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  1. Octopus of Odstock

    Astronauts

    Gregory and Seddon feature heavily in this as does Barbara Morgan. All looking very well as does Crippen from an earlier era.
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    Astronauts

    No, the last recording is of the pilot one second before the explosion. It is not known how many died instantly but apparently all of them would have been rendered unconscious instantly.
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    Astronauts

    Covey was, yes and looked very well. The other two, no.
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    The 100 Club

    Kenneth McAlpine, former racing driver, founder of Connaught Engineering, former High Sherrif of Kent, vintner, a WW2 fighter pilot, former chairman of McAlpine Helicopters and a director of the McAlpine construction company, as well as being a former Governor of Eastbourne College is 100 today.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    That obituary has wonderful wording as a euphemism for death. He dies barely months after another Indomitable Lions of Cameroon great defender Tataw Eta Stephen embarked on the journey to the world beyond.
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    Astronauts

    Just watched the fascinating Challenger disaster documentary on Netflix. Many ex-astronauts featured look in good shape, although Richard Truly looks quite doddery now. Larry Mulloy, effectively painted as the bad guy, doesn't look great but his boss, William Lucas, looks very well at 98. Joe Kilminster, of Morton Thiokol, clearly has some Parkinson-related disease but his voice was relatively strong. Its surprising how many key players to the disaster, then in their mid 50s, are still going. Maybe karma for the seven who died early if you believe in that kind of thing.
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    Time Added

    1953 - Doug Holden.
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    I think we all missed this - apologies if it was posted. Harry Hooper, a member of England's 1954 squad that never ended up winning a full cap for them, died in late August - https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2020/august/28-august/harry-hooper-1933-2020
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    British Character Actors

    It's on the right hand side where the grey heart is. You can choose like, thanks, sad, ha ha, face-palm and a few others.
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    Military commanders

    There are ten former Chief of the Defence Staff currently still alive: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_of_the_Defence_Staff_(United_Kingdom) A few of them getting on in age now. Obits guaranteed via the Telegraph etc
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    British Character Actors

    Worth mentioning that the original choice for Mrs Emma Peel and swiftly dumped allowing Rigg to take over, Elizabeth Shepherd, is still alive. Was married to the late John Ringham. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Shepherd
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    The Dead of 2020

    More than that. About 2000 as dave, 200 as guest iain and f***loads as iain. Anyway the worst most terrible thing has already happened. They're selling Pringles in packets. Beats Princess Di's death in terms of shock and horror.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Whereas he's not on this list.. yet, but James Smith http://www.stamford-bridge.com/player.php?id=510&surname=Smith&firstname=James is Chelsea 2nd oldest player behind Tommy Docherty. Worth mentioning that Irish legend Billy Bingham is Everton official oldest and they seem quite clued up about these things. https://mobile.twitter.com/RickGlanvill/status/1281522830455255041
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    Oldest Living football league players

    That twitter post made me search twitter for anything else similar. Joe Lancaster is definitely alive - https://mobile.twitter.com/RetroRed2/status/1279641530547003392
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Michael, I've deleted the names above who are in the table on the first page. Don't forget Arthur Smith, born in 1915, ex Bury and Leicester who is the oldest player still alive. I notice you don't include David Lindsay (1922) and Ambrose Wilson (1924) on your list above - do you believe them to be deceased? Beresford, I thought was dead, but is very much alive and I'll add him back on - https://www.facebook.com/walsallswimclub/ Ron Brown died in 1968. Eddie McCreadie died last year. Cameron is likely dead as Everton confirmed Thomas Gardner as their oldest player at his death in 2016, who was born after Cameron. https://princerupertstower.com/2016/11/07/everton-legend-thomas-gardner-passes-away-93/ I removed Carroll as West Ham confirmed Frank O'Farrell as their oldest player recently, same with Finlay and Leeds United and Galloway and Chelsea. Portsmouth were very specific about naming Maurice Leather as their oldest player and not Foxton, likewise Ipswich named Len Fletcher as their oldest and not Johnny Gibbons. Same goes for Albert Giles and Bristol Rovers and John Tighe and West Brom and Eric Williams and Manchester City. I'm aware clubs can (and have) made mistakes but there's very little evidence about some of these guys that they are still alive. Jackie Fisher died in 2013 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Fisher_(footballer,_born_1925)
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