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Nat King Cole died on this day in 1965, aged 45.

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Coincidentally, the writer of one of his most famous hits, Mona Lisa, died on exactly 42 years later.

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15 years since the last tactical change for Walter Winterbottom, aged 88.

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The gates of life swung open for Octave Mirbeau 100 years ago at the age of 69

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Full-time 15 years ago for England football's first (and longest serving) manager, Walter Winterbottom

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Played 139, won 78, drew 33, and lost 28. He lead England to four consecutive World Cup finals and won the British Championships 13 times (7 outright, 6 shared). The losses include the 1-0 defeat by the USA in the '50 World Cup, and the 'Match of the Century', 3-6, against the Mighty Magyars of Hidegkuti & Puskas.

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Elyse Knox stopped acting on this day 5 years ago, aged 94.

 

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Full-time 15 years ago for England football's first (and longest serving) manager, Walter Winterbottom

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Played 139, won 78, drew 33, and lost 28. He lead England to four consecutive World C2 up finals and won the British Championships 13 times (7 outright, 6 shared). The losses include the 1-0 defeat by the USA in the '50 World Cup, and the 'Match of the Century', 3-6, against the Mighty Magyars of Hidegkuti & Puskas.

Ahem, :referee: (2 above).

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Full-time 15 years ago for England football's first (and longest serving) manager, Walter Winterbottom

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Played 139, won 78, drew 33, and lost 28. He lead England to four consecutive World C2 up finals and won the British Championships 13 times (7 outright, 6 shared). The losses include the 1-0 defeat by the USA in the '50 World Cup, and the 'Match of the Century', 3-6, against the Mighty Magyars of Hidegkuti & Puskas.

Ahem, :referee: (2 above).

 

How embarrassing. The red card matches my red face. In my defence, 10;24 counts as early morning for me.

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A much better picture though, and 'Walter Winterbottom' is such a brilliantly clickety alliterative name that it bears repeating.

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A much better picture though, and 'Walter Winterbottom' is such a brilliantly clickety alliterative name that it bears repeating.

Can't help but think that if a kid had a name like that these days, his life would hell.

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A much better picture though, and 'Walter Winterbottom' is such a brilliantly clickety alliterative name that it bears repeating.

Can't help but think that if a kid had a name like that these days, his life would hell.

 

 

I really like the name Walter, it is overdue for a comeback. It never did Walter Swinburn any harm.

 

Winterbottom, on the other cheek hand - if I was lumbered with that I would probably change it. Changing the last four letters gives you Winterbourne which is much nicer.

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I know a Shufflebottom. I've asked they thought about changing their name but they couldn't be arsed.

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A much better picture though, and 'Walter Winterbottom' is such a brilliantly clickety alliterative name that it bears repeating.

Can't help but think that if a kid had a name like that these days, his life would hell.

 

 

I really like the name Walter, it is overdue for a comeback. It never did Walter Swinburn any harm.

 

Winterbottom, on the other cheek hand - if I was lumbered with that I would probably change it. Changing the last four letters gives you Winterbourne which is much nicer.

 

Lad at my junior school was named Hickenbottom; during the summer holidays prior to moving to seniors, it mysteriously changed to Hicking.

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Thelonious Monk's Time was up 35 years ago at 'Round About Midnight on this day at the age of 64.

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*checks above*

 

It's 105 years since Edgar Evans perished during RF Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.

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Having collapsed the previous day, he was left behind while the remainder of the party advanced to the next supply station; on returning for him the next day, his condition had deteriorated and he died that night. His body was never located.

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Ciro Alegría wasn't alegre anymore on this day 50 years ago, aged 57.

 

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Mike Davis - bassist for the MC5 - 5 years.

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Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's optimism fell even further when he bombed out of life 50 years ago today, at the age of 62.

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No more breakfasts for Charles Lewis Tiffany, renowned jeweller, who died 3 days after his 90th birthday, 115 years ago.

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Ralph Graves stopped acting on this day 40 years ago, aged 77.

 

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The mystery was over for August Meissner 110 210 years ago, aged 53.

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Your calculator is broken. :P

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It's the 4th anniversary of a TMIB favourite iirc but I'll leave that in case he wants to post it.

 

 

Otherwise 2 wrestlers died on this day: woman's pioneer Mildred Burke in 1989, aged 73, and, from 1995, territories star/ECW co-founder/complete nutter Eddie Gilbert aged only 33. I still remember getting my VHS of the 1996 Royal Rumble, and during it Mr Perfect refers to scrub Doug Gilbert's "late, great brother Eddie" - the first I knew Gilbert had died, which was a big shock to child me at the time.

 

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Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi became dead(en) on this day 60 years ago.

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