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Famous Deaths for 1st August 2018
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Famous Deaths | OnThisDay.com
2018-08-01 07:46:57 UTC
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1137 - Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)

1812 - Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)

1911 - Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies

1932 - Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies

1966 - Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41

1971 - John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79

1980 - Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)

1993 - Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered

2006 - Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)

2016 - Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], dies at 92

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Kenny McCormack
2018-08-01 12:50:00 UTC
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1971 - John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79
How is that possible?
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Adam H. Kerman
2018-08-01 18:34:23 UTC
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1971 - John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79
How is that possible?
Our Dear Spammer doesn't check its facts? Who knew?
A Friend
2018-08-01 22:13:50 UTC
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1971 - John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79
How is that possible?
Our Dear Spammer doesn't check its facts? Who knew?
Saw you over here, Adam. The Famous Deaths spammer is hilarious.

There was indeed a John McDermott who won the U.S. Open in 1911 and
1912, aged 19 and 20. He fell out of contention in the 1913 Open,
which was the subject of the film THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED. He
retired in 1914 after the trans-Atlantic ship on which he was a
passenger collided with another ship. This incident let McDermott's
demons loose, and he spent the rest of his life in one facility or
another, or living with his family in Philadelphia.

McDermott died in Philadelphia in 1971 at the age of 79 of heart
failure. It was reported at the time that he'd had a mental breakdown
just before his death, which may account for Famous Deaths' comment
here, but the story about the breakdown wasn't true.

Interesting stuff here:

https://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/john-mcdermott-won-us-open-twice-then-
checked-psychiatric-ward
Adam H. Kerman
2018-08-01 23:41:53 UTC
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1971 - John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911-12), dies of mental illness at 79
How is that possible?
Our Dear Spammer doesn't check its facts? Who knew?
Saw you over here, Adam. The Famous Deaths spammer is hilarious.
There was indeed a John McDermott who won the U.S. Open in 1911 and
1912, aged 19 and 20. He fell out of contention in the 1913 Open,
which was the subject of the film THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED. He
retired in 1914 after the trans-Atlantic ship on which he was a
passenger collided with another ship. This incident let McDermott's
demons loose, and he spent the rest of his life in one facility or
another, or living with his family in Philadelphia.
McDermott died in Philadelphia in 1971 at the age of 79 of heart
failure. It was reported at the time that he'd had a mental breakdown
just before his death, which may account for Famous Deaths' comment
here, but the story about the breakdown wasn't true.
https://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/john-mcdermott-won-us-open-twice-then-checked-psychiatric-ward
Thatnks for finding that.

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