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I thought I'd start a thread focusing on anniversaries of famous deaths, the most famous of which in Deathlist

is of course 29th November 1986 - Cary Grant.

 

This is a bit late but I thought I'd get the ball rolling with the anniversary of the death of Carry On actor Peter Butterworth,

who died on 16th January 1979, making Janet Brown a widow in the process...

 

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Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

 

It also woudl have been my nan's 99th birthday today had she not died at age 91.

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Johnny Weissmuller, Barbara Stanwyck, Gerry Mulligan and Sir Matt Busby all died on Jan 20th

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Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

 

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.

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Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

 

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.

 

She was great in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade and that one where she was blind. But she should never had been Eliza Doolittle..

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Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

 

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.

 

 

This is why we're great friends LG.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's is only watchable with the sound turned to mute.

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Anniversay of Audry Hepburn's death today. I know I'm in a minority of one but I never cared for her. I don't understand how someone with an annoying voice, a face like a clown fish and the body of a famine victim is such an icon.

 

Make that a minority of 2 H, I've never cared for her either.

 

 

This is why we're great friends LG.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's is only watchable with the sound turned to mute.

 

Absolutely H, and as for Sabrina Fair..... :pop: .

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I like this thread. :pop:

 

Edgar Allan Poe would have been 200 yesterday.

 

Ham, the first chimp who went in to outer space died 26 years ago today.

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25 years to the day since Jackie Wilson died after 8 years in a vegatitive state...

 

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Lenin died 85 years ago today...

 

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Lenin died 85 years ago today...

 

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"w**nkers."

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Some joker called Heath Ledger took some drugs and went for a little lie down this time last year.

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One year ago, the Eyak language died due to the death of Marie Smith Jones, the last surviving speaker.

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Queen Victoria died 108 years ago today.

 

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Salvador Dali, died on January 23rd 1989...

 

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Seems to me there is an entire website dedicated to this very topic, but I can't be asked to Google it atm.

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Well we're having one of our own...

 

Winston Churchill died on this day in 1965, exactly 70 years after his father...

 

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No wonder I'm always a bit jittery on February 7th.... :unsure:

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Billy Fury died on this day in 1983...

 

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Charles I was beheaded 360 years ago today.

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Charles I was beheaded 360 years ago today.

 

What happened to the other two triplets?

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Possibly the greatest day in British history. I intend raising a glass to Mr Cromwell tonight.

 

Charles I was beheaded 360 years ago today.

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Possibly the greatest day in British history. I intend raising a glass to Mr Cromwell tonight.

 

Charles I was beheaded 360 years ago today.

 

Possibly the greatest day in English history.

The Scots and Irish were not too thrilled with the guy.

 

He kind of invaded both nations, killing a lot of people...

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Or...defended the bravest social revolution to date against mercenaries paid by reactionaries. Anyway, James I (or VI) was ruler of Scotland, England and Ireland, so invasion is far too harsh a word.

Possibly the greatest day in English history.

The Scots and Irish were not too thrilled with the guy.

 

He kind of invaded both nations, killing a lot of people...

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Or...defended the bravest social revolution to date against mercenaries paid by reactionaries. Anyway, James I (or VI) was ruler of Scotland, England and Ireland, so invasion is far too harsh a word.
Possibly the greatest day in English history.

The Scots and Irish were not too thrilled with the guy.

 

He kind of invaded both nations, killing a lot of people...

 

The only constitutional link between the Kingdoms at that point was the crown. Where the independent country of England allowed for Cromwell to become Head of State, the Scots chose to retain the monarchy under Charles II. Thus in the aftermath of 1649, Scotland and England - without the bond of monarchy - were two completely separate entities. So invasion would be the correct term. Cromwell eventually forced a Union in 1654 through conquest which was subsequently dismantled with the Restoration.

 

(Of course I have forgotten who threw the first stone. Can't remember if the Scots started on the English, or vice versa. There was widespead horror in Scotland when news came back that 'the English' had beheaded a Scottish monarch (again) (odd in itself because they hated hi, and it was the Scots forces who handed Charles over to be tried)).

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"The Scots...?"

 

What all of them, or just those few who were fortunate enough to be granted titles by the Monarch?

Where the independent country of England allowed for Cromwell to become Head of State, the Scots chose to retain the monarchy under Charles II.

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