Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: S


Safer, Morley
Born 8 November 1931  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Veteran Canadian broadcaster. Host of CBS news programme '60 Minutes' since it's inception in 1970.
[Picture of Morley Safer]


Sagor Maas, Frederica (Died in 2012)
Born 6 July 1900  (New York, New York, USA)
Early Hollywood screenwriter.
[Picture of Frederica Sagor Maas]


Saint-Martin, Yves
Born 8 September 1941  (Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France)
French champion jockey, won all the classics and was France's leading jockey on 15 occasions.
[Picture of Yves Saint-Martin]


Saleh, Ali Abdullah
Born 21 March 1946  (Al Ahmar, Yemen)
President of Yemen since 1990.
[Picture of Ali Abdullah Saleh]


Sallis, Peter
Born 1 February 1921  (Twickenham, Middlesex, England)
Comic actor who played Norman Clegg in the British TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine'. More recently he has provided the voice of Wallace out of 'Wallace & Gromit'. Cracking!
[Picture of Peter Sallis]


Salmond, Robert
Born in Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Former civil servant and father of Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland.
[Picture of Robert Salmond]


Salvadori, Roy (Died in 2012)
Born 12 May 1922  (Dovercourt, Essex, England)
Despite the name, an English motor racing driver in the 1950s and '60s.
[Picture of Roy Salvadori]


Samil Sam, Sinan
Born 23 June 1974  (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
German-born Turkish heavyweight boxer nicknamed the "Bull of the Bosphorus".
[Picture of Sinan Samil Sam]


Sammartino, Bruno
Born 6 October 1935  (Pizzoferrato, Italy)
Popular Italian wrestler in the 1960s and '70s
[Picture of Bruno Sammartino]


Samoilova, Tatiana
Born 4 May 1934  (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Acrtress. Played the lead in many Soviet-era films, including 'Anna Karenina'.
[Picture of Tatiana Samoilova]


Sanborn, Eunice Eunice Sanborn is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1896  (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)

Died 31 January 2011  (Cherokee County, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
The oldest certified person in the World at the beginning of 2011.
[Picture of Eunice Sanborn]


Sánchez Arellano, Luis Fernando
Date and place of birth unknown
Leader of the Tijuana drug cartel in Mexico. Born 1980.
[Picture of Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano]


Sanderling, Kurt Kurt Sanderling is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1912  (Arys, East Prussia, Germany)

Died 17 September 2011  (Berlin, Germany)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
German music conductor.
[Picture of Kurt Sanderling]


Sandler, Adam
Born 9 September 1966  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Inexplicably popular and unfunny comedian and actor.
[Picture of Adam Sandler]


Sanger, Frederick (Died in 2013)
Born 13 August 1918  (Rendcombe, Gloucestershire, England)
Biochemist, twice Nobel Prize winning laureate, the only living person to be so honoured.
[Picture of Frederick Sanger]


Sarne, Mike
Born 6 August 1940  (London, England)
Actor and singer with a varied career in television and film as well as the pop charts.
[Picture of Mike Sarne]


Saulters, Robert
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Grand Master of the protestant Orange Order in Northern Ireland. Stood down from this role in November 2010.
[Picture of Robert Saulters]


Saunders, Ernest
Born 21 October 1935  (place of birth unknown)
Convicted fraudster who was released from prison early because he had Alzheimer's Disease, only to make a full recovery, the only man ever to do so. Hmmm...
[Picture of Ernest Saunders]


Saunders, Jennifer
Born 6 July 1958  (Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England)
Actress and comedian who emerged from the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s with her on-screen partner Dawn French. Later wrote and starred in the hugely successful '90s sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
[Picture of Jennifer Saunders]


Savage, Randy Randy Savage is no longer with us
Born 15 November 1952  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Died 20 May 2011  (Seminole, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Wrestler, known as "Macho Man".
[Picture of Randy Savage]


Savident, John
Born 21 January 1938  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
TV actor, played Fred Elliott in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of John Savident]


Savile, Jimmy Jimmy Savile is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1926  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 29 October 2011  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former DJ, presenter of 'Top of the Pops', and most famously, the cigar-wielding, shell suit-wearing presenter of his own TV show for kids, 'Jim'll Fix It'. Probably has the most famously mis-spelt name ever. Goodness gracious, goodness gracious, guys and gals, is Weird Uncle Jimmy going to cark it this year? He did...
[Picture of Jimmy Savile]


Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Marianne
Born 9 December 1919  (Salzburg, Austria)
Austrian photographer.
[Picture of Marianne Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn]


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England)
Actress - played Sybil Fawlty in 'Fawlty Towers' and went on to appear in 'After Henry' and various Tesco adverts. Wife of Timothy West, and frankly the pair of insufferable Bible-bashers deserve each other.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scargill, Arthur
Born 11 January 1938  (Worsbrough Dale, South Yorkshire, England)
Former miner, Communist, and president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Fought a bitter battle of wills with Margaret Thatcher during the 1984-85 miners' strike, lost, and then founded his own political party, the Socialist Labour Party, which has had little success at the polls.
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


Scarpa, Joe (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
Former professional wrestler who tussled with the likes of "Superstar" Billy Graham in the 1970s. Born 1928.
[Picture of Joe Scarpa]


Schabowski, Günter
Born 4 January 1929  (Anklam, Pomerania, Germany)
Former official of the ruling party in East Germany, the SED. Inadvertently provoked the tearing down of the Berlin wall in 1989 by announcing that the border restrictions had been lifted.
[Picture of Günter Schabowski]


Schäfer, Hans
Born 19 October 1927  (Köln-Zollstock, Germany)
Former West German international footballer. One of the heroes of the country's unexpected World Cup triumph in 1954.
[Picture of Hans Schäfer]


Scheel, Walter
Born 8 July 1919  (Solingen, Germany)
Federal President of West Germany, 1974-79.
[Picture of Walter Scheel]


Scherer, Elisabeth (Died in 2013)
Born 30 July 1914  (Köln, Germany)
Veteran German actress.
[Picture of Elisabeth Scherer]


Scheving, Magnús
Born 10 November 1964  (Borgarnes, Iceland)
Writer and producer who created and starred in cult children's TV series 'Lazytown'.
[Picture of Magnús Scheving]


Schlafly, Phyllis
Born 15 August 1924  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Political activist & attorney, a noted anti-feminist.
[Picture of Phyllis Schlafly]


Schlesinger, James
Born 15 February 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
American politician who served under three U.S. presidents. Oversaw the withdrawal of American military personnel from Vietnam as Secretary of Defense in 1975.
[Picture of James Schlesinger]


Schmidt, Helmut
Born 23 December 1918  (Hamburg, Germany)
German politician from the left-of-centre SPD party. Served as Chancellor of Germany from 1974-82.
[Picture of Helmut Schmidt]


Schneider, Vreni
Born 26 November 1964  (Elm, Switzerland)
Triple gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in skiiing.
[Picture of Vreni Schneider]


Schockemöhle, Alwin
Born 29 May 1937  (Meppen, Province of Hanover, Germany)
German showjumper.
[Picture of Alwin Schockemöhle]


Schofield, Garry
Born 1 July 1965  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
Former Hull and Great Britain rugby league player and coach.
[Picture of Garry Schofield]


Schur, Gustav-Adolf
Born 23 February 1931  (Heyrothsberge, Magdeburg, Germany)
Popular East German cyclist. East German. Cycling. If drugs wasn't involved then I'm a Dutchman...
[Picture of Gustav-Adolf Schur]


Schwartz, Sherwood Sherwood Schwartz is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1916  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)

Died 12 July 2011  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
American TV producer, most notably of 'Gilligan's Island' and 'The Brady Bunch'.
[Picture of Sherwood Schwartz]


Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Born 30 July 1947  (Thal, Austria)
Monotonous, monosyllabic, actor and former bodybuilder. "Governator" of California from 2003-2011.
[Picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger]


Schwarzer, Alice
Born 3 December 1942  (Wuppertal, Germany)
Leading German feminist.
[Picture of Alice Schwarzer]


Schwarzkopf, Norman (Died in 2012)
Born 22 August 1934  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
US Army general who coordinated Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. After his retirement, Stormin' Norman wrote his autobiography and did voiceovers for TV programmes about the military. In 2003, many were surprised to find him an outspoken critic of the Iraq War.
[Picture of Norman Schwarzkopf]


Schweiger, Herbert
Born 22 February 1924  (Spital am Semmering, Styria, Austrian)
Former SS officer still flying the flag for Nazism over 60 years after their defeat in the Second World War.
[Picture of Herbert Schweiger]


Scott, Andy
Born 30 June 1949  (Wrexham, Wales)
Lead guitarist with glam rockers The Sweet who bizarrely appeared in a number of TV adverts for an insurance company in 2010.
[Picture of Andy Scott]


Scott, Ridley
Born 30 November 1937  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Successful English director, famous for the films 'Alien', 'Bladerunner' and 'Gladiator'.
[Picture of Ridley Scott]


Scott-Heron, Gil Gil Scott-Heron is no longer with us
Born 1 April 1949  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 27 May 2011  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Singer-songwriter, poet and musician. An influential figure on what was to become hip-hop in the 1970s, with politically charged, spoken word compositions such as 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'. Heron's father played for Celtic FC.
[Picture of Gil Scott-Heron]


Scoular, Angela Angela Scoular is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1945  (London, England)

Died 11 April 2011  (London, England)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Actress, wife of Leslie Phillips. Ding dong!
[Picture of Angela Scoular]


Scrimm, Angus
Born 19 August 1926  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
Actor, known chiefly for his role as "The Tall Man" in 'Phantasm'.
[Picture of Angus Scrimm]


Scruggs, Earl (Died in 2012)
Born 6 January 1924  (Flint Hill, North Carolina, USA)
Banjo-playing bluegrass musician whose style gradually became more rock-oriented after splitting from his musical partner Lester Flatt in 1969. Together they'd formed the Foggy Mountain Boys, generally regarded as the all-time definitive bluegrass band, and presumably the inspiration for the "hilarious" Soggy Bottom Boys in the Coen brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" - generally regarded as the all-time most overrated film.
[Picture of Earl Scruggs]


Scully, Mike
Born 2 August 1956  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Executive producer on hit cartoon 'The Simpsons' from 1997-2001.
[Picture of Mike Scully]


Scully, Vin
Born 29 November 1927  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Veteran american sportscaster.
[Picture of Vin Scully]


Seagal, Steven
Born 10 April 1952  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Actor, best known for action-packed pot boilers such as 'Under Siege'.
[Picture of Steven Seagal]


Searle, Ronald (Died in 2011)
Born 3 March 1920  (Cambridge, England)
Cartoonist, illustrator of the original 'St. Trinian's' books, and former prisoner of war. His work is arguably indistinguishable from that of Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman, though Searle can unarguably claim to have come first. Died on December 30th 2011 but his death was not reported until 3rd January 2012 so no points can be awarded…
[Picture of Ronald Searle]


Seegar, Miriam Miriam Seegar is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1907  (Greentown, Indiana, USA)

Died 2 January 2011  (Pasadena, California, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Actress, one of the few silent movie stars still living.
[Picture of Miriam Seegar]


Seeger, Pete
Born 3 May 1919  (New York, New York, USA)
Folk singer, songwriter and political activist. Wrote or co-wrote 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?', 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'Turn, Turn, Turn'.
[Picture of Pete Seeger]


Segal, Jeffrey
Born 1 August 1920  (London, England)
Actor, best known, to a certain age of UK society, as Arthur Perkins in 'Rentaghost'.
[Picture of Jeffrey Segal]


Segal, Zohra
Born 27 April 1912  (Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Veteran Indian actress.
[Picture of Zohra Segal]


Segura, Pancho
Born 20 June 1921  (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
Ecuadorian professional tennis player in the days before the Open era.
[Picture of Pancho Segura]


Se-Hoon, Oh
Born 4 January 1961  (Seoul, South Korea)
Mayor of Seoul since 2006.
[Picture of Oh Se-Hoon]


Seigenthaler, John
Born 27 July 1927  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Journalist & writer. Editorial director of USA Today from 1982-1991.
[Picture of John Seigenthaler]


Seisenbacher, Peter
Born 25 March 1960  (Vienna, Austria)
Double Olympic gold medalist for Austria in Judo.
[Picture of Peter Seisenbacher]


Sen, Hun
Born 5 August 1952  (Peam Koh Sna, Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia)
Prime Minister of Cambodia since 1985.
[Picture of Hun Sen]


Sendak, Maurice (Died in 2012)
Born 10 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Artist, writer & children's book illustrator.
[Picture of Maurice Sendak]


Severinsen, Carl Hilding "Doc"
Born 7 July 1927  (Arlington, Oregon, USA)
American jazz & pop trumpeter.
[Picture of Carl Hilding


Sexton, Dave (Died in 2012)
Born 6 April 1930  (London, England)
Former Chelsea, QPR and Manchester United football manager.
[Picture of Dave Sexton]


Shalit, Gene
Born 25 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Colourful film and book critic for NBC's 'The Today Show' since 1973.
[Picture of Gene Shalit]


Shames, Edward
Born 13 June 1922  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the U.S. 506th PIR "Easy Company" who fought in Normandy in the Second World War. As seen on TV in 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Edward Shames]


Shamir, Yitzhak (Died in 2012)
Born 15 October 1915  (Ruzinoy, Poland)
Prime Minister of Israel from 1983-84 and again from 1986-92. Ironically started his political career as a member of an underground Jewish militant organization opposed to the British occupation of Palestine in the 1930s and '40s.
[Picture of Yitzhak Shamir]


Shankar, Ravi (Died in 2012)
Born 7 April 1920  (Varanasi, West Bengal, India)
The Beatles' sitar guru.
[Picture of Ravi Shankar]


Sharif, Omar
Born 10 April 1932  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Actor and bridge-player who will probably be remembered for his roles in the David Lean epics 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dr Zhivago', rather than for his role in headbutting a French policeman in 2003. Real name: Michael Shalhoub.
[Picture of Omar Sharif]


Sharkey, Noel
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Computer scientist and resident boffin on non-more-90s TV show 'Robot Wars'.
[Picture of Noel Sharkey]


Sharon, Ariel
Born 27 February 1928  (Kfar Malal, Palestine (now in Israel))
Prime Minister of Israel 2001-06. Has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke in January 2006.
[Picture of Ariel Sharon]


Shatner, William
Born 22 March 1931  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, playing the character in the original 'Star Trek' series and reprising the role in seven of the films and various related spin-offs. He also played T. J. Hooker and wrote his own series of science-fiction novels, "TekWar", which were subsequently adapted for TV. Has recorded highly amusing cover versions of The Byrds' 'Mr Tambourine Man' and Pulp's 'Common People'.
[Picture of William Shatner]


Shaw, Martin
Born 21 January 1945  (Birmingham, England)
Prolific actor who first appeared in 'Coronation Street' in 1967 before hitting paydirt in 1978 as Ray Doyle in 'The Professionals'.
[Picture of Martin Shaw]


Shaw, Run Run
Born 4 October 1907  (Shanghai, China)
Hong Kong film producer; founder of Shaw Studios; major benefactor of HK public works.
[Picture of Run Run Shaw]


Shea, George Beverly (Died in 2013)
Born 1 February 1909  (Winchester, Ontario, Canada)
Prominent singer/songwriter of gospel music.
[Picture of George Beverly Shea]


Shearer, Harry
Born 23 December 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls in 'This is Spinal Tap' and as Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Harry Shearer]


Shearing, George George Shearing is no longer with us
Born 13 August 1919  (London, England)

Died 14 February 2011  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Blind jazz pianist.
[Picture of George Shearing]


Sheen, Charlie
Born 3 September 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Carlos Estevez, he was hugely popular in the 1980s, but since then has been embroiled in a string of scandals involving firearms, prostitutes, cocaine and violent behaviour, which has dimmed his shining star somewhat.
[Picture of Charlie Sheen]


Sheen, Martin
Born 3 August 1940  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Actor of Irish and Spanish ancestry whose most notable roles have included Captain Willard in the classic film 'Apocalypse Now' and the President in TV series 'The West Wing'. Father of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez (Martin Sheen's real name is Ramon Estevez, while Charlie's is Carlos), he is constantly getting busted for his leftist political protests.
[Picture of Martin Sheen]


Shelby, Carroll (Died in 2012)
Born 11 January 1923  (Leesburg, Texas, USA)
Car designer and manufacturer, famous for his Mustang and Cobra.
[Picture of Carroll Shelby]


Shenouda III, Pope (Died in 2012)
Born 3 August 1923  (Asyut, Egypt)
The 117th Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. Might need a big business card as a result...
[Picture of Pope Shenouda III]


Shepherd, Don
Born 12 August 1927  (Port Eynon, Glamorgan, Wales)
Cricketer for Glamorgan, one of the best cricketers never to have represented his country at test level.
[Picture of Don Shepherd]


Sheridan, Dinah (Died in 2012)
Born 17 September 1920  (Hampstead, London, England)
British TV & film actress - 'Genevieve', 'Don't Wait Up', 'The Railway Children' etc.
[Picture of Dinah Sheridan]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Responsible for coming up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', and the songs in any number of Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' travesties. However, can be forgiven for 'The Aristocats' and 'The Jungle Book'.
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


Shevardnadze, Eduard
Born 25 January 1928  (Manati, Lanchkhuti, Georgia)
Former KGB official and Soviet foreign minister who became leader of the Republic of Georgia following the break-up of the USSR. Initially popular, he was finally forced to resign the presidency at the end of 2003, following huge public protests.
[Picture of Eduard Shevardnadze]


Shipley, Debra
Born 22 June 1957  (Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England)
Former Labour MP for Stourbridge. Suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Debra Shipley]


Shirin, Fawzia (Died in 2013)
Born 5 November 1921  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Princess of Egypt and Sudan, sister of King Fruq; former Queen of Iran, first wife of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (1939-48)
[Picture of Fawzia Shirin]


Short, Edward Watson (Died in 2012)
Born 17 December 1912  (Northumberland, England)
Former Deputy Prime Minister in Harold Wilson's Labour government, Education Secretary from 1968-70, Leader of the House of Commons, and now member of the House of Lords (under the name of Baron Glenamara) and Chancellor of Northumbria "University".
[Picture of Edward Watson Short]


Shriver, Robert Sargent Robert Sargent Shriver is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1915  (Westminster, Maryland, USA)

Died 18 January 2011  (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Long-serving and well-connected US politician, married to JFK's sister Eunice. Now suffering from Alzheimer's, about which his daughter Maria has written a book entitled 'Who The Hell Are You Again?'. No it's not, it's called 'What's Happening to Grandpa?'.
[Picture of Robert Sargent Shriver]


Shultz, George
Born 13 December 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former US Secretary of State between 1982-1989.
[Picture of George Shultz]


Shuttlesworth, Fred Fred Shuttlesworth is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1922  (Mount Meigs, Alabama, USA)

Died 5 October 2011  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
American preacher & key civil rights activist for many years.
[Picture of Fred Shuttlesworth]


Shwe, Than
Born 2 February 1933  (Kyaykse, Mandalay, Myanmar)
Reclusive & controversial Head of State of Burma. Allegedly very ill, but as with many things with Shwe, it's all rumours so far.
[Picture of Than Shwe]


Siddell, Peter 
Born in Auckland, New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
New Zealand artist. Born 1935. Died in October 2011 but no obit was forthcoming...
[Picture of Peter Siddell]


Sigurđardóttir, Jóhanna
Born 4 October 1942  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Prime Minister of Iceland since 2009.
[Picture of Jóhanna Sigurđardóttir]


Sihanouk, King (Died in 2012)
Born 31 October 1922  (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Crowned King of Cambodia in 1941, but then abdicated 14 years later - in favour of his father. However, he subsequently became prime minister and was elected head of state in 1960 - only to be overthrown by a coup in 1970. Five years later the Khmer Rouge took control, and Sihanouk was head of state once more. But whaddaya know, almost immediately he'd been forced out of office. Then what happens? In 1982 he teams up with the Khmer Rouge (after they've been booted out by the Vietnamese) and becomes president in exile of the government of Democratic Kampuchea. He returned to Cambodia in 1991, and two years later, guess what? He's reinstated as King of Cambodia. Throughout all of this, he somehow found the time to direct, produce and score 28 films. The saxophone-playing Tom Jones fan suffers from diabetes, heart problems, and colon cancer.
[Picture of King Sihanouk]


Silva, Dawn
Born in Sacramento, California  (exact date unknown)
Funk vocalist.
[Picture of Dawn Silva]


Silverman, David
Born 15 March 1957  (New York City, New York, USA)
Animator and director of several episodes of 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of David Silverman]


Sim, Gerald
Born 4 February 1925  (Liverpool, England)
British TV & film actor, in a host of roles, including the vicar in 'To The Manor Born'.
[Picture of Gerald Sim]


Sim, Sheila
Born 5 June 1922  (Liverpool, England)
Actress, wife of Sir Richard Attenborough.
[Picture of Sheila Sim]


Simmons, Richard
Born 12 July 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Annoying physical fitness expert, often on TV.
[Picture of Richard Simmons]


Simon, Neil
Born 4 July 1927  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Playwright & screenwriter, creator of 'The Odd Couple' amongst others.
[Picture of Neil Simon]


Simon, Sam
Born 6 June 1955  (place of birth unknown)
Television writer and producer who helped create 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Sam Simon]


Simpson, Donna
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman from New Jersey who has set out to become the World's heaviest woman, with a target weight of 1000lb! Born 1967.
[Picture of Donna Simpson]


Simpson, Dudley
Born in Melbourne, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Prolific composer on TV shows such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Blake's 7'. Born 1922.
[Picture of Dudley Simpson]


Simpson, O. J.
Born 9 July 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Murderer. Sorry, we mean bad actor & very good American footballer who had, shall we say, a "spot of bother" with the law in the 1990s. Another "spot of bother" saw him jailed in 2008 - this time being violent robbery, amongst other things!
[Picture of O. J. Simpson]


Simpson, Reg (Died in 2013)
Born 27 February 1920  (Sherwood, Nottingham, England)
English Test cricketer of the 1940s and '50s.
[Picture of Reg Simpson]


Sinclair, Clive
Born 30 July 1940  (Richmond, London, England)
Businessman & entrepreneur, the man behind the ZX81 & Spectrum computers and much more infamously, the C5 electronic bike/buggy/car, which, quite frankly, was an unmitigated disaster.
[Picture of Clive Sinclair]


Sinden, Donald
Born 9 October 1923  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Actor, prolific on stage, screen & TV, with major roles in 'Two's Company', 'Never The Twain' and 'Judge John Deed'. Knighted in 1997.
[Picture of Donald Sinden]


Sirhan, Sirhan
Born 19 March 1944  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assassin of Robert Kennedy, currently serving life imprisonment in a Californian jail.
[Picture of Sirhan Sirhan]


Sirikit, Queen
Born 12 August 1932  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Queen consort of Thailand.
[Picture of Queen Sirikit]


Sissons, Peter
Born 17 July 1942  (Liverpool, England)
News anchorman for ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC. Also presented 'Question Time' between Robin Day and David Dimbleby.
[Picture of Peter Sissons]


Sistani, Ayatollah
Born 4 August 1930  (Mashad, Iran)
Radical Iraq Shia Muslim cleric, involved in trying to reshape post-Saddam Iraq.
[Picture of Ayatollah Sistani]


Sizemore, Tom
Born 29 November 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Decent film actor whose work has been overshadowed by frequent drugs, assault and sex scandals.
[Picture of Tom Sizemore]


Sjón, (writer)
Born 27 August 1962  (place of birth unknown)
Author and poet who has often collaborated with Bjork.
[Picture of (writer) Sjón]


Skinner, Frank
Born 27 January 1957  (West Bromwich, England)
Teacher-turned-comedian who along with fellow comedian David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds had a number one hit single in 1996, with 'Three Lions'. Jules Rimet is still gleaming as of 2011...
[Picture of Frank Skinner]


Skou, Jens C.
Born 8 October 1918  (Lemvig, Denmark)
Danish chemist and co-winnrer of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1997.
[Picture of Jens C. Skou]


Sledge, Percy
Born 25 November 1940  (Leighton, Alabama, USA)
Soul singer, best remembered for singing 'When A Man Loves A Woman'.
[Picture of Percy Sledge]


Slocombe, Douglas
Born 10 February 1913  (London, England)
Cinematographer, particularly well remembered for his work on many of the Ealing comedies.
[Picture of Douglas Slocombe]


Smethurst, Jack
Born 9 April 1932  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, mainly in comedies - perhaps best known as a racist in 'Love Thy Neighbour' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Jack Smethurst]


Smith, Dean
Born 28 February 1931  (Emporia, Kansas, USA)
Basketball coach. Twice winner of the NCAA and lead the U.S. Olympic team to glory in Montreal in 1976.
[Picture of Dean Smith]


Smith, Dennis
Born 2 August 1969  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
PDC-affiliated professional darts player.
[Picture of Dennis Smith]


Smith, Huston
Born 31 May 1919  (Suzhou, China)
Religious scholar. Born in China to methodist missionaries.
[Picture of Huston Smith]


Smith, Keely
Born 9 March 1932  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Jazz singer.
[Picture of Keely Smith]


Smith, Lianne
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman currently held in Spain, in charged with the murder of her two children in at an hotel in May 2010. Born 1966.
[Picture of Lianne Smith]


Smith, Liz
Born 11 December 1925  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
A latecomer to the world of TV/film acting, who didn't get her first screen role until the age of 45. Now specialises in playing batty old ladies and appearing on camp chat shows ('An Evening with Lily Savage', 'So Graham Norton') as...er...a batty old lady.
[Picture of Liz Smith]


Smith, M.J.K.
Born 30 June 1933  (Leicester, England)
Former international batsman. Captain of England from 1963-66.
[Picture of M.J.K. Smith]


Smith, Maggie
Born 28 December 1934  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Actress who started out on stage with the likes of Laurence Olivier, before making the transition to the big screen and appearing in 'Death On The Nile' and 'A Room With A View', and more recently in the various Harry Potter adaptations.
[Picture of Maggie Smith]


Smith, Mark E.
Born 5 March 1957  (Broughton, Lancashire, England)
Lead singer of punk band, The Fall, who has made a number of bizarre & controversial appearances in the media since.
[Picture of Mark E. Smith]


Smith, Nicholas
Born 5 March 1934  (Banstead, Surrey, England)
Actor, best known as the Grace Bros. store manager Mr. Rumbold in the hit sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'.
[Picture of Nicholas Smith]


Smith, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Comic book artist who created Judge Dredd for 2000AD. Born 1924.
[Picture of Ron Smith]


Smith, Terri
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly the World's fattest woman, weighing in at 50 stone. Born 1961.
[Picture of Terri Smith]


Smith, Yeardley
Born 3 July 1964  (Paris, France)
French-born American actress. The voice if the precocious Lisa Simpson in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Yeardley Smith]


Smith Jordan, Dawn
Date and place of birth unknown
Beauty queen turned christian singer. Born 1964.
[Picture of Dawn Smith Jordan]


Sno, Evander
Born 9 April 1987  (Dordrecht, Netherlands)
Dutch footballer, who suffered a heart attack whilst playing for Ajax reserves in September 2010.
[Picture of Evander Sno]


Snow, Peter
Born 20 April 1938  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Newscaster and presenter of 'Newsnight' from 1980 to 1997. Best known for his swingometer on election nights.
[Picture of Peter Snow]


Solís, Enrique Plancarte
Born 14 September 1970  (Nueva Italia, Michoacán, Mexico)
Second in command of the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel in Mexico.
[Picture of Enrique Plancarte Solís]


Somerset, David
Born 23 February 1928  (place of birth unknown)
11th Duke of Beaufort, descended from the House of Plantagenet, the nob.
[Picture of David Somerset]


Soon-Kwon, Kim
Born 1 May 1945  (Ulsan, South Korea)
Korean agriculture expert.
[Picture of Kim Soon-Kwon]


Soper, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
Born in 1946. Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club & former vice-president of the English Cricket Board.
[Picture of Mike Soper]


Soros, George
Born 12 August 1930  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-American financier, currency speculator and philanthropist.
[Picture of George Soros]


Soul, David
Born 28 August 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hutch in the TV series 'Starksy & Hutch'.
[Picture of David Soul]


So-Young, Ko
Born 6 October 1972  (Seoul, South Korea)
South Korean actress and model.
[Picture of Ko So-Young]


Spanos, Alex
Born 28 September 1923  (Stockton, California, USA)
Billionaire real estate developer and owner of the American Football team San Diego Chargers
[Picture of Alex Spanos]


Spassky, Boris
Born 30 January 1937  (Leningrad (now St. Petersburg again), Russia)
Russian chess legend, a former world champion.
[Picture of Boris Spassky]


Speakman, William
Born 21 September 1927  (Altrincham, Cheshire, England)
One of the few living recipients of the Victoria Cross, which he won for bravery in the Korean War.
[Picture of William Speakman]


Spears, Britney
Born 2 December 1981  (McComb, Mississippi, USA)
Tacky, trashy, publicity-seeking and quite frankly mad "singer."
[Picture of Britney Spears]


Specter, Arlen (Died in 2012)
Born 12 February 1930  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Veteran US senator for Pennsylvania.
[Picture of Arlen Specter]


Spector, Phil
Born 26 December 1940  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Highly influential record producer who was responsible for some of the best-known pop music of the 1960s and '70s, including tracks by Gene Pitney, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and The Ramones. Invented the "Wall of Sound" production technique. Jailed for murder in 2009.
[Picture of Phil Spector]


Spence, Gusty Gusty Spence is no longer with us
Born 28 June 1933  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 24 September 2011  (Befast, Nothern Ireland)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Former leader of the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force before backing the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.
[Picture of Gusty Spence]


Spencer, Earl
Born 20 May 1964  (Sandringham, Norfolk, England)
Brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, who, despite being a serious historian, is better known for his rocky marriages and for his extraordinary eulogy at his sister's funeral.
[Picture of Earl Spencer]


Spencer, June
Born in Nottingham, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress who has played Peggy Archer in 'The Archer's' BBC radio series since it's very beginning in 1951.
[Picture of June Spencer]


Spencer-Churchill, John
Born 13 April 1926  (place of birth unknown)
11th Duke of Marlborough. Related to both Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales.
[Picture of John Spencer-Churchill]


Spielberg, Steven
Born 18 December 1946  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Award winning Hollywood movie director.
[Picture of Steven Spielberg]


Spinetti, Victor (Died in 2012)
Born 2 September 1933  (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Welsh-Italian comic actor, producer & director, mostly on stage.
[Picture of Victor Spinetti]


Spinrad, Norman
Born 15 September 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American science fiction writer.
[Picture of Norman Spinrad]


Splodge, Max
Born 30 July 1959  (place of birth unknown)
Lead singer of punk band Splodgenessabounds.
[Picture of Max Splodge]


Spradlin, G.D. G.D. Spradlin is no longer with us
Born 31 August 1920  (Daylight, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 24 July 2011  (San Luis Obispo, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
American character actor best known as the corrupt senator Pat Geary in 'The Godfather Part II'.
[Picture of G.D. Spradlin]


Springs, Ron
Born 4 November 1956  (Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)
Former American footballer. In recent years, has suffered from diabetes, and has lost a foot as a consequence of it. Died in May 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Ron Springs]


Stalin, Svetlana Svetlana Stalin is no longer with us
Born 28 February 1926  (Moscow, Russia)

Died 22 November 2011  (Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Daughter of Joseph Stalin, now (perhaps wisely) goes by the name of Lana Peters.
[Picture of Svetlana Stalin]


Stallone, Jackie
Born 29 November 1921  (Washington, DC, USA)
Bonkers mother of Sylvester Stallone who claims that she's a psychic, believes that dogs can predict the future, and tells fibs about her age (she was born in 1921, but she says 1934, which would have made her 12 when Sly was born).
[Picture of Jackie Stallone]


Stallone, Sylvester
Born 6 July 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, star of 'Rocky' & 'Rambo', also a useless goalkeeper in 'Escape to Victory'.
[Picture of Sylvester Stallone]


Stamp, Terence
Born 22 July 1939  (Stepney, London, England)
Actor, once an "Angry Young Man" of British cinema, now one of its respected elder statesmen. After his relationship to Jean Shrimpton dissolved, Stamp moved to India and became a Hindu hermit for some years, before returning to acting.
[Picture of Terence Stamp]


Stanford, Allen
Born 24 March 1950  (Mexia, Texas, USA)
Businessman who is currently charged with fraud. Arrested by the FBI in 2009 after a man hunt.
[Picture of Allen Stanford]


Stapleton, Jean (Died in 2013)
Born 19 January 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress - Edith Bunker on 'All in the Family'.
[Picture of Jean Stapleton]


Stardust, Alvin
Born 27 September 1942  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Glove-wearing '70s pop star, born Bernard William Jewry. Was married to Liza Goddard. Later found God.
[Picture of Alvin Stardust]


Stark, Graham
Born 20 January 1922  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)
English comic actor, a supporting foil to numerous comic legends over the last 40-50 years.
[Picture of Graham Stark]


Stark, Koo
Born 26 April 1956  (New York, New York, USA)
American actress, model and photographer, born Kathleen Dee-Anne Norris. Had a part in 'Star Wars', but it was cut from the final version, and she ended up in a couple of soft-porn films. Her real fame came from a relationship with Prince Andrew; the media duly had a field day with the fact that Andy's bird was a porn star.
[Picture of Koo Stark]


Starker, János (Died in 2013)
Born 5 July 1924  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-American cellist.
[Picture of János Starker]


Starr, Freddie
Born 9 January 1943  (Huyton, Liverpool, England)
"Singer", "comedian" and "impressionist" according to his PR blurb. All most people will remember him for is his hamster-eating antics, which he still denies.
[Picture of Freddie Starr]


Starr, Kay
Born 21 July 1922  (Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA)
US jazz singer from the 1950s.
[Picture of Kay Starr]


Starr, Ringo
Born 7 July 1940  (Liverpool, England)
The Beatles' drummer and Thomas The Tank Engine's narrator. Real name Richard Starkey.
[Picture of Ringo Starr]


Steadman, Ralph
Born 15 May 1936  (Wallasey, Merseyside, England)
Cartoonist best known for his work with the late author Hunter S. Thompson.
[Picture of Ralph Steadman]


Stefánsson, Stefán Karl
Born 10 July 1975  (Hafnarfjörđur, Iceland)
Icelandic actor, best known as the villain Robbie Rotten in 'Lazytown'.
[Picture of Stefán Karl Stefánsson]


Steinberger, Jack
Born 25 May 1921  (Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, Germany)
German-American Nobel prize-winning phycisist.
[Picture of Jack Steinberger]


Steinem, Gloria
Born 25 March 1934  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Feminist, journalist & former magazine publisher.
[Picture of Gloria Steinem]


Stennett, Stan (Died in 2013)
Born 30 July 1925  (Cardiff, Wales)
Welsh comedian & actor, mostly on stage. Also a jazz musician. Still performing, which is more than can be said for Eric Morecambe, who collapsed and died after performing at Stennett's show in 1984.
[Picture of Stan Stennett]


Stern, Howard
Born 12 January 1954  (New York, New York, USA)
American radio DJ, often described as a "shock jock" due to his cutting-edge humour. Has branched out into other fields now, including business.
[Picture of Howard Stern]


Sternberg, Sigmund
Born 2 June 1921  (Budapest, Hungary)
Philanthropist & businessman, aims for ecumenical togetherness in religion.
[Picture of Sigmund Sternberg]


Stevens, "Tiger" Tim
Born 4 February 1952  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Veteran Scottish disc jockey.
[Picture of


Stevens, John Paul
Born 20 April 1920  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The oldest and longest-serving member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
[Picture of John Paul Stevens]


Stevens, Risë (Died in 2013)
Born 11 June 1913  (New York City, New York, USA)
Opera singer, hugely popular in the 1940s & 1950s.
[Picture of Risë Stevens]


Stevens, Stella
Born 1 October 1938  (Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA)
Former Playboy model, turned actress & film producer.
[Picture of Stella Stevens]


Stevens, Warren (Died in 2012)
Born 2 November 1919  (Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA)
American actor, best known for his role as 'Doc' Ostrow in 'Forbidden Planet'.
[Picture of Warren Stevens]


Stevenson, Kenneth William Kenneth William Stevenson is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1949  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 12 January 2011  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Bishop of Portsmouth from 1995-2009.
[Picture of Kenneth William Stevenson]


Stevenson, Ronald
Born 6 March 1928  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)
British composer.
[Picture of Ronald Stevenson]


Steve-O, (comedian)
Born 13 June 1974  (Wimbledon, London, England)
'Jackass' prankster, born in England to American & Canadian parents. Real name Steven Gilchrist Glover.
[Picture of (comedian) Steve-O]


Stewart, Ed
Born 23 April 1941  (Exmouth, Devon, England)
Known as "Stewpot" to millions of children as one of the hosts of 'Crackerjack!' Former DJ as well.
[Picture of Ed Stewart]


Stewart, Jackie
Born 11 June 1939  (Milton, West Dumbartonshire, Scotland)
Scottish racing driver, three time F1 World Champion & later a team owner in the sport.
[Picture of Jackie Stewart]


Stewart, Kristen
Born 9 April 1990  (Los Angleles, California)
Actress currently starring in the 'Twilight' series of vampire films.
[Picture of Kristen Stewart]


Stewart, William G.
Born 15 July 1935  (Habrough, Lincolnshire, England)
TV producer & director, but best remembered as the austere presenter of dreary Channel 4 quiz show 'Fifteen to One'.
[Picture of William G. Stewart]


Stiles, Nobby
Born 18 May 1942  (Collyhurst, Greater Manchester, England)
Tenacious midfielder for England and Manchester United, part of the legendary 1966 World Cup winning side.
[Picture of Nobby Stiles]


Stiller, Jerry
Born 8 July 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Comedian & actor, father of Ben & perhaps best known for his role in 'Seinfeld'.
[Picture of Jerry Stiller]


Stine, R. L.
Born 8 October 1943  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Author, best known for his 'Goosebumps' series. R. L. = Robert Lawrence
[Picture of R. L. Stine]


Stobbs, Alex
Born 30 January 1990  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Musician with cystic fibrosis who became the subject of a Channel 4 documentary 'A Boy called Alex' in 2008.
[Picture of Alex Stobbs]


Stokes, J.B.
Date and place of birth unknown
Staff Sergeant with Easy Company, the parachute infantry regiment featured in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of J.B. Stokes]


Stone, Joss
Born 11 April 1987  (Dover, Kent, England)
Soul singer and actress.
[Picture of Joss Stone]


Stone, Matt
Born 26 May 1971  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Co-creator of 'South Park' with Trey Parker.
[Picture of Matt Stone]


Stone, Michael
Born 2 April 1955  (England)
Loyalist paramilitary, jailed in 2008 for the attempted murder of Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams, despite his claims that it was "performance art".
[Picture of Michael Stone]


Storaro, Vittorio
Born 24 June 1940  (Rome, Italy)
Italian cinematographer, known for his work with film directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Francis Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Vittorio Storaro]


Storch, Larry
Born 8 January 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Experienced character actor in numerous films over the years.
[Picture of Larry Storch]


Storm, Tempest
Born 29 February 1928  (Eastman, Georgia, USA)
Actress, stripper & burlesque performer.
[Picture of Tempest Storm]


Stott, Rev. John Rev. John Stott is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1921  (London, England)

Died 27 July 2011  (Lingfield, Surrey, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Leading evangelical Christian. Retired form active service in 2007.
[Picture of Rev. John Stott]


Strachan, Gordon
Born 9 February 1957  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Fiery former footballer. Recently sacked as Middlesbrough manager.
[Picture of Gordon Strachan]


Strache, Heinz-Christian
Born 12 June 1969  (Vienna, Austria)
Leader of the far right Freedom Party of Austria.
[Picture of Heinz-Christian Strache]


Strahl, Chuck
Born 25 February 1957  (New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian government minister, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2005, but still became Minister of Agriculture a year later after being re-elected to parliament.
[Picture of Chuck Strahl]


Strassman, Marcia
Born 28 April 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
[Picture of Marcia Strassman]


Strawberry, Darryl
Born 12 March 1962  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former baseball player who has had all sorts of problems in his personal life, not to mention with drugs and colon cancer.
[Picture of Darryl Strawberry]


Streisand, Barbra
Born 24 April 1942  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress, screenwriter, producer, director, singer and gay icon.
[Picture of Barbra Streisand]


Strieber, Whitley
Born 13 June 1945  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Horror novelist.
[Picture of Whitley Strieber]


Stritch, Elaine
Born 2 February 1925  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Irish-American actress & singer, mostly on stage or, during the 1970s at least, on British TV.
[Picture of Elaine Stritch]


Strohl, Roderick
Date and place of birth unknown
Sergeant with the 506th PIR, the so-called "Easy" Company, that fought in World War 2 and depicted in the book/TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Roderick Strohl]


Strong, Geoff (Died in 2013)
Born 19 September 1937  (Kirkheaton, Northumberland, England)
Versatile former Liverpool and Arsenal footballer.
[Picture of Geoff Strong]


Sturanovic, Zeljko
Born 31 January 1960  (Niksic, Montenegro, Yugoslavia)
Former PM of Montenegro.
[Picture of Zeljko Sturanovic]


Sturrock, Paul
Born 10 October 1956  (Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Former Dundee Utd striker, one of the key players in their 1983 League championship win. Now manager of Southend Utd.
[Picture of Paul Sturrock]


Stynes, Jim (Died in 2012)
Born 23 April 1966  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish-born Australian rules footballer and businessman.
[Picture of Jim Stynes]


Suárez, Adolfo
Born 25 September 1932  (Madrid, Spain)
Former Prime Minister of Spain, the first one post-Franco.
[Picture of Adolfo Suárez]


Suart, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Blackpool FC player and manager. Also briefly took the helm at Chelsea FC. Born 1920
[Picture of Ron Suart]


Subba Row, Raman
Born 29 January 1932  (London, England)
Left-handed international test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Raman Subba Row]


Suchet, Bonnie
Born in New Jersey, USA  (exact date unknown)
Wife of ITN newscaster John Suchet, stricken with Alzheimer's Disease. Born 1941.
[Picture of Bonnie Suchet]


Suchet, John
Born 17 March 1944  (London, England)
Newscaster and older brother of actor David Suchet.
[Picture of John Suchet]


Süleymanoglu, Naim
Born 23 January 1967  (Ptichar, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born triple Olympic weightlifting champion for Turkey.
[Picture of Naim Süleymanoglu]


Supha, Luang Phu (Died in 2013)
Born 17 September 1896  (Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand)
Buddhist monk who claims to be the oldest man in the World.
[Picture of Luang Phu Supha]


Surtees, John
Born 11 February 1934  (Tatsfield, Surrey, England)
Racing driver and biker, the only man to ever win World Championships on both two and four wheels. Still involved in motorsport.
[Picture of John Surtees]


Sutcliffe, Peter
Born 2 June 1946  (Bingley, West Yorkshire, England)
The notorious Yorkshire Ripper, imprisoned for life in 1981 for murdering 13 women and leaving 7 others for dead over the previous 6 years.
[Picture of Peter Sutcliffe]


Sutherland, Donald
Born 17 July 1935  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor, often in kooky, offbeat roles. Father of '24' actor, Keifer.
[Picture of Donald Sutherland]


Suvaddhana, Nyanasamvara (Died in 2013)
Born 3 October 1913  (Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand)
19th and incumbent Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, a Buddhist leader.
[Picture of Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana]


Swan, Peter
Born 6 October 1936  (South Elmsall, Yorkshire, England)
Former footballer with Sheffield Wednesday who's career was destroyed by a betting scandal in 1964.
[Picture of Peter Swan]


Swarbrick, Dave
Born 5 April 1941  (New Malden, Surrey, England)
Fiddle player with Fairport Convention. Erroneously reported dead by the Daily Telegraph in 1999, and had a double lung transplant 5 years later.
[Picture of Dave Swarbrick]


Swartzwelder, John
Born 8 February 1949  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Reclusive author of the majority of episodes of 'The Simpsons' until it's 15th season. Now a novelist.
[Picture of John Swartzwelder]


Swingle, Ward
Born 21 September 1927  (Mobile, Alabama)
American jazz vocalist.
[Picture of Ward Swingle]


Sykes, Eric (Died in 2012)
Born 4 May 1923  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Comic actor who has also written and directed a number of silent films (most recently 'The Big Freeze' in 1993, in which he starred alongside Bob Hoskins ). Like numerous other comics of his generation, he started out by entertaining the troops during World War II. Those glasses he wears aren't for his eyesight - apparently they serve only to disguise a bone-conduction hearing aid.
[Picture of Eric Sykes]

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