Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: A


Aaron, Hank Hank Aaron is no longer with us
Born 5 February 1934  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)

Died 22 January 2021  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
One of the greatest baseball players of all time, one of the few players of the sport whose fame has transcended outside North America.
[Picture of Hank Aaron]


aaron, tommy
Born 22 February 1937  (Gainesville, Georgia, USA)
American former professional golfer. Winner of the 1973 Masters.
[Picture of tommy aaron]


Abbas, Mahmoud
Born 26 March 1935  (Safed, Palestine)
President of the Palestinian Authority.
[Picture of Mahmoud Abbas]


Abbot, Russ
Born 16 September 1947  (Chester, Cheshire, England)
Comedian and actor. Born Russell Roberts, he was voted "funniest man on television" 5 times. If he was the funniest, then we'd hate to see who was the unfunniest. Also Pipe Smoker of the Year 2001, which might be more relevant to the DDP.
[Picture of Russ Abbot]


Abdul Aziz, Salman bin
Born 31 December 1935  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Minister of Defence and member of the House of Saud. Crown Prince in 2012.
[Picture of Salman bin Abdul Aziz]


Abdul-Ghafoor, Abdul-Ghani
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Iraq interior minister under Saddam Hussein.
[Picture of Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Ghafoor]


Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Born 16 April 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
US basketball player with the LA Lakers in the 1970s and 80s but he insists he's Roger Murdock, an airline co-pilot!
[Picture of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar]


Abdullah, Abdullah
Born 5 September 1960  (Kabul, Afghanistan)
High-ranking Afghanistan politician
[Picture of Abdullah Abdullah]


Abe, Shinzo
Born 21 September 1954  (Tokyo, Japan)
Conservative PM of Japan 2006/07 and since 2012, the longest-serving prime minister of the country
[Picture of Shinzo Abe]


Abetz, Eric
Born 25 January 1958  (Germany)
Former Minister of Employment in the Abbott Government, the Australian version of an Iain Duncan Smith.
[Picture of Eric Abetz]


Abraham, S. Daniel
Born 15 August 1924  (Long Beach, New York, USA)
American businessman and peace activist
[Picture of S. Daniel Abraham]


Ackland, Joss
Born 29 February 1928  (North Kensington, London, England)
Distinguished and experienced actor, still working. His date of birth drastically reduces the chances of anyone collecting a "party pooper" bonus on him - bar 2012, of course!
[Picture of Joss Ackland]


ackles, jensen
Born 1 March 1978  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Television actor, known from 'Days of Our Lives', 'Dark Angel' and 'Smallville'.
[Picture of jensen ackles]


Ackroyd, Peter
Born 5 October 1949  (London, England)
UK author, writer of London - The Biography.
[Picture of Peter Ackroyd]


adamkus, valdas
Born 3 November 1926  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
President of Lithuania from 1998-2003 and 2004-2009.
[Picture of valdas adamkus]


ADAMS, Cindy
Born 24 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Gossip columnist, writer, widow of comedian Joey Adams.
[Picture of Cindy ADAMS]


Adams, Polly
Born 27 August 1939  (Chichester, England)
Played Mrs Brown in the Just William series.
[Picture of Polly Adams]


Adelson, Sheldon Sheldon Adelson is no longer with us
Born 6 August 1933  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 11 January 2021  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
One of the richest men in the U.S., with an estimated wealth of $14bn. Spare us a dime, sir.
[Picture of Sheldon Adelson]


Adie, Kate
Born 19 September 1945  (Sunderland, England)
Fearless BBC journalist.
[Picture of Kate Adie]


Adler, Jerry
Born 4 February 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
US TV Actor from The Sopranos
[Picture of Jerry Adler]


Adlon, Percy
Born 1 June 1935  (Munich, Germany)
German director, screenwriter, and producer.
[Picture of Percy Adlon]


Adnan, Etel Etel Adnan is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1925  (Beirut, Lebanon)

Died 14 November 2021  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Lebanese-American poet and leading figure in the modern Arabic arts. QO via Last Word 19/11/2021
[Picture of Etel Adnan]


ADORF, Mario
Born 8 September 1931  (Zurich, Switzerland)
German film and stage actor.
[Picture of Mario ADORF]


Ağca, Mehmet Ali
Born 9 January 1958  (Ismailli, Hekimhan, Malatya, Turkey)
Turkish gunman who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981. Currently serving time for an assassination attempt on someone else that actually did succeed.
[Picture of Mehmet Ali Ağca]


Ahmed, Shahabuddin
Born 1 February 1930  (Pemal, Kendua, now Bangladesh)
Former Bangladeshi President.
[Picture of Shahabuddin Ahmed]


aimee, anouk
Born 27 April 1932  (Paris, France)
Actress and former Mrs. Albert Finney.
[Picture of anouk aimee]


Aitken, Charlie
Born 5 January 1942  (Edinburgh, UK)
Former Aston Villa defender, also played for New York Cosmos in Pele's retirement season.
[Picture of Charlie Aitken]


Aitken, Jonathan
Born 30 August 1942  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Disgraced ex-cabinet minister.
[Picture of Jonathan Aitken]


Ajeery, Saleh
Born 23 June 1920  (Kuwait)
A Kuwaiti astronomer.
[Picture of Saleh Ajeery]


Akabusi, Kriss
Born 28 November 1958  (London, England)
Soldier turned athlete who's greatest moment was his anchor leg for Great Britain's victorious 4 x 400m relay team in the 1991 World Championships.
[Picture of Kriss Akabusi]


Akesson, Sylva
Born 18 September 1916  (Vinslöv, Sweden)
Swedish centenarian actress. Died in May without an obit.
[Picture of Sylva Akesson]


Akihito of Japan, Emperor
Born 23 December 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
First son of Emperor Hirohito, acceded to the Imperial throne on the death of his father in 1989.
[Picture of Emperor Akihito of Japan]


Akira, Asa
Born 3 January 1986  (Manhatten, New York, USA)
Porn star who won, for real, the Female Performer of the Year Award in 2013. WTF?
[Picture of Asa Akira]


alagiah, george
Born 22 November 1955  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Popular BBC newscaster. Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014.
[Picture of george alagiah]


Al-Assad, Bashar
Born 11 September 1965  (Damascus, Syria)
President of Syria since his father's death in 2000.
[Picture of Bashar Al-Assad]


Alberghetti, Anna Maria
Born 15 January 1936  (Pesaro, Marche, Italy)
Actress & singer - star of 'Carnival!' on Broadway for many years & also in some films.
[Picture of Anna Maria Alberghetti]


Albert, Hans
Born 8 February 1921  (Cologne, Germany)
Philosopher and sociologist.
[Picture of Hans Albert]


ALCALA, Rodney Rodney ALCALA is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1943  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Died 24 July 2021  (Corcoran, California, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Convicted serial killer. Sentenced to death in 2010 for five murders that he committed in California between 1977 and 1979
[Picture of Rodney ALCALA]


Alda, Alan
Born 28 January 1936  (New York, New York, USA)
US actor, best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Alan Alda]


Alderton, John
Born 27 November 1940  (Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England)
Amiable actor, star of 'Please Sir!' and other TV shows & comedies. Husband of Pauline Collins. Also the narrator of 'Fireman Sam'.
[Picture of John Alderton]


Aldrin, Buzz
Born 20 January 1930  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Second man on the Moon, who has always claimed he'd have been the first if it wasn't for the fact that the only door of the lunar lander was on Neil Armstrong's side.
[Picture of Buzz Aldrin]


Aleandro, Norma
Born 2 May 1936  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentina's leading actress who has also appeared in a number of Hollywood films, earning an Oscar nomination for her role in "Gaby: A True Story".
[Picture of Norma Aleandro]


alexievich, svetlana
Born 31 May 1948  (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
Belarussian journalist and writer, Nobel Prize winner in 2015
[Picture of svetlana alexievich]


al-Fayadh, Muhammad Is'haq
Born in Jaghori, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Iraqi cleric, born in 1930, probably plucked from this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Iraqi_ayatollahs
[Picture of Muhammad Is'haq al-Fayadh]


Al-Fayed, Mohammed
Born 27 January 1929  (Bakos, Alexandria, Egypt)
Owner of Harrods and Fulham FC. Not overly popular in many quarters, but at least he lives in Switzerland now.
[Picture of Mohammed Al-Fayed]


al-Hakeem, Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Tabataba'i Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Tabataba'i al-Hakeem is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1934  (Najaf, Iraq)

Died 3 September 2021  (Najaf, Iraq)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Iraqi cleric, born in 1935, probably plucked from this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Iraqi_ayatollahs
[Picture of Sayyid Muhammad Saeed al-Tabataba'i al-Hakeem]


al-Hazaa, Mahmood Faizi
Date and place of birth unknown
Probably a person of Arab descent who was convicted of war crimes in Iraq. Deep research in 2021 revealed that he died in 2015 already. The deeper you go, the more careful you have to be…
[Picture of Mahmood Faizi al-Hazaa]


Alioui, Rachid
Born 18 June 1992  (La Rochelle, France)
Moroccan football player with a couple of international appearances
[Picture of Rachid Alioui]


Al-Kaissie, Adnan
Born 1 March 1939  (Baghdad, Iraq)
Iraqi former professional wrestler
[Picture of Adnan Al-Kaissie]


Alkin, John
Born 17 January 1947  (Rugby, United Kingdom)
British TV actor, most notably in The Sweeney. Then opened up a spiritual healing clinic, hopefully there's a lot of spirit involved.
[Picture of John Alkin]


allam, assem
Born 1 August 1939  (Egypt)
Egyptian-british businessman, the owner of Hull City
[Picture of assem allam]


Allardyce, Sam
Born 19 October 1954  (Dudley, West Midlands, England)
Gum-chewing, headpiece wearing, bung-taking (Allegedly - at the DDP lawyer's request) football manager, who likes his teams to play dirty, unattractive football. Formerly at Bolton & Newcastle United.
[Picture of Sam Allardyce]


Allen, Bobby
Born 28 December 1943  (Daytona, Florida, USA)
American racecar driver, owner of Shark Racing.
[Picture of Bobby Allen]


Allen, Lily
Born 2 May 1985  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Pop singer who owes her fame to myspace.com. That and the fact that her dad happens to be TV personality Keith Allen.
[Picture of Lily Allen]


Allen, Rae
Born 3 July 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Broadway thetre actress who eventually moved into film and TV roles
[Picture of Rae Allen]


ALLEN, Richard V.
Born 1 January 1936  (Collingswood, New Jersey, USA)
US National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 until 1982.
[Picture of Richard V. ALLEN]


Allen, Tim
Born 13 June 1953  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
The Toolman, moved from 80s stand up to 90 sitcom to being the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films.
[Picture of Tim Allen]


Allen, Woody
Born 1 December 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comedy film actor/writer/director, born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
[Picture of Woody Allen]


Allén, Sture
Born 31 December 1928  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Professor of computational linguistics at the University of Gothenburg.
[Picture of Sture Allén]


Allison, Jerry
Born 31 August 1939  (Hillsboro, Texas, USA)
Drummer for The Crickets, who co-wrote "Peggy Sue" with Buddy Holly.
[Picture of Jerry Allison]


Almada, Martín
Born 30 January 1937  (Puerto Sastre, Paraguay)
Paraguayan recipient of the "Right Livelihood Award" for his fight against the Stroessner regime
[Picture of Martín Almada]


al-Masri, Abu Hamza
Born 15 April 1958  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Blind, one-armed and loopy Muslim cleric, currently in jail for inciting racial hatred.
[Picture of Abu Hamza al-Masri]


al-Nu'man, Aziz Saleh
Born 1 July 1943  (Nasiriyah, Iraq)
Former Iraqi Ba'ath Party Regional Command Chairman - still on the run
[Picture of Aziz Saleh al-Nu'man]


Alou, Felipe
Born 12 May 1935  (Haina, Dominican Republic)
The first Dominican to play regular in Major League Baseball, as well as a three-time All Star.
[Picture of Felipe Alou]


Alpert, Herb
Born 31 March 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Trumpeter and record company executive. The A in A&M Records and the man responsible for (or should that be "guilty of"?) signing The Carpenters.
[Picture of Herb Alpert]


Al-Qaradawi, Yusuf
Born 9 September 1926  (Safat Turab, Egypt)
Controversial Islamic cleric and historian.
[Picture of Yusuf Al-Qaradawi]


al-Qurashi, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi
Born in Tal Afar, Iraq  (exact date unknown)
Current Head of ISIS after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, born 1976.
[Picture of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi]


Al-Sabah, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Born 25 June 1937  (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
Emir of Kuwait since 2020
[Picture of Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah]


Al-Senussi, Ahmed
Born in Masrsa Matrouh, Egypt  (exact date unknown)
Libyan member of the Senussi House.
[Picture of Ahmed Al-Senussi]


al-Sistani, Sayyid Ali al-Husayni
Born 4 August 1928  (Mashhad, Iran)
The Grand Ayatollah of Iraq, foremost Iraqi cleric of the Shia tradition
[Picture of Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani]


al-Tikriti, Hussein Rashid
Date and place of birth unknown
Former head of the Republican Guard and member of Saddam Hussein's family. Currently awaiting execution for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Anfal trial. Born in 1939 or '40.
[Picture of Hussein Rashid al-Tikriti]


Altwegg, Jeannette Jeannette Altwegg is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1930  (Bombay, India)

Died 18 June 2021  (Switzerland)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
British figure skater. Won Winter Olympic Gold at Oslo in 1952.
[Picture of Jeannette Altwegg]


Alves, Rodrigo
Born 30 July 1983  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
The "Human Ken Doll" who has spent £500,000 on cosmetic procedures. Looks like a burns victim.
[Picture of Rodrigo Alves]


al-Waizi, Shams al-din
Born in Khadimiya, Baghdad, Iraq  (exact date unknown)
Iraqi cleric, born 1936-1937, probably plucked from this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Iraqi_ayatollahs
[Picture of Shams al-din al-Waizi]


al-Zawahiri, Ayman
Born 19 June 1951  (Maadi, Egypt)
One of bin Laden's deputies in Al-Qaeda, about whom recent whereabouts are sketchy.
[Picture of Ayman al-Zawahiri]


Ames, Ed
Born 9 July 1927  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer & actor.
[Picture of Ed Ames]


Amge, Jyoti
Born 18 December 1993  (Nagpur, India)
The World's smallest woman as of December 2011.
[Picture of Jyoti Amge]


Amir, Yigal
Born 23 May 1970  (Herzliya, Israel)
The man who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin.
[Picture of Yigal Amir]


Amiss, Dennis
Born 7 April 1943  (Birmingham, UK)
Batsman who has the highest ODI average of any England cricketer to have played more than five times. Also one of only two cricketers to have hit a century in both their first and last ODIs.
[Picture of Dennis Amiss]


Amoli, Abdollah Javadi
Born 5 May 1933  (Amol, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Abdollah Javadi Amoli]


Anastasios of Albania, Archbishop
Born 4 November 1929  (Piraeus, Greece)
Head of the Holy Synod of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania.
[Picture of Archbishop Anastasios of Albania]


Anders, William
Born 17 October 1933  (Hong Kong)
One of the first three men to leave Earth's orbit, and also the first person to recite a Bible verse in space.
[Picture of William Anders]


Anderson, Criscilla
Born 25 March 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Wife of Coffey Anderson.
[Picture of Criscilla Anderson]


Born 10 August 1947  (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland)
Lead singer of prog rockers Jethro Tull.
[Picture of Ian ANDERSON]


Anderson, Joe
Born 24 January 1958  (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Directly elected Liverpool mayor who, as of the date of this text, has suspended the execution of his office under allegations of bribery and witness intimidation
[Picture of Joe Anderson]


Anderson, John
Born 28 November 1931  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Gladiators referee/TV personality. John, you will go on my first whistle. Grim Reaper, you will go on my second...
[Picture of John Anderson]


Anderson, Ken
Born 15 February 1949  (Batavia, Ilinois, USA)
Quarterback who spent 15 years with the Cincinnati Bengals.
[Picture of Ken Anderson]


Anderson, Louie
Born 23 March 1953  (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)
American stand-up comedian and gameshow host, won an Emmy in 2016 for his performance in "Baskets".
[Picture of Louie Anderson]


Anderson, Richard Dean
Born 23 January 1950  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
MacGyver, also on the TV adaptation of Stargate, but mostly MacGyver
[Picture of Richard Dean Anderson]


Born 8 November 1970  ()
Founder of social networking site Myspace. What do you mean you've never heard of it?
[Picture of Tom ANDERSON]


Anderson, Willie
Born 24 February 1947  (Liverpool, UK)
Former Aston Villa winger, place in the history books probably comes down to him being the first ever substitute brought on by Manchester United (replacing George Best in the 1965 Charity Shield).
[Picture of Willie Anderson]


andersson, harriet
Born 14 February 1932  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Ingmar Bergman-film actress.
[Picture of harriet andersson]


anderton, james
Born 24 May 1932  (Wigan, Lancashire, England)
God-fearing former chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police.
[Picture of james anderton]


Born 16 September 1935  (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)
Minimalist artist of firebricks fame.
[Picture of Carl ANDRE]


Andre, Peter
Born 27 February 1973  (Harrow, London, England)
Cheesy pop singer of 'Mysterious Girl' fame. Was married to someone even cheesier, than him - Jordan.
[Picture of Peter Andre]


Andre, Soeur
Born 11 February 1904  (Ales, France)
Oldest living French citizen as of the start of 2018.
[Picture of Soeur Andre]


Andress, Ursula
Born 19 March 1936  (Ostermundigen, Switzerland)
Actress & sex symbol, best known for her sultry performance in Dr. No.
[Picture of Ursula Andress]


Andrew, Prince
Born 19 February 1960  (London, England)
Second son of Queen Elizabeth and fourth in line to the throne. Participated in the Falklands conflict and was married to Sarah Ferguson from 1986 to 1996.
[Picture of Prince Andrew]


Andrews, Julie
Born 1 October 1935  (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England)
Actress - star of 'The Sound of Music'.
[Picture of Julie Andrews]


Angelo, Bobby
Born 24 July 1941  (Hamden, England)
English singer from the 1960s.
[Picture of Bobby Angelo]


Angelos, Peter
Born 4 July 1929  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
US trial lawyer who now owns the Baltimore Orioles
[Picture of Peter Angelos]


Angelyne, (actress/singer)
Born 20 June 1958  (Radomsko, Poland)
Model, self-proclaimed actress and most popular blonde in Los Angeles. Nearly nothing is known about her. Seems to be born in Poland or Idaho (where's the difference?). We only know her favourite car: a pink Chevrolet. Born either 1958 or 1938!
[Picture of (actress/singer) Angelyne]


Anger, Kenneth
Born 3 February 1927  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Underground filmmaker and author. Wrote the bestselling 'Hollywood Babylon' in 1959.
[Picture of Kenneth Anger]


Aniston, Nicole
Born 9 September 1987  (San Diego, California, USA)
Popular adult actress. Filmed her first anal scene in 2017, apparently.
[Picture of Nicole Aniston]


Anka, Paul
Born 30 July 1941  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Singer songwriter and lyricist of one of the most famous songs of all time, 'My Way', based on a French tune called 'Comme d'habitude'.
[Picture of Paul Anka]


Born 22 June 1939  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Police officer who served as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary from 1989 to 1996.
[Picture of Hugh ANNESLEY]


Anoa'i, Samu
Born 29 March 1963  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Wrestler, member of the widespread Samoan wrestling family. Perhaps still best remembered as one-half of early 90s tag team The Headshrinkers.
[Picture of Samu Anoa'i]


Ant, Adam
Born 3 November 1954  (London, England)
New Romantic singer - a pin-up in his heyday, but now old, overweight and suffering from depression. Was detained under the Mental Health Act in 2002 after throwing a car alternator through a pub window.
[Picture of Adam Ant]


Anthony, Piers
Born 6 August 1934  (Oxford, UK)
Fantasy novellist, behind the long-lasting Xanth series.
[Picture of Piers Anthony]


Born 20 January 1922  (Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Bandleader, best known for his songs, 'Hokey Pokey' and 'Bunny Hop'.
[Picture of Ray ANTHONY]


Aparicio, Luis
Born 29 April 1934  (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
First Venezuelan inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, regarded as one of the greatest shortstops in the sport's history.
[Picture of Luis Aparicio]


Born 15 December 1997  (Los Banos, California, USA)
Actress, best known for her roles as the daughter to her real-life mother's characters in movies, including 'This Is 40'.
[Picture of Maude APATOW]


Born 29 August 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
Interior designer and fashionista.
[Picture of Iris APFEL]


Apilado, Ruth
Born 30 April 1908  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Centenarian editor, novelist and activist. Quite possibly the oldest living person famous for something other than age ever. Died in August without a quaifying obit.
[Picture of Ruth Apilado]


Apostol, Eugenia
Born 29 September 1925  (Sorsogon, Philippines)
Publisher, whose political publications helped cause the downfall of two Filipino presidents.
[Picture of Eugenia  Apostol]


Aragonés, Sergio
Born 6 September 1937  (Sant Mateu, Castellón, Spain)
Spanish-born Mexican cartoonist for Mad magazine.
[Picture of Sergio Aragonés]


Arau, Alfonso
Born 11 January 1932  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Actor: The Wild Bunch, Romancing the Stone.
[Picture of Alfonso Arau]


arber, werner
Born 3 June 1929  (Granichen, Switzerland)
Swiss scientist. Shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
[Picture of werner arber]


Archer, Jeffrey
Born 15 April 1940  (London, England)
Habitual liar, novelist and former Conservative Party deputy chairman. Convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice in 2001.
[Picture of Jeffrey Archer]


Arends, Jack
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill Washington State Elector. Born 1956. Died in July without a qualifying onit.
[Picture of Jack Arends]


argerich, martha
Born 5 June 1941  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Acclaimed pianist.
[Picture of martha argerich]


Aristarain, Adolfo
Born 19 October 1943  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Screenwriter and film director.
[Picture of Adolfo Aristarain]


Arkin, Alan
Born 26 March 1934  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, in films from the mid-60s onwards.
[Picture of Alan Arkin]


Armatrading, Joan
Born 9 December 1950  (Basseterre, Saint Kitts)
Singer-songwriter best known for her hits 'Love and Affection' and 'Drop the Pilot'. An alleged affair with Blue Peter's Valerie Singleton is the stuff of myth and legend.
[Picture of Joan Armatrading]


Armfield, Diana
Born 11 June 1920  (Ringwood, England)
Landscape artist.
[Picture of Diana Armfield]


Armstrong, Alun
Born 17 July 1946  (Durham, England)
One of the more regarded actors of his generation, traversing from A Bridge Too Far, to Adrian Mole, to Penny Dreadful, with nearly everything inbetween.
[Picture of Alun Armstrong]


Armstrong, Lance
Born 18 September 1971  (Plano, Texas, USA)
Former cyclist, 7 times winner of the Tour de France, who overcame brain, lung and testicular cancer. It was revealed in 2012 that he was a systematic drugs cheat all along and now enters into sporting infamy.
[Picture of Lance Armstrong]


Arnett, Peter
Born 13 November 1934  (Riverton, New Zealand)
Journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for his reports from Vietnam. Worked for CNN from 1981-1999.
[Picture of Peter Arnett]


Arnold, Frances
Born 25 July 1956  (Edgewood, Pennsylvania, USA)
Nobel Prize winning chemist in 2018 for pioneering the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes, apparently.
[Picture of Frances Arnold]


arobieke, akinwale
Born 15 July 1961  (Crumpsall, United Kingdom)
British criminal with grabby hands
[Picture of akinwale arobieke]


Arpaio, Joe
Born 14 June 1932  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. A controversial figure, accused of abusing his powers. Became famous for accusing Barack Obama for having forged his birth certificate during his first election 2008. Sounds a bit like a Jealous Joey.
[Picture of Joe Arpaio]


Arrabal, Fernando
Born 11 August 1932  (Melilla, Spain)
Spanish-French modernist novelist, poet and film director.
[Picture of Fernando Arrabal]


Arrowsmith, Pat
Born 2 March 1930  (Royal Leamington Spa, England )
Peace campaigner, co-founder of the CND, organiser of the Aldermaston March and former parliamentary candidate.
[Picture of Pat Arrowsmith]


Asher, Peter
Born 22 June 1944  (London, England)
Peter from music act Peter and Gordon fame.
[Picture of Peter Asher]


Ashley, April April Ashley is no longer with us
Born 25 April 1935  (Liverpool, England)

Died 27 December 2021  (California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Transsexual former model (born George Jamieson), who was once married to a Lord.
[Picture of April Ashley]


Ashtiani, Sakineh Mohammadi
Born in Tabrir, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian Azeri woman sentenced to death for adultery, in legal limbo for many years now. This pick will not count if it is death by execution, making this pick fairly useless. Born 1967
[Picture of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani]


Ashurst, Len Len Ashurst is no longer with us
Born 10 March 1939  (Liverpool, England)

Died 25 September 2021  (Whitburn, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former Sunderland defender and later manager.
[Picture of Len Ashurst]


Asner, Ed Ed Asner is no longer with us
Born 15 November 1929  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)

Died 29 August 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
US actor, who has mostly appeared in TV programmes such as 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'. Recently provided the voice of old curmudgeon Carl in Pixar animated tearfest 'Up'.
[Picture of Ed Asner]


Aso, Taro
Born 20 September 1940  (IIzuka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
Prime minister of Japan 2008/09 and member of their olympic shooting team in 1976
[Picture of Taro Aso]


Aspel, Michael
Born 12 January 1933  (London, England)
Host of 'This Is Your Life' and 'Antiques Roadshow'.
[Picture of Michael Aspel]


Assange, Julian
Born 3 July 1971  (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
Controversial Australian journalist and internet activist, whose WikiLeaks website regularly release confidential documents and communications from the U.S. and other governments. Arrested in December 2010.
[Picture of Julian Assange]


Astin, John
Born 30 March 1930  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Actor - starred as Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family', and has mainly appeared in TV comedies since.
[Picture of John Astin]


Astiz, Alfredo
Born 8 November 1951  (Argentina)
Notorious torturer The Angel of Death under the Videla dictatorship.
[Picture of Alfredo Astiz]


Astley, Rick
Born 6 February 1966  (Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England)
Shy and retiring singer who had phenomenal success with the hit single 'Never Gonna Give You Up', the biggest selling UK single of 1987. Later became a phenomenon of a different kind as that single became part of an internet meme known as 'Rickrolling'.
[Picture of Rick Astley]


Astrid of Norway, Princess
Born 12 February 1932  (Villa Solbakken, Oslo, Norway)
Older sister of Norway's King Harald. Also in the line of succession to the British throne.
[Picture of Princess Astrid of Norway]


atkins, eileen
Born 16 June 1934  (London, England)
BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actress and writer. Infamously chatted up by actor Colin Farrell at the age of 69.
[Picture of eileen atkins]


Atkins, Ronnie
Born 16 November 1964  (Vejle, Denmark)
Pretty Maids singer, suffering from lung cancer.
[Picture of Ronnie Atkins]


Atkinson, Big Ron
Born 18 March 1939  (Liverpool, England)
Former League football player, manager and now TV pundit. Renowned for his eclectic style of commentary, which involves saying things like "'There's a few tired limbs in the blue legs" and "van Nistelrooy, predating as usual...".
[Picture of Big Ron Atkinson]


Born 6 January 1955  (Consett, County Durham, England)
Comedian, best known as 'Mr. Bean' and 'Blackadder'.
[Picture of Rowan ATKINSON]


Atlas, Tony
Born 23 April 1954  (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
Wrestler who won the WWF Tag Team titles with the late Rocky Johnson.
[Picture of Tony Atlas]


Attagutsiak, Qapik
Born 11 June 1920  (Nunavut, Canada)
Last known surviving contributor to the war effort in Inuit communities during World War II
[Picture of Qapik Attagutsiak]


Attenborough, David
Born 8 May 1926  (London, England)
Broadcaster, author, naturalist and also ex-Controller of BBC2. Brother of Sir Richard.
[Picture of David Attenborough]


Atwood, Margaret
Born 18 November 1939  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Author and poet. Wrote the 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
[Picture of Margaret Atwood]


AUBER, Brigitte
Born 27 April 1928  (Paris, France)
French actress.
[Picture of Brigitte AUBER]


Aubret, Isabelle
Born 7 April 1938  (Lille, France)
French singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962 with 'Un premier amour' (A First Love).
[Picture of Isabelle Aubret]


Auerbach, Frank
Born in Berlin, Germany  (exact date unknown)
German-born British artist. A bit like Lucien Freud, really. Born 1931.
[Picture of Frank Auerbach]


August, Bille
Born 9 November 1948  (Brede, Denmark)
Danish film director.
[Picture of Bille August]


Avant, Myron
Born 26 April 1978  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Singer far more successful in his native America.
[Picture of Myron Avant]


Averbakh, Yuri
Born 8 February 1922  (Kaluga, Russia)
Current oldest living chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Yuri Averbakh]

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