#445 Kurt Waldheim / Frank Hampson – 21 December 1918

Kurt Waldheim

Kurt Josef Waldheim (21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and the ninth President of Austria, from 1986 to 1992. While running for President in Austria in 1985, his service as an intelligence officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy.

Frank Hampson

Frank Hampson (21 December 1918 – 8 July 1985) was an illustrator and is best known as the creator and artist of Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future and other characters in the British boys’ comic, the Eagle, to which he contributed between 1950 and 1961. He wrote and drew Dan Dare’s Venus and Red Moon stories, plus a complete storyline for Operation Saturn. Hampson was voted Prestigioso Maestro at an international convention of strip cartoon and animated film artists held at Lucca in Tuscany in 1975. A jury of his peers gave him a Yellow Kid Award and declared him to be the best writer and artist of strip cartoons since the end of the Second World War.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Waldheim
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hampson

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