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Gregory Powell, ‘The Onion Field’ Killer, Dies at 79

2012-08-14T03:10:06+0000

Mr. Powell was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Los Angeles police officer in 1963, a brutal crime that inspired the popular book and film “The Onion Field.”


HICKMAN POWELL, EX-STATE AIDE, 66; Former Journalist Dies Also Advised Dewey

1966-12-23T05:00:00+0000

Powell, Hickman


Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71

2020-06-04T20:32:12+0000

From his restaurant in Evanston, Ill., he fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama.


William Powell, ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Writer, Dies at 66

2017-03-29T23:29:09+0000

The author was an angry teenager when he began research on the book, which outlined weapon use, bomb-building techniques and drug manufacturing.


Art Powell, Star Receiver Who Protested Segregation, Dies at 78

2015-04-16T01:38:34+0000

The star receiver for the New York Titans and the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s was a persistent voice protesting the segregation encountered by the pro football players of his time.


Charlie Powell, a Standout Regardless of the Sport, Dies at 82

2014-09-06T00:53:06+0000

Described by a San Diego newspaper as “arguably the greatest athlete ever to come out of San Diego County,” Powell excelled at pro football, baseball and boxing.


Maxine Powell, Motown’s Maven of Style, Dies at 98

2013-10-17T00:16:07+0000

Ms. Powell was the director of the label’s in-house finishing school in the 1960s and was considered in no small part responsible for its early success.


Gregory Powell, ‘The Onion Field’ Killer, Dies at 79

2012-08-14T03:10:06+0000

Mr. Powell was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Los Angeles police officer in 1963, a brutal crime that inspired the popular book and film “The Onion Field.”


Benny Powell, Who Played Trombone With Count Basie, Is Dead at 80

2010-07-04T02:26:43+0000

Mr. Powell recorded with everyone from Sinatra to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins but was best known for his long tenure with Count Basie’s big band.


African-American Golf Pioneer Bill Powell Dies at 93

2010-01-02T01:14:46+0000

Mr. Powell was the first African-American to build, own and operate a golf course.



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Gaylord Perry, Hall of Fame Pitcher With a Doctoring Touch, Dies at 84

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 20:28:21 +0000

He won 314 games and recorded 3,500 strikeouts, but he’s remembered as much for his acknowledged spitball, with saliva just one substance in his arsenal.

Christine McVie, Hitmaker for Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:30:26 +0000

As a singer, songwriter and keyboardist, she was a prolific force behind one of the most popular rock bands of the last 50 years.

John Hadl, Star Quarterback for Chargers And Rams, Dies at 82

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:02:01 +0000

A college All-American, he led the San Diego Chargers to an American Football League title and later steered the N.F.L.’s Rams into the playoffs.

Wilko Johnson, Scorching Guitarist and Punk Pioneer, Dies at 75

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:20:59 +0000

Known later as an actor on “Game of Thrones,” he helped lay the foundation for a 1970s rock revolution on England’s pub circuit.

Jiang Zemin, China’s Leader After Tiananmen Square Protests, Dies at 96

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:09:54 +0000

Mr. Jiang, a wily and garrulous politician, presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth in the post-Tiananmen era.

Melody Miller, Trusted Aide to the Kennedys, Dies at 77

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 01:31:04 +0000

She worked with the family for over 40 years, mostly for Senator Ted Kennedy. But her duties went far beyond the office.



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