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Fred Astaire died today >snip

 

So did Judy Garland, (in 1969???) but I cant be arsed looking for a pic

 

Here's one..

 

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Actor Buster Merryfield, best known as Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses, died 10 years ago today...

 

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The "Lad 'imself", Tony Hancock, committed suicide today in 1968...

 

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Cameroon international footballer Marc-Vivien Foé died whilst playing in a Confederations Cup match today in 2003...

 

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Actor Stanley Baker (he of Zulu fame) died of lung cancer on this day in 1976...

 

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Delia Derbyshire, arranger of the Dr Who theme and one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century,

died today in 2001...

 

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An appropriate anniversary is of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States of America, who died on this day in 1826...

 

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An appropriate anniversary is of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States of America, who died on this day in 1826...

 

And then a few hours later, the 2nd President, John Adams...

 

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An appropriate anniversary is of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States of America, who died on this day in 1826...

 

And then a few hours later, the 2nd President, John Adams...

 

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Spooky...

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Folk-Rock pioneer Fred Neil, died today in 2001...

 

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I remember Everybody Talking about that.

Folk-Rock pioneer Fred Neil, died today in 2001...

 

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Folk-Rock pioneer Fred Neil, died today in 2001...

 

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That album cover seems to be heavily influenced by Michael Jackson. Or is it the other way around?

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Folk-Rock pioneer Fred Neil, died today in 2001...

 

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That album cover seems to be heavily influenced by Michael Jackson. Or is it the other way around?

 

Its from 1967..

 

I was talking to someone today and mentioned Neil and he said he was a right bastard...

 

So, to add balance, here's another pioneer who died on this day in 2006, Syd Barrett...

 

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That thesp of thesps, Laurence Olivier died 20 years ago today...

 

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William of Orange, Who saved Holland from Spanish occupation was shot today in 1584.

 

This "Father of the Fatherland" leaves his marks heavily on the Dutch culture, examples are:

 

The Dutch national anthem (Wilhelmus) was written in his honor,

The members of the Dutch throne are decendents of his,

Clearly people here must have seen the big amounts of Orange clothing worn by fans during a football match against Holland.

 

 

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Another William of Orange is quite popular here at this time of year, lots of orange regalia on display!

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Minnie Riperton, 30 years today

 

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Gifted West Bromwich Albion and Real Madrid footballer Laurie Cuningham died in a car crash on 15th July 1989...

 

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Billie Holiday died 50 years ago today...

 

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Basil Rathbone, perhaps the definitive silver screen Sherlock, died on this day in 1967...

 

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And one we missed for the 18th, Mary Jo Kopechne!

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This day in 1403 saw the demise (execution) of the 1st Earl of Worcester, one Lord Percy...

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No, not that one...

 

It also saw the passing of Rumpole (Leo McKern) in 2002 (7 years ago! I'd have said 4 at most...) and Ulysses S Grant in 1885...

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Peter Sellers died on this day in 1980...

 

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Strangely, I have stronger memories of his death in the news, when I was 4, than John Lennon, who died over four months later...

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The last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, died on this day in 1980...

 

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