June 30th 2010
Inventor of the Swatch Watch.
The self-styled Mr. Swatch became a national figure, respected as one of the economic leaders of Switzerland. Back in America, Seth popularized putting the Swatch Watch on his pants next to his zipper.
Not related to Salma.
June 15th 2010
The country music star and sausage king died at his home while eating in front of the television. Dean was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Olton, Texas, and grew up in Plainview. He and his brother Don were raised on a farm by their mother after their father left when Dean was still a child. They were so poor, he once said, he wore shirts that his mother made out of sugar sacks.
June 2nd 2010
The dropout was co-creator of Trivial Pursuit. In 1980, with an infant son to support and a second child on the way, Haney quit his job at the Gazette to work full time on the game. His personal finances became so shaky, however, that he was redeeming empty beer bottles for cash. He suffered a nervous breakdown.
May 26th 2010
His youngest child, Diane, leaped to her death from her Hollywood apartment in 1969 at age 20, a suicide the family blamed on LSD use. He and his daughter won a Grammy for their spoken-word recording "We Love You, Call Collect," an emotional father-daughter conversation recorded not long before her death.
April 17th 2010
Author and activist Jack Herer died Thursday in Eugene, Ore. The 70-year-old activist was in ill health following a heart attack he experienced after leaving the Hempstalk festival stage in Portland last fall.