Born: 17 May 1955 · Fort Worth, TX
Died: 25 Feb 2017
Height: 5′ 11″
Net worth: $30 million USD (2016)
Spouse: Louise Newbury (m. 1987) · Kelly Rowan (m. 1979 – 1980)
Children: James Paxton (Son) · Lydia Paxton (Daughter)
It was a sad day that reflected on my own age when Nakamura passed away. It reminded me how much time I spent as a boy playing PacMan and all the variations. So I decided to make this picture as a way to say thank you for all the memories, may you rest in peace.
Nakamura stepped down as Namco’s CEO in 2002 and took a ceremonial role in the company’s management, three years before Namco merged with Bandai, forming Bandai Namco. Nakamura was awarded the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” by the Japanese government in 2007 for his contributions to Japanese industry.
Born: Dec 24, 1925 · Tokyo
Died: Jan 22, 2017
Lived: Jul 18, 1921 – Dec 08, 2016 (age 95)
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.79 m)
Spouse: Annie Glenn (m. 1943)
Space agency: NASA
Education: Muskingum University
Children: John David Glenn (Son) · Carolyn Ann Glenn (Daughter)
- 1939: After graduating from New Concord High School in 1939, he studied Engineering at Muskingum College.
- 1943: On April 6, 1943, Glenn married his childhood sweetheart, Anna Margaret Castor (b. 1920).
- 1959: He was one of the “Mercury Seven” group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America’s first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft.
- 1962: On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space, after cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov and the sub-orbital flights of Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom.
- 2000: In 2000, Glenn received the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.
- 2013: With the death of Scott Carpenter on October 10, 2013, Glenn became the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.