Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: 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]


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]


MacDonald, Jerry
Born 13 March 1933  (Magnolia, Texas, USA)
Reality TV participant, who was the oldest House Guest on Big Brother USA.
[Picture of Jerry MacDonald]


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]


Machar, Riek
Born in Leer, South Sudan  (exact date unknown)
Vice president of South Sudan from 2011 until his dismissal in 2013. Born in 1953.
[Picture of Riek Machar]


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


MacIntyre, Scott
Born 22 June 1985  (Redondo Beach, California, USA)
Nearly blind Singer-Songwriter who finished ninth place on the eighth season of American Idol. Diagnosed with kidney disease at age 19.
[Picture of Scott MacIntyre]


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, 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]


Mackie, George George Mackie is no longer with us
Born 10 July 1919  (Benshie, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland)

Died 17 February 2015  (Dundee, Scotland)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Former Scottish MP & Rector of Dundee University.
[Picture of George Mackie]


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 Patrick Macnee is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1922  (London, England)

Died 25 June 2015  (Rancho Mirage, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actor - played the suave Steed in 'The Avengers'.
[Picture of Patrick Macnee]


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 Bernice Madigan is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1899  (West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 3 January 2015  (Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 115  (read death notice)
One of the oldest people in the World.
[Picture of Bernice Madigan]


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]


Maharis, George
Born 1 September 1928  (Astoria, New York, USA)
Actor. played Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of 'Route 66' from 1960 to 1963.
[Picture of George Maharis]


Mahler, Halfdan T.
Born 21 April 1923  (Vivild, Denmark)
Danish medical doctor. Served as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1973 to 1988.
[Picture of Halfdan T. Mahler]


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


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]


Malahide, Patrick
Born 24 March 1945  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
British actor who starred in TV series such as 'The Singing Detective' and 'Minder'. Also starred in films including 'Comfort and Joy' and 'A Month in the Country'.
[Picture of Patrick Malahide]


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]


Malina, Judith Judith Malina is no longer with us
Born 4 June 1926  (Kiel, Germany)

Died 10 April 2015  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Actress, co-founder of the Living Theatre company.
[Picture of Judith Malina]


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


Malmkvist, Siw
Born 31 December 1936  (Borstahusen, Sweden)
Swedish singer.
[Picture of Siw Malmkvist]


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]


Mamet, David
Born 30 November 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Tony nominated playwright. Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his play, 'Glengarry Glen Ross'.
[Picture of David Mamet]


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]


Mankell, Henning Henning Mankell is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1948  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Died 5 October 2015  (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Swedish crime writer, author of the Kurt Wallander novels.
[Picture of Henning Mankell]


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]


Manning, Katy
Born 14 October 1946  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Actress, best known for her role as Dr. Who's companion, Jo Grant from 1971-1973.
[Picture of Katy Manning]


Manolic, Josip
Born 22 March 1920  (Kalinovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Croatia))
Prime Minister of Croatia, 1990-1991.
[Picture of Josip Manolic]


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]


Manzon, Robert Robert Manzon is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1917  (Marseille, France)

Died 19 January 2015  (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Racing driver, one of the few remaining from the 1940s and 1950s Grand Prix roster of drivers.
[Picture of Robert Manzon]


Mara, Zaira
Born 15 August 1988  (Boulogne Sur Mer, Argentina)
Argentine model and TV host.
[Picture of Zaira Mara]


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]


Marchand, Colette Colette Marchand is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1925  (Paris, France)

Died 5 June 2015  (Bois-le-Roi, France)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
French prima ballerina and actress.
[Picture of Colette Marchand]


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]


Marcus, Rudolph A.
Born 21 July 1923  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian-born chemist, received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
[Picture of Rudolph A. Marcus]


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, Phil
Born 13 July 1957  (Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Reality TV star of 'Jackass' and 'Viva La Bam'.
[Picture of Phil Margera]


Margolin, Stuart
Born 31 January 1940  (Davenport, Iowa, USA)
Television actor, played Evelyn "Angel" Martin on 'The Rockford Files'.
[Picture of Stuart Margolin]


Margolyes, Miriam
Born 18 May 1941  (Oxford, England)
Character actress and voice artist ('Monkey').
[Picture of Miriam Margolyes]


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


Margvelashvili, Giorgi
Born 4 September 1969  (Tbilisi, USSR (now Georgia))
President of Georgia since 2013.
[Picture of Giorgi Margvelashvili]


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]


Marjane, Léo
Born 27 August 1912  (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
Veteran jazz and chanson singer, whose career dwindled after WW2. Since 1957, she's been out of music and chose horse breeding instead. Somewhat of a recluse, she has only given one interview in the last 55 years.
[Picture of Léo Marjane]


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]


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]


Marmon, Lee
Born in New Mexico, USA  (exact date unknown)
Native American photographer. Born 1925.
[Picture of Lee Marmon]


Marqusee, Mike Mike Marqusee is no longer with us
Born 26 October 1953  (New York, City, New York, USA)

Died 13 January 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
American anglophile and left-wing writer and activist.
[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]


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]


Marshall, Denise Denise Marshall is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1961  (London, England)

Died 21 August 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
Feminist campaigner, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Denise Marshall]


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]


Martel, Rick
Born 18 March 1956  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
WWE Wrestler. Born Richard Vigneault
[Picture of Rick Martel]


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]


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]


Masire, Quett
Born 23 July 1925  (Kanye, Botswana)
President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998.
[Picture of Quett Masire]


Mason, Jackie
Born 9 June 1936  (Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA)
American stand-up comedian, often in the UK, who specialises in satire & Jewish humour.
[Picture of Jackie 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]


Masuko, Mario
Born in Swaziland  (exact date unknown)
Leader of People's United Democratic Movement. Born 1951.
[Picture of Mario Masuko]


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]


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]


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


Max Neef, Manfred
Born 26 October 1932  (Valparaiso, Chile)
Chilean economist.
[Picture of Manfred Max Neef]


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, Gisela
Born 31 May 1924  (Wetzlar, Germany)
German actress and singer.
[Picture of Gisela 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]


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]


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


Maysles, Albert Albert Maysles is no longer with us
Born 26 November 1926  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 5 March 2015  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Documentary filmmaker. Made the classic rock documentary 'Gimme Shelter' with his late brother David.
[Picture of Albert Maysles]


Maytum, Katie
Born in Maesteg, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill mother of two who suffers from terminal breast cancer. Has it all come down to this?
[Picture of Katie Maytum]


Mbeki, Thabo
Born 18 June 1942  (Mbewuleni, South Africa)
2nd president of the reconstituted South Africa from 1999 to 2008.
[Picture of Thabo Mbeki]


McCabe, John John McCabe is no longer with us
Born 21 April 1939  (Liverpool, England)

Died 13 February 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Composer and pianist.
[Picture of John McCabe]


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]


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


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


McClellan, Gerald
Born 23 October 1967  (Freeport, Illinois, USA)
Boxer. WBC and WBO middleweight champion until his retirement.
[Picture of Gerald McClellan]


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, 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, Andrew
Date and place of birth unknown
Civil servant. Former head of the expenses watchdog IPSA before stepping down for health reasons early in 2014. Born 1962.
[Picture of Andrew 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]


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]


McEvoy, Tom
Born 14 November 1944  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Professional poker player. Won the 1983 World Series of Poker main event.
[Picture of Tom McEvoy]


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]


McGough, Roger
Born 9 November 1937  (Litherland, Lancashire, England)
British poet, broadcaster, writer, and children's author.
[Picture of Roger McGough]


McGraw, Allan
Born 29 July 1939  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish football player and manager for Greenock Morton.
[Picture of Allan McGraw]


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]


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


McKenna, Virginia
Born 7 June 1931  (London, England)
BAFTA award winning British actress, best known for her role in 'A Town Like Alice'.
[Picture of Virginia McKenna]


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]


McKevitt, Michael
Born 4 September 1949  (County Louth, Rep of Irleand)
Irish republican, convicted of directing terrorism as leader of the Real IRA.
[Picture of Michael McKevitt]


McKuen, Rod Rod McKuen is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1933  (Oakland, California, USA)

Died 29 January 2015  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Singer/songwriter, composer & poet. Probably the most famous hit he has penned is 'Love's Been Good To Me'.
[Picture of Rod McKuen]


McLaughlin, Bernard Joseph
Born 19 November 1912  (North Tonawanda, New York, USA)
Former Bishop of Motula. Died in January 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Bernard Joseph McLaughlin]


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]


McMenemy, Lawrie
Born 26 July 1936  (Gateshead, England)
British football coach, manager of Southampton FC from 1973 to 1985.
[Picture of Lawrie McMenemy]


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


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]


McNeill, Billy
Born 2 March 1940  (Bellshill, Scotland)
Legendary former Celtic player and manager.
[Picture of Billy McNeill]


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]


Meadows, Jayne Jayne Meadows is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1919  (Wuchang, China)

Died 26 April 2015  (Encino, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
American film actress, and widow of TV star Steve Allen.
[Picture of Jayne Meadows]


Meara, Anne Anne Meara is no longer with us
Born 20 September 1929  (Queens, New York, USA)

Died 23 May 2015  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


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


Meltzer, Allan H.
Born 6 February 1928  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American economist and professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
[Picture of Allan H. Meltzer]


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


Menenhall, Joseph
Born 15 January 1920  (place of birth unknown)
US State Department official, best known for his advisory work during the Kennedy administration on policy towards Vietnam and Laos.
[Picture of Joseph Menenhall]


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]


Menzel, Idina
Born 30 May 1971  (Queens, New York, USA)
Actress and singer, rose to fame in the 1996 broadway musical, Rent. Also voiced Elsa in the 2013 film, Frozen.
[Picture of Idina Menzel]


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]


Merrill, Dina
Born 29 December 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and philanthropist who starred in movies such as 'Desk Set' and 'The Player'.
[Picture of Dina Merrill]


Merrison, Clive
Born 15 September 1945  (Tenby, Wales)
Welsh actor. Appeared in the 1983 TV miniseries, 'Reilly, Ace of Spies'.
[Picture of Clive Merrison]


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]


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, Glen
Born in Devon, England  (exact date unknown)
Scottish children's television presenter and entertainer. Born c. 1926.
[Picture of Glen Michael]


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 Keith Michell is no longer with us
Born 1 December 1926  (Adelaide, Australia)

Died 20 November 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Michiko, Empress
Born 20 October 1934  (Tokyo, Japan)
Empress consort of Japan and wife of Emperor Akihito.
[Picture of Empress Michiko]


Middleton, Evelyn
Born 15 November 1909  (Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
With Edith Ritchie, officially confirmed as the oldest twins in Britain in 2012. Died in March 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Evelyn Middleton]


Midgley, Mary
Born 13 September 1919  (London, England)
British moral philosopher. Wrote her first book, 'Beast And Man' in 1978.
[Picture of Mary Midgley]


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]


Mikell, George
Born 4 April 1929  (Bildeniai, Lithuania)
Lithuanian-Australian actor, best known for his roles in 'The Guns of Navarone' and 'The Great Escape'.
[Picture of George Mikell]


Mildenberger, Karl
Born 23 November 1937  (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
German heavyweight boxer. Fought unsuccessfully against Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Title in 1966.
[Picture of Karl Mildenberger]


Milenski, Michael
Born in Cortez, Colorado, USA  (exact date unknown)
Opera manager, founded the Long Beach Opera in 1979.
[Picture of Michael Milenski]


Miles, Sylvia
Born 9 September 1932  (New York City, New York City, USA)
American film, stage and television actress was twice nominated for an academy award.
[Picture of Sylvia 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]


Miller, Frank
Born 27 January 1957  (Olney, Maryland, USA)
Comic writer, artist and film director, best known for his comic book stories such as 'Ronin' and 'The Dark Knight Returns'.
[Picture of Frank Miller]


Miller, John C.
Date and place of birth unknown
Military commander. Was Commander of the Palmyra Atoll during World War II.
[Picture of John C. Miller]


Miller, Moi-Yo
Born 24 April 1914  (Geelong, Australia)
Assistant of the stage magician, Dante.
[Picture of Moi-Yo 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, Frank
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
British actor, best recognised for his role in 'Coronation Street' when his character married Betty Turpin.
[Picture of Frank Mills]


Milne, Seumas
Date and place of birth unknown
British jounalist and writer for The Guardian. Father Alasdair was Director-General of the BBC in the 1980s. Born 1958.
[Picture of Seumas Milne]


Mina, (singer)
Born 25 May 1940  (Busto Arsizo, Italy)
One of most successful pop singers of all time in Italy
[Picture of (singer) Mina]


Mineta, Norman
Born 12 November 1931  (San Jose, California, USA)
US Secretary of Transportation under the Bush Sr administration.
[Picture of Norman Mineta]


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]


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


Minter, Alan
Born 17 August 1951  (Crawley, West Sussex, England)
British professional boxer and former Undisputed World Middleweight Champion.
[Picture of Alan Minter]


Mitchell, Edgar
Born 17 September 1930  (Hereford, Texas, USA)
NASA astronaut, a member of the Apollo 14 lunar space mission.
[Picture of Edgar Mitchell]


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


Mitchell, Warren Warren Mitchell is no longer with us
Born 14 January 1926  (London, England)

Died 14 November 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


Modi, Narendra
Born 17 September 1950  (Vadnagar, India)
Prime Minister of India since 2014.
[Picture of Narendra Modi]


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]


Mofford, Rose
Born 10 June 1922  (Globe, Arizona, USA)
US Governor of Arizona from 1988 to 1991.
[Picture of Rose Mofford]


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]


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


Molinaro, Al Al Molinaro is no longer with us
Born 24 June 1919  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 30 October 2015  (Glendale, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
TV actor - played Al Delvecchio, the rotund owner of Arnold's Drive-In, in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Al Molinaro]


Mollison, Bill
Born in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian biologist, considered to be the father of permaculture. Born in 1928.
[Picture of Bill Mollison]


Molyneaux, Jim Jim Molyneaux is no longer with us
Born 27 August 1920  (Killead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Died 9 March 2015  (Killead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


Momoi, Sakari Sakari Momoi is no longer with us
Born 5 February 1903  (Fukushima Prefecture, Japan)

Died 5 July 2015  (Saitama, Saitama, Japan)

Age at death: 112  (read death notice)
Became the world's oldest man following the death of Alexander Imich in 2014.
[Picture of Sakari Momoi]


Monchak, Alex
Born 5 March 1917  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Babeball player for the Philadelphia Phillies. Later a coach. Died in September 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Alex Monchak]


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


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


Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent
Born 7 October 1939  (Mongobele, Belgian Congo (now DPR Congo))
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kinshasa and de facto primate of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2007.
[Picture of Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya]


Monson, Thomas S.
Born 21 August 1927  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since the death of Gordon B. Hinckley in 2008.
[Picture of Thomas S. Monson]


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 Ron Moody is no longer with us
Born 8 January 1924  (London, England)

Died 11 June 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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, Christy
Born 7 May 1945  (Newbridge, County Kildare, Rep of Ireland)
Politically-minded folk singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of the bands, Planxty and Moving Hearts.
[Picture of Christy Moore]


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, Dickie Dickie Moore is no longer with us
Born 12 September 1925  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 10 September 2015  (Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Child actor, appeared in 'Our Gang' from 1932 to 1933. Also appeared in the film, 'Oliver Twist'.
[Picture of Dickie 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 Bermúdez, Francisco
Born 4 October 1921  (Lima, Peru)
President of Peru from 1975-1980.
[Picture of Francisco Morales Bermúdez]


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


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


Moravec, Ivan Ivan Moravec is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1930  (Prague, Czech Rep)

Died 27 July 2015  (Prague, Czech Republic)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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, Buddy
Born 14 July 1912  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Musician and radio personality, became a part of Dick Jurgens' orchestra. Died in November 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Buddy Moreno]


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


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


Morgan, Tracey
Born 10 November 1968  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor best known for his role as Tracy Jordan in the comedy series 30 Rock. Was critically injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2014.
[Picture of Tracey 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]


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


Morris, Arthur Arthur Morris is no longer with us
Born 19 January 1922  (Bondi, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 22 August 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Australian Test cricketer, one of Don Bradman's 1948 "Invincibles" team.
[Picture of Arthur Morris]


Morris, Aubrey Aubrey Morris is no longer with us
Born 1 June 1926  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)

Died 15 July 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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, Shane
Date and place of birth unknown
Hollywood screenwriter ('Frozen').
[Picture of Shane Morris]


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]


Morrissey, Steven Patrick
Born 22 May 1959  (Manchester, England)
'Morrissey' - former lead singer of seminal 1980s band The Smiths, now a solo artist.
[Picture of Steven Patrick Morrissey]


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]


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]


Motes, Betty Lou Betty Lou Motes is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 18 February 2015  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Mother of Hollywood actress Julia Roberts. Born 1934.
[Picture of Betty Lou Motes]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Mujica, José
Born 20 May 1935  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Modest living President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.
[Picture of José Mujica]


Mujuru, Joice
Born 15 April 1935  ((Mount Darwin, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe))
Vice-president of Zimbabwe from 2004 until she was expelled in 2014.
[Picture of Joice Mujuru]


Mula, Avni
Born in Gjakova, SFR Yugoslavia (now in Kosovo)  (exact date unknown)
Albanian singer, composer and musician. Born c. 1928.
[Picture of Avni 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, Margarete
Born 18 February 1931  (Prudnik, Germany)
German Politician who was an SED functionary in East Germany.
[Picture of Margarete Müller]


Mulloy, Gardnar
Born 22 November 1913  (Washington DC, USA)
Tennis player, reached the US Open final in 1952.
[Picture of Gardnar Mulloy]


Mundell, Robert
Born 24 October 1932  (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Nobel Prize-winning Canadian economist.
[Picture of Robert Mundell]


Mundy, Meg
Born 4 January 1915  (London, England)
English-born American actress.
[Picture of Meg Mundy]


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]


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, Les Les Munro is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1919  (Gisborne District, North Island, New Zealand)

Died 4 August 2015  (Tauranga, New Zealand)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


Murakami, Hakuri
Born 12 January 1949  (Kyoto, Japan)
Japanese writer ('Norwegian Wood').
[Picture of Hakuri Murakami]


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]


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


Murphy O'Connor, Cardinal Cormac
Born 24 March 1932  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Current head (since 2000) of the Roman Catholic Church in the United Kingdom.
[Picture of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor]


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, Bryan
Born 5 December 1942  (Shawville, Quebec, Canada)
NHL Hockey coach, general manager of the Ottowa Senators.
[Picture of Bryan 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, Patrick
Born 17 December 1956  (London, England)
British comic actor, Mickey Pearce in 'Only Fools And Horses'.
[Picture of Patrick 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.
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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.
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Mwinyi, Ali Hassan
Born 8 May 1925  (Kivure, Tanzania)
Former President of Tanzania, from 1985-95.
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