Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: M


Maarohanye, Molemo
Born 29 June 1980  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Hip hop artist aka Jub Jub. More like Blub Blub when he killed 4 children, and left 2 brain damaged, drag racing on a public road, completely stoned, in 2010.
[Picture of Molemo Maarohanye]


MacAskill, Kenny
Born 28 April 1958  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish Minister for Justice in the devolved parliament.
[Picture of Kenny MacAskill]


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]


MacFarlane, Seth
Born 26 October 1973  (Kent, Connecticut, USA)
Actor, animator and creator of the marmite-like cartoon show 'Family Guy'.
[Picture of Seth MacFarlane]


MacGowan, Shane
Born 25 December 1957  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Dentally challenged singer-songwriter who used to front the Pogues. Constantly rumoured to be on the brink of death due to non-stop drinking, smoking and drug-taking. But he's still going...
[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]


MacGregor, Katherine
Born 12 January 1925  (Glendale, California, USA)
Actress who played Harriet Oleson in winsome 1970s TV series 'Little House on the Prairie'
[Picture of Katherine 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]


Mack Smith, Denis
Born 3 March 1920  (London, England)
Historian, specialising on Italy.
[Picture of Denis Mack Smith]


Mackay, Dave
Born 14 November 1934  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Ex-footballer - member of the Spurs double-winning side of 1960-61 who later managed Derby County to two League Championships in the early/mid '70s. Eventually retired due to health problems, including, unusually, cancer of the lip.
[Picture of Dave Mackay]


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]


Mackintosh, Margaret
Born in Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Ex-wife of Peter Tobin, the serial killer. She is suffering from cancer. Born 1941.
[Picture of Margaret Mackintosh]


MacLaine, Shirley
Born 24 April 1934  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Oddball Hollywood actress who has starred in countless films, such as 'Some Came Running' (1958), 'The Apartment' (1960), 'Sweet Charity' (1969) , 'Being There' (1979) and 'Postcards from the Edge' (1990). Sister of Warren Beatty.
[Picture of Shirley MacLaine]


Maclean, Don
Born 11 March 1944  (Birmingham, England)
Not "My My Miss American Pie" but rather "Crackerjack" or more recently he's presented religious programmes.
[Picture of Don Maclean]


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


Macpherson, Archie
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Legendary Scottish fitba commentator of the comb-over variety. Born 1937.
[Picture of Archie Macpherson]


Macpherson, Tommy Tommy Macpherson is no longer with us
Born 4 October 1920  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 6 November 2014  (Newtonmore, Invernessshire, Scotland)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Businessman, who was highly decorated in World War 2 for his guerilla activities, including a raid on Rommel's HQ.
[Picture of Tommy Macpherson]


MacRae, Sheila Sheila MacRae is no longer with us
Born 24 September 1924  (London, England)

Died 6 March 2014  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Film actress and singer, long based in America.
[Picture of Sheila MacRae]


Mactaggart, Fiona
Born 12 September 1953  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Labour MP for Slough since 1997.
[Picture of Fiona Mactaggart]


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]


Macy, William H.
Born 13 March 1950  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Reknowned character actor, best known for his role in the Coen brothers' classic 'Fargo'.
[Picture of William H. Macy]


Madden, Dave Dave Madden is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1931  (Sarnia, Ontatio, Canada)

Died 16 January 2014  (Fruit Cove, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Regular TV actor in North America, appeared in The Patridge Family & Alice.
[Picture of Dave Madden]


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.
[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]


Madigan, Bernice
Born 24 July 1899  (West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
One of the oldest people in the World.
[Picture of Bernice Madigan]


Madoff, Andrew Andrew Madoff is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1966  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 3 September 2014  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
Businessman and son of infamous swindler Bernie Madoff.
[Picture of Andrew Madoff]


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]


Maher, Bill
Born 20 January 1956  (New York City, New York, USA)
Stand-up comedian and television host.
[Picture of Bill Maher]


Mahony, Roger
Born 27 February 1936  (Los Angeles, California)
American Roman Catholic cardinal, Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985-2011. Bet he's has a few famous confessions...
[Picture of Roger Mahony]


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


Majors, Lee
Born 23 April 1940  (Wyandotte, Michigan, USA)
Actor, born Harvey Lee Yeary, most famous as Colonel Steve Austin, 'The Six Million Dollar Man'.
[Picture of Lee Majors]


Mäkinen, Timo
Born 18 March 1938  (Helsinki, Finland)
Motor rallying star, one of the legendary "Flying Finns" of the 1960s.
[Picture of Timo Mäkinen]


Makk, Károly
Born 22 December 1925  (Berettyoujfalu, Hungary)
Hungarian film director and screenwriter.
[Picture of Károly Makk]


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]


Maldonado, Pastor
Born 10 March 1985  (Maracay, Venezuela)
Venezuelan Formula 1 racing driver.
[Picture of Pastor Maldonado]


Mallett, Timmy
Born 18 October 1955  (Hyde, Cheshire, England)
Insanely annoying former presenter of children's TV show 'Wacaday'.
[Picture of Timmy Mallett]


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]


Maloney, Frank
Born 23 January 1953  (Peckham, London, England)
Outspoken boxing promoter, a small man with a very big mouth. Inexplicably announced he was a woman and will undergo transex surgery in 2014.
[Picture of Frank Maloney]


Mandan, Robert
Born 2 February 1932  (Clever, Missouri, USA)
Actor in a range of programmes in the US, including 'Soap' and 'All My Children'.
[Picture of Robert Mandan]


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)
Dark lord of the New Labour project, who served in the cabinet on no less than three separate occasions.
[Picture of Peter Mandelson]


Mangeshkar, Lata
Born 28 September 1929  (Indore, India)
Veteran Indian 'playback singer' i.e. one that provides the real Hindi singing which the pretty actresses mime to in Bollywood films.
[Picture of Lata Mangeshkar]


Manilow, Barry
Born 17 June 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Cheesy easy-listening singer with a big nose.
[Picture of Barry Manilow]


Manley, Dorothy
Born 29 April 1927  (Manor Park, London, England)
Won silver in the 1948 Olympic Games 100 metres for Great Britain.
[Picture of Dorothy Manley]


Mann, Barry
Born 9 February 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
One half of a hugely successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil.
[Picture of Barry Mann]


Mann, Larry D.
Born 18 December 1918  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian character actor. Died in January 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Larry D. Mann]


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]


Mansbridge, John B.
Born 20 March 1917  (Jackson, South Dakota, USA)
American film art director.
[Picture of John B. Mansbridge]


Mansell, Jack
Born 22 August 1927  (Salford, Cheshire, England)
Former Brighton and Portsmouth defender, best remembered for a so-so spell in charge of Reading FC.
[Picture of Jack Mansell]


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]


Manzon, Robert
Born 12 April 1917  (Marseille, France)
Racing driver, one of the few remaining from the 1940's and 1950's Grand Prix roster of drivers.
[Picture of Robert Manzon]


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]


Marcos, Imelda
Born 2 July 1929  (Manila, Philippines)
Former beauty queen, lavish-living, obsessive shoe-collector and widow of former Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos.
[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]


Margera, Vincent
Born 3 July 1956  (Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Better known as Don Vito. Reality "celebrity" - apparently a presenter & actor. Rather better known for being in constant trouble with the law.
[Picture of Vincent Margera]


Margrethe II, Queen
Born 16 April 1940  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Queen of Denmark since 1972.
[Picture of Queen Margrethe II]


Marie, Rose
Born 15 August 1923  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress who was a child star in the 1920s, before becoming best known for playing the part of Sally Rogers on 'The Dick Van Dyke'. Her real name is Rose Marie Mazzetta, and she is of Italian/Polish extraction.
[Picture of Rose Marie]


Marie Gabriele of Luxembourg, Princess
Born 2 August 1925  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)
Princess of the Luxembourg Royal Family.
[Picture of Princess Marie Gabriele of Luxembourg]


Marklund, Petra
Born 12 September 1984  (Stockholm, Sweden)
AKA September, Swedish singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Petra Marklund]


Marks, Howard
Born 13 August 1945  (Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Wales)
Former cannabis smuggler turned best-selling author.
[Picture of Howard Marks]


Marlar, Robin
Born 2 January 1931  (Eastbourne, Sussex, England)
Cricketer, captain of Sussex from 1955-59. Later a journalist.
[Picture of Robin Marlar]


Maron, Hanna
Born 23 November 1923  (Berlin, Germany)
Israeli theatre actress. Died in May 2014 but no obit has been found.
[Picture of Hanna Maron]


Márquez, Marc
Born 17 February 1993  (Cervera, Spain)
Spanish motorcycle rider.World 125cc champion in 2010.
[Picture of Marc Márquez]


Marqusee, Mike
Born in New York, City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
American anglophile and left-wing writer and activist. Born 1953.
[Picture of Mike Marqusee]


Marr, Andrew
Born 31 July 1959  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Large eared journalist & TV presenter. Also an author on political history.
[Picture of Andrew Marr]


Marrero, Connie Connie Marrero is no longer with us
Born 25 April 1911  (Sagua la Grande, Cuba)

Died 23 April 2014  (Havana, Cuba)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Cuban-born Baseball pitcher.
[Picture of Connie Marrero]


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]


Marsden, Gerry
Born 24 September 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Singer, the Gerry in 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'.
[Picture of Gerry Marsden]


Marsh, Jean
Born 1 July 1934  (Stoke Newington, London, England)
Actress and co-creator of 'Upstairs Downstairs' and 'The House of Eliot'.
[Picture of Jean Marsh]


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]


Martí, Bernabé
Born 14 November 1928  (Villarroya de la Sierra, Zaragoza, Spain)
Spanish operatic tenor, married to Montserrat Caballé since 1964.
[Picture of Bernabé Martí]


Martin, Andra
Born 15 July 1935  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Actress, who had a brief leading lady spell in the 1950's, before settling into a long TV career.
[Picture of Andra Martin]


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


Martin, George R. R.
Born 20 September 1948  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Novelist and creator of the 'Game of Thrones' series of fantasy novels, now a succesful TV series which the Man In Black will get round to watching. One day...
[Picture of George R. R. Martin]


Martin, Michael
Born 3 July 1945  (Glasgow, Scotland)
MP & former speaker of the House. Not the most popular person that has done this role, mainly due to his brusque manner, his bias towards Labour & spending taxpayer's money on trivial items.
[Picture of Michael Martin]


Martin, Ricky
Born 24 December 1974  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican pop singer, of 'Livin' la Vida Loca' fame/infamy. Finally came out after years of speculation in 2010.
[Picture of Ricky Martin]


Martinus, Derek Derek Martinus is no longer with us
Born 1 April 1931  (Ilford, Essex, England)

Died 27 March 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former 'Doctor Who' director.
[Picture of Derek Martinus]


Marty, Jean-Pierre
Born 12 October 1932  (place of birth unknown)
French pianist and conductor.
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Marty]


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]


Máscaras, Mil
Born 15 July 1942  (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
Wrestler, one of the Mexican "lucha libre" pioneers in the 1960s.
[Picture of Mil Máscaras]


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 Margery Mason is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1913  (Hackney, London, England)

Died 26 January 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Actress in films & TV roles, perhaps best known for her role in Peak Practice as Alice North.
[Picture of Margery Mason]


Mason, Nick
Born 27 January 1944  (Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England)
Pink Floyd drummer and songwriter, equally well known for his long motorsport career in endurance and rallying events.
[Picture of Nick Mason]


Mason, Paul
Date and place of birth unknown
Once the World's heaviest man, hitting the scales at 70 stone! Now considerably slimmer according to recent reports. Born 1960.
[Picture of Paul 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]


Massiel, (singer)
Born 2 August 1947  (Madrid, Spain)
Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1968, beating Sir Cliff's Congratulations. Her winning entry was full of deep meaningful lyrics - actually that's a lie, it was called 'La la la'. I wonder how it went?
[Picture of (singer) Massiel]


Masterson, Ronnie
Born 4 April 1926  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Actress and widow of actor Ray McAnally. Died in February 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Ronnie Masterson]


Masur, Kurt
Born 8 July 1927  (Brieg, Lower Silesia)
Music conductor.
[Picture of Kurt Masur]


Mata, Lorenzo
Born 27 February 1986  (Huntington Park, California, USA)
US-born Mexican basketball player.
[Picture of Lorenzo Mata]


Matane, Paulias
Born 12 September 1931  (East New Britain, Papua New Guinea)
Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from 2004-2010.
[Picture of Paulias Matane]


Mathieu, Mireille
Born 22 July 1946  (Avignon, France)
Successful French singer of the 1960s.
[Picture of Mireille Mathieu]


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]


Matthes, Roland
Born 17 November 1950  (Pößneck, Thüringen, Germany)
Former East German Olympic swimming champion.
[Picture of Roland Matthes]


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 Francis Matthews is no longer with us
Born 2 September 1927  (York, England)

Died 14 June 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Actor, the voice of 'Captain Scarlet' in the 1960s TV series. Also collaborated with Morecambe and Wise.
[Picture of Francis Matthews]


Mauresmo, Amélie
Born 5 July 1979  (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France)
Retired professional tennis champion, winner of the Wimbledon ladies singles title in 2006.
[Picture of Amélie Mauresmo]


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


Maxin, Ernest
Born 22 August 1923  (London, England)
TV producer and director. Produced 'The Morecambe and Wise Show' between 1975-77.
[Picture of Ernest Maxin]


May, Brian
Born 19 July 1947  (Hampton, Middlesex, England)
Big-haired guitarist, both with Queen and as a solo artist. Virtually every song he's ever done has a guitar riff from him in. Sometimes it works, often it fails miserably, but credit for perseverance.
[Picture of Brian May]


May, Rita
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress, once of 'Coronation Street', now of Sky 1 comedy 'Trollied'.
[Picture of Rita 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]


Mayardit, Salva Kiir
Born 13 September 1951  (Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan)
President of the recently constituted state of South Sudan since 2011.
[Picture of Salva Kiir Mayardit]


Mayberry, Lauren
Date and place of birth unknown
Lead singer of Scottish synthpop band Chvrches.
[Picture of Lauren Mayberry]


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'.
[Picture of Bill Maynard]


Mayo, Simon
Born 21 September 1958  (London, England)
Squinty-eyed TV and radio presenter.
[Picture of Simon Mayo]


Mays, Willie
Born 6 May 1931  (Westfield, Alabama)
Baseball player, considered one of the best of all time.
[Picture of Willie Mays]


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. Died in June 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Epainette Mbeki]


McAfee, John
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Computer programmer and developer of the MacAfee anti-virus which plugs it's wares in an ironically viral sort of way. Deported from Guatemala to the USA in 2012 on suspicion of murder. Born 1945.
[Picture of John McAfee]


McAlpine, Alistair Alistair McAlpine is no longer with us
Born 14 May 1942  (Hampshire, England)

Died 17 January 2014  (Italy)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Businessman & general toff, former treasurer for the Conservative Party.
[Picture of Alistair McAlpine]


McCabe, John
Born 21 April 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Composer and pianist.
[Picture of John McCabe]


McCafferty, Dan
Born 14 October 1946  (Dunfermline, Scotland)
Lead singer of Scottish hard rock band Nazareth. Announced his retirement in 2013.
[Picture of Dan McCafferty]


McCafferty, John
Date and place of birth unknown
Man who holds the record for the longest survival after a heart transplant, which he had in 1982. Born 1942.
[Picture of John McCafferty]


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]


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'. Now in popular cop show NCIS.
[Picture of David McCallum]


McCann, Chuck
Born 2 September 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
American voice actor.
[Picture of Chuck McCann]


McCarthy, Carolyn
Born 5 January 1944  (New York City, New York, USA)
US Representative for New York since 1997. Announced her retirement in 2013.
[Picture of Carolyn McCarthy]


McCaw, Richie
Born 31 December 1980  (Oamaru, New Zealand)
International rugby player, captain of the All Blacks.
[Picture of Richie McCaw]


McConnell, Mitch
Born 20 February 1942  (Sheffield, Alabama, USA)
US Senator from Kentucky since 1985.
[Picture of Mitch McConnell]


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


McCowen, Alec
Born 26 May 1925  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
Actor, the third to play 'Q' in James Bond, albeit in 'Never Say Never Again'.
[Picture of Alec McCowen]


McCoy, Sylvester
Born 20 August 1943  (Dunoon, Scotland)
Actor, best remembered for his role as the 7th Doctor Who.
[Picture of Sylvester McCoy]


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


McCullough, Billy
Born 27 July 1935  (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland)
Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland international footballer.
[Picture of Billy McCullough]


McCullough, Henry
Born 21 July 1943  (Portstewart, Northern Ireland)
Guitarist, and singer, probably most famous until 2012 for being in Wings. Had a heart-attack in 2012, and although he was seriously ill, he is recovering. The BBC, however, killed him off with a news report and obituary.
[Picture of Henry McCullough]


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]


McDougall, Blair
Date and place of birth unknown
Labour Party activist and director of the "Better Together" campaign for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Strange he's with the "no's" as he has the most Scottish name ever!
[Picture of Blair McDougall]


McDowall, Rose
Born 21 October 1959  (Glasgow, Scotland)
One half of Scottish new wave band Strawberry Swtichblade.
[Picture of Rose McDowall]


McDowell, Malcolm
Born 13 June 1943  (Leeds, England)
Actor who played the iconic Mick Travis in a trilogy of Lindsay Anderson films in the 60s, 70s and 80s before playing the villian in a succession of low rent films. You're way better than that, Malcolm...
[Picture of Malcolm McDowell]


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]


McFerrin, Bobby
Born 11 March 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Scat singer and vocalist who scored a massive worldwide hit with 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' in 1988.
[Picture of Bobby McFerrin]


McGann, Paul
Born 14 November 1959  (Surrey, England)
Actor, one of the four McGann acting brothers. Best known for his roles as Marwood in 'Withnail & I' and as the 8th Doctor Who.
[Picture of Paul McGann]


McGillvary, Lawrence
Born 3 September 1988  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Man known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker after a bizarre incident with a man who claimed he was Jesus. Now on a murder charge, but not of the Jesus bloke… an known as "Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker", after a bizarre encounter with another man who was claiming to be Jesus. Now on trial for murder, but not of the Jesus bloke.
[Picture of Lawrence McGillvary]


McGinniss, Joe Joe McGinniss is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 10 March 2014  (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Author of 'The Selling of the President', which looked at Richard Nixon's successful 1968 Presidential election campaign.
[Picture of Joe McGinniss]


McGowan, Mark
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Performance artist, whose latest creation "The Artist Taxi Driver" has caused some waves with its political rhetoric. Born 1967.
[Picture of Mark McGowan]


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]


McGrigor, Jamie
Born 19 October 1949  (London, England)
Conservative member of the Scottish parliament since 1999. Yes, there is one!
[Picture of Jamie McGrigor]


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]


McIndoe, John
Born 3 February 1948  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
British singer who starred as I.Q. in the American TV series 'The Bugaloos' in the 1970s.
[Picture of John McIndoe]


McIntyre, Michael
Born 21 February 1976  (London, England)
Comedian whose enormous success remains a complete mystery. His father, Ray Cameron wrote for a true comedy genius that was Kenny Everett, so we'll let him off.
[Picture of Michael McIntyre]


McIntyre, Velvet
Born 24 November 1962  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish-born Canadian female wrestler.
[Picture of Velvet McIntyre]


McKellen, Ian
Born 25 May 1939  (Burnley, Lancashire, England)
Shakespearean actor type.
[Picture of Ian McKellen]


McKenzie, Fay
Born 19 February 1918  (Hollywood, California, USA)
1940s film actress.
[Picture of Fay McKenzie]


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]


McKinnie, Bryant
Born 23 September 1979  (Woodbury, New Jersey, USA)
American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins. Offensive tackle? Does that mean he gets his knob out or something?
[Picture of Bryant McKinnie]


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 Andrew McLaglen is no longer with us
Born 28 July 1920  (London, England)

Died 30 August 2014  (Friday Harbor, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Actor turned film director. Directed 'The Wild Geese' in 1978 amongst others.
[Picture of Andrew McLaglen]


McLaughlin, Audrey
Born 8 November 1936  (Dutton, Ontario, Canada)
Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada from 1989-1995.
[Picture of Audrey McLaughlin]


McMahon, Jim
Born 21 August 1959  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Retired American footballer.
[Picture of Jim McMahon]


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]


McMillan, Ian
Born 18 March 1931  (Airdrie, Scotland)
Former Scotland and Rangers international footballer, nicknamed "The Wee Prime Minister."
[Picture of Ian McMillan]


McNamara, J. T.
Born in Limerick, Munster, Rep of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Former jump jockey who broke his back at the Cheltenham festival in 2013 and has been left paralysed. Born 1975.
[Picture of J. T. McNamara]


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]


McNeice, Ian
Born 2 October 1950  (Basingstoke, Hampshire, England)
Actor, a regular on TV, radio & film. Perhaps best known for playing Bert in 'Doc Martin' and Hardcourt in the classic 1980s thriller 'Edge of Darkness'.
[Picture of Ian McNeice]


McQuiston, Billy
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
High ranking member of the Ulster Defence Association who spent more than 12 years in the Maze prison in the 1980s. Born 1958.
[Picture of Billy McQuiston]


McTaggart, Richard
Born 15 October 1935  (Dundee, Scotland)
Former boxer, won Gold in the lightweight division in the 1956 Olympic Games for Great Britain & followed that up with a bronze medal 4 years later.
[Picture of Richard McTaggart]


McVie, John
Born 26 November 1945  (London, England)
Bassplayer, the "Mac" of AOR superstars Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of John McVie]


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]


Medley, Bill
Born 19 September 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer with the Righteous Brothers before teaming up with Jennifer Warnes with 'I'm Having The Time of My Life', made famous by the hit film 'Dirty Dancing' in 1987.
[Picture of Bill Medley]


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]


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


Mejia, Jorge María
Born 31 January 1923  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine cardinal in the Roman Catholic church. Died in December 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Jorge María Mejia]


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


Mekas, Jonas
Born 24 December 1922  (Biržai, Lithuania)
Lithuanian avant-garde filmmaker.
[Picture of Jonas Mekas]


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


Melly, Andrée
Born 15 September 1932  (Liverpool, England)
Actress and sister of the late George Melly.
[Picture of Andrée Melly]


Memmi, Albert
Born 15 December 1920  (Tunisia)
Tunisian-Jewish author.
[Picture of Albert Memmi]


Mena, Javiera
Born 3 June 1983  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean electropop musician.
[Picture of Javiera Mena]


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]


Mendes, Rosa
Born 25 October 1979  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian model-turned wrestler.
[Picture of Rosa Mendes]


Menem, Carlos
Born 2 July 1930  (Anillaco, La Rioja, Argentina)
President of Argentina from 1989-1999. Was subsequently indicted for all sort of corruption charges but still serves on the Argentine senate.
[Picture of Carlos Menem]


Mengistu, Haile Mariam
Born 27 May 1937  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Absolute shit of a man who was former dictator of Ethiopia.
[Picture of Haile Mariam Mengistu]


Menino, Thomas Thomas Menino is no longer with us
Born 27 December 1942  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 30 October 2014  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
53rd Mayor of Boston from 1993-2014.
[Picture of Thomas Menino]


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]


Merkel, Angela
Born 17 July 1954  (Hamburg, Germany)
Arguably the most powerful woman in the World. Chancellor of Germany since 2005, nearly getting an overall majority for her centre-right CPD/CSU party in 2013.
[Picture of Angela Merkel]


Metcalfe, Adrian
Born 2 March 1942  (England)
Former Olympic track athlete who later commentated for ITV in the days when the channel used to show athletics. And boxing. And wrestling. And snooker!
[Picture of Adrian Metcalfe]


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]


Meyers, Augie
Born 31 May 1940  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Keyboard player with the Sir Douglas Quintet rock band.
[Picture of Augie 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 of Kent, Prince
Born 4 July 1942  (Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England)
Cousin of the Queen, Grandson of King George V. Mainly has a ceremonial role, and is especially linked with Wimbledon's tennis prizegivings.
[Picture of Prince Michael of Kent]


Michael Of Romania, King
Born 25 October 1921  (Foisor Castle, Sinaia, Romania)
Former King of Romania, now living in exile.
[Picture of King Michael Of Romania]


Michaels, Bret
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 Bret 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]


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, 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]


Milian, Tomas
Born 3 March 1933  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban actor, mostly in Italian films.
[Picture of Tomas Milian]


Miller, Denny Denny Miller is no longer with us
Born 25 April 1934  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)

Died 9 September 2014  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Actor, best known for his role in Westerns, like 'Wagon Train' and 'Northwest Passage'.
[Picture of Denny Miller]


Mills, Dick
Born in Gillingham, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Senior BBC sound engineer, who worked on 'Quatermass and the Pit', 'The Two Ronnies' and 'Doctor Who', among many other TV and radio programmes. Born 1936.
[Picture of Dick Mills]


Mills, Juliet
Born 21 November 1941  (London, England)
Actress, daughter of Sir John Mills and older sister of Hayley Mills.
[Picture of Juliet Mills]


Milner, James
Born 4 January 1986  (Leeds, England)
Dependable midfielder for Manchester City and England.
[Picture of James Milner]


Minaj, Nicki
Born 8 December 1982  (Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
American rapper who tends to go a bit crazy with the hair and make-up.
[Picture of Nicki Minaj]


Mine, Yusuke
Born in Osaka, Japan  (exact date unknown)
Actor who appeared in a series of films to teach people to speak Japanese, in the 1980s. Born June 1934.
[Picture of Yusuke Mine]


Ming, Sexton
Born in Gravesend, Kent  (exact date unknown)
Artist, poet musician and part of the "Stuckism" art movement. Born 1961.
[Picture of Sexton Ming]


Minifie, Valerie
Born 23 March 1940  (Birmingham, England)
Actress best known for playing the meek Anthea in 'Men Behaving Badly'.
[Picture of Valerie Minifie]


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.
[Picture of Liza Minnelli]


Miñoso, Minnie
Born 29 November 1925  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball lasted from the 1940s to the 1980s.
[Picture of Minnie Miñoso]


Minsky, Marvin
Born 9 August 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Leading scientist in the field of artifical intelligence.
[Picture of Marvin Minsky]


Mishra, Jyoti
Born 30 July 1966  (Rourkela, Odisha, India)
Dance artist and musician of the band White Town who had a surprise No 1. hit in 1997, with 'Your Woman'.
[Picture of Jyoti Mishra]


Mitchell, Joni
Born 7 November 1943  (Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada)
Canadian folk singer, songwriter and painter.
[Picture of Joni 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]


Mitsotakis, Konstantinos
Born 18 October 1918  (Chania, Crete, Greece)
Prime Minister of Greece from 1989-92.
[Picture of Konstantinos Mitsotakis]


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 Xolile Mngeni is no longer with us
Born in South Africa  (exact date unknown)

Died 18 October 2014  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Age at death: 27  (read death notice)
Alleged hitman in the murder of Anni Dewani. Born c.1987.
[Picture of Xolile Mngeni]


Modise, Portia
Born 20 June 1983  (Soweto, South Afican)
International footballer for the South African women's team until her retirement in 2013.
[Picture of Portia Modise]


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]


Moffat, John
Born 17 June 1919  (Swinton, nr Kelso, Scotland)
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot, who was chiefly responsible for sinking the Bismarck back in 1941.
[Picture of John Moffat]


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]


Mohammad, Hanif
Born 21 December 1934  (Junagadh, India)
Pakistan batsman who has the record for the longest innings in international test history after spending over 16 hours at the crease against the West Indies in 1958.
[Picture of Hanif Mohammad]


Mohammed, Khalid Sheikh
Born 1 March 1960  (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
Leading terrorist, arrested in 2003 in connection with the 9/11 attacks of 2001. Surprisingly making his DDP debut in 2014.
[Picture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed]


Moiseevich Khodorkovsky, Boris
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
[Picture of Boris Moiseevich Khodorkovsky]


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]


Monchak, Alex
Born 5 March 1917  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Babeball player for the Philadelphia Phillies. Later a coach.
[Picture of Alex Monchak]


Moncrieff, Chris
Born 9 September 1931  (place of birth unknown)
Veteran political journalist with the Press Asoociation for many years.
[Picture of Chris Moncrieff]


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


Monetta, Valentina
Born 1 March 1975  (San Marino)
Singer who represented San Marino in the last two Eurovision Song Contests ans will do so again in 2014.
[Picture of Valentina Monetta]


Monge, Luis Alberto
Born 29 December 1925  (Alajuela, Costa Rica)
President of Costa Rica from 1982-1986.
[Picture of Luis Alberto Monge]


Monteros, Rosenda
Born 31 August 1935  (Veracruz, Mexico)
Actress, whose best known role is Petra in 'The Magnificent Seven'.
[Picture of Rosenda Monteros]


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]


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


Moore, Demi
Born 11 November 1962  (Roswell, New Mexico, USA)
Actress, who went from wholesome girl next door in 'Ghost' to stripper in 'Striptease'.
[Picture of Demi Moore]


Moore, Juanita Juanita Moore is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 1 January 2014  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Oscar-nominated actress.
[Picture of Juanita Moore]


Moore, Kenya
Born 24 January 1971  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
American model. Miss Universe in 1993.
[Picture of Kenya 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, Roger
Born 14 October 1927  (Stockwell, London, England)
Wooden yet charismatic actor, best known as the third actor to play James Bond and for the longest time (1973-85).
[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, Sedge
Born 13 February 1958  (Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England)
Bass player with "ooh-argh" band The Worzels since 2007.
[Picture of Sedge 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, Erin
Born 18 October 1960  (Burbank, California, USA)
Actress, Joanie in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Erin Moran]


Morano, Emma
Born 29 November 1899  (Civiasco, Italy)
The oldest person in Europe as of March 2014.
[Picture of Emma Morano]


Moravec, Ivan
Born 9 November 1930  (Prague, Czech Rep)
Czech concert pianist.
[Picture of Ivan Moravec]


Moreau, Jeanne
Born 23 January 1928  (Paris, France)
French actress, singer, and director, best known for her starring role in François Truffaut's 'Jules et Jim' (1962).
[Picture of Jeanne Moreau]


Moreland, Mo
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the Roly Polys, made famous by regularly appearing on Les Dawson's TV show. Born in 1947.
[Picture of Mo Moreland]


Moreno, Rita
Born 11 December 1931  (Humacao, Puerto Rico))
Actress, winner of an Oscar for her role of Anita in 'West Side Story'. One of a few EGOTs, that is a winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
[Picture of Rita Moreno]


Morgan, Derek
Born 26 February 1929  (London, England)
English cricketer. Captain of Derbyshire from 1965-69.
[Picture of Derek Morgan]


Morgan, Jaye P.
Born 3 December 1931  (Montezuma County, Colorado, USA)
Husky-voiced singer and actress. Frequently appeared as a judge on 'The Gong Show', but was banned from it after exposing her breasts on national TV. Not to be confused with the long-deceased banker whose name was the source of her "Jaye P" nickname.
[Picture of Jaye P. 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]


Morgan Guilbert, Ann
Born 16 October 1928  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Actress best known as Millie Helper in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'.
[Picture of Ann Morgan Guilbert]


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


Moroder, Giorgio
Born 26 April 1940  (Urtijëi, Italy)
Celebrated music producer whose distinctive synth-based disco sound was highly influential from the 1970s onwards.
[Picture of Giorgio Moroder]


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, Bill
Born 19 October 1938  (Manchester, Jamaica)
British trade unionist, leader of the TGWU from 1992-2003.
[Picture of Bill 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, Garrett
Born 1 February 1937  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Actor and comedian, one of the original cast of 'Saturday Night Live' in 1975.
[Picture of Garrett Morris]


Morris, Oswald Oswald Morris is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1915  (Ruislip, Middlesex, England)

Died 17 March 2014  (Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Cinematographer for a whole range of celebrated movies, including 'Oliver!' and 'Our Man In Havana'.
[Picture of Oswald Morris]


Morris, Raymond Raymond Morris is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1929  (Walsall, Staffordshire, England)

Died 11 March 2014  (Preston, Lancashire, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Killer, who killed three school girls in Cannock Chase in the 1960's. Still jailed today.
[Picture of Raymond Morris]


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


Morsi, Mohammed
Born in Al Sharqia Governorate, Egypt  (exact date unknown)
Preseident of Egypt in the wak of the removal of Hosni Mubarak in 2012. Removed from office one year later, following a military coup. Born August 1952.
[Picture of Mohammed Morsi]


Mortier, Gerard Gerard Mortier is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1943  (Ghent, Belgium)

Died 8 March 2014  (Brussels, Belgium)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Belgian opera director.
[Picture of Gerard Mortier]


Mortimer, Angela
Born 21 April 1932  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Retired tennis player. Winner of three Grand Slam titles including Wimbledon in 1961.
[Picture of Angela Mortimer]


Mosisili, Pakalitha
Born 14 March 1945  (Qacha's Nek District, Lesotho)
Prime Minister of Lesotho from 1998-2012.
[Picture of Pakalitha Mosisili]


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


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]


Moussaoui, Zacarias
Born 30 May 1968  (St Jean de Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France)
French terrorist, convicted for his part in the 9/11 atrocity of 2001.
[Picture of Zacarias Moussaoui]


Mowat, Farley Farley Mowat is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1921  (Belleville, Canada)

Died 6 May 2014  (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Best-selling enviornmentalist Canadian author.
[Picture of Farley Mowat]


Mswati III, King
Born 19 April 1968  (Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Swaziland)
King of Swaziland since 1986. Has 13 wives & 27 (thus far) children.
[Picture of King Mswati III]


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]


Mubarak, Suzanne
Born 28 February 1941  (Al Minya Governorate, Egypt)
Wife of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
[Picture of Suzanne Mubarak]


Mueller, Brooke
Born 19 August 1977  (Albany, New York, USA)
Socialite and former wife of actor Charlie Sheen.
[Picture of Brooke 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".
[Picture of Robert Mugabe]


Mula, Inva
Born 27 June 1963  (Tirana, Albania)
Albanian opera soprano.
[Picture of Inva Mula]


Muldaur, Maria
Born 12 September 1943  (Greenwich Village, New York, USA)
Folk singer, whose best known hit was the 1974 song 'Midnight at the Oasis'.
[Picture of Maria Muldaur]


Müller, 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 Müller]


Mumford, David
Born 11 June 1937  (Worth, West Sussex, England)
English-born American mathematician.
[Picture of David Mumford]


Mundon, Tommy Tommy Mundon is no longer with us
Born in Halesowen, West Midlands, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 21 July 2014  (Halesowen, West Midlands, England)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Stand up comic, popular in the Birmingham area. Born March 1934.
[Picture of Tommy Mundon]


Muniz, Frankie
Born 5 December 1985  (Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, USA)
Star of quirky noughties US sitcom 'Malcolm in the Middle'.
[Picture of Frankie Muniz]


Munoz, Marlise Marlise Munoz is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 26 January 2014  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 33  (read death notice)
Pregnant woman who collapsed in 2013 and was technically brain-dead in a coma but was kept on life support to try and save the unborn child.
[Picture of Marlise Munoz]


Munro, Alice
Born 10 July 1931  (Wingham, Ontario, Canada)
One of Canada's most well regarded authors.
[Picture of Alice Munro]


Munro, Caroline
Born 16 January 1949  (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
Actress, the glamour girl or love interest in many a horror or sci-fi film, but was also a Bond Girl.
[Picture of Caroline Munro]


Munro, Donnie
Born 2 August 1963  (Uig, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland)
Lead singer of Scottish folk-rockers Runrig.
[Picture of Donnie 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]


Muoi, Do
Born 2 February 1917  (Thanh Tri, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Former Communist Prime Minister of Vietnam.
[Picture of Do Muoi]


Murdoch, Rupert
Born 11 March 1931  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian-born media tycoon. 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]


Muresan, Gheorghe
Born 14 February 1971  (Tritenii de Jos, Romania)
Former Basketball player, one of the tallest of all time at 7ft 7in.
[Picture of Gheorghe Muresan]


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, Anne
Born 20 June 1945  (Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Singer who paved the way for the later success of other Canadian female singers such as Céline Dion and Shania Twain.
[Picture of Anne Murray]


Murray, Bill
Born 21 September 1950  (Wilmette, Illinois, USA)
Comic actor of 'Ghostbusters', 'Groundhog Day" and 'Lost In Translation' fame.
[Picture of Bill 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]


Murray, Sean
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Reputed member of the IRA but officially is the Chairman of the Springfield Rd Residents Action Group who are opposed to loyalist marches.
[Picture of Sean Murray]


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]


Musharraf, Zarin
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf.
[Picture of Zarin Musharraf]


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


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. Turns out she died in December 2014 but it was only announced in the following year, so no points...
[Picture of Bess Myerson]

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