Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: M


Mabbutt, Gary
Born 23 August 1961  (Bristol, UK)
Spurs captain and a folk hero in Coventry, after his own goal gave the Sky Blues a 3-2 win in the 1987 FA Cup final. Has long fought Type 1 diabetes.
[Picture of Gary Mabbutt]


MacChesney, John
Born 8 July 1929  (Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA)
Bell Labs pioneer in optical communication, co-invented the modified chemical vapor deposition process in 1974, and high-purity "sol-gel" overcladding for optical fiber in the early 1980s. Unfortunately, dead since 2021 but unnoticed
[Picture of John MacChesney]


MacDonald, Alex
Born 17 March 1948  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish former footballer and manager.
[Picture of Alex MacDonald]


MacDonald, Euan
Born 14 August 1974  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Scottish entrepreneur suffering from MND.
[Picture of Euan MacDonald]


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]


MacEwan, Nev
Born 1 May 1934  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand rugby union player. A lock and number eight, MacEwan represented Wellington and played 52 times for the All Blacks
[Picture of Nev MacEwan]


MacGowan, Shane Shane MacGowan is no longer with us
Born 25 December 1957  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)

Died 30 November 2023  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Dentally challenged singer-songwriter who used to front the Pogues, and latterly the Popes (though recently he went back to the Pogues for a reunion tour). Constantly rumoured to be on the brink of death due to non-stop drinking, smoking and drug-taking.
[Picture of Shane MacGowan]


MacGregor, Sue
Born 30 August 1941  (Oxford, United Kingdom)
BBC Radio 4 broadcaster, former presenter of Woman's Hour and the Today programme.
[Picture of Sue MacGregor]


MacIntosh, Ewen
Born 25 December 1973  (Merionethshire, Wales)
Welsh actor and comedian known for his role in "The Office."
[Picture of Ewen MacIntosh]


MacIntyre, Alasdair
Born 12 January 1929  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish philosopher, although not in the Rab C Nesbitt sense.
[Picture of Alasdair MacIntyre]


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


Mackie, Bob
Born 24 March 1939  (Monterey Park, USA)
American fashion designer for the stars.
[Picture of Bob 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). Pointlessly changed her name from Shirley MacLean
[Picture of Shirley MacLaine]


MacLeod, Johnny
Born 23 November 1938  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former Arsenal and Aston Villa winger.
[Picture of Johnny MacLeod]


MacNeil, Robert
Born 19 January 1931  (Montreal, Canada)
Canadian political journalist, one half of the Macneil-Lehrer Newshour
[Picture of Robert MacNeil]


Macy, William H.
Born 13 March 1950  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Beloved US actor known for Fargo and Jurassic Park, and more recently for starring in serial hit Shameless
[Picture of William H. Macy]


Madeley, Richard
Born 13 May 1956  (Romford, Essex, England)
Light entertainment and chat show host, often with his wife Judy Finnigan.
[Picture of Richard Madeley]


Madsen, Elaine Loretta
Born 28 May 1932  (Romeoville, Illinois, USA)
American author and filmmaker who won an Emmy Award in 1983 for producing the documentary Better Than It Has To Be
[Picture of Elaine Loretta Madsen]


Madsen, Michael
Born 25 September 1958  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, normally in tough guy roles, including, memorably, Mr Blond in 'Reservoir Dogs'.
[Picture of Michael Madsen]


Madsen, Scott
Born in Hillsboro, USA  (exact date unknown)
The original Soloflex model, whose homophobic bent resented the gay following he got for his build. Later jailed for embezzlement. Born 1963/64
[Picture of Scott Madsen]


Magre, Judith
Born 20 November 1926  (Montier-en-Der, France)
Actress, known for Elle.
[Picture of Judith Magre]


Maguire, Harry
Born 3 May 1993  (Sheffield, UK)
Center-back for Manchester United and the English national team.
[Picture of Harry Maguire]


Mahapatra, Jayanta
Born 22 October 1928  (Cuttack, India)
An Indian poet who has been visiting the hospital ward regularly. Died in August without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Jayanta Mahapatra]


maharis, george george maharis is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1928  (Queens, New York, USA)

Died 25 May 2023  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
US TV actor of the 60s and member of the out-but-not-out lavender circle
[Picture of george maharis]


Maillet, Antonine
Born 10 May 1929  (Bouctouche, Canada)
French-Canadian novelist and scholar.
[Picture of Antonine Maillet]


Majali, Abdelsalam
Born 18 February 1925  (Al-Karak, Emirate of Transjordan)
Jordanian politician who was twice prime minister. Died in Janaury without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Abdelsalam Majali]


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


Major, Malvina
Born 28 January 1943  (Hamilton, New Zealand)
New Zealand opera soprano
[Picture of Malvina Major]


Majors, Lee
Born 23 April 1939  (Wyandotte, Michigan, USA)
Actor, born Harvey Lee Yeary, most famous as Colonel Steve Austin, 'The Six Million Dollar Man'.
[Picture of Lee Majors]


Malanaphy, Max
Born 24 June 1992  (Portmouth, New Hampshire, USA)
Contestant on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'.
[Picture of Max Malanaphy]


Malcolm, Derek Derek Malcolm is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1932  (London, England)

Died 15 July 2023  (Deal, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Former film critic for The Guardian.
[Picture of Derek Malcolm]


Malek, Rami
Born 12 May 1981  (Torrance, California, USA)
American actor with a striking face, put to award-winning use in Bohemian Rhapsody and No Time To Die
[Picture of Rami Malek]


Malick, Terrence
Born 30 November 1943  (Ottawa, Illinois, USA)
American Academy Award nominated filmmaker.
[Picture of Terrence Malick]


Malin, Georg
Born 2 August 1926  (Mauren, Liechtenstein)
Liechtensteini historian, politician and artist who designed various coins and stamps for his country.
[Picture of Georg Malin]


Malkmus, Stephen
Born 30 May 1966  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
American indie rock musician and frontman for Pavement.
[Picture of Stephen Malkmus]


Mallard, Grahame
Date and place of birth unknown
British actor with parts in Softly, Softly and Colditz, born 1940
[Picture of Grahame Mallard]


Malone, Dick
Born 22 August 1947  (Carfin, Scotland)
Scottish footballer.
[Picture of Dick Malone]


Malone, Post
Born 4 July 1995  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
King of cloud rap, his 2016 album "Stoney" broke "Thriller"'s 36-year record for longest time spent on the US R&B charts. Gets in a lot of drunk vehicle accidents, hence his appearance here.
[Picture of Post Malone]


Maluf, Paulo
Born 3 September 1931  (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Ancient Brazilian poltiician whose career spanned decades, but he never won the presidency
[Picture of Paulo Maluf]


Man, Lil
Date and place of birth unknown
We assume it's Lil Man J, a TIkTok rapper.
[Picture of Lil Man]


Mandela, Zoleka Zoleka Mandela is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1980  (South Africa)

Died 25 September 2023  (South Africa)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
South African writer and Nelson Mandela's granddaughter
[Picture of Zoleka Mandela]


Mangold, Erni
Born 25 January 1927  (Groß-Weikersdorf, Austria)
Austrian actress and stage director.
[Picture of Erni Mangold]


Mangold, Tom
Born 20 August 1934  (Hamburg, Germany)
British journalist who switched from newspapers and investigating the Profumo affair to BBC News and Current Affairs
[Picture of Tom Mangold]


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


Mann, Manfred
Born 21 October 1940  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Keyboard, founder member of the various bands that contain his name (Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Manfred Mann's Chapter Three).
[Picture of Manfred Mann]


Manne, Robert
Born 31 October 1947  (Melbourne, Australia)
One of Australia's leading intellectuals, apparently. Presumably just behind Crash Bandicoot and one of Savage Garden.
[Picture of Robert Manne]


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, Croatia)
Yugoslav and Croatian communist revolutionary.
[Picture of Josip Manolic]


Mans, Perrie Perrie Mans is no longer with us
Born 14 October 1940  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Died 13 September 2023  (South Africa)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former snooker player, World Championship runner-up in 1978.
[Picture of Perrie Mans]


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


Mansfield, Michael
Born 12 October 1941  (London, England)
English human rights lawyer once deemed "the king of human rights work" by The Legal 500.
[Picture of Michael Mansfield]


Manson, Shirley
Born 26 August 1966  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Garbage vocalist only happy when it rains. That's a bit harsh.
[Picture of Shirley Manson]


Mantle, Doreen Doreen Mantle is no longer with us
Born in Cape Town, South Africa  (exact date unknown)

Died 8 August 2023  (At home, England)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Theatre and TV actress still working in her 90s. Best known as Victor Meldrow's nemesis Mrs Warboys in "One Foot In The Grave". Born 1926.
[Picture of Doreen Mantle]


Manyika, Zeke
Born 23 February 1955  (Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland)
Drummer for the Scottish band Orange Juice.
[Picture of Zeke Manyika]


Marceau, Sophie
Born 17 November 1966  (Paris, France)
Actress who played villain Elektra King in The World is Not Enough.
[Picture of Sophie Marceau]


Marcellino, Jocko
Born 12 May 1950  (USA)
one of the founders of the American rock and roll group Sha Na Na. He performed with Sha Na Na at the original Woodstock Festival and in the movie Grease
[Picture of Jocko Marcellino]


Marchand, Corinne
Born 4 December 1931  (Paris, France)
French actress popular in her homeland.
[Picture of Corinne 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. After his death, she was acquitted of embezzlement in the US, but convicted of the crime of 'graft', whatever that is, in the Philippine
[Picture of Imelda Marcos]


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


Margolyes, Miriam
Born 18 May 1941  (Oxford, United Kingdom)
British-Australian character actress, very visible on stage and in her recent work in films.
[Picture of Miriam Margolyes]


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


Marichal, Juan
Born 20 October 1937  (Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic)
Former pitcher for the MLB team San Francisco Giants.
[Picture of Juan Marichal]


Marin, Sanna
Born 16 November 1985  (Helsinki, Finland)
Prime Minister of Finland.
[Picture of Sanna Marin]


Markkanen, Lauri
Born 22 May 1997  (Vantaa, Finland)
Basketball player 2.13 meters above sea level. Currently at Utah Jazz.
[Picture of Lauri Markkanen]


Markle, Meghan
Born 4 August 1981  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress mainly known for 'Suits' and 'being a victim', married Prince Harry and might or might not be a royal (anymore)
[Picture of Meghan Markle]


Markle, Thomas
Born 18 July 1944  (Newpot, Pennsylvania, USA)
Did some television work, but better known as dad of the Duchess of Sussex.
[Picture of Thomas Markle]


Markowitz, Harry Harry Markowitz is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 22 June 2023  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Economist of the "Chicago School" who won the Nobel Prize in 1990.
[Picture of Harry Markowitz]


Marlowe, Linda
Born 26 July 1940  (Sydney, Australia)
Theatre actress often described as Steven Berkoff's "muse" by critics. Also played Danny Dyer's gran in "Eastenders".
[Picture of Linda Marlowe]


Marquis, Mary
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish former presenter who appeared on Nationwide while presenting the news on BBC Scotland.
[Picture of Mary Marquis]


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


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


Marsh Doll, Caren
Born 6 April 1919  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress and dancer who was Judy Garland's stand-in for 'The Wizard of Oz'.
[Picture of Caren Marsh Doll]


Marshall, Peter
Born 30 March 1926  (Huntington, West Virginia, USA)
Highly recognisable face in the US as long-time host of "drunk celebs piss about" show "Hollywood Squares".
[Picture of Peter Marshall]


Marshall, Tony
Born 3 February 1938  (Baden-Baden, Germany)
Nationally successful german singer of Schlager music, born Herbert Anton Bloeth. Died in February but only obited in German
[Picture of Tony Marshall]


Martell, Lena
Born 15 May 1940  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Singer, had a hit with 'One Day at a Time' in 1979.
[Picture of Lena Martell]


Martin, Derek
Born 11 April 1933  (Bow, London, England)
TV actor - Charlie Slater in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Derek 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, will not finish the series.
[Picture of George r. r. Martin]


Martin, Ian
Born 27 April 1953  (London, England)
Comedy scriptwriter, most notably of 'The Thick of It'.
[Picture of Ian Martin]


Martin, James
Born 13 March 1931  (Glasgow, UK)
Veteran Scottish actor, found fame late in life with the sitcom "Still Game".
[Picture of James Martin]


Martin, Millicent
Born 8 June 1934  (Romford, UK)
Actress, singer and comedienne. Broke through in the 1960s with "That Was The Week That Was", moved to the US later on and had a lengthy career on Broadway and in sitcoms.
[Picture of Millicent Martin]


Martin, Peter Peter Martin is no longer with us
Born in Gainsborough, Lancashire, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)

Died 19 April 2023  ()

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
English actor in Royle Family and Emmerdale, born 1941.
[Picture of Peter Martin]


Martin, Sandy
Born 3 March 1949  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress best known for her roles in the film Napoleon Dynamite and the TV series Big Love, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Ray Donovan
[Picture of Sandy Martin]


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


Martindale, Wink
Born 4 December 1933  (Jackson, Tennessee, USA)
US disc jockey and gameshow host.
[Picture of Wink Martindale]


Martinez, Buck
Born 7 November 1948  (Redding, California, USA)
Baseball manager and current announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays
[Picture of Buck Martinez]


Martinez, Melanie
Born 28 April 1995  (Astoria, New York, USA)
Absolutely unlistenable quirky electropop musician, showed that women can do it to when she was accused of rape in 2017.
[Picture of Melanie Martinez]


Marvin, Hank
Born 28 October 1941  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Lead Guitarist for the Shadows & thus has had a long music career.
[Picture of Hank Marvin]


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


Mason (journalist), Paul
Born 23 January 1960  (Leigh, Lancashire, England)
British political journalist and author
[Picture of Paul Mason (journalist)]


Mass, Jochen
Born 30 September 1946  (Dorfen, Germany)
German Formula One racer and later a commentator, achieved one win and played himself in the 2013 movie Rush.
[Picture of Jochen Mass]


Masterson, Valerie
Born 3 June 1937  (Birkenhead, UK)
Retired opera singer, former principal soprano with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
[Picture of Valerie Masterson]


Mates, Michael
Born 9 June 1934  (Brentford, UK)
Former Conservative MP whose name turns up a number of times in the so-called "Panama Papers".
[Picture of Michael Mates]


Mathers, Jerry
Born 2 June 1948  (Sioux City, Iowa, USA)
Actor, best known for the U.S. sitcom 'Leave It To Beaver'.
[Picture of Jerry Mathers]


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]


Matlock Jr., Jack F.
Born 1 October 1929  (Greensboro, North Carolina, USA)
American diplomat who served as the United States ambassador to the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.
[Picture of Jack F. Matlock Jr.]


Matogrosso, Ney
Born 1 August 1941  (Bela Vista, Brazil)
Third greatest Brazilian singer of all time, according to Rolling Stone.
[Picture of Ney Matogrosso]


Matsumoto, Dump
Born 11 November 1960  (Kumagaya, Japan)
Japanese wrestler
[Picture of Dump Matsumoto]


Matsumoto, Leiji Leiji Matsumoto is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1938  (Kurume, Japan)

Died 13 February 2023  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Manga artist who created a series of popular animes.
[Picture of Leiji Matsumoto]


Matsuoka, Shuzo
Born 6 November 1967  (Tokyo, Japan)
Former tennis player reached a career high in world rankings of 48 and reached Wimbledon quarter finals once where he lost to Pete Sampras (no shame in that)
[Picture of Shuzo Matsuoka]


Mattingly, Ken Ken Mattingly is no longer with us
Born 17 March 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 31 October 2023  (Arlington, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Command module pilot for Apollo 16, would have flown on the ill-fated Apollo 13 but was removed from the mission due to fears he had German measles.
[Picture of Ken Mattingly]


Matzneff, Gabriel
Born 8 December 1936  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
French writer and paedophile. Has been nonchalantly open about his horrors since the 80s but evades justice due to longtime protection by the French literary world.
[Picture of Gabriel Matzneff]


Maude-Roxby, Roddy
Born 2 April 1930  (London, England)
American actor whose voice appeared in Disney's "The Aristocats."
[Picture of Roddy Maude-Roxby]


Maule, Annabel
Born 8 September 1922  (London, United Kingdom)
British actress on the stage and stage-related artsy TV movies
[Picture of Annabel Maule]


Maurer, Robert
Born 20 July 1924  (Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA)
American industrial physicist noted for his leadership in the invention of optical fiber
[Picture of Robert Maurer]


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


Maxwell, Ghislaine
Born 25 December 1961  (Maisons-Laffitte, France)
Long-time accomplice of serial sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein (who did not kill himself), and daughter of late media mogul Robert Maxwell
[Picture of Ghislaine Maxwell]


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, Elaine
Born 21 April 1932  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and wife of film director Stanley Donen.
[Picture of Elaine 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]


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


Maze, Colette Colette Maze is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1914  (Paris, France)

Died 19 November 2023  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 109  (read death notice)
French pianist. Still releasing albums well past 100.
[Picture of Colette Maze]


McAlpine, Donald
Born 13 April 1934  (Quandialla, Australia)
Australian cinematographer nominated for an Oscar for his work on Moulin Rouge
[Picture of Donald McAlpine]


McAlpine, Kenneth Kenneth McAlpine is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1920  (Cobham, UK)

Died 8 April 2023  (Gimli Peak, Canada)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Oldest living F1 driver, raced for Connaught Engineering between 1952 and 1955.
[Picture of Kenneth McAlpine]


McBride, Willie John
Born 6 June 1940  (Toombridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Legendary Irish rugby union player, one of the all-time British greats.
[Picture of Willie John McBride]


McCall, Mitzi
Date and place of birth unknown
American actress and comedian.
[Picture of Mitzi McCall]


McCallion, Hazel Hazel McCallion is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1921  (Port Daniel, Canada)

Died 29 January 2023  (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Longest-serving mayor of Mississauga, nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel" due to her outspoken political views.
[Picture of Hazel McCallion]


McCallum, David David McCallum is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1933  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 25 September 2023  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actor, best known as Illya Kuyakin in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and Steel in spooky 80s series 'Sapphire & Steel'.
[Picture of David McCallum]


McCallum, Eileen
Born 2 December 1936  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish soap actress appearing on "Take the High Road."
[Picture of Eileen McCallum]


McCann, Eamonn
Born 10 March 1943  (Derry, United Kingdom)
Irish politician, and civil activist for the People Before Profit movement, had to quit for health reasons
[Picture of Eamonn McCann]


McCarrick, Archbishop Theodore
Born 7 July 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
American former cardinal who was laicized after a sexual abuse scandal
[Picture of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick]


McCarthy, Cormac Cormac McCarthy is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1933  (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

Died 13 June 2023  (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Very famous author (No Country for Old Men, The Road) surprisingly underpicked so far in DDP history.
[Picture of Cormac McCarthy]


McCarthy, Tim
Born 20 June 1949  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former Secret Service agent best known for being the man who effectively saved Ronald Reagan's life/stopped John Hinckley from fucking Jodie Foster.
[Picture of Tim McCarthy]


McCarthy (politician), Kevin
Born 26 January 1965  (Bakersfield, California, USA)
Republican leader in the House of Representatives, an accidental promotion, he'll be gone sooner rather than later
[Picture of Kevin McCarthy (politician)]


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


McCarty, Jim
Born 25 July 1943  (Liverpool, UK)
Drummer for the Yardbirds, the only man to have appeared in all the group's incarnations.
[Picture of Jim McCarty]


McCaskey, Virginia Halas
Born 5 January 1923  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Owner of the Chicago bears American football team.
[Picture of Virginia Halas McCaskey]


McClurg, Edie
Born 23 July 1945  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American supporting actress and more recently voice actress
[Picture of Edie McClurg]


McColl, Colin
Born 9 June 1932  (UK)
Head of the MI6 from 1989 to 1994.
[Picture of Colin McColl]


McColl, Ian
Born 6 January 1933  (place of birth unknown)
British surgeon and professor who was awarded for his excellence with a life peerage, the Baron of Dulwich
[Picture of Ian McColl]


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


McCourt, Malachy
Born 20 September 1931  (New York, USA)
Irish/American who has manged to do a bit of everything, actor, author and in 2006 was the Green Party candidate for New York but lost.
[Picture of Malachy McCourt]


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


Born 15 April 1940  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish footballer and manager.


McCulloch (actor), Ian
Born 18 November 1939  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor who was doomed to play zombies and other post-apocalyptic survivors ever since his turn in the 70s TV series Survivors
[Picture of Ian McCulloch (actor)]


McDaniel, William J.
Born 26 February 1943  (Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA)
Retired Rear Admiral of the US Navy.
[Picture of William J. McDaniel]


McDermott, Terry
Born 8 December 1951  (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
English midfielder of the legendary Liverpool team of the 1970s and early 1980s, in which he won three European Cups and five league titles
[Picture of Terry McDermott]


McDevitt, Chas
Born 4 December 1934  (Glasgow, UK)
Skiffle musician, one of the few to achieve any measure of success outside the UK.
[Picture of Chas McDevitt]


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


McDonald, Colin
Born 17 November 1928  (Glen Iris, Victoria, USA)
Opening batsman for the Australian international cricket team in the 1950s. Died in 2021 which wasn't found out until much later.
[Picture of Colin McDonald]


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


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


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


McDougall, Frank Frank McDougall is no longer with us
Born 21 February 1958  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 1 October 2023  (Scotland)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Scottish striker of the late 70s and early 80s
[Picture of Frank McDougall]


McDowell, Colin
Born in Northumberland, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
Combative fashion editor for the Sunday Times, born 1936.
[Picture of Colin 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]


McEntire, Reba
Born 28 March 1955  (McAlester, Oklahoma, USA)
Phenomenally successful country singer and occasional actress, now an elder stateswoman of the genre.
[Picture of Reba McEntire]


McGarvey, Frank Frank McGarvey is no longer with us
Born 17 March 1956  (Glasgow, UK)

Died 1 January 2023  ()

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Scottish Footballer who played as a forward, mainly for St Mirren and Celtic where he won two league titles and made 7 appearances for Scotland
[Picture of Frank McGarvey]


McGinley, Ken
Date and place of birth unknown
British anti-nuclear testing activist, he observed several nuclear tests and now suffers from cancer, hmm…. born in 1938.
[Picture of Ken McGinley]


McGovern, Maureen
Born 27 July 1949  (Youngstown, Ohio, USA)
Singer who had a big 70s hit with her cover of 'The Poseidon Adventure' theme "The Morning After". Announced she had dementia in 2022.
[Picture of Maureen McGovern]


McGrath, Joseph
Born 28 March 1928  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish director, who directed the first Beatles music videos.
[Picture of Joseph McGrath]


McGregor, Bob
Born 3 April 1944  (Falkirk, Scotland)
Scottish former competitive swimmer
[Picture of Bob McGregor]


McGregor, Freddie
Born 27 June 1956  (Clarendon, Jamaica)
Reggae singer, had a top 10 hit in the UK with "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" in 1987.
[Picture of Freddie McGregor]


McGuigan, Rupert
Date and place of birth unknown
Former private secretary to the Princess Royal, born 1941.
[Picture of Rupert McGuigan]


McGuinness, Tom
Born 2 December 1941  (London, UK)
Bassist for Manfred Mann.
[Picture of Tom McGuinness]


McGuire, Barry
Born 15 October 1935  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Rock singer & guitarist.
[Picture of Barry McGuire]


McGuire, Victor
Born 17 March 1964  (Liverpool, UK)
Husky Scouse actor, has been playing husky Scourse characters in every British sitcom for the past 30 years.
[Picture of Victor McGuire]


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


McIntyre, Donald
Born 22 October 1934  (Auckland, New Zealand)
Opera bass baritone from New Zealand
[Picture of Donald McIntyre]


McIntyre, Peggy
Born 17 January 1932  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Small-time US actress of the 40s and 50s
[Picture of Peggy McIntyre]


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, 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]


McLaughlin, John
Born 4 January 1942  (Doncaster, UK)
Jazz fusion guitarist, much loved by musos. Worked with Miles Davis on "Bitches Brew", among myriad other projects.
[Picture of John McLaughlin]


McLaws, Mary-Louise Mary-Louise McLaws is no longer with us
Born in Sidney, Australia  (exact date unknown)

Died 12 August 2023  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Professor of Epidemiology.
[Picture of Mary-Louise McLaws]


McLean, Don
Born 2 October 1945  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter, the man who popuarlised the phrase "the day the music died" with his seven-minute-long karaoke room killer "American Pie".
[Picture of Don McLean]


McLean, Una
Born 12 January 1930  (Strathaven, Scotland)
Scottish stage actress most notably for her pantomime appearances
[Picture of Una McLean]


McLeish, Tom
Born 5 January 1960  (London, UK)
Cambridge educated professor of physics, noted for work in fluid dynamics, Fellow of the Royal Society. Died in February without a QO.
[Picture of Tom McLeish]


McLintock, Frank
Born 28 December 1939  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Legendary former Arsenal captain, who also played for QPR.
[Picture of Frank McLintock]


Mcllroy, Joel
Born 8 August 1973  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian actor best known as Flynn Saunders on 'Home and Away'.
[Picture of Joel Mcllroy]


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


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


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


McManus, Michelle
Born 8 May 1980  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish singer and TV presenter that was 2003's Pop Idol.
[Picture of Michelle McManus]


McMichael, Steve
Born 17 October 1957  (Houston, Texas, USA)
NFL player and wrestler, AKA "Mongo".
[Picture of Steve McMichael]


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


McNally, Paddy
Born 20 December 1937  (Gravesend, Kent, England)
Autosports businessman, often worked with Bernie Ecclestone. Was once partner to Sarah, Duchess of York before she married that one nonce.
[Picture of Paddy McNally]


McNaught, Ken
Born 11 January 1955  (Kirkcaldy, UK)
Part of Aston Villa's 1982 European Cup-winning side. Also scored in their 1983 European Super Cup win against Barcelona.
[Picture of Ken McNaught]


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


McPhee, Tony Tony McPhee is no longer with us
Born 23 March 1944  (Humberston, UK)

Died 6 June 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
English guitarist, and founder of the blues rock band Groundhogs
[Picture of Tony McPhee]


McQueen, Gordon Gordon McQueen is no longer with us
Born 26 June 1952  (Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland)

Died 15 June 2023  (Hutton Rudby, United KIngdom)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Former Leeds United and Manchester United central defender.
[Picture of Gordon McQueen]


McQuillan, Alan
Date and place of birth unknown
FORMER PSNI Assistant Chief Constable
[Picture of Alan McQuillan]


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]


McTell, Ralph
Born 3 December 1944  (Farnborough, Kent, England)
English folk singer-songwriter of 'Streets of London' fame.
[Picture of Ralph McTell]


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


Medich, Ron
Born 11 April 1948  (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia)
Australian property developer imprisoned for contracting a murder of a rival.
[Picture of Ron Medich]


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. Possibly dead, pick at your own risk!
[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]


Medvedev, Dmitry
Born 14 September 1965  (Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian politician and former prime minister and president of Russia.
[Picture of Dmitry Medvedev]


Medvedev, Vadim Andreyevich
Born 29 March 1929  (St Petersburg, Russia)
Russian politician and member of the Politburo since 1988.
[Picture of Vadim Andreyevich Medvedev]


Medvedeva, Evgenia
Born 19 November 1999  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian figure skater who has broken multiple records.
[Picture of Evgenia Medvedeva]


Medwin, Terry
Born 25 September 1932  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Wales winger.
[Picture of Terry Medwin]


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


Meier, Richard
Born 12 October 1934  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
US architect and Pritzker Prize winner of 1984
[Picture of Richard Meier]


Meisner, Randy Randy Meisner is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1946  (Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA)

Died 26 July 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Founding member of The Eagles.
[Picture of Randy Meisner]


Mejia, Hipolito
Born 22 February 1941  (Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic)
President of the Dominican Republic from 2000-04.
[Picture of Hipolito Mejia]


Mellencamp, John
Born 7 October 1951  (Seymour, Indiana, USA)
Also known as Johnny Cougar. He's a rock musician & songwriter.
[Picture of John Mellencamp]


Meltzer, Dave
Born 24 October 1959  (New York City, New York, USA)
American professional wrestling and MMA journalist.
[Picture of Dave Meltzer]


Melvin, Murray Murray Melvin is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1932  (Hampstead, London, United Kingdom)

Died 14 April 2023  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
English stage and film actor
[Picture of Murray Melvin]


Mendes, Sergio
Born 11 February 1941  (Rio, Brazil)
Bossa nova musician, creator of the "played every time Brazil features in a film or on TV" classic "Mas Que Nada". Ohhh-ahhh-eee-ya-yo.
[Picture of Sergio Mendes]


Born 8 August 1998  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter with 2 Billboard-topping albums released before the age of 18. Little shite…
[Picture of Shawn MENDES]


Menes, Pierre
Born 29 June 1963  (Paris, France)
Outspoken French football pundit and commentator.
[Picture of Pierre Menes]


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]


Mensah-Bonsu, Pops
Born 7 September 1983  (Tottenham, London, United Kingdom)
British basketball executive and former player
[Picture of Pops Mensah-Bonsu]


Menzel-Jordan, Kathe
Born 7 September 1916  (Erfurt, Province of Saxony, German Empire)
German architect.
[Picture of Kathe Menzel-Jordan]


Mercer, Bill
Born 13 February 1926  (Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA)
Sportscaster who did TV commentary for WCCW (the Von Erichs tragedy wrestling company) in the 1980s.
[Picture of Bill Mercer]


Mercier, Michelle
Born 1 January 1939  (Nice, France)
French actress and diva of 1960's cinema.
[Picture of Michelle 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]


Meredith, James
Born 25 June 1933  (Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA)
American Civil Rights figure.
[Picture of James Meredith]


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


Merkel, Angela
Born 17 July 1954  (Hamburg, Germany)
longtime german chancellor, basically the Brezhnev of Germany
[Picture of Angela Merkel]


Metuktire, Raoni
Born in Kapot, Brazil  (exact date unknown)
Chief of the Kayapo people and rainforest preservation campaigner.
[Picture of Raoni Metuktire]


Meves, Karl-Ulrich
Born 13 November 1928  (Hamburg, Germany)
German voice actor, dubbed Grover in the German edition of 'Sesame Street'.
[Picture of Karl-Ulrich Meves]


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 Kent, Prince
Born 4 July 1942  (Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England)
Cousin of the Queen, Grandson of King George V. Mainly has a ceremonial role, and is especially linked with Wimbledon's tennis prizegivings.
[Picture of Prince Michael of Kent]


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]


Michaels, Lorne
Born 17 November 1944  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada or British mandate of Palestine)
Canadian-American TV producer and comedian best known for creating Saturday Night Live.
[Picture of Lorne Michaels]


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


Mignolet, Simon
Born 6 August 1988  (Sint-Truiden, Belgium)
Sunderland AFC reserve goalkeeper.
[Picture of Simon Mignolet]


Mikasa, Princess
Born 4 June 1923  (Tokyo, Japan)
One of the members of the Japanese Royal Family.
[Picture of Princess Mikasa]


Milan, Lita
Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Actress and widow of playboy dictator's son Ramfis Trujillo. Born 1933.
[Picture of Lita Milan]


Miles, Sarah
Born 31 December 1941  (Ingatestone, Essex, England)
English Academy Award nominated actress.
[Picture of Sarah 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]


Miley, Peggy
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Actress in numerous films and TV shows over the years who also appeared in a fondly-remembered Cheerios commercial. Born 1941.
[Picture of Peggy Miley]


Milius, John
Born 11 April 1944  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Screenwriter of Apocalpyse Now, and Dirty Harry.
[Picture of John Milius]


Millar, Syd Syd Millar is no longer with us
Born 23 May 1934  (Ballymena, N Ireland)

Died 10 December 2023  ()

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Former British Lion.
[Picture of Syd Millar]


Miller, Abby Lee
Born 21 September 1965  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Dance instructor and star of the reality show "Dance Moms". Recently served time in prison for bankruptcy fraud and seemingly has a number of severe health issues.
[Picture of Abby Lee Miller]


Miller, Dennis
Born 3 November 1953  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Standup comedian and former SNL cast member, now a show host on Russia Today
[Picture of Dennis Miller]


Miller, Frankie
Born 2 November 1949  (Glasgow, Scotland)
70s singer best known for his duet with Phil Lynott, Still in Love with You.
[Picture of Frankie Miller]


Miller, Mick
Born 25 February 1950  (Liverpool, UK)
Stand up comedian with a bald head and long hair down the sides so must be funny
[Picture of Mick Miller]


Millhauser, Steven
Born 3 August 1943  (New York, USA)
American novelist and short story writer. He won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Martin Dressler
[Picture of Steven Millhauser]


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]


Milner, Brenda
Born 15 July 1918  (Manchester, England)
English-born Canadian pioneer in the field of neuropsychology.
[Picture of Brenda Milner]


Milnes, Sherrill
Born 10 January 1935  (Downers Grove, Illinois, United States)
American dramatic baritone most famous for his Verdi roles
[Picture of Sherrill Milnes]


Milo, Sandra
Born 11 March 1933  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Actress, beloved of Fellini. Played the mistress, Carla, in "8 1/2".
[Picture of Sandra Milo]


Milsap, Ronnie
Born 16 January 1943  (Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA)
Popular country music singer.
[Picture of Ronnie Milsap]


Mimms, Garnet
Born 16 November 1933  (Ashland, West Virginia, USA)
Soul Singer of Cry Baby, later covered by Janis Joplin.
[Picture of Garnet Mimms]


Minco, Marga Marga Minco is no longer with us
Born 31 March 1920  (Ginneken, Netherlands)

Died 10 July 2023  (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Dutch journalist and writer.
[Picture of Marga Minco]


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]


Minor, Ryan Ryan Minor is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1974  (Canton, Ohio, United States)

Died 22 December 2023  ()

Age at death: 49  (read death notice)
American former professional baseball third baseman who played four seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1998 to 2001, with the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos
[Picture of Ryan Minor]


Mirisch, Walter Walter Mirisch is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 24 February 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
American film producer and founder of the Mirisch corporation
[Picture of Walter Mirisch]


Mitcham, Judson
Born in Monroe, Georgia, United States  (exact date unknown)
Author and poet best known for being the state of Georgia's tenth official poet laureate between 2012 and 2019, born 1948
[Picture of Judson Mitcham]


Mitchell, Ann
Born 22 April 1939  (Stepney, London, United Kingdom)
British actress who supports her passion for the stage with appearances in every British TV show ever
[Picture of Ann Mitchell]


Mitchell, George
Born 20 August 1933  (Waterville, Maine, USA)
Former US senator for Maine, who then became one of the pivotal names of the Northern Ireland peace process.
[Picture of George Mitchell]


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


Mitchell, Kenneth
Born 25 November 1974  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian Actor, Miracle.
[Picture of Kenneth Mitchell]


Miyamoto, Shigeru
Born 16 November 1952  (Sonobe, Japan)
Legendary Nintendo game developer whose creations of Super Mario Bros. and Zelda entertained and formed generations
[Picture of Shigeru Miyamoto]


Miyazaki, Hayao
Born 5 January 1941  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese manga artist and animator whose anime film 'Spirited Away' won the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2002.
[Picture of Hayao Miyazaki]


Mizuno, Hideko
Born 29 October 1939  (Shimooseki, Japan)
One of the first successful female Japanese shōjo manga artists
[Picture of Hideko Mizuno]


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]


Modiano, Patrick
Born 30 July 1945  (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
French Nobel laureate novelist.
[Picture of Patrick Modiano]


Modrow, Hans Hans Modrow is no longer with us
Born 27 January 1928  (Jasienica, Weimar Republic)

Died 11 February 2023  (Berlin, Germany)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
German politician and the last communist premier of East Germany
[Picture of Hans Modrow]


Moffat, Allan
Born 11 October 1939  (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Canadian-Australian racing driver.
[Picture of Allan Moffat]


Moggi, Luciano
Born 10 July 1937  (Monticiano, Italy)
Italian sports agent, a somewhat shady club advisor and central figure in a 2000s match fixing scandal
[Picture of Luciano Moggi]


Mohamad, Mahathir
Born 10 July 1925  (Alor Setar, Malaysia)
Two-time and incumbent prime minister of Malaysia, the oldest serving elected world leader as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Mahathir Mohamad]


Moissi, Bettina
Born 15 October 1923  (Berlin, Germany)
German actress, played the female lead in 'Long is the Road', a 1948 drama noted as the first German film to portray the Holocaust.
[Picture of Bettina Moissi]


Moll, Richard Richard Moll is no longer with us
Born 13 January 1943  (Pasadena, California, USA)

Died 26 October 2023  (Big Bear Lake, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Actor of film and TV. Voice over work as Two-face in the Batman animation series.
[Picture of Richard Moll]


Momaday, N. Scott
Born 27 February 1934  (Lawton, Oklahoma, United States)
Novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, and is considered the first major work of the Native American Renaissance.
[Picture of N. Scott Momaday]


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


Moneo, Rafael
Born 9 May 1937  (Tudela, Spain)
A fine Spanish architect, Pritzker Prize winner of 1996
[Picture of Rafael Moneo]


Monte, Eric
Born 25 December 1943  (Chicago, Illionois, USA)
African-American scriptwriter for All in the Family and The Jeffersons. Fell into crack cocaine addiction and homelessness
[Picture of Eric Monte]


Moon, Mary
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress in a number of bit-part roles during the 70s.
[Picture of Mary Moon]


Moone, Maggie
Born 5 July 1953  (Birmingham, England)
British singer appearing on "Name That Tune."
[Picture of Maggie Moone]


Moore, Dorothy
Born 13 October 1946  (Jackson, Mississippi, USA)
R&B singer of 'Misty Blue' fame.
[Picture of Dorothy Moore]


Moore, Sam
Born 12 October 1935  (Miami, Florida, USA)
One half of Rock n Roll Hall of Fame act, Sam and Dave.
[Picture of Sam 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, Shemar
Born 20 April 1970  (Oakland, California, USA)
American TV actor, first in The Young and the Restless, and occasional fashion model
[Picture of Shemar Moore]


Moore, Terry
Born 7 January 1929  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, former wife of Howard Hughes, a former model & "sex interest" in films.
[Picture of Terry Moore]


Moore (footballer), Terry
Born 8 June 1951  (Nuriootpa, South Australia)
Australian Rules Footballer.
[Picture of Terry Moore (footballer)]


Mordvichev, Andrey
Born 14 January 1976  (Soviet Union)
Russian military lieutenant general.
[Picture of Andrey Mordvichev]


Moreland, Mo Mo Moreland is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 15 December 2023  (Blackpool, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Member of the Roly Polys, made famous by regularly appearing on Les Dawson's TV show. Born in 1936
[Picture of Mo Moreland]


Morella, Connie
Born 12 February 1931  (Somerville, Massachussets, USA)
Maryland congresswoman from 1987 to 2003.
[Picture of Connie Morella]


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


Morgan, David
Born 10 June 1937  (Tredegar, Wales)
Cricket administrator.
[Picture of David Morgan]


Morgan, Derrick
Born 27 March 1940  (Clarendon, Jamaica)
Pre-Bob Marley Reggae star
[Picture of Derrick Morgan]


morgan, jane
Born 3 May 1924  (Newton, Massachusetts, USA)
Popular singer from the 1950s.
[Picture of jane morgan]


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


Morgan, Kenneth O.
Born 16 May 1934  (Wales, Great Britain)
Baron Morgan, Welsh historian and intellectual leader of the Welsh Labour Party
[Picture of Kenneth O. Morgan]


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


Morgan, Priscilla
Born 14 January 1934  (Essex, United Kingdom)
British TV actress, more from the B-list, however married to DeathList favourite Clive Dunn until his death.
[Picture of Priscilla Morgan]


Mori, Hamako
Born 18 February 1930  (Asakusa, Japan)
Gamer Grandma is a Japanese video game YouTuber and esports player. She is known to have been playing video and esports games for nearly 4 decades
[Picture of Hamako Mori]


Mori, Yoshiro
Born 14 July 1937  (Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan)
Former Prime Minister of Japan.
[Picture of Yoshiro Mori]


Moriarty, P.H.
Born 27 February 1939  (Deptford, London, England)
Actor - 'The Long Good Friday'.
[Picture of P.H. Moriarty]


Morin, Edgar
Born 7 August 1921  (Paris, France)
French philosopher and sociologist.
[Picture of Edgar Morin]


Born in Tramore, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish documentary filmmaker, born in 1922, and apparently, still alive!


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


Morris, Chris
Born 15 June 1962  (Colchester, Essex, England)
English controversial comedian and filmmaker.
[Picture of Chris Morris]


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


Morris, Garrett
Born 1 February 1937  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Actor and comedian, one of the original cast of 'Saturday Night Live' in 1975.
[Picture of Garrett Morris]


Morrisett, Lloyd Lloyd Morrisett is no longer with us
Born 11 February 1929  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 23 January 2023  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Experimental psychologist with a focus on education. Best known for co-founding the Children's Television Workshop, and by proxy co-creating 'Sesame Street'.
[Picture of Lloyd Morrisett]


Morrison, Scott
Born 13 May 1958  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Climate change-denying former Prime Minister of Australia. Months after he was swept out of office in 2022, he was censured by Parliament over a scandal where he secretly held multiple ministerial positions while PM.
[Picture of Scott Morrison]


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


Morrissey, Paul
Born 23 February 1938  (New York, New York, USA)
Andy Warhol-aligned film director whose usage of Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn made him one of the first to cast a transgender actress in starring roles.
[Picture of Paul Morrissey]


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]


Morsay, (rapper)
Born 19 August 1980  (Beaumont-sur-Oise, France)
French rapper, has some popular videos made about him
[Picture of (rapper) Morsay]


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]


Born 23 May 1959  (Middlesborough, England)
Comedian and actor, one half of the Reeves and Mortimer surreal comedy act.
[Picture of Bob MORTIMER]


Mota, Manny
Born 18 February 1938  (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Former MLB outfielder who later spent 33 years as a coach with the LA Dodgers.
[Picture of Manny Mota]


Mota, Rosa
Born 29 June 1958  (Porto, Portugal)
Portuguese former marathon runner, also called "the greatest female marathon runner ever"
[Picture of Rosa Mota]


Motson, John John Motson is no longer with us
Born 10 July 1945  (Salford, Lancashire, England)

Died 23 February 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Nerdy, long-time, sheepskin-clad football commentator.
[Picture of John Motson]


Motta, Gianni
Born 13 March 1943  (Cassano d'Adda, Italy)
Italian cyclist with a couple of trophies in the shelf, right next to the positive doping test
[Picture of Gianni Motta]


Mountcharles, Henry
Born 25 May 1951  ()
Peer who has cultivated an image as the "rock 'n' roll aristocrat" through putting on numerous shows at his ancestral home, Slane Castle.
[Picture of Henry Mountcharles]


Mouse, Stanley
Born 10 October 1940  (Fresno, California, USA)
Artist well known for his psychedelic rock poster designs and album covers for Grateful Dead Journey and other bands.
[Picture of Stanley Mouse]


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]


Moyers, Bill
Born 5 June 1934  (Hugo, Oklahoma, USA)
Journalist and White House Press Secretary under LBJ, one of the few major personnel left from his administration.
[Picture of Bill Moyers]


MrBeast, (youtuber)
Born 7 May 1998  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
For better or worse, the currently most successful video streamer on the planet, real name Jimmy Donaldson
[Picture of (youtuber) MrBeast]


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


Mueller-Stahl, Armin
Born 17 December 1930  (Sovetsk, Russia)
German film actor.
[Picture of Armin Mueller-Stahl]


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


Mulgrew, James
Born 17 October 1945  (Cookstown, N Ireland)
AKA Jimmy Cricket, an Irish comedian.
[Picture of James Mulgrew]


Mull, Martin
Born 18 August 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Comedian and actor ("Clue", "Arrested Development", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch") who always seemed more comfortable playing guitar and painting than trying to be a A-list star.
[Picture of Martin Mull]


Mullavey, Greg
Born 10 September 1939  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
US TV actor, Carly's grandfather in icarly
[Picture of Greg Mullavey]


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


Mullins, Michael J.
Born 9 November 1953  (place of birth unknown)
English salsa vocalist for Modern Romance.
[Picture of Michael J. Mullins]


Munger, Charlie Charlie Munger is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1924  (Omaga, Nebraska, USA)

Died 28 November 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and long-time associate of "The Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett.
[Picture of Charlie Munger]


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. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013.
[Picture of Alice 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]


Murayama, Tomiichi
Born 3 March 1924  (Oita Prefecture, Japan)
Prime Minister of Japan from 1994 to 1996. Was the first Japanese PM to publicly apologise for the conduct of Japan in the Second World War.
[Picture of Tomiichi Murayama]


Murdoch, Rupert
Born 11 March 1931  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
American media tycoon who used to be Australian, but cynically switched nationalities for business purposes. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. The "Dirty Digger" now finds his media empire in retreat after a series of revelations regarding phone-hac
[Picture of Rupert Murdoch]


Murguia, Ana Ofelia Ana Ofelia Murguia is no longer with us
Born 8 December 1933  (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico)

Died 31 December 2023  (Mexico)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Hugely important Mexican actress, now known all over the world for voicing Mama Coco in the Pixar movie
[Picture of Ana Ofelia Murguia]


Murov, Yevgeny
Born 18 November 1945  (Zvenigorod, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union)
Russian political figure and former director of the Federal Protective Service.
[Picture of Yevgeny Murov]


Murphy, Ben
Born 6 March 1942  (Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA)
Actor who played Kid Curry in TV show "Alias Smith and Jones".
[Picture of Ben Murphy]


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, Peter
Born 11 July 1957  (Northampton, England)
English singer-songwriter, former vocalist for the band Bauhaus, known as the Godfather of Goth.
[Picture of Peter Murphy]


Murphy (actor), Michael
Born 5 May 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American stage, TV; and film actor who enjoys playing important, shady men in grey suits
[Picture of Michael Murphy (actor)]


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


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


Murray, Billy
Born 6 October 1941  (Forest Gate, England)
Actor who played the villanous Johnny Allen on Eastenders.
[Picture of Billy Murray]


Murray, Brian Doyle
Born 31 October 1945  (Evanston, Illinois, United States)
Bill Murray's older brother and has appeared in some of his films such as Caddyshack and Groudhog Day
[Picture of Brian Doyle Murray]


Murray, Cheryl
Born 13 July 1952  (Liverpool, UK)
Played Suzie Birchall on "Coronation Street" between 1977 and 1979, her career was derailed by MS.
[Picture of Cheryl 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, Pete
Born 19 September 1928  (London, England)
Veteran radio DJ - one of Radio 1's original presenters when it started up in 1967. Had previously worked for Radio Luxembourg, as indeed they all seemed to do in those days.
[Picture of Pete Murray]


Murray, Tony Tony Murray is no longer with us
Born 8 February 1920  (Paris, France)

Died 6 June 2023  ()

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
French-born British businessman, billionaire owner of London Security.
[Picture of Tony Murray]


Murray (footballer), Don
Born 18 January 1946  (Elgin, Scotland)
Footballer, Cardiff City
[Picture of Don Murray (footballer)]


Musgrave, Story
Born 19 August 1935  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Nasa astronaut, one of the few people to have been into space in six different occasions.
[Picture of Story Musgrave]


Musharraf, Pervez Pervez Musharraf is no longer with us
Born 11 August 1943  (Delhi, India)

Died 5 February 2023  (Dubai, UAE)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Former President of Pakistan, who survived two assassination attempts in as many months towards the end of 2003.
[Picture of Pervez Musharraf]


Musk, Elon
Born 28 June 1971  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Uber-rich co-founder of PayPal and current bigwig with SpaceX and Tesla. Seemingly getting too into his role as a comic strip evil billionaire in recent years.
[Picture of Elon Musk]


Musuguri, David
Born 1 April 1920  (Butiama, Tanganyika)
Chief of the Tanzania People's Defence Force from 1980 until 1988.
[Picture of David Musuguri]


Mutharika, Peter
Born 18 July 1940  (Chisoka, Thyolo, Malawi)
President of Malawi from 2014-20.
[Picture of Peter Mutharika]


Mutombo, Dikembe
Born 25 June 1966  (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Hall of Fame NBA Player
[Picture of Dikembe Mutombo]


Mwinyi, Ali Hassan
Born 8 May 1925  (Kivure, Tanzania)
Former President of Tanzania, from 1985-95.
[Picture of Ali Hassan Mwinyi]


Myeong-sook, Han
Born 24 March 1944  (Heijo, Korea)
Former Prime Minister of South Korea from 2006-07, the first female officeholder.
[Picture of Han Myeong-sook]


Myers, Dave
Born 8 September 1957  (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England)
One of the two Hairy Bikers, the successful and unorthodox cooking duo.
[Picture of Dave Myers]


Myung-Bak, Lee
Born 19 December 1941  (Osaka, Japan)
President of South Korea 2008-2013.
[Picture of Lee Myung-Bak]

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