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  2. Drewsky1211

    Death Anniversary Thread

    Emperor Juntoku of Japan died on this day 780 years ago, aged 44. Born as Prince Morinari, Juntoku was the son of emperor Go-Toba. In 1198, his father abdicated in favor of his big brother Tsuchimikado, and he did the same in favor of Juntoku in 1210. In 1221, Juntoku's father invited several warriors from Kyoto to a festival searching for allies, and one was killed when they revealed their loyalty to the shogunate over the empire. Eastern Japan then began to rebel, and Go-Toba went to fight against the Hojo clan- he failed, and he and his sons were exiled. Juntoku was forced to abdicate the throne, and his child son Chukyo became emperor- his reign lasted only two months. Juntoku would live on Sado Island (east of the city of Niigata) for the remaining 21 years of his life, and is interred in a mausoleum there.
  3. Drewsky1211

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Adolf Hitler Vladimir Putin is 70. Hoping that his cake tastes like the one he gave to Alexander Litvinenko.
  4. Gooseberry Crumble

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Bulgarian professional diver Dimitar Isaev, who recently competed in the European Championships, celebrates his 24th birthday today.
  5. MariNisia

    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Mary Badham, American film, stage and television actress who made her acting debut as Jean Louise "Scout" Finch in the loved film adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", is 70 today. Badham earned an Oscar nomination at age 10 for her work, but she lost out to Patty Duke, who played Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker". Her brother is John Badham, the American film director best known for directing "Saturday Night Fever" and "WarGames". Thomas Keneally, Australian essayist, novelist and playwright who began his writing career in 1964 and won numerous prizes for his famous novel "Schindler's Ark", the basis of the Oscar winning film "Schindler's List", is 87 today. Keneally has also written memoirs, non-fiction books and screenplays.
  6. YoungWillz

    Songwriters

    Report of the death of another Motown legend Ivy Jo Hunter, probably most famous for co-writing Dancing In The Street for Martha and the Vandellas: https://www.soultracks.com/story-ivy-joe-hunter-dies Wiki: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Jo_Hunter
  7. HDS

    ABC Deadpool VI: 2022-2023 season

    Judy Tenuta a hit for me here. Obit.
  8. arghton

    Political Frailty

    Mulayam still critical in ICU, ventilator/life support the sixth day and the treatment isn't working. He was (again) reported "very critical" by some news sites earlier. His death seems inevitable at this point but I wonder how long this phase will continue. They'll do whatever they can to extend his life and tons of people including multiple politicians have already said they can donate a kidney or two to him.
  9. time

    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    AP have also amended her age (as have I).
  10. The Daredevil

    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    Does anyone expect William Russell to be on the 2023 DL? He will turn 98 next month and undoubtedly is famous enough from his substantial part in early Doctor Who. He is sure to receive a BBC obit when he goes. Does anyone disagree? He has been healthy for his age in the past but I remember reading somewhere on the forum his health these days does not seem as fantastic as it once was; his public appearances are diminishing.
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  12. tracy

    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    For posterity's sake, she was actually born in 1949, not the commonly reported 1956: NAME: Judy Tenuta BORN: Nov 1949 AGE: 72 LIVES IN: Studio City, CA edit: I see that, as I was typing this, Variety and Deadline have put out articles with the correct age.
  13. arghton

    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    From the "Ideas and Possibilities for 2022" thread, Steve Russell, the programmer and designer of the first widely distributed videogame is still alive, now 84 or 85. Here's a picture of him from 2018
  14. time

    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Judy Tenuta dead, aged 72. (AP)
  15. YoungWillz

    Aristocrats

    David Penny, 3rd Viscount Marchwood, former managing director of Moet et Chandon, death notice: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/259953/marchwood Heir apparent is Peter Penny (b. 1965).
  16. Ulitzer95

    The Ones That Got Away...

    Telegraph obit for Captain Vyvyan Howard clarifies that he was the last Brit involved in The Great Escape. So now they really are all gone.
  17. arghton

    Where Will The Next School Massacre Be?

    Thai ex-cop attacks daycare, kills 34 people including 23 children aged 2-5, goes home, kills wife,child and shoots himself: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/least-20-people-killed-mass-shooting-thailand-police-2022-10-06/
  18. Great Uncle Bulgaria

    "75th past Oscar Winner reunion" sweepstake

    Oops, sorry Biblio. Marcia Gay Harden then, though confess I've never heard of her or her film...
  19. YoungWillz

    The Dead of 2022

    Experimental filmmaker, author and lyricist Lenny Lipton, Hollywood Reporter Obit: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/lenny-lipton-dead-puff-magic-dragon-1235235205/ Yeah, he wrote the poem on which the lyrics for the song Puff The Magic Dragon was based. A production assistant on One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Seemingly ignored on the Forum until now. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0513855/
  20. YoungWillz

    UK Singles Chart

    Jody Miller, a one week wonder on the UK chart, reportedly dead: https://tulsaworld.com/entertainment/music/queen-of-the-house-music-artist-jody-miller-dies/article_00a6451c-45be-11ed-8df8-4b113bf2d3da.html
  21. YoungWillz

    Fleetwood Mac

    Not that I've heard, though I know he's a fan.
  22. maryportfuncity

    The Chequered Flag

    Best get it in before the current round of privacy intrusion law suits sees of the paper, eh?
  23. maryportfuncity

    Fleetwood Mac

    Has he been trying to buy Ozzy tickets with Judas Priest as support because my mate and I keep booking and losing out - currently re-scheduled at the O2, not that we're holding our breath, or owt.
  24. gcreptile

    Rupaul And Other Drag Queens

    Minor drag queen Jojo Baby has cancer EVERYWHERE: https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/10/05/wicker-park-artist-drag-legend-jojo-baby-raising-money-for-expenses-after-recent-cancer-diagnosis/ Not very famous and most likely not obitable for anything.
  25. YoungWillz

    Fleetwood Mac

    My brother and his folks were off to see him, they are waiting on their money back. They've now decided to go and see Roxy Music, if anyone has plans to see them, my brother's track record of cancelled concerts might delay your purchase of tickets...
  26. gcreptile

    Magic Johnson, And Other Basketball Players

    Tony Brown, that NBA referee with pancreatic cancer, he's in "hospice", though actually, hospital: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/clark-atlanta-community-uplifts-former-nba-referee-battling-cancer/YPQZACEP7NGXNLJ2FEZOFMQ64M/
  27. Gooseberry Crumble

    Curse Of The Eurovision

    Sam Womack starts chemotherapy tommorrow.
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