Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in June

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first five months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for June. Overall, the month saw a total of 543 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 531 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Denman – Irish racehorse (age 18), Koko – American-bred Western lowland gorilla

Estimated age: Robert Fine – British sociologist (age 82-83), David Blanco – American record producer (63-64), Abdul Kadir – Guyanese politician and convicted conspirator (65-66)

No age given: Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade – Indian farmer-scientist, Pedyr Prior – British Cornish Nationalist politician, Darabara Singh – Indian serial killer, Hala bint D’aij Al Khalifa – Bahraini royal, César Alvarenga – Paraguayan politician, Carlos Campos – Venezuelan politician, Bill Hamel – American composer and record producer

Deaths per day for June

The 1st saw the most deaths with 25, while the 27th had the least with only 11. On average each day in June saw 17.7 notable deaths. 20 days (66.66%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while 10 days (33.33%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths on Wikipedia per day for June 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 531 notable people who died in June is 79.31 years old. June 21st saw the highest average age of death at 86.65 years old. This makes it only the second day so far this year to have an average age over 86. June 18th saw the lowest average age of death at only 72.27 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, June 2018)

George N. Leighton (age 105) graduated from Howard University in 1940. He then served in World War II from 1942-45, achieving the rank of Captain in the U.S. Amry and being awarded a Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. Following the war, he earned his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School and served as a lawyer and later judge.

In 1969, he was appointed as a judge with the First District Appellate Court of Illinois, the first African-American to hold this position in Illinois. In 1976, he became a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He served until 1987 before going back to work in private practice. 

Reinhard Hardegen (age 105) was a German U-boat commander during World War II, the last surviving ‘Ace of the Deep‘ from the country during the war. Following the end of the war, he was held captive for 16 months before returning home. He later started a successful marine oil trading company and served as a member of Parliament in his hometown of Bremen for over three decades.

The youngest was Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (age 15). On June 20, 2018, 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was murdered by members of the Dominican gang Trinitario in the Bronx in a case of mistaken identity. Following his death graphic video of the public, killing came out and all 12 suspects involved in his death have since been arrested.

Guzman-Feliz was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Explorers program and the organization has since established a scholarship in his honor. Plans to rename the street Guzman-Feliz was murdered on after him have also been revealed. 

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (June 2018)

Of the 30 days in June, 22* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 35.96% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 1 6 22 7
Percentage of days in the month
3.33% 20% 73.33% 23.33%

*Includes ties. Example: On June 15th five people between 70-79, 80-89 and 90-99 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, June 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_June_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

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Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in May

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first four months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for May. Overall, the month saw a total of 540 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 535 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Sir Des Champs – Irish racehorse (age 11)

Estimated age: Mahmoud Hammoud – Lebanese politician and diplomat (age 82-83), Wilson Chisala Kalumba –  Zambian politician (53-54), Dilshad Najmuddin – Pakistani police officer (80–81) and Colin Forsyth – English rugby leage footballer (70-71).

Deaths per day for May

The 28th saw the most deaths with 24, while the 22nd and 31st tied with the least with only 11. On average each day in May saw 17.25 notable deaths. 22 days (70.96%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while nine days (29.03%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths per day on Wikipedia for May 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 535 notable people who died in May is 78.75 years old. May 3rd saw the highest average age of death at 84.53 years old. Ironically, the next day saw the lowest average age for the month. May 4th was the first day of 2018 to see the average age go under 70 for the first time this year at 69.52 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, May 2018)

The oldest person to pass away American supercentenarian Delphine Gibson (age 114). Passing away at 114 years and 265 days old, Gibson was the 58th oldest person to have ever lived. From July 13th, 2017 until her death on May 9th, she was the oldest living American citizen.

The youngest was South African footballer Luyanda Ntshangase (age 21), who had played in the South African Premier Division for Maritzburg United since 2016. On March 1st during a friendly game, Luyanda was one of four players struck by a bolt of lightning.

Luyanda was rushed to the hospital after suffering suffer burns to his chest and was soon placed in a medically induced coma. Sadly on May 4th, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (May 2018)

Of the 31 days in May, 24* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 32.89% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 4 7 24 9
Percentage of days in the month
12.90% 22.58% 77.41% 29.03%

*Includes ties. Example: On May 17th five people between 60-69, 70-79 and 80-89 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, May 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_May_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

Olivia de Havilland and the age of the Gone with the Wind cast

Yesterday, legendary Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland celebrated her 102nd birthday. Havilland appeared in sixty different films, TV movies, and TV series during her acting career which started in the mid-1930s and ended in the late 1980s.

She is a two-time Academy Award winner, taking home the award for Best Actress in 1947 (To Each His Own) and again in 1950 (The Heiress). Havilland was also a two-time nominee for the award in 1942 (Hold Back the Dawn) and 1949 (The Snake Pit), as well as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in 1940 (Gone with the Wind).

Gone With the Wind, where Havilland plays Melaine Hamilton, is one of her best-known roles due to its massive success and popularity. The film, an adaption of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Margaret Mitchell, is regarded as one the best movies ever made and has had a massive impact on American culture.
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Age and timeline for Gone with the Wind cast

According to IMDB, Gone with the Wind has 43 actors and actresses that were credited in the making of the 1939 film. Only two of those 43 are still alive, the aforementioned Olivia de Havilland and Mickey Kuhn, who was one of Hollywood’s staple child actors in the 1930s and 1940s.

Out of the 43, ten of them did not make it to 60 years of age, including the two stars of the film Vivien Leigh (53) and Clark Gable (59). On the flip side, seven members of cast lived to be or are currently at least 90. The oldest (not counting Havilland) was Alicia Rhett, (98) who played India Wilkes in what would be her solo acting credit.

Age of Gone with the Wind cast (in credits order)

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Below is a timeline chart representing when each of the 43 cast members was born and when they died, with the exception of Havilland and Kuhn (highlighted in yellow) whose end date is today.

The top of the graph (in orange) are all of the male cast members, while the bottom of the graph (in very light pink) are the female cast members. In both cases, the timeline goes outward from the oldest people (in terms of date of birth) to the most recent.

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Click here to view the interactive version of the above graph

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Sources and Info: (Any not put here are linked in the article above)

Featured Image: “Olivia de Havilland publicity photo for Gone with the Wind, 1939” by MGM is a public domain image

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast (Used to find cast information, date of birth and date of death).

https://time.graphics/popular/ (Used to make timeline chart)

Used Google Spreadsheet to make age chart

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in April

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first three months of the year. Now, it is time to look at numbers for April. Overall, the month saw a total of 519 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 513 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Silviniaco Conti – French racehorse (age 12), Giant’s Causeway – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 21) and Inuka – Singaporean polar bear (age 27).

Estimated age: Saw O Moo (age 42-43), Luis Montes Mieza (age 68-69)

No age given: Shah Marai

Deaths per day for April

The 12th and the 25th tied for the most deaths with 24, while the 9th and the 29th saw the least with only 10. On average each day in April saw 17.10 notable deaths. 21 days (70%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while nine days (30%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Deaths per day

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 513 notable people who died in April is 79.82 years old. April 23rd saw the highest average age of death at 85.09 years old. The previous day, April 22nd, actually saw the lowest average age at 73.06 years old.

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The oldest person to pass away Japanese supercentenarian Nabi Tajima (age 117). Passing away at 117 years and 260 days old, Tajima was the third-oldest person to have ever lived. She was also the oldest verified Asian and oldest Japanese national. With her death on April 21st, there are now no more people alive who were born in the 19th century (1801-1900).

The youngest was Candian advocate Jonathan Pitre (age 17). He was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). It is a very rare genetic mutation which causes external and internal blistering across the body.

He gained awareness following an October 2012 interview that the Ottawa Citizen had with him. Soon after he became an ambassador for DEBRA Canada, a charity dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those with the disease. Sadly on April 4th, Pitre died due to complications from septic shock.

Oldest and youngest

Of the 30 days in April, *21 of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 32.16% of deaths in the months were from people in this age range.

*Includes ties. Example: On April 12th seven people between 70-79 and 80-89 died.

Age range

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Notes and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_April_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in March

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for this January and February. Now, it is time to look at numbers for March. Overall, the month saw a total of 587 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 580 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Elusive Quality – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 25), Thunder Gulch – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 25), Sudan – Kenyan northern white rhinoceros (age 45) and Hasili – French thoroughbred racehorse (age 27).

Estimated age: Adela Calva Reyes (age 50-51), C. K. Mann (age 81-82) and Kakon Bibi (c. 102)

Deaths per day for March

The 3rd saw the most deaths with 33, while the 26th saw the least with only 10. On average each day in March saw 18.70 notable deaths. 18 days (58.06%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while only one day (3.22%) saw 30 or more deaths.

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The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 580 notable people who died in March is 78.51 years old. March 7th saw the highest average age of death at 86.60 years old. Meanwhile, March 20th saw the lowest at 73.13 years old.

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The oldest person to pass away was Dutch Roman Catholic priest Jacques Clemens (age 108). In 1939, Clemens was ordained as a priest and soon after became a teacher at what was the Seminar of Gerpinnes.

Five years later, he was appointed Vicar of the Walloon municipality of Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes. Clemens was also made Chaplain of The Bultia, a hamlet in the village of Nalinnes. On the first day of 1958, The Church of Saint-Benoît opened in The Bultia making Clemens its first parish priest.

In 2015, Clemens retired as a parish priest but continued to provide religious services to the hamlet each Sunday. Before his death, it was thought that he could be world’s oldest priest.

The youngest was Norwegian football Adrian Lillebekk Ovlien (age 20). From 2012-16 he played on various youth levels (U15 to U19) and was capped 50 times by Norway. He was also a central defender for Kongsvinger since 2013. Ovlien played in over 100  competitive first-team matches with the club.

Ovlien passed away unexpected on the morning of March 16. According to a short press release from the club, he died due to an acute infection which likely induced septic shock.

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Of the 31 days in March, *24 of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 34.65% of deaths in the months were from people in this age range.

*Includes ties. Example: On March 31st three people between 70-79 and 80-89 died.

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Notes and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_March_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in February

A few days ago I looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for January 2018. Now, it is time to look at numbers for February. Overall, the month saw a total of 543 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 538 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Aljabr – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 22)

No age given: Fariha Razzaq Haroon and Keith M. Wilson

Estimated age: Joseph Achuzie (age 88-89)

Claimed age: Kunwar Bai Yadav (age 106)

Deaths per day for February

The 1st and 9th saw the most deaths with 26 each, while the 23rd saw the least with only 10. On average each day in February saw 19.21 notable deaths. 15 days (53.57%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while not a single day saw 30 or more deaths.

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The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 538 notable people who died in February is 77.44 years old. February 23rd saw the highest average age of death at 83.30 years old. Meanwhile, February 18th saw the lowest at 70.34 years old.

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The oldest person to pass away was Belarusian-American Barys Kit (age 107). He was a teacher, mathematician, chemist and rocket scientist. Following World War II he emigrated to America and would soon end working in the American space research program.

In 1972, he moved to Germany and spent the rest of his life in the country as a professor. He is best known for being the author of the first book on rocket propellant, the “Rocket Propellant Handbook” (1960), which helped make moon flights possible.

The youngest was Ghanaian dancehall/Afrobeats artist Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng (age 20). However, she was known by her stage name Ebony Reigns. In December 2015 she released her first single “Dancefloor”, which was a hit and earned her a nomination at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.

She then followed it up with two more hit singles “Kupe” and “Poison”, the latter of which earned a nomination at the 2017 All African Music Awards. On February 8th, Reigns, assistant Franklina Yaa Nkansah Kuri, and soldier Atsu Vondee were killed in a car accident.

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Of the 28 days in February, *15 of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 28.81% of deaths in the months were from people in this age range.

*Includes ties. Example: On Feb. 23rd six people between 70-79 and 80-89 died.

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Notes and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_February_2018 (use to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in January

In recent years, it seems like more notable people have passed away then in the past. Since Wikipedia keeps track of every notable people that passed away every day for each month, let’s take a look at the numbers behind the first month of this year, January.

Overall, the month saw a total of 702 notable deaths. For all the numbers below, it will only count 698 of these. There were two people, Lutho Tapela and Sheika Hassa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who did not have an age given on the site. There were also two notable animals listed: Nico the Western lowland gorilla (age 56) and thoroughbred racehorse Dreaming of Anna (age 14).

Deaths per day for January

The 15th and 16th saw the most deaths with 33 each, while the 11th saw the least with only 14. On average each day in January saw 22.5 notable deaths. Nine days (29.03%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while five days (16.12%) saw 30 or more deaths.

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The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 698 notable people who died in January is 78.11 years old. January 6th saw the highest average age of death at 84 years old. Meanwhile, January 2nd saw the lowest at 70.64 years old.

Avg age per day

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The oldest person to pass away was Hungarian supercentenarian Elza Brandeisz (age 110). She was a dancer and teacher, who helped hide Jewish people during World War II including future billionaire investor George Soros and his mother. In 1995, she was honored as Righteous Among the Nations.

The youngest was American football quarterback Tyler Hilinski (age 21), who sadly committed suicide. He went to Washington State, redshirting in 2015 and serving as the backup the next two seasons. Hilinski memorably helped led a 21-point comeback to defeat Boise State after coming off the bench when starter Luke Falk got injured.

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Of the 31 days in January, 24 of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 32.95% of deaths in the months were from people in this age range.

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Comparisons to the average human lifespan 

At 78.11 years old, the average age of notable people who died in January 2018 was higher than the worldwide average of 71.4 years. (As of 2015 according to the United Nations World Mortality 2017 Report) This number was just below the American average of 78.6 years. (As of 2016 according to the NCHS December 2017 Data Brief)

NCHS stands for National Hospital Care Service.

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Notes and Info:

Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_January_2018#1 (use to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db293.pdf

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/mortality/World-Mortality-2017-Data-Booklet.pdf

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets