Deaths in December 2003

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The following is a list of notable deaths in December 2003.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

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Barbara Ann Galdonik was an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player. Listed at 5' 5", 130 lb., she batted and threw right handed.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League league for womens baseball teams in the United States

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was a professional women's baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. The AAGPBL is the forerunner of women's professional league sports in the United States. Over 600 women played in the league, which consisted of eventually 10 teams located in the American Midwest. In 1948, league attendance peaked at over 900,000 spectators. The most successful team, the Rockford Peaches, won a league-best four championships. The 1992 motion picture A League of Their Own is a mostly fictionalized account of the early days of the league and its stars.

Clark Kerr American academic

Clark Kerr was an American professor of economics and academic administrator. He was the first chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and twelfth president of the University of California.

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Ruth Nanda Anshen was an American philosopher, author and editor. She was the author of several books including The Anatomy of Evil, Biography of An Idea, Morals Equals Manners and The Mystery of Consciousness: A Prescription for Human Survival.

Alan Davidson (food writer) British diplomat

Alan Eaton Davidson CMG was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food.

Fernando Di Leo Italian film director

Fernando Di Leo was an Italian film director and script writer born in San Ferdinando di Puglia, Italy. During his career from 1964 to 1985, Di Leo directed 20 films and was involved in the writing process in 43. His films influenced many popular contemporary directors, such as Quentin Tarantino and John Woo.

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Clarence Joseph "Jay" Difani was an American professional baseball player. He was a second baseman over parts of two seasons (1948–49) with the Washington Senators. For his career, he compiled a .333 batting average with one hit in three at-bats.

David Hemmings actor, boy soprano, film director, film producer, screenwriter

David Edward Leslie Hemmings was an English film, theatre and television actor, as well as a film and television director and producer. He also co-founded the Hemdale Film Corporation in 1967.

John Randal McDonald was an architect who worked in the 1950s and 1960s. McDonald was born in Milwaukee in 1922 and served in World War II as an officer in the U.S. Navy before pursuing a degree in architecture. After a brief stint in the fine arts program at the State Teacher’s College, McDonald decided to pursue his interest in architecture at Yale University.

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John H. Hannah Jr. from Diboll, Texas was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Egnatius "Iggy" Katona was an American stock car racer from Willis, Michigan. He is most famous for his performance in the ARCA series in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, where he won six championships and 79 races, the latter of which stood as a series record until Frank Kimmel surpassed it in 2013. Other ARCA records held by Katona include most starts (630), oldest race winner and most consecutive seasons with a win


Jonathan Paul Luna was an American lawyer found dead under mysterious circumstances in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania while serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. Luna had been stabbed 36 times with his own pocketknife and then drowned in a creek next to his car in rural Lancaster County. Investigations have proven inconclusive, and there is debate on whether Luna's death was murder or suicide.

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Paul Miller Busby, nicknamed "Red", was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi.

Philadelphia Phillies Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia.

Felix Kaspar figure skater

Felix Kaspar was an Austrian figure skater, twice World champion, and 1936 bronze medalist.

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References

  1. "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League – Barbara Galdonik" . Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  2. "Jim Sheehan". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  3. "Jay Difani". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  4. "Paul Busby". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  5. Thornley, Stew. "Don Wheeler". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  6. "Garvin Hamner". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  7. "Mary Baker". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League . Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  8. "Carmen Mauro". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  9. "Charlie Bowles". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  10. Potter, Daniel. "Ivan Calderon". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  11. Barker, Dennis (31 December 2003). "Dinsdale Landen". The Guardian. ISSN   0261-3077 . Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  12. Severo, Richard (2003-12-31). "John Gregory Dunne, Novelist, Screenwriter and Observer of Hollywood, Is Dead at 71". The New York Times . Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  13. "Max West". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-23.