burruss was born on May 17.

She first gained notice as a member of the female vocal group Xscape in 1992. She received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2000, for her writing contributions to the TLC hit song “No Scrubs.”

Burruss has made cameo appearances on series such as Single Ladies, Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, Chef Roblé & Co., and Let’s Stay Together. 

Burruss attended Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia, graduating in 1994. She began following her passion as an actor at the age of 15 while she appeared on the BET series Teen Summit.


Last year on this day former NWA World Tag Team Champion Don Kernodle’s cause of death was still unconfirmed after he passed away at the age of 71.

Don Kernodle got his debut by accepting a “shoot” wrestling challenge from Bob Roop. Roop won by submission, but Kernodle’s skills surprised Ole Anderson and Gene Anderson, who both offered to train Kernodle for free.

Don Kernodle started to have semi-regular appearances in 2002 for the CWF Mid-Atlantic promotion in Burlington, North Carolina. He was regular at the Greg Price conventions in Charlotte, celebrating the NWA and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling history.

The real story behind former NWA World Tag Team Champion Don Kernodle's cause of death is still unconfirmed

He was never under contract to the WWF; however, he crossed from multiple talents over the years and later lost several matches to advanced stars, including Tito Santana and WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson.

He had been suffering from some health issues in recent years before his death.

A user reacted to the tragic news in a tweet, saying, “Sorry to hear of the passing of Don Kernodle today. He was a huge part of my childhood & fandom. I got to see him & Sgt Slaughter vs Steamboat & Youngblood. I also saw him with Ivan Koloff & Bob Orton Jr as the World Tag Team Champions. Much respect wRESTle in peace, 10 bells”


An American actress and model, Megan Fox is born on May 16, 1986. Megan began her training in dance and drama at the age of five and start her career as an actor in the romantic comedy Holiday in the Sun, as spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace.

In 2007, Fox won the lead female role of Mikaela Banes for playing in the live-action film Transformers, based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. Fox played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam Witwicky.

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look

Fox told InStyle about her sexuality: “A girl would come up to me and be like: ‘You had a lot to do with me, like identifying and understanding that I was gay or understanding that I was bisexual…’ And that, of course, is by far, like, the most moving, rewarding thing that I have experienced in my life! To be a part of something that helped people figure that out, or helped people deal with that, or feel better about that. One of my favorite things that I get called is being like, a bi icon and that is one of the things I am the most of!”

On January 12, 2022, Fox announced that she and  Machine Gun Kelly were engaged. In June 2020, their relationship went public, several weeks after the release of Machine Gun Kelly’s song “Bloody Valentine”, whose music video features Fox.


On this day last year (May 15, 2021), the real story behind NME & Mojo music journalist Fred Dellar’s cause of death was still unknown after multiple sources including English novelist, comedy writer, and critic David Quantick announced he passed away.

Also, MOJO Magazine confirmed the heartbreaking news of Fred Dellar’s passing in a statement on Twitter, witting, “Sad news today, as the great Fred Dellar has passed away.”

The statement added, “MOJO stalwart, crossword compiler extraordinaire, infallible font of all musical knowledge, the human Wikipedia in pre-internet times as @NME’s Fred Fact. We’ll miss him so much.”

He was a UK-based music journalist and archivist, well-known as Fred Fact.

The real story behind NME & Mojo music journalist Fred Dellar's cause of death is still unknown
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Also on this day, a lovely celebrity was born; Alexandra Breckenridge, an American actress who kicked off her career with small roles in the teen comedy films Big Fat Liar (2002) and She’s the Man (2006).

She later appeared as journalist Willa McPherson in the FX series Dirt and had a supporting part in the short-lived series The Ex List. She played a young Moira O’Hara in the first season of FX’s American Horror Story and starred as Kaylee in the third season.

Alexandra was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1988, and lived in nearby Darien till the age of 10, when she and her mother relocated to California, where they moved everywhere for a year and then settled in Mill Valley.


Last year on this day (May 14), American professional wrestler and TV Personality Jerome Young sadly passed away at 58. New Jack’s cause of death was announced after WWE host Matt Camp shared the sad news.

Jerome Young, well-known by his stage name New Jack is remembered for his time with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He was also known for being the only wrestler to have his entrance music (“Natural Born Killaz” by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube) play throughout his matches in ECW.

Describing his childhood as tumultuous, the Extreme Championship Wrestling star was born on January 3, 1963, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The late was involved in a tragic story when he was five; New Jack and his siblings witnessed his dad stab their mother multiple times because of cheating on him with other men.

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look
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When his mother decided to leave along with Jack five months later, his father shot her in the leg. After the promotion closed in 2001, he spent the rest of his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit until his passing in May 2021.


Miranda Cosgrove the highest-paid child actor in 2012, was born on this day in 1993 in Los Angeles, California.

She is known for her career on television, particularly for her work in comedy-drama productions, commercials, and hosting.

Cosgrove began her career at the age of 7, making several appearances in television commercials. Thereafter, Miranda made her acting debut in Richard Linklater’s cult-comedy film School of Rock (2003) as Summer Hathaway.

Miranda Cosgrove the highest-paid child actor in 2012, was born on this day in 1993 in Los Angeles, California.
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The talented actress went on to play a number of minor television roles before appearing as Megan Parker on the sitcom Drake & Josh, which established Miranda as a child actress and introduced her to a wider audience.

She rose to fame starring as Carly Shay in the teen sitcom iCarly, for which she earned several accolades, such as 2 Young Artist Awards and 4 Kids’ Choice Awards.


Last year on this day (May 13), adult industry performer Alex Riley passed away at the young age of 22. Alex Riley’s cause of death was not revealed at the time of his death.

Helix Studios confirmed the heartbreaking news in an official statement, saying, “We are heartbroken over the loss of Alex Riley, one of the most vibrant and talented young performers we’ve ever had the privilege to work with.”

He was well-loved and respected within the industry. Alex was born in Texas before moving to California in 2018 and Arizona in 2021. In 2020, he won multiple awards including GayVN’s Best Newcomer as well as best “Fantasy Boyfriend” from the Str8UpGayPorn Awards.

The adult industry performer Alex Riley passed away.

Riley once said that he knew he wanted to get into the adult industry after watching some on his grandmother’s computer in fourth grade.


Debby Ryan, an American actress, and singer was born on this day in 1993. She started acting in professional theatres at seven and was discovered in a nationwide search by Disney Channel.

Ryan starred as Bailey Pickett on The Suite Life on Deck and starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie16 Wishes as Abby Jensen. Debby also starred in the 2010 independent theatrical film What If… as Kim Walker.

Debby Ryan, an American actress, and singer was born on this day in 1993
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From 2011 to 2015, she starred in the Disney Channel television series Jessie as the titular character and then appeared in the 2012 television film Radio Rebel as Tara Adams.

The talented actress also appeared as Patty Bladell on the Netflix series Insatiable. She gained fame in music by contributing vocals to the soundtracks of the Disney projects. In 2013, she formed the band The Never Ending.

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