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#141 Canadian Paul

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:34 PM

Admiral George Stephen Morrison, for a long time the youngest admiral in US naval history. For all time doomed to be remembered mainly as Jim Morrison's dad. B 1920 but has just contributed to the book 'The Doors by The Doors.'


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:54 PM

Reading the BBC's Puskas tribute page, I found that former England goalkeeper (whom the "Golden Team" Hungarians put 13 goals past in 2 two games) Gil Merrick is still alive. 85 in January, apparently. Also, he's the second most famous person with his surname.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:11 PM

What!!!!

The Elephant Man played in goal for England? Why did they leave it out of the movie?



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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:25 PM

What!!!!

The Elephant Man played in goal for England? Why did they leave it out of the movie?


Here's Merrick turning out for Birmingham City in the 50s :

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:14 PM

Reading the BBC's Puskas tribute page, I found that former England goalkeeper (whom the "Golden Team" Hungarians put 13 goals past in 2 two games) Gil Merrick is still alive. 85 in January, apparently. Also, he's the second most famous person with his surname.



In excellent health, too, still visits matches regularly. Considering that's at Birmingham City, it's amazing he hasn't committed suicide yet.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:38 PM

I've got to say it - Happy Birthday Otto von Habsburg, 94 today. Just listened to the last part of the BBC Radio documentary on his family, and he still sounds bloody sharp to me.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:40 AM

Sounds like a fascinating old coot.I assume he's a descendant of Joanna The Mad?

I've got to say it - Happy Birthday Otto von Habsburg, 94 today. Just listened to the last part of the BBC Radio documentary on his family, and he still sounds bloody sharp to me.


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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:02 AM

Sounds like a fascinating old coot.I assume he's a descendant of Joanna The Mad?


All the Habsburgs are, and pretty much all of Europe's royals are. Otto is a 12xgreat grandson of Joanna (or so my back-of-an-envelope calculations tell me). The UK's Queen Liz is a 13Xgreat granddaughter of Joanna.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:14 AM

Also, Momofuku Ando, turning 96, is the guy who basically invented Ramen. I'm was very surprised that he was still around.


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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:49 PM

Dora Jessie Saint aka Miss Read. Thought she'd died long ago

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:18 PM

I thought Boris Yeltsin was dead, I need to keep up to date more

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:31 PM

Ray Kennedy
Canadian Paul's got him on his impressive ideas andpossibilities list, so he must still be alive. Perhaps he should run for US President - that coupled with his surname should be enough to see him off.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:32 PM

Mickey Rooney. I'm just shocked that guy is still kicking.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:35 PM


Mickey Rooney. I'm just shocked that guy is still kicking.

hopefully not for long

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:40 PM

Joćo Havelange, former FIFA President and alleged perpetrator of dubious football-related 'activities'. 91 in May.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:30 PM

Mickey Rooney. I'm just shocked that guy is still kicking.

Any relation to Wayne Rooney?
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:33 PM

From Ray Kennedy's Wiki page:

To this day Kennedy lives a quiet, homebound life with decreased mobility and a dependency on drugs to control the discomfort of his condition. He had to sell his medals, caps, shirts and other memorabilia after falling on financially hard times.

He'll be 56 this year.



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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:08 PM

Harper Lee is still alive and, apparentely, doing very well

Ends a lot of speculation I suppose.


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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:19 AM


Harper Lee is still alive and, apparentely, doing very well

Ends a lot of speculation I suppose.


Harper Lee makes rare public appearance at a high school

I liked that bit where she shot the mad dog.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:31 PM

Maurice Vincent Wilkes, somewhat obscurish British computer scientist and second winner of the Turing Award aka. the "Nobel" for computing sciences. Obit assured and he turns 94 this year, but no news on his health. Thought I'd bring him up though, since I stumbled on him accidently.
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