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    Astronauts

    Buzz Aldrin is 90 today
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    Boxing Clever?

    South Africa's first black world champion Peter Mathebula (WBA Flyweight, 1980) has died aged 67.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Italian poet Giovanni Capurro, who's best known as the writer of 'O Sole Mio'.
  4. The world's shortest mobile man (I.e. could walk) has died aged 27. Khagendra Thapa Magar died in Nepal today (Friday). He was 67cm tall.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    Which one's he again?
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    Basil Brush's Misters

    I'm with YW on this. Some of us old farts have got longer memories that go back further than Yes Minister/Prime Minister & Heartbeat. To us he'll always be Mr. Derek.
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    Basil Brush's Misters

    Many years ago, I pointed out to TMIB, in his role as DDP-meister, that Derek Fowlds' DDP bio made no mention of Basil Brush. He suggested I take a closer look, whereupon I discovered, to my delight and amusement, he'd been listed as "Mr. Derek Fowlds". Alas, this year, perhaps as some portent to his demise, the 'Mr.' is missing! Hopefully this is just temporary as a result of setting up this year's DDP, and it will reappear with the next update.
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    Time Added

    This local newspaper announcement from last week, https://www.theargus.co.uk/announcements/deaths/deaths/18144093.George_Petchey/ turns out to be former Millwall & Laeyton Orient boss George Petchey.
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    Female 'Firsts'

    Liang Jun, China's first female tractor driver (1948) has died aged 90. She was later featured on the 1 Yuan note.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Good work chaps (and/or chapesses). I think you should leave the German months, at least during the transition period.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Fifty years ago today, the grim reaper came bob-bob-bobbin' along for songwriter Harry M. Woods, aged 73.
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    Spy corner

    Former head of France's DGSE, Pierre Lacoste, has died in a Paris nursing home a few days shy of his 96th birthday. He was head of the DGSE at the time of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, resulting in his sacking.
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    Dead Drummers

    A bit of a surprise for me. He was a good un. I have a vague recollection of seeing Rush live many years ago!
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    (C)Rappers

    No, there's no link to an auction site, 'cos there's no auction. Reports are two years old. Someone just post-whorin. (Someone apart from me, obv :))
  15. One to cross off the czech-list, Czech-born director and sometime Milos Forman friend and collaborator, Ivan Passer, (Cutter's Way, Law & Disorder et al) has, er, passered away. Died yesterday aged 86.
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