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#1 themaninblack

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:56 PM

I thought I'd start a thread focusing on anniversaries of famous deaths, the most famous of which in Deathlist
is of course 29th November 1986 - Cary Grant.

This is a bit late but I thought I'd get the ball rolling with the anniversary of the death of Carry On actor Peter Butterworth,
who died on 16th January 1979, making Janet Brown a widow in the process...

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

It also woudl have been my nan's 99th birthday today had she not died at age 91.
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1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:06 PM

Johnny Weissmuller, Barbara Stanwyck, Gerry Mulligan and Sir Matt Busby all died on Jan 20th

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:06 PM

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 20 2009, 07:03 PM, said:

Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

View PostLady Grendel, on Jan 20 2009, 07:06 PM, said:

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 20 2009, 07:03 PM, said:

Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.

She was great in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade and that one where she was blind. But she should never had been Eliza Doolittle..
"I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille."

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

View PostLady Grendel, on Jan 20 2009, 07:06 PM, said:

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 20 2009, 07:03 PM, said:

Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.


This is why we're great friends LG.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is only watchable with the sound turned to mute.
Alternative 50 in no particular order (13/50)
1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
39. John Stride 40Hiroo Onodo 41. Christopher Wenner 42. Clare Torry 43. William Barrington- Coupe 44. Keith Michell. 45 Johnny Hallyday 45. Yvonne Furneaux 47. Jean Alexander
48. Casey Kasem 49. Michael Schumacher 50. Marcia Barrett

"Wehat shall we do with the wisswass tdonkleys?" "Throw them in the turwetts til they've diwed."

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:30 PM

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 20 2009, 07:19 PM, said:

View PostLady Grendel, on Jan 20 2009, 07:06 PM, said:

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 20 2009, 07:03 PM, said:

Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.


This is why we're great friends LG.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is only watchable with the sound turned to mute.

Absolutely H, and as for Sabrina Fair..... :pop: .

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

I like this thread. :pop:

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Ham, the first chimp who went in to outer space died 26 years ago today.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:30 PM

25 years to the day since Jackie Wilson died after 8 years in a vegatitive state...

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:17 PM

Lenin died 85 years ago today...

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:01 AM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jan 21 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

Lenin died 85 years ago today...

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:32 AM

Some joker called Heath Ledger took some drugs and went for a little lie down this time last year.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:11 AM

One year ago, the Eyak language died due to the death of Marie Smith Jones, the last surviving speaker.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:27 AM

Queen Victoria died 108 years ago today.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:01 AM

Salvador Dali, died on January 23rd 1989...

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:58 PM

Seems to me there is an entire website dedicated to this very topic, but I can't be asked to Google it atm.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

Well we're having one of our own...

Winston Churchill died on this day in 1965, exactly 70 years after his father...

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No wonder I'm always a bit jittery on February 7th.... :unsure:
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

Billy Fury died on this day in 1983...

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:19 AM

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Charles I was beheaded 360 years ago today.
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:21 AM

View PostWindsor, on Jan 30 2009, 11:19 AM, said:

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Charles I was beheaded 360 years ago today.

What happened to the other two triplets?
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