#572 Veronica Guerin / Bill Watterson – 05 July 1958

Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau. Guerin received the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists in December 1995.

Bill Watterson

William “Bill” Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had achieved all he could in the medium. Watterson is known for his views on licensing and comic syndication, as well as for his reclusive nature.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Guerin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Watterson

Also born on this day:
Kyoko Terase is a Japanese voice actress (seiyū).
Ioan Mang is a Romanian politician.
Ian Watmore is an English accountant and current senior British civil servant.
Silke Tesch is a German politician.
Peter Tolan is an American television producer , director , and screenwriter.
Paul Daniel is an English conductor.
Meredith Ann Pierce  is a fantasy writer and librarian.
Mike Walker  was a Canadian Football League defensive tackle.
Joseph Breen is an American soap opera actor.
Paul Zeitz is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco.
Paul Wayne Buza is an American Neurologist and an assistant professor of Aerospace physiology.
Negrita Jayde was a Canadian female bodybuilding champion, personal trainer, author, actor and businesswoman

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