Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 21st Januaryb

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 21st Januaryb

 

Ancient king of the day goes to Charles V of France who started off life as a dolphin, or le Dauphin in 1338. Dentist who pioneered the use of anaesthesia – Horace Wells knocked his mum out in 1815. King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway had the ermine cape on standby in 1829. Fashion designer Christian Dior didn’t fabricate his birthdate in 1905. Test pilot to 487 different types of aircraft, Eric Melrose ‘Winkle’ Brown glided through in 1919. Slap head actor Aristotelis ‘Telly’ Savalas must have heard the saying, ‘Who loves you baby?’ for the first time in 1922. Talking of slap heads, comedian known for doing just that, Alfred Hawthorne ‘Benny’ Hill started running around (minus Yakety Sax) a year or so after 1924. Golfer Jack William Nicklaus was released from the bunker in 1940. One of the Three Tenors, (not the one who waved his hanky about), José Plácido Domingo Embil found how big his lungs were in 1941. Motown singer Charles Edwin Hatcher, who earned a record deal under the name Edwin Starr, established contact with his mum from 1942. Doyle, (or was it Bodie?) from The Professionals, Martin Shaw didn’t look back in anger once delivered in 1945. Singer born Leslie Sebastian Charles who’s now known as Billy Ocean wasn’t born suddenly in 1950. Co-founder of computer programming company Microsoft, Paul Gardner Allen slowed down for birth in 1953, thereby coming up with the idea for his product in later life. Actress, and one half of Thelma & Louise, Virginia Elizabeth ‘Geena’ Davis has been in a league of her own from 1956. Having mentioned her band mate Melanie Chisholm on 12th January, here’s another Spice Girl, this one, ‘Baby Spice’ or Emma Lee Bunton isn’t so young now given she’s 42. Australian born but now British tennis player, Laura Robson had the advantage in 1994. Royal Norwegian of the day, Princess Ingrid Alexandra became second in line to the throne from 2004.

Having not had a dead Pope for all of, ooh, a day, here’s Pope Paschal II who started missing Mass from 1118. King Louis XVI of France lost his head in 1793. Dead Norwegian of the day, illustrator of trolls and fairy tales, Theodore Severin Kittelsen didn’t get to sharpen his pencil again after 1914. Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov who went by the name Lenin, started lying in state from 1924. Writer of both Animal Farm and 1984, Eric Arthur Blair but went by the pen name George Orwell, didn’t manage to come up for air after 1950. Film director Cecil Blount DeMille had his final scene in his bedroom back in 1959. Singer Jack Leroy ‘Jackie’ Wilson Jr., went higher and higher in 1984. Stetson hat wearing manager of Elvis Presley, Thomas Andrew ‘Colonel Tom’ Parker left the building himself in 1997. Actor known for his role in Hawaii Five-O, John Joseph Patrick Ryan or Jack Lord wiped out in 1998. Singer Norma Deloris Egstrom, or Peggy Lee, wondered is that all there is to death in 2004. Finally, film director and acerbic restaurant critic, Robert Michael Winner calmed down in 2013.

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 20th January

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 20th January

 

Today’s births paragraph starts with Roman Emperor Gordian III who was thankful his parents couldn’t spell properly from 225. King Sebastian of Portugal and the Algarves, who took on the top job upon his arrival in 1554. Continuing the ancient royal theme, King Charles III of Spain, King Charles VII of Naples and Charles V of Sicily whilst also being Duke of Parma and Piacenza on his days off, led the way in 1716. Person who has an electric current named in his honour, André -Marie Ampère lit up the world from 1775. Blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter’s parents probably wished he had a lead belly from 1888. Comedian with the round bins and cigar, Nathan Birnbaum or as he was better known, George Burns had his parents walking the baby in 1896. Ceramic artist Clarice Cliff didn’t have a glazed look after birth in 1899. Naturalist/author who was mentioned on 3rd January when she died, Friederike Victoria ‘Joy’ Adamson (née Gessner) started the searching spirit in 1910. Seventh President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan resigned himself to being born in 1915. First Norwegian of the day, author, and, (of all things), ski jumper Thorleif Schjeldrup experienced the take off in 1920. Also born that year, Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy or actor Jackson DeForest Kelley was the boy in white (and sometimes brown) nappies/diapers. Final person born in 1920 to be mentioned here, film director Frederico Fellini found la dolce vita. Second Norwegian of the day, singer of two ‘Nil point’ songs at the Eurovision Sing Contest, Nora Brockstedt found her voice in 1923. Not the pervy vicar with the same name, but composer of experimental music, David Eugene Tudor made some noise in 1926. Second person to walk on the moon, Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr., took birth in his stride back in 1930. Fourth Dr. Who with the distinctive voice, Thomas Stewart ‘Tom’ Baker started time travelling in 1934. One time newspaper owner Selim Jehan Shah, or to give him his anglicised name – Eddie Shah was born today in 1944. Film director David Keith Lynch saw his first twin peaks in 1946. Actress and ex-Mrs A Stardust, Liza Goddard was born in 1950 yes, honestly. Tall singer Heather Small is proud to have arrived in 1965. Tax-avoiding popster and ex-judge on dreary singing show The X Factor, Gary Barlow’s parents had their greatest day in 1971. A few years later in 1979, winner of pre-cursor to the X Factor, the equally dull Pop Idol William Robert ‘Will’ Young thought he’d better leave right now. Taking after his grandfather – Jacques Cousteau on taking pictures of the ocean, Philippe-Pierre Jacques-Yves Arnault Cousteau Jr., didn’t get a water birth in 1980.

Today, as you will see, isn’t a day to be a king, but before we start on them we see Pope Fabian find he didn’t need his rosary beads after 250. Actor with the member’s club and theatres named in his honour, David Garrick probably wished he hadn’t mentioned ‘the Scottish play’ in 1779. King Charles IV of Spain was in permanent exile from 1819. Architect Sir John Soane drew a line under his life in 1837. King Christian VIII of Denmark and King Christian Frederick of Norway stopped dressing as the Duke of Wellington in 1848. Fellow King, this one of Hawaii, Kalākaua who was mentioned on 16th November when he arrived into the world, gets another mench given he hung his garland and garish shirt up in 1891. Aussie Rules umpire Henry ‘Ivor’ Crapp heard the final siren in 1924. King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India, George Frederick Ernest Albert V nearly finished his days in Bognor back in 1936. Swimmer who swopped his trunks for acting in a loin cloth, Johann Peter Weißmüller or Johnny Weissmuller found old age caught up with him in 1984. Vine yard tenderer who was part of the family banking dynasty – Georges Phillippe de Rothschild reached a vintage age of 85 in 1988. Iconic actress Audrey Hepburn had to wait until dark before expiring in 1993. Non chewing gum, football boot throwing ex-Manchester United Football Club coach Sir Alexander Matthew ‘Matt’ Busby didn’t get extra time in 1994. Dead Norwegian of the day, ex-Prime Minister of the country, Per Borten dissolved himself in 2005. Finally, singer born Jamesetta Hawkins but known as Etta James, didn’t get a second time round given she died in 2012.

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th January

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th January

 

Ancient royal of the week who also happens to start today’s posting goes to King France (for all of 17 months) and King Consort of Scotland – Francis II started feeling a little ruff in 1544. Inventor James Watt began to let off steam from 1736. Writer Edgar Allan Poe wasn’t in a predicament once born in 1809. Person credited with inventing the word constipated (among other achievements), Henry Bessemer had a regular birth in 1813. Dauber in the post-impressionist style, Paul Cézanne certainly impressed his parents in 1839. First recorded swimmer of the English Channel, Matthew Webb started thrashing about in 1848. Popular politician being Prime Minister of Iceland 5 times – Ólafur Thors gave a straight answer over his birthday after 1892. Surgeon co-responsible for developing the lobotomy, James Winston Watts worked out his birth date from 1904. Actor Guy Madison made it through the final frontier in 1922. Having mentioned Philip ‘Phil’ Everly on the 3rd January when he rolled over, here he is again given he wasn’t born yesterday in 1939. Gravelly voiced actor Michael ‘Mike’ Reid took a year or so from 1940 to start running around. Fellow actor who moved from Frank Spencer to The Phantom of the Opera, Michael Patrick Smith or Michael Crawford, raised the curtain in 1942. Singing hippie Janis Lyn Joplin was a real cry baby in 1943. Well known (for a couple of things), singer Dolly Rebecca Parton had her mum think, ‘don’t drop out’ in 1946. Singer/songwriter Robert Palmer was simply irresistible to his parents in 1949. Also born that year, snooker player Dennis Taylor had a double kiss from his mum. Frizzy haired chief arm waver for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Denis Rattle started off life in 1955 as he meant to carry on. Six time tennis grand slam winner, Stefan Bengt Eberg took it to break point in 1966. F1 champ from 2009, Jenson Alexander Lyons Button didn’t get a reconnaissance lap before his birth in 1980.

Death wise it appears to be another quiet day, that said, we begin with Governor of New Mexico Charles Bent found himself dead straight in 1847. Empress consort of Mexico, Princess Charlotte of Belgium left the moules frites alone after 1927. Gold medal divot replacer at the 1904 Olympics, Clement Smoot didn’t get to play around after 1963. Controversial mystic guru with the beard, Chandra Mohan Jain or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, has experienced eternal peace since 1990. Actor from television series Lawman, Kohn Lawrence Russell headed west in 1991. Actress/inventor of radio guidance system for allied torpedoes in the Second World War – Hedy Lamarr sunk herself in 2000. Soul singer Wilson Pickett was less than one step away from death in 2006. Ukrainian chess master Anatoly Alexandrovich Bannik went for a permanent adjournment in 2013. Finally, actress and widow to lovey Richard ‘Dicky’ Attenborough, Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough (née Sim) didn’t have a great day in 2016.

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 18th January

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 18th January

 

Today, we start the births paragraph with founder of thesaurus named after him, yes, Peter Mark Roget was born, delivered, hatched etc in 1779. Inventor of barbed wire, Joseph Glidden had a smooth exit in 1813. Co-discoverer of helium – Edward Frankland had a squeaky voice from 1825. First Prime Minister of Australia – Edmund Barton, who got a mention on 7th January when he retired from the sun gets another go given he didn’t contest his birthdate from 1849. Assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, (he of telephone fame), Thomas Augustus Watson heard voices for the first time in 1854. Writer of Winnie the Pooh, Alan Alexander Milne was the lucky one born in 1882. Another children’s author, this one of Swallows & Amazons – Arthur Michell Ransome floated along in 1884. Larger half of comedy acting duo Laurel & Hardy, Norvell Hardy (or to his fans) – Oliver Norvell ‘Babe’ Hardy, was on the loose from 1892. English born actor, Archibald Alexander Leach who went onto become known as Cary Grant, found this is the night in 1904. Fellow actor David Daniel Kaminsky/Danny Kaye had his initial starring role in 1911. Coulrophobics look away now as Robert Lewis ‘Bob’ Bell who also went by his alter ego ‘Bozo the Clown’, had his entrée in 1922. Engineer/inventor with the noise reduction system named after him, Ray Milton Dolby began hearing in 1933. Also born that year, botanist and environmentalist with not only the distinctive beard, but also voice – David Bellamy rustled through the undergrowth. Graphic novelist who ultimately is responsible for introducing one time innocent choir boy Pallid Jones (who’s currently ‘taking time off’ from his broadcasting career) – Raymond Redvers Briggs’ parents found when the wind blows from 1935. Singer with Motown group The Temptations, Davis Eli ‘David’ Ruffin was gettin’ ready back in 1941. Having mentioned first Australian Prime Minister Edmund Barton (above), here’s the slightly less refined 24th PM, Paul John Keating didn’t put his mum through too much labour in 1944. Industrial designer with a few restaurants to his name, Philippe Starck had a simple but inventive structure in 1949. Star of some better films than others, Kevin Michael Costner found a perfect world in 1955. Singer/songwriter with The Thompson Twins – Thomas Alexander Bailey was into the gap back in 1956. Actress Barbara Jane Horrocks had a little voice in 1964. National Hunt racing champion jockey Thomas Richard Dunwoody has been obsessed with his birthday since 1965. Singer with defunct band Kula Shaker who’s related to actors John & Hayley – Crispian Mills (who was born Crispian John David Boulting, and also goes by the name Krishna Kanta Das), didn’t understand the word ‘Hush’ in 1973. Norwegian of the day, non doped up cyclist Thor Hushovd got into the rhythm in 1978. If you think people in authority are getting younger, this will back up your case as current Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland has reached the grand age of 39. Spree killer who opened fire at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Seung-Hui Cho had the love of his family in 1984.

As for deaths, King Peter I of Portugal and the Algarve was unable to sip any more port and lemon from 1367. Founder of Cape Town Johan Anthoniszoon ‘Jan’ van Riebeeck navigated his way to the cemetery in 1677. Tenth President of the United States of America, John Tyler vacated the White House in 1862. Silent film actor Wallace Reid must have let out a sigh, or even a murmur on his death bed in 1923. Writer of The Jungle Book(among other works), Joseph Rudyard Kipling didn’t get to see the undertakers in 1936. Formerly one of the Three Stooges, Jerome Lester Horowitz who went by his stage name ‘Curly Howard’, was unable to turn back the clock in 1952. Actor who achieved fame in Hollywood late in life, Sydney Hughes Greenstreet found they die with their boots on in 1954. Actor known for playing Albert Steptoe as well as being partial to a drink and opportunist at public toilets, Wilfred Brambell started to suffer dry rot from 1985. Glamour model and one half of auto-tuned singers Mel & Kim – Melanie ‘Mel’ Appleby was 4 years too early to join the ‘27 Club’ in 1990. Artist Norman Anthony ‘Tony’ Hart morphed into a corpse in 2009. Finally, founding member of The Eagles, Glenn Frey found the heat is on at the crem in 2016.

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 17th January

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 17th January

 

Whilst not having mentioned any Popes for a few days, here we see Pope Saint Pius V set things straight, despite entering the world as Antonio Ghislieri in 1504. Inventor of not only lightning rods but also bifocal lenses as well as being a Founding Father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a young American in 1706. Last King of Poland along with being the Grand Duke of Lithuania – born Stanisław Antoni Poniatowski but known as Stanisław II Augustus found he had white hair in 1732. Youngest sister of the Yorkshire writing clan – Anne Brontë wrote herself into the plot back in 1820. Jimmy Edwards looky-likey, first President of Ireland Douglas Ross Hyde had to try and start understanding what his parents were saying from 1860. Scandal ridden, womanising last Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Lloyd George was definitely first past the (bed) post in 1863. Innovator of the slapstick film genre, Michael Sinnott, or Mack Sennett – found something slippy in 1880. Norwegian of the day, psychologist Ola Raknes didn’t analyse his birth in 1887. Notorious American gangster and inmate of Alcatraz, Alphonse Gabriel ‘Al’ Capone wasn’t prohibited being born in 1890. Prima-ballerina born Norma Koreff, but known as Norma Kaye found it was two’s company in 1920. Actress/comedian Betty Marion White Luddon had to tell the truth over her birthday from 1922. Actress/singer with the rather unfortunate Cockney rhyming slang term, Eartha Kitt had the nanny looking after her from 1927. Hair chopper to the stars, Vidal Sassoon made it through the layers in 1928. Female ventriloquist Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz or Shari Lewis started to throw her voice in 1933. Iconic boxer born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr later to become Muhammad Ali, let his mum count to ten in 1942. Former Prime Minister and President of Haiti, René Garcia Préval has got to like being born in 1943. Last of Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands, Larry Fortensky wasn’t in denial about his birth in 1952. 1980’s popster/teen idol Paul Anthony Young, has been looking for hope in a hopeless world since 1956. Ex-children’s television presenter who popped up from time to time before dying late last year – Keith Chegwin wasn’t shaken or stirred after birth in 1957. Co-founder of female band The Bangles, Susanna Lee Hoffs saw different light from 1959. Comedy actor James Eugene ‘Jim’ Carrey found he had a rubber face back in 1962. Born in 1964, wife to Barry – ex-El Presidente of the US of A, Michelle Obama wasn’t the First Lady in the Robinson family. One hit wonder Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon who went by the slightly hipper name ‘Shabba Ranks’, found his roots and culture in 1966. Another ex-Mr P Anderson, Robert James Ritchie (or Kid Rock), has had a rebel soul since 1971. Frontman to band The Kaiser Chiefs, Charles Richard ‘Ricky’ Wilson didn’t predict a riot when born in 1978. Actor Max Adler’s parents showed their glee upon his birth in 1986. YouTube personality and actor – Jake Joseph Paul probably had his birth filmed in 1990.

Deaths appear to be a bit thin on the ground today – painter Paulus Potter found himself in a box back in 1654. Thai/American conjoined twins Chang & Eng Bunker (the ones we have to thank for the term Siamese Twins), both hung their boots up in 1874. 19th President of the United States of America Rutherford Birchard Hayes, found where Lucy is in 1893. Founder of the Girl Scouts in the USA, Juliette Gordon Low ended up six feet lower in 1927. Stained glass lamp designer Louis Comfort Tiffany extinguished the light in 1933. Actor Winstead Sheffield Glendinning Dixon ‘Doodles Weaver’ featured in a real life two shots to the chest episode in 1983. Dead Norwegian of the day, King Olaf V left the throne, (much to the relief of the others in the Palace) in 1991. Character actress Queenie Leonard didn’t get to see any more palm trees in LA after 2002. Chess grandmaster and world champ Robert James ‘Bobby’ Fischer timed out in 2008. Finally, star of The Wire, Robert Frederick Chew stopped masticating in 2013.

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 16th January

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 16th January

 

We start today’s posting with Norwegian of the day, as author Dorothe Englebretsdatter’s parents sang their daughters praise from 1634. King Francis II of the Two Sicilies started to rule the house in 1836. Revered actor who hated acting, Johnston Forbes-Robertson put on a brave face in 1853. Co-founder of both tyre company and restaurant guide bearing his name – André Jules Michelin was a pumped up baby in 1853. Silent film star Harry Carey was there as it happened in 1878. Mum to diarist and loft deweller Anne, Edith Frank (née Holländer) started out in 1900. Large hat wearing Presidenti of Cuba, (before Fidel took things over) – Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar overthrew his parents lives from 1901. Also born that year, inventor of ice resurfacer for ice rinks, Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr., reached the edge. Potty mouthed actress/singer Ethel Agnes Zimmerman who went onto become known as Ethel Merman had a happy landing in 1908. Television/film director Leslie Herbert ‘Les’ Martinson was a young maverick in 1915. Primatologist who was subject of film Gorillas in the Mist – Dian Fossey swung low in 1932. Writer with the skunk hairstyle and partner of Annie Leibovitz who was mentioned in the second paragraph on December 28th – Susan Rosenblatt/Sontag found the way we live now a reality from 1933. Former singer/manager of his Mrs, Celine Dion – René Angélil had a few years on her given he was born in 1942. Actor Kabir Beds suffered the doctor’s cut as opposed to the director’s one in 1946. Snooker player Clifford Charles Devlin ‘Cliff’ Thorburn had his initial trick shot in 1948. King Faud II of Egypt and the Sudan saw his first pyramids in 1952. Singer Helen Folasade Adu who abbreviated that to Sade Adu and then cut that down to Sade, has been a smooth operator since 1959. One third of The Grand Tour presenters – and it’s not Jezza, or ‘the Hamster’, but Captain Slow, James Daniel May jump started in 1963. Founding member of bright jumper wearing group ‘The Wiggles’, Gregory John ‘Greg’ Page was top of the tots in 1972. Supermodel Kate Moss had her first Croydon facelift in 1974.

  • As for deaths we start with Pope Marcellus I who received his halo in 309. Grammarian Lindley Murray who reached a full stop in 1826. Founder of department stores bearing his name, Marshall Field had a fire sale of his own in 1906. President of Brazil, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves found a cool spot in 1919. Subject of 70’s pop group with the St. Vitus’ dance sufferer – Boney M’s single Ma Baker, criminal Kate ‘Ma’ Barker found that taking on the FBI probably wasn’t such a good idea in 1935. Actress and Mrs Clark Gable, Jane Alice Peters/Carole Lombard went from hell to heaven in 1942. Equally known for his height (6ft 9ins/2.06m) as for his role in The Addams Family, actor Theodore Crawford ‘Ted’ Cassidy called time in 1979. Having mentioned actor John Bernard Lee a mere ten days ago, here he is again given his ashes whistled down the wind in 1981. Actor who played the Major in Fawlty Towers – Ballard Blascheck or Ballard Berkeley, found he didn’t need an evening paper from 1988. Star of the original Star Trek (along with many other roles), Glenn Corbett became a shadow force in 1993. Son to alleged sex pest Bill – Ennis Coby probably wished he’d taken a different route in 1997. Singer with doo-wop group The Coasters, Will J. ‘Dub’ Jones, was unable to ask anyone to, ‘Wake Me, Shake Me’ in 2000. Author/journalist and oldest son of Evelyn, Auberon Alexander Waugh had his last word in 2001. Pioneer in transgender surgery – Stanley H. Biber didn’t get to see bits drop off him in 2006. Writer of dull series Rumpole of the Bailey and barrister, (not to be found making coffee anywhere), Sir John Clifford Mortimer left it to will in 2009. Founder of Taco Bell, Glen William Bell Jr., found himself somewhat crispy in 2010. Inventor of Etch A Sketch, Andrés Cassagnes erased himself in 2013. Known for his role in The Partridge Family, David Joseph ‘Dave’ Madden left home for good in 2014. Finally, also dying that year, ‘the Professor’ on Gilligan’s Island – Russell David Johnson got on his black saddle.

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 15th January

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 15th January

 

Wide hat and odd shaped shoe wearing King Afonso V of Portugal and the Algarves starts today’s posting as he made his initial conquest in 1432. Norwegian of the day, (who was mentioned nine days ago upon his death), writer Peter Christen Asbjørnsen entered into folklore from 1812. Composer/actor with a gong named in his honour – Ivor Novello (or David Ivor Davies) got the best baby award in 1893. King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia started wearing his thobe in 1902. Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis made it through the lubbers hole in 1906. Theoretical physicist – Henry Teller ‘the father of the hydrogen bomb’ was without his penn in 1908. Expensive car manufacturer bearing his name, Gianoberto Maria Carlo Bugatti, (or just Jean Bugatti), designed his delivery to perfection in 1909. Dad to actors Beau and Jeff, actor Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr., became the talk of the town from 1913. Known for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? Frank Thornton Ball found some will, some won’t be born in 1921. Civil rights campaigner Martin (Luther) King Jr., had his first dream in 1929. Singer Don Glen Vilet who went by the sobriquet ‘Captain Beefheart’ was the spotlight kid in 1941. Baroness Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida or minor royal Princess Michael of Kent began her duties in 1945. One third of pop trio who somehow dominated the charts in the late 80’s to mid 90’s – Peter Alan Waterman won the hearts of his family in 1947. Founding member and original singer with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronald Wayne ‘Ronnie’ Van Zant was an endangered species when born in 1948. Fellow singer with Swiss band Yello – Boris Blank had his ‘Oh yeah’ moment in 1952. Ex-President of Serbia – Boris Tadić joined the clan in 1958. Reggae singer Carol Theresa East or Sister Carol was the original Rasta womb-man in 1959. Irish actor with the magical regrowing hairline, William James Nesbitt didn’t have cold feet about arriving in 1965. Actress Regina Rene King, took a drop rather than a leap of faith in 1971. Television presenter and daughter of Eve Pollard – Claudia Winkleman found three’s a crowd in 1972.

Death wise, Íte ingen Chinn Fhalad the patron saint of Killeedy somewhat ironically started having her feast day from 570. Mistress of Lord Horatio Nelson Emma, Lady Hamilton stopped knocking about the place in 1815. Third Premier of Queensland to get a mench this week, Edward Michael (‘Ned’) Hamlin hung his singlet up in 1952. Founder of light aircraft company bearing his name, William Thomas Piper Sr., had the chocks pulled away from him in 1970. Famed for playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Raymond Wallace ‘Ray’ Bolger didn’t get to go any further on the Yellow Brick Road in 1987. Actor Gordon Cameron Jackson went against the wind after his appointment at the crem in 1990. Singer/songwriter Harry Edward Nilsson III found the good times over in 1994. UN war criminal Željko Ražnatović who also went by the name Arkan bit the bullet in 2000. Inventor of the high resolution electron microscope saw everything in very low resolution from 2007. Actor known for his roles in both Only Fools and Horses as well as The Vicar of Dibley, Roger Lloyd-Pack was no longer the living, more the dead from 2014. Finally, actor who portrayed Grizzly Adams – Daniel Francis ‘Dan’ Haggerty found himself in a different log cabin from 2016.