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Saturday 18th of February 1967

54 years ago

Theoretical physicist Robert Julius Oppenheimer aka The Father of the Atomic Bomb dies of throat cancer at the age of 63 in Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Oppenheimer was diagnosed with throat cancer in late 1965 and underwent unsuccessful radiation treatment and chemotherapy. He fell into a coma on 15 February 1967.