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    You could hardly even see him in the car so it's hard to know his true physical state. To me, it was reminiscent of Prince Philip's last appearance in his escort car following his release from the hospital just three weeks before his death.
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    Died in 2021 - https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/78344369/person/150198938365/facts?_phsrc=VaB15&_phstart=successSource definitely the same lady as there are also links on Ancestry to photos of her film career. Beverly Jean Mook 1940–2021 BIRTH 3 AUG 1940 • Los Angeles, California DEATH 21 JAN 2021 • Irvine, CA
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    American actor, choreographer, dancer, and film and stage director Bob Fosse died on this day 36 years ago, aged 60. He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), Sweet Charity (1966), Pippin (1972), and Chicago (1975). He directed the films Sweet Charity (1969), Cabaret (1972), Lenny (1975), All That Jazz (1979), and Star 80 (1983).
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    I still think I only have 8 hits (+ one that was unvalid (worlds oldest person) + Bob Barker who was only on my sub-list.)
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    Not going to lie I was scared of what I would see when pressing on this link given the title.
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    British novelist and scriptwriter Elinor Glyn died on this day 80 years ago, aged 78.
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    From what I can tell, you're missing Bert I Gordon, Arnaldo Forlani, and the Iron Sheik.
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    I just went through my list and I should have 6 @John Key : Anita Cornwell (unless you need a solid obit) George Alagiah Kenneth McAlpine Tony Bennett Rolf Harris Shoichiro Toyoda
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    @John KeyI believe I only have 8 points here, and not 9. See my entry on page 2 here. Thanks for looking into it. Cheers!
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    Report that Geoff Lomas, Alex Higgins' former manager, has died: Recently seen on the Gods Of Snooker programme on the Beeb.
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    3 years ago I went on a date with an Italian and he was impressed that I had prior knowledge on Berlusconi and Napolitano. Of course I left out that I’m only aware of them because of this site.
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    Álvaro Mutis was born in Bogotá and died 10 years ago in Mexico City at the age of 90. He was a novelist, poet and essayist. Among the awards he received, the Cervantes Award stands out, considered the main award in the Spanish language, received in 2001 ; the 1997 Prince of Asturias Award, another important Spanish-language award; is the Médicis Prize in France
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    Funny you should say that. I mentally changed your name to Y because that's what I ask myself whenever I read the drivel you post.
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    Sultan Selim I died on this day 503 years ago, aged 49. - Selim was the son of Sultan Bayezid II (then a prince) and his Greek concubine. - When Selim was 16, he was made the governor of Trebizond in what is now northern Turkey. This was right on the border with Safavid Iran, and Selim would defeat the Iranians several times between 1507 and 1510 when their soldiers incurred on Ottoman lands. - Selim led a coup against his father in 1512 after his brother Ahmed was named his heir, and would successfully oust him (Bayezid died of natural causes a month after his abdication). - During his reign, Selim would secretly publish poetry under the pseudonym Mahlas Selimi. - In 1514, Selim declared war against Iran to curtail the spread of Shia Islam (the Ottoman Empire was a majority Sunni Islam nation). He would manage to march to their capital of Tabriz, but did not conquer the Iranians, simply just flexing his military might as a warning to their shah, Ismail I- whom he described as a drunk. - Selim would expand Ottoman territory by defeating and annexing Mamluk Egypt in 1517. Over the next few years, he planned a conquest of the Hafsids in Libya, Tunisia and Algeria, but died before this could happen. His cause of death is debated, with theories ranging from cancer to poisoning to the plague to an infected carbuncle. He was succeeded as sultan by his son Suleiman- later known by his epithet "the Magnificent". - Selim's epithets include "the Resolute" due to his determination of expanding the Ottoman Empire, and "the Grim" as he was known for executing several of his viziers.
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    American actress Diana Sands died on this day 50 years ago, aged 39.
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    Joan of Hochberg was born in Neuchâtel (present-day Switzerland) and died in Époisses, Côte-d'Or, France at the age of 58 480 years ago, she was suo jure Countess of Neuchâtel as successor to her father and Duchess of Longueville by her marriage to Louis I from Orleans-Longueville Michel Brault was born in Montreal and died in Toronto 10 years ago at the age of 85. He was a camera operator, director and film producer from Quebec who worked on more than two hundred films. He was one of the great producers of Canadian cinema in the 1960s.
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    English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died on this day 2 years ago, aged 81. He played as a forward. Regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and one of England's best ever players, he is England's fifth-highest international goalscorer with 44 goals, which includes an English record of six hat-tricks, and is Tottenham Hotspur's second-highest all-time top goalscorer. Greaves is the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football with 357 goals. He finished as the First Division's top scorer in six seasons, more times than any other player and came third in the 1963 Ballon d'Or rankings. He is also a member of the English Football Hall of Fame.
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    Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis was born in and died in Paris 240 years ago at the age of 51. He is known mainly for the mechanical theorem that bears his name and for the Coriolis inertial force. It is one of the 72 names perpetuated on the Eiffel Tower.
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    On this day 1 year ago, American engineer Nick Holonyak, who created the first visible light-emitting diode (LED), passed away at the age of 93.
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    American guitarist, songwriter, and singer Jimi Hendrix died on this day 53 years ago, aged 27. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music."
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    Leonhard Euler was born in Basel (Switzerland) and died in Saint Petersburg 240 years ago. He made important discoveries in several areas of mathematics such as calculus and graph theory. He also introduced many of the terminologies of modern mathematics and mathematical notation, particularly mathematical analysis, as well as the concept of mathematical function. He is also recognized for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy, and music theory.
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    Tiago Eugénio, a YouTube 'star' who spent 80 days in a coma following a car crash, has died at age 28. He had 8,000 followers on YT (161,000 on Instagram), which is apparently good enough for a QO. https://metro.co.uk/2023/09/15/tiago-eugenio-dead-car-crash-youtube-influencer-19503658/?ito=socialmetrouktwitter
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    Surely far worthier of a damehood than Stanley Johnson (alleged wife beater & groper of at least 2 women including MP Caroline Noakes) is of a knighthood.
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    Fears grow inside Downing Street for health of Larry the Cat.
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    23/09/23 10:00am 40 A-Ha — Take On Me 35 Tears For Fears — Everybody Wants To Rule The World 36 Eurythmics — Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 26 Queen — Radio Ga Ga 26 Bangles — Manic Monday 24 INXS — Need You Tonight 22 Prince — 1999 / Little Red Corvette 19 Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield — What Have I Done To Deserve This +4 18 Alice Cooper — Poison 18 Ultravox — Vienna 18 Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight 18 Duran Duran — Save A Prayer 16 Duran Duran — A View To A Kill 14 Kim Wilde — Kids in America 00 Erasure — Sometimes -6
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