Age: Dec. at 50 (1877-1927)
Dominique Dunne was an American actress known for playing the older sister in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. She was strangled to death by her boyfriend in the driveway of her home on October 30, 1982. Five days later she was declared brain dead.
Age: Dec. at 23 (1959-1982)
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Birthplace: North Nibley, United Kingdom
Thomas Midgley, Jr. was a scientist who was responsible for creating leaded gasoline. Later in his life at age 51 he contracted polio and invented an elaborate pulley machine to help him get out of bed.
At age 55 he became tangled in his own device and died of strangulation.
Age: Dec. at 55 (1889-1944)
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania