publication date: Friday, June 21, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)

category: Comedy

clue: He loved to make people laugh, and he died doing what he loved.

explanation: Cooper was a British comedian who died in the middle of a live televised special. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Get in your time machine and head back to the heart of the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan lived in the White House, Dynasty and Dallas ruled the airwaves, and these five newsmakers made headlines that captured the public fascination.

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