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16 hours ago, rockhopperpenguin said:

The bear facts are Jan Berenstain died this day 5 years ago, aged 88.

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Or was it Berenstein and we're living in a parallel universe?

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The last boycott for E. D. Nixon on this day 30 years ago, aged 87.

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105 years since William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, wasn't feeling so grand, dying aged 59, after  a little over 6 years reign.

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He was the last ruler to die 'in office', subsequent Grand Dukes/Duchesses have all abdicated.

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David Doyle stopped acting on this day 20 years ago, aged 67.

 

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5 years ago, actor, author and scriptwriter Richard Carpenter died aged 82

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It was chiefly as a scriptwriter where he scored his notable successes, creating classics of children's television Catweazle and The Ghosts of Motley Hall, amongst others.

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Joan Greenwood stopped acting on this day 30 years ago, aged 65.

 

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3 hours ago, rockhopper penguin said:

Nurse, the screens, 15 years since the death of Spike Milligan, aged 83.

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He told you he was sick!

 

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3 hours ago, rockhopper penguin said:

Nurse, the screens, 15 years since the death of Spike Milligan, aged 83.

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Goon, but not forgotten.

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Its 130 years since Alexander Borodin began decomposing, aged 53.

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Borodin was also a renowned chemist, but is chiefly known as a composer. He was awarded a Tony Award in 1954, 67 years after his death, after his works were adapted for the musical Kismet, the most famous song being Stranger in Paradise.

 

Here's Borodin's original, The Palovstian Dances, from Prince Igor.

 

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Its 10 years since Charles, Baron Forte, got an unwelcome break, dying aged 98.

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The last publication for Henry Luce on this day 50 years ago, aged 68.

 

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225 years since Leopold II wasn't feeling so great, aged 44.

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Mathematician Peter Barlow went to rover but didn't return when he died 155 years ago today.

 

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The last act for Roscoe Ates on this day 55 years ago, aged 67.

 

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Five years ago, conservative writer and website founder, Andrew Breitbart collapsed and died during a walk home, aged 43, giving rise to conspiracy theories that he was murdered by Obama loyalists.

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Philip K. Dick stopped writing on this day 35 years ago, aged 53.

 

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Freidrich Uber, composer and taxi cab inventor, died this day 195 years ago, aged 41.

 

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It's been one year since New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe died, aged 53.

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5 years since Dave Charnley failed to beat the count, aged 72.200px-Dave_Charnley.jpg.e43b257bc9538f5b21a9842b3d1369df.jpg

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Five years ago Ronnie Montrose became Mr. Bones after killing himself, aged 64.

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Danny Kaye stopped acting on this day 30 years ago, aged 76.

 

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