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    Shadow Lists

    My list based purely on age, targeting 14 expected deaths, and maximising the number of famous people: Boris Pahor Irwin Corey Norman Lloyd David Rockefeller Herman Wouk Bernard Lewis Kirk Douglas Earl Cameron (actor) I. M. Pei Billy Graham Bobby Doerr Dave Bartholomew Frank Popper Hutton Gibson Beverly Cleary Olivia de Havilland Arjan Singh Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington Danielle Darrieux Vera Lynn A. E. Hotchner Asghar Khan Bill Gold Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao Edmond H. Fischer Ehsan Yarshater Aaron Temkin Beck Al Jaffee Allan MacEachen Edgar Morin Ernest Hollings Francisco Morales Bermúdez Jake LaMotta Michael of Romania Peter Sallis Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Chen Ning Yang * Henry Kissinger * Freeman Dyson * Bob Dole * Chuck Yeager * Bob Barker * Betty White * George H. W. Bush * Jimmy Carter * Robert Mugabe * Chuck Berry * Alan Greenspan * Pope Benedict XVI * If I was going for maximum number of deaths (about 15.3 estimated), I would replaced the asterisked ones with: Reinhard Hardegen Aharon Leib Shteinman Gretel Bergmann Charles E. Lindblom Patricia Morison Diana Athill Albert Memmi Armin Hofmann Diana Serra Cary Brenda Milner Ernest Angley Clifton James Aldo Parisot
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    Ideas And Possibilities For 2018

    whoisbigger.com has a ranking of the most famous people who have ever lived, by order of significance. It of course aims to be objective as possible - whether it is or not is another matter. It was made about 2010-2011, so is not quite up-to-date. I've gone through a list of births for each year from 1928 and earlier (an example list is: 1928 births) (I've noticed that there are people who should appear in such lists but for some reason do not - a minor issue). Such a list gives a description of the person, so it makes it easier to tell if the person was dead by 2011 or so (it's not as simple as that though, as there are instances of people being referred to in a past tense who are still living). My list of still living people by birth year, ordered by "significance" within each year: 1913 Boris Pahor Reinhard Hardegen 1914 Norman Lloyd Irwin Corey Aharon Leib Shteinman (birth also listed as 1912) Gretel Bergmann 1915 David Rockefeller Herman Wouk Patricia Morison 1916 Kirk Douglas Bernard Lewis Olivia de Havilland Beverly Cleary 1917 I. M. Pei Vera Lynn Danielle Darrieux Earl Cameron (actor) Diana Athill Charles E. Lindblom 1918 Billy Graham Bobby Doerr Frank Popper Hutton Gibson Dave Bartholomew Brenda Milner Diana Serra Cary 1919 Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington Anne Cox Chambers Arjan Singh Dina Wadia 1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon Ehsan Yarshater Alicia Alonso Edmond H. Fischer A. E. Hotchner Albert Memmi Armin Hofmann 1921 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Michael of Romania Carol Channing Jake LaMotta Aaron Temkin Beck Peter Sallis Allan MacEachen Al Jaffee Francisco Morales Bermúdez Bill Gold Edgar Morin Asghar Khan Françoise Gilot Ernest Angley Clifton James Aldo Parisot 1922 Stan Lee Betty White Dilip Kumar Chen Ning Yang Ernest Hollings Carl Reiner Pierre Cardin Denis Norden 1923 Henry Kissinger Bob Dole Chuck Yeager Bob Barker Freeman Dyson Franco Zeffirelli Ara Parseghian 1924 George H. W. Bush Jimmy Carter Robert Mugabe Doris Day (birth also listed as 1922) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Charles Aznavour Gloria Vanderbilt Eva Marie Saint Daniel Akaka Daniel arap Moi Christopher Tolkien Leslie Phillips Doug Ellis 1925 Barbara Bush Angela Lansbury Dick Van Dyke Albert Bandura Giorgio Napolitano Brian Aldiss Honor Blackman 1926 Elizabeth II Chuck Berry Alan Greenspan Hugh Hefner Jerry Lewis David Attenborough Cloris Leachman 1927 Pope Benedict XVI Edwin Edwards David Dinkins 1928 Hosni Mubarak Burt Bacharach Ennio Morricone Fats Domino Bob Cousy Fidel V. Ramos Adam West Bruce Forsyth I only included people in the top 100,000 in the overall ranking, and I think for the years 1921-1988 I limited the number of people quite considerably). Looking at the 2017 Deathlist, Liz Dawn, Jill Gascoine, and Errol Christie are outside the top 100,000. Leah Bracknell and Sandy Gall don't appear to be ranked, Javier Perez de Cuellar breaks the website basically (the characters in his name seem to be the issue), and Ian Brady doesn't have his own wiki-page which probably means they didn't process him.

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