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The Unknown Man

Posted Today, 12:03 AM

2 people died on this date 20 years ago:

 

Ginger Rogers, 83, actress famous for her collaborations with Fred Astaire.

 

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Art Fleming, 70, the original host of "Jeopardy".

 

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The Unknown Man

Posted Yesterday, 06:35 PM

Former Israeli president Ezer Weizman died 10 years ago today aged 80.

 

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YoungWillz

Posted Yesterday, 01:35 AM

40 years ago Pete Ham lead singer/composer with Badfinger hanged himself at age 27. :rip:


YoungWillz

Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:51 PM

499 years ago, William Shakespeare, some kind of playwright - let's hope we are all here for the 500th next year.


Sir Creep

Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:28 PM

20 years ago today, announcer/presenter extraordinaire, Howard Cosell.
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Magere Hein

Posted 21 April 2015 - 02:32 PM

Also today in 1971 François Duvalier, aka Papa Doc, dictator of Haiti from 1957 to his death, died aged 64.

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Some 30,000 Haitians were killed by his regime. His successor and son Jean-Claude, slightly less genocidal but more corrupt, died last year.

Paul Bearer

Posted 21 April 2015 - 02:19 PM

Hey we do multiples of 5 here.

 
Even if that were a rule, Elizabeth Sladen would be an exception.
 
I personally switched most of my posts to marking 10th, 15th 20th etc  more because I got fed up with doing it most years. Although some I might post in between more as a "bloody hell, time doesn't 'arf fly". But Elizabeth Sladen is an exception to any rule.
I tried to just announce significant milestones (deathdays as opposed to birthdays) but found there were insufficient significant milestones to make it worthwhile, especially as I tried to not duplicate entries; hence, any anniversary, as long as the deceased is particularly significant, is fair game, even if it means duplication of someone who appeared in previous years.
 
Today is the 97th anniversary of the death of Manfred von Richtofen, WW1 flying ace, The Red Baron.
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Met his grand nephew in Majorca about 20 years ago. He was a nice enough bloke, his wife was very down to earth and chatted away to us for a few hours.

Posted 21 April 2015 - 02:16 PM

12 years ago today american singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone died of breast cancer aged 70. R.I.p she was an inspiration and a excellent singer

Phantom

Posted 21 April 2015 - 02:13 PM

 

 

 

Hey we do multiples of 5 here.

 

Even if that were a rule, Elizabeth Sladen would be an exception.

 

 

I personally switched most of my posts to marking 10th, 15th 20th etc  more because I got fed up with doing it most years. Although some I might post in between more as a "bloody hell, time doesn't 'arf fly". But Elizabeth Sladen is an exception to any rule.

 

I tried to just announce significant milestones (deathdays as opposed to birthdays) but found there were insufficient significant milestones to make it worthwhile, especially as I tried to not duplicate entries; hence, any anniversary, as long as the deceased is particularly significant, is fair game, even if it means duplication of someone who appeared in previous years.

 

Today is the 97th anniversary of the death of Manfred von Richtofen, WW1 flying ace, The Red Baron.

Manfred_von_Richthofen.jpg

 

I didn't even realize he was just 25 when he died.


time

Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:57 PM

 

 

Hey we do multiples of 5 here.

 

Even if that were a rule, Elizabeth Sladen would be an exception.

 

 

I personally switched most of my posts to marking 10th, 15th 20th etc  more because I got fed up with doing it most years. Although some I might post in between more as a "bloody hell, time doesn't 'arf fly". But Elizabeth Sladen is an exception to any rule.

 

I tried to just announce significant milestones (deathdays as opposed to birthdays) but found there were insufficient significant milestones to make it worthwhile, especially as I tried to not duplicate entries; hence, any anniversary, as long as the deceased is particularly significant, is fair game, even if it means duplication of someone who appeared in previous years.

 

Today is the 97th anniversary of the death of Manfred von Richtofen, WW1 flying ace, The Red Baron.

Manfred_von_Richthofen.jpg


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