Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: A


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]


Abbott, Greg
Born 13 November 1957  (Wichita Falls, Texas, USA)
Republican governor of Texas, with a couple of outlandish views, like supporting a ban on sex toys, and the harshest abortion law in the country.
[Picture of Greg Abbott]


Abdicasova, Panu
Born 5 December 1935  (Kazakhstan)
Kazakh chess player.
[Picture of Panu Abdicasova]


Abdul Aziz, Salman bin
Born 31 December 1935  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
King of Saudi-Arabia
[Picture of Salman bin Abdul Aziz]


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]


Aberavon, John Morris of
Born 5 November 1931  (Aberysthwyth, United Kimgdom)
Baron Morris of Aberavon, former Secretary of State for Wales
[Picture of John Morris of Aberavon]


Abish, Walter
Born 24 December 1931  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian-American author and alliterative artist. Died in June but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Walter Abish]


Abraham, Father Father Abraham is no longer with us
Born 11 April 1935  (Elst, the Netherlands)

Died 8 November 2022  (Delft, The Netherlands)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Stage name of Pierre Kartner, the Dutch singer who topped the charts in many countries with "The Smurf Song" in 1977.
[Picture of Father Abraham]


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


Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Born 24 April 1954  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Political activist, born Wesley Cook, who was on Death Row for the murder of a policeman, then had his sentence commuted to life, but may yet still face execution.
[Picture of Mumia Abu-Jamal]


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]


Adamkiene, Alma
Born 10 February 1927  (Siauliai, Lithuania)
First Lady of Lithuania from 1998-2009.
[Picture of Alma Adamkiene]


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


Adams, Faye
Born 22 May 1923  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
American rhythm and blues and gospel singer from the 1950s
[Picture of Faye Adams]


Adele, (singer)
Born 5 May 1988  (London, England)
Singer and current most successful recording artist in Britain, with massive sales of her first two albums, '19' and '21' respectively.
[Picture of (singer) Adele]


Adelman, Kenneth
Born 9 June 1946  (United States)
American high-ranking bureaucrat and William Shakespeare scholar. Also helped to justify the Iraq War of Bush and Blair
[Picture of Kenneth Adelman]


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]


Adler Schnee, Ruth
Born 13 May 1923  (Frankfurt, Germany)
One of America's leading textile design figures.
[Picture of Ruth Adler Schnee]


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


Adorf, Mario
Born 8 September 1930  (Zurich, Switzerland)
German film and stage actor.
[Picture of Mario Adorf]


Afif, Akram
Born 18 November 1996  (Doha, Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Akram Afif]


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, Homan
Born 25 August 1999  (Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Homan Ahmed]


Ahn, Ralph Ralph Ahn is no longer with us
Born 28 September 1926  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 26 February 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Korean-American character actor, most recently as Tran in "New Girl".
[Picture of Ralph Ahn]


Ahtisaari, Martti
Born 23 June 1937  (Viipuri Province, Finland)
Former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2008
[Picture of Martti Ahtisaari]


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. Died in February mostly off the western radar.
[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]


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 1985  (Manhatten, New York, USA)
Porn star who won, for real, the Female Performer of the Year Award in 2013. WTF?
[Picture of Asa Akira]


Alaaeldin, Ahmed
Born 31 January 1993  (Doha, Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Ahmed Alaaeldin]


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


Al-Ahrak, Abdullah
Born 10 May 1997  (Doha, Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Abdullah Al-Ahrak]


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


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


Albright, Madeleine Madeleine Albright is no longer with us
Born 15 May 1937  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)

Died 23 March 2022  (United States)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former US Secretary of State, the first woman in the role.
[Picture of Madeleine Albright]


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]


Aldridge, George
Born 1 February 1936  (London, United Kingdom)
British middleweight boxing champion in 1962/63
[Picture of George Aldridge]


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]


Alexander, Silas
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
"Legendary" Atlanta DJ, born in June 1963. Died in March but did not get a qualifying obituary.
[Picture of Silas Alexander]


Alexandra, Princess
Born 25 December 1936  (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
First cousin of the Queen and sister to Prince Michael of Kent. Variously known as The Honourable Lady Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra of Kent.
[Picture of Princess Alexandra]


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-Haydos, Hassan
Born 11 December 1990  (Doha, Qatar)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Hassan Al-Haydos]


Alice, Mary Mary Alice is no longer with us
Born 3 December 1941  (Indianola, Mississippi, USA)

Died 27 July 2022  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
American film, television, and stage actress, with a Tony Award. She was the Oracle in the 3rd Matrix movie.
[Picture of Mary Alice]


Allam, Assem Assem Allam is no longer with us
Born 1 August 1939  (Egypt)

Died 2 December 2022  (Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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, 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, 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 30 November 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. Died in June but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Sture Allén]


Alley, Kirstie Kirstie Alley is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1951  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)

Died 5 December 2022  (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Actress, best known for her role as Rebecca Howe in 'Cheers'.
[Picture of Kirstie Alley]


Allison, Jerry Jerry Allison is no longer with us
Born 31 August 1939  (Hillsboro, Texas, USA)

Died 22 August 2022  (Lyles. Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


Almond, Marc
Born 9 July 1957  (Southport, Lancashire, England)
Flamboyantly gay singer, formerly front man of Soft Cell and Coil.
[Picture of Marc Almond]


Al-Oraydi, Sami
Born in Amman, Jordan  (exact date unknown)
al-Qaeda terrorist. Born 1973.
[Picture of Sami Al-Oraydi]


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-Qurashi, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi is no longer with us
Born in Tal Afar, Iraq  (exact date unknown)

Died 3 February 2022  (Atme, Syria)

Age at death: 45  (read death notice)
Current Head of ISIS after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, born 1976.
[Picture of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi]


Al-Rawi, Bassam
Born 16 December 1997  (Baghdad, Iraq)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Bassam Al-Rawi]


Al-Rimi, Abdullah
Born in Taiz, Yemen  (exact date unknown)
al-Qaeda recruiter who the US has been hunting since 2006.
[Picture of Abdullah Al-Rimi]


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-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]


Amanpour, Christiane
Born 12 January 1958  (London, England)
Investigative reporter whose Gulf War reporting for CNN earned widespread acclaim
[Picture of Christiane Amanpour]


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


Amiel, Barbara
Born 4 December 1940  (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)
Journalist and wife of disgraced media tycoon Conrad Black.
[Picture of Barbara Amiel]


Amir, Yigal
Born 31 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]


Amos, John
Born 27 December 1939  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, known for 'Good Times' and 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'.
[Picture of John Amos]


Amos, Stephen K.
Born 3 December 1967  (London, United Kingdom)
British stand-up comedian with regular TV appearances
[Picture of Stephen K. Amos]


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]


Andersen, Greta
Born 1 May 1927  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Danish swimmer and Olympic medallist.
[Picture of Greta Andersen]


Anderson, Bill
Born 1 November 1937  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Country music singer whose song 'Still' crossed over to the Billboard pop charts in 1963
[Picture of Bill Anderson]


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


Anderson, Ian
Born 10 August 1947  (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland)
Lead singer of prog rockers Jethro Tull.
[Picture of Ian 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, Louie Louie Anderson is no longer with us
Born 23 March 1953  (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Died 21 January 2022  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
American stand-up comedian and gameshow host, won an Emmy in 2016 for his performance in "Baskets".
[Picture of Louie Anderson]


Anderson, Willie
Born 24 January 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 James Anderton is no longer with us
Born 24 May 1932  (Wigan, Lancashire, England)

Died 5 May 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
God-fearing former chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police.
[Picture of James Anderton]


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


Andretti, Mario
Born 28 February 1940  (Motovun, Croatia)
Italian-American racing driver, the last American to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, in 1978.
[Picture of Mario Andretti]


Andrew, Prince
Born 19 February 1960  (London, England)
Second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Married to Sarah Ferguson from 1986 to 1996. Shunned by society for attending too many sketchy parties on and off Jeffrey Epstein's island
[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]


Angell, Roger Roger Angell is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 20 May 2022  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Baseball writer for The New Yorker.
[Picture of Roger Angell]


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


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, Jennifer
Born 11 February 1969  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress and darling of America, serially not pregnant, and not back together with Brad Pitt
[Picture of Jennifer Aniston]


Aniston, John John Aniston is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1934  (Crete, Greece)

Died 11 November 2022  ()

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Actor father of the rather more famous Jennifer.
[Picture of John Aniston]


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]


Annesley, Hugh
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 May 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]


Anoa'I Sr, Afa
Born 21 November 1942  (Samoa)
Former professional wrestler.
[Picture of Afa Anoa'I Sr]


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


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


Antonios, Abune Abune Antonios is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1929  (Hambriti, Eritrea)

Died 9 February 2022  (Asmara, Eritrea)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Has been under house arrest since 2007.
[Picture of Abune Antonios]


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]


Apatow, Maude
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]


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


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


Applegate, Christina
Born 25 November 1971  (Hollywood, California, USA)
American actress & comedienne who has suffered from & beaten breast cancer.
[Picture of Christina Applegate]


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]


Ardern, Jacinda
Born 26 July 1980  (Hamilton, New Zealand)
Current PM of New Zealand.
[Picture of Jacinda Ardern]


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


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, 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]


Arno, (singer)
Born 21 May 1949  (Ostend, Belgium)
born Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens, Belgian singer/songwriter and former frontman of TC Matic. Died in Aparil but did not receive a QO.
[Picture of (singer) Arno]


Arnoux, Rene
Born 4 July 1948  (Pontcharra, France)
French racecar driver, winning 7 Formula One Grands Prix
[Picture of Rene Arnoux]


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]


Arvizu, Reginald
Born 2 November 1969  (Bakersfield, California, USA)
Guitarist of hard rockers Korn, also known as Fieldy
[Picture of Reginald Arvizu]


Ascot, Hazel
Born 10 May 1928  (Manchester, England)
1930s child star advertised as a British parallel to Shirley Temple, though the outbreak of WWII prevented her from reaching Temple's heights.
[Picture of Hazel Ascot]


Ashcroft, Chloe
Born 7 July 1942  ()
Children's television presenter, most notably of 'Play School'.
[Picture of Chloe Ashcroft]


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


Ashton, John
Born 30 November 1957  (Forest Gate, London, England)
Guitarist and composer with post punk/new wave band The Psychedelic Furs.
[Picture of John Ashton]


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]


Assadalla, Ali
Born 19 January 1993  (Manama, Bahrain)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Ali Assadalla]


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]


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


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]


Atzmon, Moshe
Born 30 July 1931  (Budapest, Hungary)
Israeli conductor, chief of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 1967-1971
[Picture of Moshe Atzmon]


Auber, Brigitte
Born 27 April 1925  (Paris, France)
French actress.
[Picture of Brigitte Auber]


Auerbach, Frank
Born 21 April 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
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]


Avalon, Frankie
Born 18 September 1940  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Italian-American pop idol of the 1950s who also played the Teen Angel in "Grease".
[Picture of Frankie Avalon]


Avant, Clarence
Born 25 February 1931  (Greensboro, North Carolina, USA)
American music executive, and entrepreneur, also calls himself "The Black Godfather"
[Picture of Clarence Avant]


Averbakh, Yuri Yuri Averbakh is no longer with us
Born 8 February 1922  (Kaluga, Russia)

Died 7 May 2022  (Moscow, Russia)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Current oldest living chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Yuri Averbakh]


Avocado, Nikocado
Born 19 May 1992  (Kherson, Ukraine)
YouTuber who, shall we say, is a big, big, big deal.
[Picture of Nikocado Avocado]


Aykroyd, Dan
Born 1 July 1952  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Comedian, actor, musician and screenwriter, of 'Blues Brothers', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Saturday Night Live' fame.
[Picture of Dan Aykroyd]


Azaria, Hank
Born 25 April 1964  (Forest Hills, New York, USA)
Actor - the voice of grouchy barman Moe in 'The Simpsons'. Is there a Homer Sexual in the house?
[Picture of Hank Azaria]

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