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Pete Ham of star-cross'd Swansea powerpoppers Badfinger became one of the more obscure members of the 27 Club when he hung around in his garage on April 24th 1975.

 

He couldn't live if living is without you.

 

The story of Badfinger is one of the saddest in all of Rock 'n Roll...

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Pete Ham of star-cross'd Swansea powerpoppers Badfinger became one of the more obscure members of the 27 Club when he hung around in his garage on April 24th 1975.

 

He couldn't live if living is without you.

 

The story of Badfinger is one of the saddest in all of Rock 'n Roll...

Whereas the story of of Badmotorfinger is one of the

. And not a single one of them dead yet.

 

Which is nice.

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George Sanders commited suicide out of boredom today in 1972...

 

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Jill Dando changed her role in Crimewatch 10 years ago today

 

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Jill Dando changed her role in Crimewatch 10 years ago today

 

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The well-known American actor John Wilkes Booth had an alibi, having died on this day in 1865

 

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Jill Dando changed her role in Crimewatch 10 years ago today

 

 

Even though it was crap, that doorstep challenge joke still makes me chuckle after all these years. I know. I'm a bitch.

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Jill Dando changed her role in Crimewatch 10 years ago today

 

 

Even though it was crap, that doorstep challenge joke still makes me chuckle after all these years. I know. I'm a bitch.

 

That avatar of yours looks like a pair of cojones LB...

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Jill Dando changed her role in Crimewatch 10 years ago today

 

 

Even though it was crap, that doorstep challenge joke still makes me chuckle after all these years. I know. I'm a bitch.

 

That avatar of yours looks like a pair of cojones LB...

 

Don't talk bollocks.

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The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, died today in 1980...

 

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One of the most notorious people in human history commited suicide today in 1945...

 

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The end of April was not good for famous people with the initials "A. H." it seems...

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The end of April was not good for famous people with the initials "A. H." it seems...

 

If that's the case, here's wishing my ex has the same fate then.... :sicktherm:

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One of the most notorious people in human history commited suicide today in 1945...

 

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Charlie Chaplin? :sicktherm:

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One of the most notorious people in human history commited suicide today in 1945...

 

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Charlie Chaplin? :sicktherm:

 

 

Ron Mael? :sicktherm:

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The end of April was not good for famous people with the initials "A. H." it seems...

 

If that's the case, here's wishing my ex has the same fate then.... :sicktherm:

 

Amanda Holden?

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The end of April was not good for famous people with the initials "A. H." it seems...

 

If that's the case, here's wishing my ex has the same fate then.... :sicktherm:

 

Amanda Holden?

 

If only....

 

Mind you, she's a bit Botoxed to the eyeballs now...

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1st May, these people died.

 

408 – Arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338) (Original console designer)

1118 – Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c.1080)

1240 – Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals

1308 – Albert I of Habsburg (murdered) (b. 1255)

1539 – Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)

1555 – Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)

1572 – Pope Pius V (b. 1504)

1731 – Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)

1738 – Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c.1669) (Any relation MPFC?)

1772 – Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (b. 1719)

1813 – Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768) (Combat eh, a unique death for a cheese eating surrender monkey)

1873 – David Livingstone, Scottish missionary (b. 1813) (I presume)

1899 – Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824) (Funnel maker)

1904 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (b. 1841)

1913 – John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)

1935 – Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)

1937 – Snitz Edwards, American actor (b. 1868) (Prequel to Edward Scissorhands)

1943 – Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)

1945 – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda (suicide with his wife Magda Goebbels) (b. 1897)

1963 – Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)

1965 – Spike Jones, American band leader, musician, and comedian (b. 1911)

1968 – Harold Nicolson, British diplomat, author and politician (b. 1886)

1968 – Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b. 1895)

1970 – Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)

1976 – Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)

1976 – T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)

1978 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (b. 1903)

1982 – William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)

1985 – Denise Robins (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (b. 1897)

1986 – Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)

1986 – Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)

1989 – Sally Kirkland, fashion editor at LIFE (b. 1912)

1989 – Douglass Watson, American actor (b. 1921)

1990 – Sergio Franchi, Italian tenor (b. 1926)

1992 – Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)

1993 – Pierre Bérégovoy, French Prime Minister (b. 1925)

1993 – Ranasinghe Premadasa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1924)

1994 – Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver and three-time F1 world champion (b. 1960)

1998 – Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)

2000 – Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)

2003 – Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler (b. 1960)

2006 – Big Hawk, American rapper (b. 1969)

2006 – Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)

2006 – Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)

2008 – Anthony Mamo, Malta's first President (b. 1909)

2008 – Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington, D.C. prostitution service owner (b. 1956)

2008 – Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, last surviving member of the July 20 Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944 (b. 1917)

 

Please stay tuned for tomorrow's installment of dead people cannily entitled 2nd May.

 

If you happened to have missed an episode you can either watch it now on www.wikipedia.com or wait until next year when the series will be repeated.

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If you happened to have missed an episode you can either watch it now on www.wikipedia.com or wait until next year when the series will be repeated.

 

I actually laughed at this - nice one

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1st May, these people died.

 

408 – Arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338) (Original console designer)

1118 – Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c.1080)

1240 – Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals

1308 – Albert I of Habsburg (murdered) (b. 1255)

1539 – Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)

1555 – Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)

1572 – Pope Pius V (b. 1504)

1731 – Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)

1738 – Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c.1669) (Any relation MPFC?)

1772 – Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (b. 1719)

1813 – Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768) (Combat eh, a unique death for a cheese eating surrender monkey)

1873 – David Livingstone, Scottish missionary (b. 1813) (I presume)

1899 – Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824) (Funnel maker)

1904 – Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (b. 1841)

1913 – John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)

1935 – Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)

1937 – Snitz Edwards, American actor (b. 1868) (Prequel to Edward Scissorhands)

1943 – Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)

1945 – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda (suicide with his wife Magda Goebbels) (b. 1897)

1963 – Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)

1965 – Spike Jones, American band leader, musician, and comedian (b. 1911)

1968 – Harold Nicolson, British diplomat, author and politician (b. 1886)

1968 – Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b. 1895)

1970 – Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)

1976 – Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)

1976 – T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)

1978 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (b. 1903)

1982 – William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)

1985 – Denise Robins (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (b. 1897)

1986 – Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)

1986 – Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)

1989 – Sally Kirkland, fashion editor at LIFE (b. 1912)

1989 – Douglass Watson, American actor (b. 1921)

1990 – Sergio Franchi, Italian tenor (b. 1926)

1992 – Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)

1993 – Pierre Bérégovoy, French Prime Minister (b. 1925)

1993 – Ranasinghe Premadasa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1924)

1994 – Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver and three-time F1 world champion (b. 1960)

1998 – Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)

2000 – Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)

2003 – Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler (b. 1960)

2006 – Big Hawk, American rapper (b. 1969)

2006 – Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)

2006 – Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)

2008 – Anthony Mamo, Malta's first President (b. 1909)

2008 – Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington, D.C. prostitution service owner (b. 1956)

2008 – Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, last surviving member of the July 20 Plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944 (b. 1917)

 

Please stay tuned for tomorrow's installment of dead people cannily entitled 2nd May.

 

If you happened to have missed an episode you can either watch it now on www.wikipedia.com or wait until next year when the series will be repeated.

 

 

Yeah, very funny. Why don't you take the piss out of all the threads on this forum while you're here..

 

Anyway, Brazillian Formula 1 Champion Ayton Senna died on this day in 1994 at Imola...

 

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Bobby Sands, Irish Republican and MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, died on this day in 1981 after 66 days on hunger strike...

 

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Bobby Sands, Irish Republican and MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, died on this day in 1981 after 66 days on hunger strike...

 

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And fat lot of good it did him

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Another chap from Northern Ireland, Colin Blakely (Son of Man, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes), died today in 1987...

 

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Paul Gauguin. the man who apparently cut off Van Gogh's ear, died today in 1903...

 

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It's the 10th anniversary of........

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It's also the 64th anniversary of VE Day, not sure if that really counts in this thread but if mpfc can slip in St. Jimmy's day then I think this can be mentioned.

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