Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: M


M, Mrs
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman in persistent vegetative state whose family were refused permission from the High Court in 2011 to withdraw artificial treatment that keeps her alive. Born 1959.
[Picture of Mrs M]


Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria
Born 5 April 1947  (San Juan, Philippines)
President of Philippines from 2001-2010. Now facing corruption charges.
[Picture of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo]


Macbeth, Peter
Born 2 February 1943  (Marylebone, London, England)
Former member of the soul group The Foundations who was jailed in 2008 for sexual abuse & child porn, despite claiming he was terminally ill.
[Picture of Peter Macbeth]


MacGowan, Shane
Born 25 December 1957  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Dentally challenged singer-songwriter who used to front the Pogues, and latterly the Popes (though recently he went back to the Pogues for a reunion tour). Constantly rumoured to be on the brink of death due to non-stop drinking, smoking and drug-taking. At one stage, for example, he was said to be taking fifty tabs of acid a day - smoke your heart out, Shaun Ryder!
[Picture of Shane MacGowan]


MacGregor, John
Born 14 February 1937  (London, England)
Conservative cabinet minister in the Thatcher and Major governments.
[Picture of John MacGregor]


MacInnes, Hamish
Born in Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish mountaineer. Born 1930.
[Picture of Hamish MacInnes]


Mack, Warner
Born 2 April 1938  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Country music singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Warner Mack]


Mackay, James
Born 2 July 1927  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Baron Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Chancellor from 1987-1997.
[Picture of James Mackay]


Mackaye, Ian
Born 16 April 1962  (Washington, D.C., USA)
Lead singer of hardcore band Fugazi.
[Picture of Ian Mackaye]


MacKenzie, Kelvin
Born 22 October 1946  (London, England)
God-awful former editor of The Sun newspaper.
[Picture of Kelvin MacKenzie]


Mackie, George
Born 10 July 1919  (Benshie, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland)
Former Scottish MP & Rector of Dundee University.
[Picture of George Mackie]


Macnee, Patrick
Born 6 February 1922  (London, England)
Actor - played the suave Steed in 'The Avengers'.
[Picture of Patrick Macnee]


MacRae, Sheila
Born 24 September 1924  (London, England)
Film actress and singer, long based in America.
[Picture of Sheila MacRae]


Macy, Bill
Born 18 May 1922  (Revere, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, on a host of TV programmes, including 'Maude' for which he is best known (at least in America).
[Picture of Bill Macy]


Madden, John
Born 10 April 1936  (Austin, Minnesota, USA)
Former head coach of the Oakland Raiders (overseeing their victory in Superbowl XI), who has been an NFL commentator on TV for over twenty years. He's also a best-selling sports author who, in a stroke of genius, gave his first book the title "Hey, Wait a Minute, I Wrote a Book!"
[Picture of John Madden]


Madeley, Paul
Born 20 September 1944  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Former Leeds United great, who, sadly seems to be in as much dire straits & ill-health as his former team currently are. Also won 24 caps for England.
[Picture of Paul Madeley]


Madoc, Philip Philip Madoc is no longer with us
Born 5 July 1934  (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales)

Died 5 March 2012  (Hertfordshire, England)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Veteran Welsh actor who's name will also go on ze list…
[Picture of Philip Madoc]


Madoc, Ruth
Born 16 April 1943  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
English-born Welsh actress, famous in the 80s for 'Hi-de-Hi', but more recently as the mum of "the only gay in the village", Dafydd Thomas, in 'Little Britain'.
[Picture of Ruth Madoc]


Madoff, Bernard
Born 29 April 1938  (Queens, New York, USA)
Disgraced former Chairman of NASDAQ, who is accused of committing $50 billion worth of fraud.
[Picture of Bernard Madoff]


Magee, Patrick
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Republican terrorist, jailed for the attempted murder of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Brighton Grand Hotel in 1984. Released as part of the Good Friday Agreement in 1999. Born in 1951.
[Picture of Patrick Magee]


Maginnis, Ken
Born 21 January 1938  (Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Ulster Unionist MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone from 1983-2001.
[Picture of Ken Maginnis]


Maino, Paola
Born in Italy  (exact date unknown)
Mother of Sonia Gandhi.
[Picture of Paola Maino]


Majoli, Iva
Born 12 August 1977  (Zagreb, Croatia)
Tennis player who won the French Open title in 1997.
[Picture of Iva Majoli]


Major, John
Born 29 March 1943  (Carshalton, Surrey, England)
Former British Prime Minister for 7 turbulent years between 1990-97.
[Picture of John Major]


Malarkey, Donald
Born 31 July 1921  (Astoria, Oregon, USA)
Member of "Easy" Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Played by actor Scott Grimes in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Donald Malarkey]


Maldini, Cesare
Born 5 July 1932  (Trieste, Italy)
Former captain of AC Milan and Italian national coach from 1996-98. Son Paolo had an even more successful career with the Rossoneri.
[Picture of Cesare Maldini]


Malla Call, Ramon
Born 4 September 1922  (La Seu d'Urgell, Catalonia, Spain)
Roman catholic bishop of Lleida from 1968-1999.
[Picture of Ramon  Malla Call]


Mallah, Andrée Jeanne
Born 12 October 1925  (Paris, France)
Mother of French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
[Picture of Andrée Jeanne Mallah]


Malone, Carole
Born 14 October 1954  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Journalist known for her knee-jerk opinions.
[Picture of Carole Malone]


Malone, Dorothy
Born 30 January 1925  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Film actress - 'Written on the Wind', 'The Big Sleep' and more recently, 'Basic Instinct'.
[Picture of Dorothy Malone]


Malone, Tom "Bones"
Born 16 June 1947  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Jazz musician, best known for his trombone playing.
[Picture of Tom


Mampre, Albert
Date and place of birth unknown
Staff Sergeant with the 506th PIR (Easy Company) during the Second World War as seen in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Albert Mampre]


Mandel, Johnny
Born 23 November 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Grammy award-winning composer and arranger.
[Picture of Johnny Mandel]


Mandela, Nelson (Died in 2013)
Born 18 July 1918  (Umtata, South Africa)
Leader of the African National Congress, which was outlawed in 1948, when apartheid was legalised in South Africa. He was imprisoned for allegedly being involved in a bomb plot, and spent 27 years inside, before being freed as part of then President F.W. de Klerk's reforms in 1990. Mandela himself became President from 1994-99.
[Picture of Nelson Mandela]


Mandela, Winnie
Born 26 September 1934  (Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa)
The first black First Lady of South Africa, and now estranged wife of Nelson.
[Picture of Winnie Mandela]


Mandelson, Peter
Born 21 October 1953  (London, England)
Baron Mandelson, currently Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and First Secretary of State and President of the Board of Trade and Lord President of the Council. 'Mandy' first came to prominence in the mid-1980s attempting to revive the fortunes of the Labour Party then led by Neil Kinnock before becoming one of the key architects of New Labour. Twice served in Tony Blair's government before resigning under a cloud on both occasions. MP for Hartlepool from 1992-2004 before becoming a European Commissioner. Re-entered British politics in 2008, becoming ennobled in the process.
[Picture of Peter Mandelson]


Manfredini, Dina Dina Manfredini is no longer with us
Born 4 April 1897  (Pievepelago, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

Died 17 December 2012  (Johnston, Iowa, USA)

Age at death: 115  (read death notice)
Was the World's oldest person for just 13 days before her death in December 2012...
[Picture of Dina Manfredini]


Manning, Bradley
Born 17 December 1987  (Crescent, Oklahoma, USA)
U.S. Soldier held in solitary confinement for the alleged passing of confidential information to the WikiLeaks website.
[Picture of Bradley Manning]


Mans, Perrie
Born 14 October 1940  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Former snooker player, World Championship runner-up in 1978.
[Picture of Perrie Mans]


Mansfield, Jayne Marie
Born 8 November 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Daughter of THE Jayne Mansfield.
[Picture of Jayne Marie Mansfield]


Manson, Charles
Born 12 November 1934  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Infamous leader of a cult called "The Family", which was responsible for several brutal murders in the 1960s. In prison since 1971.
[Picture of Charles Manson]


Manson, Marilyn
Born 5 January 1969  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
Extrovert and quite frankly scary rock singer. Born plain ol' Brian Warner.
[Picture of Marilyn Manson]


Maradona, Diego
Born 30 October 1960  (Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Football genius turned cocaine addict who later managed Argentina to a quarter final spot in the 2010 World Cup.
[Picture of Diego Maradona]


Maranne, André
Born in Toulouse, France  (exact date unknown)
Actor who always played the French chap on British TV and film. Born 1926.
[Picture of André Maranne]


Marcos, Imelda
Born 2 July 1929  (Manila, Philippines)
Former beauty queen, lavish-living, obsessive shoe-collector and widow of former Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos. After his death, she was acquitted of embezzlement in the US, but convicted of the crime of 'graft', whatever that is, in the Philippines.
[Picture of Imelda Marcos]


Maren, Jerry
Born 24 January 1920  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor - kicked off a lengthy film & TV career by playing a Munchkin in the 1939 version of 'The Wizard of Oz'.
[Picture of Jerry Maren]


Margera, Bam
Born 28 September 1979  (West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA)
AKA Brandon Cole Margera - stuntman, daredevil, actor, personality & thrill seeking loony.
[Picture of Bam Margera]


Marie, Rose
Born 15 August 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress whose career has been in two distinct halves: firstly as a child in the 1920s, and then as an adult, beginning in the 1940s. Best known for playing the part of Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show". Her real name is Rose Marie Mazzetta, and she is of Italian/Polish extraction.
[Picture of Rose Marie]


Marini, Lou
Born 13 May 1945  (Navarre, Ohio, USA)
Saxophonist who appeared in the classic film 'The Blues Brothers'.
[Picture of Lou Marini]


Marinoni, Christine
Date and place of birth unknown
Partner of 'Sex in the City' actress Cynthia Nixon. Born 1967.
[Picture of Christine Marinoni]


Markowitz, Harry
Born 24 August 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Economist of the "Chicago School" who won the Nobel Prize in 1990.
[Picture of Harry Markowitz]


Maron, Monika
Born 3 June 1941  (Berlin, Germany)
Writer from the former East Germany.
[Picture of Monika Maron]


Marqusee, Mike
Born in New York, City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
American anglophile and left-wing writer and activist. The Man In Black recommends his 'Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Inside Kinnock’s Labour Party ' which effectively showed how Labour leader Neil Kinnock sowed the seeds of New Labour, written two years before Tony Blair became leader. Born 1953.
[Picture of Mike Marqusee]


Marriner, Neville
Born 15 April 1924  (Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)
Conductor, violinist, former conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra.
[Picture of Neville Marriner]


Mars, Mick
Born 4 May 1951  (Terre Haute, Indiana, USA)
Skull-faced Mötley Crüe guitarist.
[Picture of Mick Mars]


Marsh, Jodie
Born 23 December 1978  (Brentwood, Essex, England)
Trashy, plastic, fake, utterly pointless bimbo.
[Picture of Jodie Marsh]


Marshall, Penny
Born 15 October 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress, director and producer still better known as Laverne in 'Laverne and Shirley'.
[Picture of Penny Marshall]


Martin, Derek
Born 11 April 1933  (Bow, London, England)
TV actor - Charlie Slater in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Derek Martin]


Martin, George
Born 3 January 1926  (London, England)
The Beatles' music producer.
[Picture of George Martin]


Martin, Guy
Born 4 November 1981  (Kirmington, Lincolnshire, England)
Motorcyclist who regularly competes in the Isle of Man TT.
[Picture of Guy Martin]


Martin, Tony
Date and place of birth unknown
Farmer from Norfolk who was convicted of the manslaughter of an intruder in 2000, which caused a media uproar over the issue of defending one's own property. Born 1944.
[Picture of Tony Martin]


Martin, Tony Tony Martin is no longer with us
Born 25 December 1912  (Oakland, California, USA)

Died 27 July 2012  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Classic crooner and occasional actor. Was married, until her death, to Cyd Charisse, for what it's worth. Not to be confused with the butt-ugly, pikey-shooting farmer of the same name.
[Picture of Tony Martin]


Martin-Jenkins, Christopher (Died in 2013)
Born 20 January 1945  (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England)
Cricket commentator on 'Test Match Special' since 1973.
[Picture of Christopher Martin-Jenkins]


Marx, Barbara
Born 16 October 1927  (Bosworth, Missouri, USA)
Widow of Frank Sinatra. Was also married to Zeppo Marx. Born 1926.
[Picture of Barbara Marx]


Mashaal, Khaled
Born 28 May 1956  (Silwad, West Bank)
Believed by many, including Israel's intelligence services, to be the leader of the Islamic terrorist group Hamas.
[Picture of Khaled Mashaal]


Masloff, Sophie
Born 23 December 1917  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
US politician, Pittsburgh's first and to date only female mayor.
[Picture of Sophie Masloff]


Mason, Margery
Born 27 September 1913  (Hackney, London, England)
Actress in films & TV roles, perhaps best known for her role in Peak Practice as Alice North.
[Picture of Margery Mason]


Mason, Paul
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly the World's heaviest man, hitting the scales at 70 stone! Born 1961.
[Picture of Paul Mason]


Mason, Roy
Born 18 April 1924  (Royston, South Yorkshire, England)
Former Labour MP & minister, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
[Picture of Roy Mason]


Massa, Eric
Born 16 September 1959  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Former Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Resigned for reasons of health in 2010.
[Picture of Eric Massa]


Masterson, Ronnie
Born 4 April 1926  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Actress and widow of actor Ray McAnally.
[Picture of Ronnie Masterson]


Mathis, Johnny
Born 30 September 1935  (Gilmer, Texas, USA)
Easy-listening musician. Had the Xmas No 1 of 1976 with 'When A Child is Born'. Your granny's probably got his Greatest Hits album in the attic.
[Picture of Johnny Mathis]


Matkovic, Draga (Died in 2013)
Born 4 November 1907  (Zagreb, Croatia)
Croatian-born German classical pianist.
[Picture of Draga Matkovic]


Matsumoto, Kaoru
Born 11 November 1960  (Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan)
'Dump' Matsumoto, former professional wrestler.
[Picture of Kaoru Matsumoto]


Matthew, Brian
Born 17 September 1928  (Coventry, Warwickshire, England)
BBC radio presenter, host of the 'Sounds of the Sixties' show since 1990.
[Picture of Brian Matthew]


Matthews, Francis
Born 2 September 1927  (York, England)
Actor, the voice of 'Captain Scarlet' in the 1960s TV series. Also collaborated with Morecambe and Wise.
[Picture of Francis Matthews]


Matthews, Jack Jack Matthews is no longer with us
Born 21 August 1920  (Bridgend, Wales)

Died 18 July 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former Wales rugby union international.
[Picture of Jack Matthews]


Mauroy, Pierre (Died in 2013)
Born 5 July 1928  (Cartignies, France)
Former PM of France, between 1981 & 1984.
[Picture of Pierre Mauroy]


Max, Peter
Born 19 October 1937  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born American pop artist.
[Picture of Peter Max]


Maxim of Bulgaria, Patriarch Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1914  (Oreshak, Bulgaria)

Died 6 November 2012  (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Leader of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
[Picture of Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria]


May, James
Born 16 January 1963  (Bristol, England)
The least irritating of the three presenters of TV's 'Top Gear'.
[Picture of James May]


Mayall, John
Born 29 November 1933  (Macclesfield, England)
Pioneering blues artist who encouraged the likes of Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac in the "Blues Boom" of the late 60s. Perhaps the notable Rock musician to come out of Macclesfield after Ian Curtis...
[Picture of John Mayall]


Mayhew, Peter
Born 19 May 1944  (Barnes, London, England)
Actor, whose only main role as been a hugely popular one - that of Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films.
[Picture of Peter Mayhew]


Maynard, Bill
Born 8 October 1928  (Heath End, Farnham, Surrey, England)
Comic actor who played Selwyn in the sitcom 'Oh No! It's Selwyn Froggit' and Claude Greengrass in the soporific TV drama 'Heartbeat'. After leaving the series due to a stroke suffered while filming, he returned to play the same character in the equally gentle spin-off 'The Royal'.
[Picture of Bill Maynard]


Maysles, Albert
Born 26 November 1926  (Boston, Massachusetts)
Documentary filmmaker. Made the classic rock documentary 'Gimme Shelter' with his late brother David.
[Picture of Albert Maysles]


Mbeki, Epainette
Born 1 February 1916  (Mount Fletcher, Drakensburg, South Africa)
Mother of former South African President, Thabo Mbeki & was a former political activist herself, along with her late husband, Govan.
[Picture of Epainette Mbeki]


McCain, John
Born 29 April 1936  (Coco Solo, Panama)
Vietnam veteran who went on to become a US Senator and invent oven chips. Probably.
[Picture of John McCain]


McCain, Roberta
Born 7 February 1912  (Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA)
Mother of defeated 2008 US election hopeful & Senator, John.
[Picture of Roberta McCain]


McCall, C. W.
Born 15 November 1928  (Audubon, Iowa, USA)
Country musician who had a massive hit with 'Convoy' in 1976.
[Picture of C. W. McCall]


McCallum, David
Born 19 September 1933  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor, best known as Illya Kuyakin in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and Steel in spooky 80s series 'Sapphire & Steel'.
[Picture of David McCallum]


McCann, Kate
Born 5 February 1968  (Allerton, Liverpool, England)
Former GP who is the mother of the missing/dead Madeleine. Wife of Gerry.
[Picture of Kate McCann]


McCarthy, Julianna
Born 17 August 1929  (Erie, Pennsylvania, USA)
American soap actress.
[Picture of Julianna McCarthy]


McCartney, Paul
Born 18 June 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Younger of the 2 surviving Beatles.
[Picture of Paul McCartney]


McClung, Earl
Born 27 April 1923  (Inchelium, Washington, USA)
Member of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment as featured in 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Earl McClung]


McColl, Iain (Died in 2013)
Born 7 June 1955  (Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland)
Scottish actor, best remembered as Dodie in 'Rab C Nesbitt'.
[Picture of Iain McColl]


McCourt, Richard
Born 12 August 1976  (Sheffield, England)
Actor and TV presenter, the 'Dick' of 'Dick and Dom' fame.
[Picture of Richard McCourt]


McCririck, John
Born 17 April 1940  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)
Fat, outspoken horseracing pundit with a strange home life.
[Picture of John McCririck]


McCulloch, Ian
Born 5 May 1959  (Liverpool, England)
Lead singer of post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen.
[Picture of Ian McCulloch]


McDiarmid, Ian
Born 11 August 1944  (Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland)
Distinguished stage actor but better known for the role of Emperor Palpatine in the 'Star Wars' franchise.
[Picture of Ian McDiarmid]


McDivitt, James
Born 10 June 1929  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former Astronaut.
[Picture of James McDivitt]


McDonald, Country Joe
Born 1 January 1942  (Washington, D.C., USA)
Lead singer of 1960s band Country Joe and the Fish.
[Picture of Country Joe McDonald]


McDonald, The Most Rev Kevin
Born 18 August 1947  (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark from 2003 to 2009.
[Picture of The Most Rev Kevin McDonald]


McDonald, Trevor
Born 16 August 1939  (Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies)
Recently-retired ITN newsreader. Once reckoned by Viz comic to be the news anchorman most able to take his beer, in complete contrast to the lightweight Nicholas Witchell.
[Picture of Trevor McDonald]


McDowall, John John McDowall is no longer with us
Born 3 May 1957  (place of birth unknown)

Died 3 January 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
[Picture of John McDowall]


McElderry, Joe
Born 16 June 1991  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)
Winner of the X Factor in 2009.
[Picture of Joe McElderry]


McEnery, John
Born 1 November 1943  (Birmingham, England)
English stage and film actor.
[Picture of John McEnery]


McEnery, Peter
Born 21 February 1940  (Walsall, England)
Actor who played Mr. Sloan in the film version of Joe Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloan'.
[Picture of Peter McEnery]


McGovern, George George McGovern is no longer with us
Born 19 July 1922  (Avon, South Dakota, USA)

Died 21 October 2012  (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
American politician, lost the 1972 US Presidential Election by a landslide.
[Picture of George McGovern]


McGrath, John
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the officers from the American 506th Parachute Regiment in World War II as depicted in the TV series 'Band of Brothers'. Died in April 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of John McGrath]


McGregor, Ewan
Born 31 March 1971  (Perth, Scotland)
Actor, best known for the second Star Wars trilogy as Obi-Wan Kenobi and as Renton in the acclaimed 'Trainspotting'.
[Picture of Ewan McGregor]


McGugan, Stuart
Born 2 March 1944  (Stirling, Scotland)
Scottish actor from 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum' and 'Tutti Frutti'.
[Picture of Stuart McGugan]


McGuinness, John
Born 16 April 1972  (Morecambe, Lancashire, England)
Motorcyclist, a veteran of 15 Isle of Man TT's.
[Picture of John McGuinness]


McGuinness, Judith
Date and place of birth unknown
Hmmm, curious one this. The only solid info I could find on this cancer-afflicted mother-of-two was from the Daily Mail one week after this team was sent! Must be inside information…
[Picture of Judith McGuinness]


McGuinness, Martin
Born 23 May 1950  (Derry, Nothern Ireland)
Former hard-line terrorist, who has transcended, almost in the blink of an eye to become a respected, high ranking politician.
[Picture of Martin McGuinness]


McIntyre, Drew
Born 6 June 1985  (Ayr, Scotland)
Scottish wrestler with a degree in criminology. See, not just brawn...
[Picture of Drew McIntyre]


McKeith, Gillian
Born 28 September 1959  (Perth, Scotland)
Nutritionist who became famous through her TV programme 'You Are What You Eat'. Known for ferreting about in people's stools.
[Picture of Gillian McKeith]


McKenzie, Julia
Born 17 February 1941  (Enfield, Middlesex, England)
Actress who has initial success in the 1980s with the sitcom 'Fresh Fields'. Now the latest Miss Marple.
[Picture of Julia McKenzie]


McKenzie, Precious
Born in Durban, South Africa  (exact date unknown)
South African-born weightlifter, who represented both England and New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games.
[Picture of Precious McKenzie]


McKuen, Rod
Born 29 April 1933  (Oakland, California, USA)
Singer/songwriter, composer & poet. Probably the most famous hit he has penned is 'Love's Been Good To Me'.
[Picture of Rod McKuen]


McLaglen, Andrew
Born 28 July 1920  (London, England)
Actor turned film director. Directed 'The Wild Geese' in 1978 amongst others.
[Picture of Andrew McLaglen]


McMahon, Thomas
Born in Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish terrorist, convicted of the murder by bombing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979. Born 1948.
[Picture of Thomas McMahon]


McMahon, Vince
Born 24 August 1945  (Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA)
Professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, and TV commentator on, er, wrestling.
[Picture of Vince McMahon]


McManus, Mick (Died in 2013)
Born 11 January 1928  (New Cross, London, England)
Wrestler, a top star in the early days of televised wrestling.
[Picture of Mick McManus]


McMorrough, Lynette
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress who played Glenda Brownlow in cult soap 'Crossroads'. Born 1956.
[Picture of Lynette McMorrough]


McMullan, Paul
Date and place of birth unknown
Tabloid journalist, who did the reputation of his fellow hacks no good at all during the hacking scandal of 2011 with his frequent and increasingly shambolic TV appearances.
[Picture of Paul McMullan]


McNee, David
Born 23 March 1925  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1977 to 1982, presiding over the Brixton riots and the Scarman report.
[Picture of David McNee]


McParland, Peter
Born 25 April 1934  (Newry, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former Aston Villa and Northern Ireland international footballer. Scored both goals in the Villa's FA Cup victory over Manchester United in 1957.
[Picture of Peter McParland]


McPartland, Marian (Died in 2013)
Born 21 March 1918  (Slough, Berkshire, England)
Acclaimed jazz musician & pianist.
[Picture of Marian McPartland]


McPhail, Stephen
Born 9 December 1979  (London, England)
English-born Republic of Ireland international footballer who has never fulfilled his early potential. Now plays for Cardiff City.
[Picture of Stephen McPhail]


McQuarrie, Ralph Ralph McQuarrie is no longer with us
Born 13 June 1929  (Gary, Indiana, USA)

Died 3 March 2012  (Berkeley, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Conceptual artist best known for his work on 'Star Wars', where he also played a few extras from time to time.
[Picture of Ralph McQuarrie]


McQueen, Gordon
Born 26 June 1952  (Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland)
Former Leeds United and Manchester United central defender.
[Picture of Gordon McQueen]


Meadowcroft, Jim
Born 15 December 1946  (Bacup, Lancashire, England)
Former professional snooker player and commentator.
[Picture of Jim Meadowcroft]


Means, Russell Russell Means is no longer with us
Born 10 November 1939  (Wanblee, South Dakota, USA)

Died 22 October 2012  (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Actor and activist for Native American rights.
[Picture of Russell Means]


Meara, Anne
Born 20 September 1929  (Queens, New York, USA)
Actress & comedienne, in TV & films & often on US panel shows.
[Picture of Anne Meara]


Medicine Crow, Joe
Born 27 October 1913  (Lodge Grass, Montana, USA)
Native American historian
[Picture of Joe Medicine Crow]


Medina, Lina
Born 27 September 1933  (Paurange, Peru)
The youngest human ever to give birth, delivering a healthy baby boy at the amazing age of 5 years and 7 months in May 1939.
[Picture of Lina Medina]


Medvedeva, Yulia
Born 21 November 1939  (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Mother of former Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev.
[Picture of Yulia Medvedeva]


Medwin, Michael
Born 18 July 1923  (London, England)
British film actor/producer.
[Picture of Michael Medwin]


Meese, Edwin
Born 2 December 1931  (Oakland, California, USA)
US Attorney General under Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of Edwin Meese]


Mehsud, Hakimullah (Died in 2013)
Born in Jandola, South Wazirstan, Pakistan  (exact date unknown)
New leader of the Taliban in Northern Pakistan, following the death of Baitullah Mehsud in 2009. Born 1981. Has a $600,000 bounty on his head, so if you're short of cash...
[Picture of Hakimullah Mehsud]


Mehta, Zubin
Born 29 April 1936  (Mumbai, India)
Veteran & well-travelled conductor of classical music.
[Picture of Zubin Mehta]


Mejia Victores, Óscar Humberto
Born 9 December 1930  (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
President of Guatemala from 1983-86.
[Picture of Óscar Humberto Mejia Victores]


Melchior, Ib
Born 17 September 1917  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Writer and director of low budget sci-fi movies of the 1960s.
[Picture of Ib Melchior]


Meldrum, Ian "Molly"
Born 29 January 1943  (Orbost, Victoria, England)
Music critic and host of 1970s Australian music show 'Countdown'.
[Picture of Ian


Menchú, Rigoberta
Born 9 January 1959  (Laj Chimel, El Quiché, Guatemala)
Guatemalan woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.
[Picture of Rigoberta Menchú]


Menotti, César Luis
Born 5 November 1938  (Rosario, Argentina)
Sad-eyed, chain smoking manager of the Argentina national team from 1974-1983.
[Picture of César Luis Menotti]


Mercer, Joe
Born 25 October 1934  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
One of the most successful jockeys of his generation, riding over 2000 winners from 1947-85.
[Picture of Joe Mercer]


Mercier, Sheila
Born 1 January 1919  (Hull, East Yorkshire, England)
TV actress - played Annie Sugden when Emmerdale Farm had a farm in it. In real life she is Brian Rix's big sister.
[Picture of Sheila Mercier]


Merckx, Eddy
Born 17 June 1945  (Tielt-Winge, Flemish Brabant, Belgium)
Legendary cyclist, five times winner of the Tour de France.
[Picture of Eddy Merckx]


Meriwether, Lee
Born 27 May 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former model-turned-TV actress.
[Picture of Lee Meriwether]


Merton, Paul
Born 9 July 1957  (Parson's Green, London, England)
Comedian, TV presenter & writer - 'Room 101', 'Have I Got News For You', etc.
[Picture of Paul Merton]


Messina, Joe
Born 13 December 1928  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Guitarist with Motown's in-house studion band The Funk Brothers.
[Picture of Joe Messina]


Messner, Reinhold
Born 17 September 1944  (Brixen, Italy)
Italian mountaineer, the first to climb Everest without additional oxygen.
[Picture of Reinhold Messner]


Metcalfe, Burt
Born 19 March 1935  (Saskatchewan, Canada)
TV producer, director and writer most notably of the hit series M*A*S*H.
[Picture of Burt Metcalfe]


Mewes, Jason
Born 12 June 1974  (Highlands, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, best known for playing Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob.
[Picture of Jason Mewes]


Mexia, Soledad (Died in 2013)
Born 13 August 1899  (Sinaloa, Mexico)
One of the oldest living people.
[Picture of Soledad Mexia]


Meyers, Augie
Born 31 May 1940  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Keyboard player with the Sir Douglas Quintet rock band.
[Picture of Augie Meyers]


Meyers, Jonathan Rhys
Born 27 July 1977  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Unpredictable Irish actor from the somewhat un-historical drama 'The Tudors'.
[Picture of Jonathan Rhys Meyers]


Michael, George
Born 25 June 1963  (London, England)
Pop star - originally one half of Wham! and then hugely successful solo artist. Has had a stuttering solo career since.
[Picture of George Michael]


Michael, Jörg
Born 27 March 1963  (Dortmund, Germany)
German drummer with Finnish metal band Stratovarius.
[Picture of Jörg Michael]


Michaels, Brett
Born 15 March 1963  (Butler, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former lead singer of 80s poodle rockers Poison, now a reality tv stalwart. Infamously made a 'sex tape' with Pamela Anderson in 1998.
[Picture of Brett Michaels]


Michell, Keith
Born 1 December 1928  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian actor, best known for his portrayal of the titular king in 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII '.
[Picture of Keith Michell]


Michelmore, Cliff
Born 11 December 1919  (Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)
Presenter of TV travel programmes.
[Picture of Cliff Michelmore]


Micheloni, Federico
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Captain Regent of San Marino. Born 1929.
[Picture of Federico Micheloni]


Middleton, Evelyn
Born 15 November 1909  (Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
With Edith Ritchie, officially confirmed as the oldest twins in Britain in 2012.
[Picture of Evelyn Middleton]


Midler, Bette
Born 1 December 1945  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Singer, actress and comedian.
[Picture of Bette Midler]


Mikasa, Prince
Born 2 December 1915  (Tokyo, Japan)
Uncle of Japanese emperor Akihito.
[Picture of Prince Mikasa]


Miles, Graham
Born 11 May 1941  (Birmingham, England)
Retired professional snooker player. Finished runner up in the 1974 World Championship.
[Picture of Graham Miles]


Miles, Vera
Born 23 August 1929  (Boise City, Oklahoma, USA)
Film actress - 'The Searchers', 'Psycho', 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' etc.
[Picture of Vera Miles]


Milla, Roger
Born 20 May 1952  (Yaoundé, Cameroon)
Former Cameroon international footballer. One of the stars of the 1990 World Cup.
[Picture of Roger Milla]


Millan, Bruce (Died in 2013)
Born 5 October 1927  (Dundee, Scotland)
Secretary of State for Scotland in the Callaghan government.
[Picture of Bruce Millan]


Miller, James Blake
Born 10 July 1984  (Pike County, Kentucky, USA)
US Iraq War veteran who came to prominence as the 'Marlbro Marine' in 2004, when a picture of him with a cigarette in his mouth after combat went around the World.
[Picture of James Blake Miller]


Miller, Kyle
Born in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian former World Lacrosse champion.
[Picture of Kyle Miller]


Millward, Lily
Born 4 January 1910  (Brecon, Wales)
Along with Edna Pugh, the oldest living twin in the World.
[Picture of Lily Millward]


Millward, Roger
Born 16 September 1947  (Castleford, Yorkshire, England)
Retired rugby league player. Has a long career with Hull Kingston Rovers.
[Picture of Roger Millward]


Mimoun, Alain (Died in 2013)
Born 1 January 1921  (El Telagh, Algeria)
French former athlete, winner of the 1956 Olympic marathon.
[Picture of Alain Mimoun]


Minnelli, Liza
Born 12 March 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Daughter of Judy Garland, and moderately successful singer/stage actress in her own right. Has suffered from ill health in recent years as a result of drug abuse, and has been a regular visitor to rehab clinics. Married film producer David Gest in March 2002.
[Picture of Liza Minnelli]


Minogue, Kylie
Born 28 May 1968  (Melbourne, Australia)
Pint-sized Aussie singer, formerly of 'Neighbours' fame. Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in May 2005, but has since made a full recovery.
[Picture of Kylie Minogue]


Mintoff, Dom Dom Mintoff is no longer with us
Born 6 August 1916  (Cospicua, Malta)

Died 20 August 2012  (Tarxien, Malta)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former Prime Minister of Malta.
[Picture of Dom Mintoff]


Miquel, Ignasi
Born 28 September 1992  (Barcelona, Spain)
Youth team footballer for Arsenal FC.
[Picture of Ignasi Miquel]


Misch, Rochus (Died in 2013)
Born 29 July 1917  (Oppelin, Upper Silesia, Poland)
Former Nazi, one of the few survivors from Hitler's bunker.
[Picture of Rochus Misch]


Mitchell, Andrea
Born 30 October 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
NBC journalist and wife of former Federal Reserve head Alan Greenspan.
[Picture of Andrea Mitchell]


Mitchell, Warren
Born 14 January 1926  (London, England)
Actor who will forever be associated with the part he played as the bigoted Alf Garnett in the long-running British sitcoms 'Till Death Us Do Part' (alongside Tony Booth) and its sequel 'In Sickness and in Health'.
[Picture of Warren Mitchell]


Mitscherlich-Nielsen, Margarete Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1917  (Gravenstein, Denmark)

Died 12 June 2012  (Frankfurt, Germany)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Danish psychoanalyst
[Picture of Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen]


Mladic, Ratko
Born 12 March 1943  (Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Leader of the Bosnian Serb Army during the 1992-95 war. Responsible for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995 - the worst atrocity in Europe since WWII.
[Picture of Ratko Mladic]


Mngeni, Xolile
Born in South Africa  (exact date unknown)
Convixted hitman in the murder of Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in 2010. Born c. 1987.
[Picture of Xolile Mngeni]


Moeliku, Visesio
Born in Sigave, Wallis & Futuna  (exact date unknown)
Former King of Sigave in the Wallis & Futuna Isles. Born 1922.
[Picture of Visesio Moeliku]


Mohamad, Dr Mahathir
Born 10 July 1925  (Alor Star, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia)
Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981-2003.
[Picture of Dr Mahathir Mohamad]


Mole, Heather
Date and place of birth unknown
Diagnosed with breast cancer along with her identical twin sister Judith. Unfortunately for Heather, her prognosis is terminal, whereas Judith will survive. Died last year so no points...
[Picture of Heather Mole]


Molinaro, Al
Born 24 June 1919  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
TV actor - played Al Delvecchio, the rotund owner of Arnold's Drive-In, in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Al Molinaro]


Molyneaux, Jim
Born 27 August 1920  (Killead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Former leader (1979 to 1995) of the Ulster Unionist party, now Lord Molyneaux of Killead. Apparently he still lives on the farm where he was born.
[Picture of Jim Molyneaux]


Momyer, William W.
Born 23 September 1916  (Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA)
Commander of the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Command during the Vietnam War. Died in August 2012 but no obit was forthcoming...
[Picture of William W. Momyer]


Moncur, Bobby
Born 19 January 1945  (Perth, Scotland)
Former Scotland, Newcastle & Sunderland player, later a manager.
[Picture of Bobby Moncur]


Mondale, Walter
Born 5 January 1928  (Ceylon, Minnesota, USA)
US Vice-President under Jimmy Carter.
[Picture of Walter Mondale]


Montgomery, Eddie
Born 30 September 1963  (Danville, Kentucky, USA)
Country & Western singer with the duo Montgomery Gentry.
[Picture of Eddie Montgomery]


Moody, Ron
Born 8 January 1924  (London, England)
Film, stage and TV actor, born Ronald Moodnick, remembered for his role as Fagin in 1968's film version of 'Oliver!'.
[Picture of Ron Moody]


Moon, Sun Myung Sun Myung Moon is no longer with us
Born 6 January 1920  (Kwangju Sangsa Ri, Korea (now North Korea))

Died 3 September 2012  (Gapyeong, South Korea)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Founder of the Unification Church, often referred to as "The Moonies". Has a finger in the pie of various conservative news organizations in America. Served a prison term for tax fraud in the 1980s.
[Picture of Sun Myung Moon]


Moorcock, Michael
Born 18 December 1939  (London, England)
Prolific sci-fi and fantasy author.
[Picture of Michael Moorcock]


Moore, Juanita
Born 19 October 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Oscar-nominated actress.
[Picture of Juanita Moore]


Moore, Michael
Born 23 April 1954  (Davison, Michigan, USA)
Oscar-winning director of interesting but somewhat didactic documentary films.
[Picture of Michael Moore]


Moore, Patrick Patrick Moore is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1923  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)

Died 9 December 2012  (Selsey, West Sussex, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Eminent astronomer and xylophone-player, who has presented every one of BBC television's 'The Sky at Night' programmes (which makes him the world's longest-serving presenter). Big mates with Brian May out of Queen, due to their shared interest in space, he was knighted by the Queen in 2001.
[Picture of Patrick Moore]


Moore, Pete
Born 19 November 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Soul singer.
[Picture of Pete Moore]


Moore, Roger
Born 14 October 1927  (Stockwell, London, England)
The cheesiest of the actors to have played international man of mystery James Bond, he took over from Sean Connery in 1973, appearing in seven Bond films until 1985's 'A View to a Kill'. The ageing dinner-jacketed eyebrow-raiser now seemingly maintains the Bond persona for real, by living in Switzerland and Monte Carlo with his Swedish wife Christina "Kiki" Tholstrup, a former air stewardess.
[Picture of Roger Moore]


Moore, Ronnie
Born 8 March 1933  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Australian-born New Zealand Speedway champion.
[Picture of Ronnie Moore]


Moore, Sara Jane
Born 15 February 1930  (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
Attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford in 1975. Released on parole in 2007.
[Picture of Sara Jane Moore]


Moore, Stephen
Born 11 December 1937  (Brixton, London, England)
British actor - the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
[Picture of Stephen Moore]


Morales, Pedro
Born 22 October 1942  (Culebra, Puerto Rico)
WWE wrestler.
[Picture of Pedro Morales]


Morales Bermúdez, Francisco
Born 4 October 1921  (Lima, Peru)
President of Peru from 1975-1980.
[Picture of Francisco Morales Bermúdez]


Moran, Margaret
Born 24 April 1955  (London, England)
One of the MP's caught up in the expenses scandal of 2009. Stood down in 2010.
[Picture of Margaret Moran]


Moran, Ronnie
Born 28 February 1934  (Crosby, Merseyside, England)
Legendary Liverpool FC servant - player, coach, manager etc.
[Picture of Ronnie Moran]


Morgan, Cliff (Died in 2013)
Born 7 April 1930  (Trebanog, Rhondda, Wales)
Welsh rugby union player, then became a respected TV broadcaster.
[Picture of Cliff Morgan]


Morgan, Michèle
Born 29 February 1920  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
French actress, in some Hollywood films.
[Picture of Michèle Morgan]


Morgan, Piers
Born 30 March 1965  (Newick, East Sussex, England)
Smug git, former editor of the News of the World & the Daily Mirror. Now a pointless TV celebrity broadcaster.
[Picture of Piers Morgan]


Morley, Malcolm
Born 7 June 1931  (London, England)
Photorealist artist.
[Picture of Malcolm Morley]


Morricone, Ennio
Born 10 November 1928  (Rome, Italy)
Composer of musical scores for films, especially spaghetti Westerns.
[Picture of Ennio Morricone]


Morris, Arthur
Born 19 January 1922  (Bondi, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian Test cricketer, one of Don Bradman's 1948 "Invincibles" team.
[Picture of Arthur Morris]


Morris, Aubrey
Born 1 June 1926  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
Character actor perhaps best recognised as Alex's parole officer in 'A Clockwork Orange' and the eternally bathing captain of the Golgafrinchan B Ark in TV's 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
[Picture of Aubrey Morris]


Morris, Desmond
Born 24 January 1928  (Purton, Wiltshire, England)
Zoologist and author of the best-selling book 'The Naked Ape'.
[Picture of Desmond Morris]


Morris, Oswald
Born 22 November 1915  (Ruislip, Middlesex, England)
Cinematographer for a whole range of celebrated movies, including 'Oliver!' and 'Our Man In Havana'.
[Picture of Oswald Morris]


Morrison, Ken
Born 20 October 1931  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Founder & head of Morrison's Supermarkets.
[Picture of Ken Morrison]


Morrison, Rory (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Radio 4 presenter.
[Picture of Rory Morrison]


Morrison, Toni
Born 18 February 1931  (Lorain, Ohio, USA)
American author, former winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
[Picture of Toni Morrison]


Morrison, Van
Born 31 August 1945  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Celebrated Irish musician. Pub fact: he was once married to a woman called Janet Planet.
[Picture of Van Morrison]


Morton, Lionel
Born 14 August 1941  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)
Former singer with pop group The Four Pennies before becoming a presenter on 'Play School'.
[Picture of Lionel Morton]


Mosley, Nicholas
Born 25 June 1923  (London, England)
Novelist son of 1930s fascist, Oswald Mosley.
[Picture of Nicholas Mosley]


Moss, Kate
Born 16 January 1974  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Unattractively stick-thin, sunken-eyed fashion model. Once hungs around with Pete Doherty. Now hangs around with some other fashionable rock musician..
[Picture of Kate Moss]


Moss, Stirling
Born 17 September 1929  (London, England)
Motor-racing driver, said to be the greatest driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship; in fact, he came second 4 times in a row, from 1955-58.
[Picture of Stirling Moss]


Mottram, Buster
Born 25 April 1955  (Kingston upon Thames, England)
Tennis player turned far right activist.
[Picture of Buster Mottram]


Mountjoy, Doug
Born 8 June 1942  (Tir-y-Berth, Wales)
Former snooker player, runner-up in the 1981 World Championship.
[Picture of Doug Mountjoy]


Mousavi, Mir-Hossein
Born 2 March 1942  (Khameneh, East Azarbaijan, Iran)
Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Contested the 2009 presidential election, where he inevitably lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
[Picture of Mir-Hossein Mousavi]


Mouskouri, Nana
Born 13 October 1934  (Chania, Crete, Greece)
Bespectacled Greek crooner and European Parliament member, who has recorded over 1500 songs in 15 languages, selling 250 million records in the process, which makes her arguably the most successful female singer ever.
[Picture of Nana Mouskouri]


Mubarak, Hosni
Born 4 May 1928  (Kafr-al Musailha, Egypt)
President of Egypt from 1981-2011. Sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2012 for ordering the deaths of scores of protestors during the "Arab Spring" of 2011 which saw him ejected from office.
[Picture of Hosni Mubarak]


Mueller, Herta
Born 17 August 1953  (Nitchidorf, Timis County, Romania)
Romanian born German writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009.
[Picture of Herta Mueller]


Mugabe, Robert
Born 22 February 1924  (Kutama, Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe)
President of Zimbabwe, constantly immersed in allegations of vote-rigging and incitement to violence, whose primary gift to the world is the idea that "it's OK to be the president and wear a baseball cap". There has been at least one alleged plot to assassinate the Marxist-when-it-suits-him leader.
[Picture of Robert Mugabe]


Mundon, Tommy
Born in Halesowen, West Midlands, England  (exact date unknown)
Stand up comic, popular in the Birmingham area. Born 1927
[Picture of Tommy Mundon]


Munoz, Faustino Sainz Faustino Sainz Munoz is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1937  (Almadén, Ciudad Real Province, Spain)

Died 31 October 2012  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Archbishop and Nuncio to Great Britain, effectively the Vatican ambassador, from 2004-2010.
[Picture of Faustino Sainz Munoz]


Munro, Catriona
Date and place of birth unknown
Scotswoman who believes her breast cancer was caused by the fallout following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. No, she wasn't in Scotland at the time!
[Picture of Catriona Munro]


Munro, Les
Born 5 April 1919  (Gisborne District, North Island, New Zealand)
The last surviving pilot of the Dambusters Raid of May 1943.
[Picture of Les Munro]


Munroe, Carmen
Born in Berbice, Guyana  (exact date unknown)
Guyana-born actress, one of first black actors to appear regularly on British television in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Carmen Munroe]


Murdoch, Elisabeth Elisabeth Murdoch is no longer with us
Born 8 February 1909  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 5 December 2012  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Philanthropist and mother of Rupert Murdoch.
[Picture of Elisabeth Murdoch]


Murdoch, Rupert
Born 11 March 1931  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
American media tycoon who used to be Australian, but cynically switched nationalities for business purposes. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. The "Dirty Digger" now finds his media empire in retreat after a series of revelations regarding phone-hacking by his Sunday newspaper the News of the World, which was made defunct in July 2011.
[Picture of Rupert Murdoch]


Murphy, Brian
Born 25 September 1933  (Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England)
TV actor, best known as George Roper in 'George and Mildred'.
[Picture of Brian Murphy]


Murphy, Matt "Guitar"
Born 29 December 1929  (Sunflower, Mississippi, USA)
Blues guitarist, best known for being part of The Blues Brothers band in the 1980 film and sequel.
[Picture of Matt


Murphy, Thomas "Slab"
Born 27 January 1944  (Ballybinaby, Louth, Rep of Ireland)
Believed to be the former Chief of Staff of the Provisional IRA.
[Picture of Thomas


Murray, Conrad
Born 19 February 1953  (St Andrews, Grenada)
Cardiologist and personal physician of the late Michael Jackson. Sentenced to four years in prison for the manslaughter of said singer in 2011.
[Picture of Conrad Murray]


Murray, Jenni
Born 12 May 1950  (Barnsley, Yorkshire)
TV & radio broadcaster & journalist, presenter of 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4. Announced in 2006 that she had breast cancer.
[Picture of Jenni Murray]


Murray, Pauline
Born 8 March 1958  (Durham, County Durham, England)
Singer with punk band Penetration.
[Picture of Pauline Murray]


Murray, Pete
Born 19 September 1928  (London, England)
Veteran radio DJ - one of Radio 1's original presenters when it started up in 1967. Had previously worked for Radio Luxembourg, as indeed they all seemed to do in those days.
[Picture of Pete Murray]


Mushaima, Hassan
Born in Jidd Haffs, Bahrain  (exact date unknown)
Secretary-general of the Haq Movement, opposition to the ruling family in Bahrain. Born 1948.
[Picture of Hassan Mushaima]


Musharraf, Pervez
Born 11 August 1943  (Delhi, India)
Former President of Pakistan, who survived two assassination attempts in as many months towards the end of 2003.
[Picture of Pervez Musharraf]


Musial, Stan (Died in 2013)
Born 21 November 1920  (Donora, Pennsylvania, USA)
Legendary baseball player who enjoyed a 22-year career (1941-63) with the St Louis Cardinals.
[Picture of Stan Musial]


Mutafyan of Constantinople, Mesrob II
Born 16 June 1956  (Istanbul, Turkey)
Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople since 1998.
[Picture of Mesrob II Mutafyan of Constantinople]


Mutharika, Bingu wa Bingu wa Mutharika is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1934  (Thyolo, Nyasaland (now Malawi))

Died 5 April 2012  (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
President of Malawi from 2004 till his death in 2012.
[Picture of Bingu wa Mutharika]


Mutoh, Keiji
Born 23 December 1962  (Fujiyoshida, Japan)
Wrestler, also known as "The Great Muta".
[Picture of Keiji Mutoh]


Myerson, Bess
Born 16 July 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
First Jewish woman to win the Miss America beauty pageant and went on to have a career as a TV personality. Later dabbled in politics.
[Picture of Bess Myerson]

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