Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: 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]

 

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]

 

MacGraw, Ali
Born 1 April 1939  (Pound Ridge, New York, USA)
Frequently nominated US film and stage actress and once the wife of Steve McQueen
[Picture of Ali MacGraw]

 

MACGREGOR, Jimmie
Born 10 March 1930  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish folk singer and broadcaster.
[Picture of Jimmie MACGREGOR]

 

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]

 

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

 

Mackey, Anita
Born 1 January 1914  (Riverside, California, USA)
American social worker and supercentenarian
[Picture of Anita Mackey]

 

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]

 

MacPhail, John
Born 7 December 1955  (Dundee, Scotland)
Scottish footballer.
[Picture of John MacPhail]

 

Madison, Joe Joe Madison is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1949  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Died 31 January 2024  (Washington DC, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Radio talk show host on SiriusXM Urban View.
[Picture of Joe Madison]

 

Madonna, (singer)
Born 16 August 1958  (Bay City, Michigan, USA)
Singer & actress, a huge influence on music over the last twenty-five years.
[Picture of (singer) Madonna]

 

Mael, Russell
Born 5 October 1948  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Half of Sparks, with brother Ron, arrived on the scene in the early 70s and still going today.
[Picture of Russell Mael]

 

Maggart, Brandon
Born 12 December 1933  (Carthage, TN, USA)
primarily known for acting, he was half of Buddy & Jim on Sesame Street, Robin Williams' wrestling coach in The World According to Garp and the oldest brother, Lou, on Showtime's Brothers. He's also an accomplished painter and poet.
[Picture of Brandon Maggart]

 

Magnusdottir, Thorhildur
Born 22 December 1917  (Iceland)
Oldest living person of Iceland
[Picture of Thorhildur Magnusdottir]

 

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

 

Maguire, Annie
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish wrongfully convicted woman who received a papal honour.
[Picture of Annie Maguire]

 

Maguire, Mairead
Born 27 January 1944  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish peace activist, co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams for their focus on a peaceful resolution to the Troubles.
[Picture of Mairead Maguire]

 

Magyar, Zoltan
Born 13 December 1953  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian two-time Olympic champion gymnast.
[Picture of Zoltan Magyar]

 

Maharaj, Sudarshan
Date and place of birth unknown
NHL coach. Born 1964.
[Picture of Sudarshan Maharaj]

 

Maiani, Luciano
Born 16 July 1941  (Rome, Italy)
Physicist from San Marino who predicted the charm quark
[Picture of Luciano Maiani]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Makepeace, Chris
Born 22 April 1964  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor, who's breakthrough came in Meatballs; made a number of films as a teen/young adult before moving behind the camera as an assistant director.
[Picture of Chris Makepeace]

 

Makhlouf, Jean Paul
Born 18 October 1985  (USA)
American DJ apart of Cash Cash who produce music for the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' series.
[Picture of Jean Paul Makhlouf]

 

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

 

Malaurie, Jean
Born 22 December 1922  (Mainz, Germany)
French explorer and geopgraher, the first to visit Earth's geomagnetic North Pole
[Picture of Jean Malaurie]

 

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]

 

Malkiel, Burton
Born 28 August 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Economist, Professor of Economics at Princeton. Gained Bachelor's and Mater's at Harvard. Written many books on economics & finance.
[Picture of Burton Malkiel]

 

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

 

Maloney, Patty
Born 17 March 1936  (Perkinsville, New York, USA)
Actress, a long-time US TV regular.
[Picture of Patty Maloney]

 

Maltin, Leonard
Born 18 December 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
American film critic and former president of the LA Films Critics Association.
[Picture of Leonard Maltin]

 

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]

 

Manfredi, Valerio Massimo
Born 8 March 1943  (Castelfranco Emilia, Modena, Italy)
Archaeologist and writer, visiting Professor. His novel The Last Legion was made into a film. Survived a gas leak in 2021.
[Picture of Valerio Massimo Manfredi]

 

Mangakahia, Tiana
Born 21 April 1995  (Australia)
Australian basketball player, now retired due to breast cancer.
[Picture of Tiana Mangakahia]

 

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

 

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

 

Mann, 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]

 

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

 

Mantegna, Joe
Born 13 November 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Delightfully evil actor and voice actor, Fat Tony in the Simpsons
[Picture of Joe Mantegna]

 

Mantel, Dutch
Born 29 November 1949  (Walhalla SC, USA)
Wayne Keown, who has been involved in US pro wrestling (WCW, WWE etc) from 1972 to 2017, as fighter, manager or promoter.
[Picture of Dutch Mantel]

 

Manuella, Tulaga
Born 26 August 1936  (Tuvalu)
Governor-general of Tuvalu 1994-1998
[Picture of Tulaga Manuella]

 

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

 

Maragall, Pasqual
Born 13 January 1941  (Barcelona, Spain)
Catalan politician, former Mayor of Barcelona, President & Chair of the Barcelona '92 Olympic Organising committee, later President of the Catalan Parliament. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's' disease in 2007.
[Picture of Pasqual Maragall]

 

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]

 

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]

 

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

 

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]

 

Marguerre, Wolfgang
Born 1 January 1941  (Heidelberg, Germany)
Businessman who owns the Octapharma pharmaceutical group.
[Picture of Wolfgang Marguerre]

 

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, Cheech
Born 13 July 1946  (Los Angeles CA, USA)
Comedian, comedy actor, one half of counter-culture double act Cheech & Chong and known to have an 'interest' in cannabis.
[Picture of Cheech Marin]

 

Marin, Jose Maria
Born 6 May 1932  (São Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian politician and FIFA corrupto later sent to prison.
[Picture of Jose Maria Marin]

 

Marino, Dan
Born 13 September 1961  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, aknowledged as one of the greatest of all time.
[Picture of Dan Marino]

 

Markey, Ed
Born 11 July 1946  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Another young buck who joined the US senate at the low age of 67
[Picture of Ed Markey]

 

Markham, Kika
Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Prolific actress, widow of Corin Redgrave. Recently a regular in Mr. Selfridge.
[Picture of Kika Markham]

 

Markham, Monte
Born 21 June 1935  (Manatee County, FL , USA)
TV actor, still working as of 2023; lead roles in The New Perry Mason & Mr. Deeds goes to town, supporting role in Baywatch and lots of guest appearances. Also voices video games.
[Picture of Monte Markham]

 

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]

 

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]

 

Marr, Johnny
Born 31 October 1963  (Manchester, England)
English musician, most famously lead guitarist of the Smiths.
[Picture of Johnny Marr]

 

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]

 

Martell, Donna
Born 24 December 1927  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Film and TV actress of the 40s through 60s, most frequently in Westerns.
[Picture of Donna 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, 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, Judy
Born 8 October 1955  (Texas, USA)
80s womens wrestler, one of the few "worker" lady grapplers in the US during the cartoon era.
[Picture of Judy 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, Paul
Born 28 August 1938  (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Prime Minister of Canada since December 2003.
[Picture of Paul 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]

 

Martynushkin, Ivan
Born 18 January 1924  (Poshchupovo, Ryazan Governorate, RSFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian World War II veteran and last surviving liberator of Auschwitz.
[Picture of Ivan Martynushkin]

 

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]

 

Masami, Devil
Born 7 January 1962  (Kitakyushu, Japan)
Japanese professional wrestler and member of the All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
[Picture of Devil Masami]

 

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, Angela
Born 9 August 1944  (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Civil servant and activist, former director of Stonewall and a current member of Camden Borough Council.
[Picture of Angela Mason]

 

Mason, Marsha
Born 3 April 1942  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Four time-Oscar nominated Film and Broadway actress
[Picture of Marsha Mason]

 

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, Danny
Born 13 March 1976  (Nassau County, New York, USA)
Actor in 'That 70's Show' and convicted rapist.
[Picture of Danny Masterson]

 

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]

 

Masuda, Toshio
Born 28 October 1959  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film composer, most notably for the Naruto franchise
[Picture of Toshio Masuda]

 

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, Edith
Born 11 February 1938  (Lucerne, Switzerland)
Swiss soprano.
[Picture of Edith MATHIS]

 

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]

 

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]

 

Matthews, Chris
Born 17 December 1945  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US political commentator and show host, "Hardball with Chris Matthews"
[Picture of Chris Matthews]

 

Matthews, Stacy Layne
Born 19 July 1954  (Back Swamp Township, North Carolina, USA)
US drag queen mostly known for Season 3 of RuPaul's drag race, the one and only "Henny"
[Picture of Stacy Layne Matthews]

 

Matviichuk, Oleksandra
Born 8 October 1983  (Boyarka, Kyiv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR)
Ukrainian lawyer and human rights activist. Heads the Center for Civil Liberties which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022.
[Picture of Oleksandra Matviichuk]

 

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]

 

Maupin, Bennie
Born 29 August 1940  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Jazz multireedist who worked with Miles Davis.
[Picture of Bennie Maupin]

 

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]

 

Maurier, Claire
Born 27 March 1929  (Ceres, France)
Veteran french actress, best known in the world for, of course, having a part in Amélie
[Picture of Claire Maurier]

 

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

 

Maxwell, Craig
Date and place of birth unknown
Rugby executive with terminal lung cancer. Born c. 1982.
[Picture of Craig Maxwell]

 

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]

 

Mazeroski, Bill
Born 5 September 1938  (Wheeling, WV, USA)
Baseball player, second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956 to 1972. Played in 10 All-Star games and won 2 World Series (1960 & 1971). Had a cameo, hitting into a triple play in 1968's The Odd Couple.
[Picture of Bill Mazeroski]

 

Mazingue, Solene
Born 11 February 2003  (Paris, France)
French ice dancer who competes for Estonia.
[Picture of Solene Mazingue]

 

McAlevey, Jane
Born 12 October 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Writer and unionist.
[Picture of Jane McAlevey]

 

McAloon, Paddy
Born 7 June 1957  (Durham, UK)
Frontman of Prefab Sprout, the most overrated band in musical history.
[Picture of Paddy McAloon]

 

McCall, Mitzi
Born in   (exact date unknown)
American actress and comedian.
[Picture of Mitzi McCall]

 

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]

 

McCann, Les
Born 23 September 1935  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
Jazz pianist and vocalist.
[Picture of Les McCann]

 

McCarrick, Theodore
Born 7 July 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former Archbishop of Washington, DC and Newark, NJ.
[Picture of Theodore McCarrick]

 

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]

 

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]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

McCord, Kent
Born 26 September 1942  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Actor, played Officer Jim Reed in US drama Adam-12, as well as numerous other parts before, during and after
[Picture of Kent McCord]

 

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, Steve
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Top 40 radio presenter based in Atlanta. Born c. 1954.
[Picture of Steve McCoy]

 

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

 

MCCREADIE, EDDIE
Born 15 April 1940  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish footballer and manager.
[Picture of EDDIE MCCREADIE]

 

McCredie, Ian
Born 15 July 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Guitarist with Middle of the Road who had a massive hit in 1972 with 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep'.
[Picture of Ian McCredie]

 

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 15 October 1930  (Bury, Lancs, England)
Former Burnley & England goalkeeper. Played in 1958 FIFA World Cup
[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]

 

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

 

McEachin, James
Born 20 May 1930  (Rennert, NC, USA)
Former soldier, much-decorated, turned public servant (police & fire service) turned actor. Mostly appearing in supporting roles, he had a recurring role as Lt. Brock in the 1980s Perry Mason TV movies starring Raymond Burr. He was also the DJ in Clint Ea
[Picture of James McEachin]

 

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]

 

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

 

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

 

McGinley, Ken
Born in   (exact date unknown)
British anti-nuclear testing activist, he observed several nuclear tests and now suffers from cancer, hmm…. born in 1938.
[Picture of Ken McGinley]

 

McGonagle, Richard
Born 22 October 1946  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Voiceover artist, the backup Mr. Incredible for projects where Craig T. Nelson is unavailable.
[Picture of Richard McGonagle]

 

McGoran, Thomas
Born 10 April 1905  (Ayrshire, Scotland)
Scottish artist.
[Picture of Thomas McGoran]

 

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]

 

MCGOWAN, Cathy
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former presenter on iconic 60s pop show 'Ready Steady Go!' and mod icon.
[Picture of Cathy MCGOWAN]

 

McGowan, Tom
Born 26 July 1959  (Belmar, New Jersey, USA)
A friendly pudgby face on stage and TV, especially Frasier and Curb your Enthusiasm
[Picture of Tom McGowan]

 

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

 

McGuinness, Wilf
Born 25 October 1937  (Manchester, England)
English footballer and manager for Manchester United.
[Picture of Wilf 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]

 

McKellar, Honor
Born 10 November 1920  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
New Zealand mezzo-soprano.
[Picture of Honor McKellar]

 

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, Frankie
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Member of Australia-based celtic punk band The Rumjacks.
[Picture of Frankie McLaughlin]

 

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]

 

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]

 

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, Pat
Born 19 September 1945  (Croy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Scottish footballer with Aston Villa and Celtic.
[Picture of Pat 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]

 

McMenemy, Lawrie
Born 26 July 1936  (Gateshead, United Kingdom)
English football coach, very notable for his stint at Southampton
[Picture of Lawrie McMenemy]

 

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

 

McMillan, Ian Ian McMillan is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1931  (Airdrie, Scotland)

Died 16 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former Scotland and Rangers international footballer, nicknamed "The Wee Prime Minister." Death announced 16-2-2024
[Picture of Ian McMillan]

 

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]

 

McPherson, Elle
Born 29 March 1964  (Killara, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian supermodel, was nicknamed and will always be "The Body"
[Picture of Elle McPherson]

 

McQuillan, Alan
Born in   (exact date unknown)
FORMER PSNI Assistant Chief Constable
[Picture of Alan McQuillan]

 

McRaney, Gerald
Born 19 August 1947  (Collins, Mississippi, USA)
Actor who played one of the titular brother detectives in 'Simon & Simon'.
[Picture of Gerald McRaney]

 

McShane, Ian
Born 29 September 1942  (Blackburn, UK)
TV actor, best known to those over 40 as Lovejoy and under as Al Swearengen in "Deadwood".
[Picture of Ian McShane]

 

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]

 

Meadows, Stanley
Born 14 July 1931  (Stepney, England)
English actor.
[Picture of Stanley Meadows]

 

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

 

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]

 

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

 

Meier, Dieter
Born 4 March 1945  (Zürich, Switzerland)
Electronic musician with Yello. "Oh Yeah" became his best known song via its usage in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and as Duffman's leitmotif in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Dieter Meier]

 

Meldrum, Keith
Born 20 April 1937  (place of birth unknown)
British veterinarian who served as the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer from 1988 to 1997.
[Picture of Keith Meldrum]

 

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]

 

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]

 

Menendez, Bob
Born 1 January 1954  (New York, NY, USA)
New Jersey Senator twice (as of 2023) indicted on corruption charges.
[Picture of Bob Menendez]

 

Menotti, César Luis
Born 5 November 1938  (Rosario, Argentina)
Sad-eyed, chain smoking manager of the Argentina national team from 1974-1983.
[Picture of César Luis Menotti]

 

Menounos, Maria
Born 8 June 1978  (Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
American TV presenter who also co-hosted the 2006 Eurovision in Greece.
[Picture of Maria Menounos]

 

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]

 

Merchant, Larry
Born 11 February 1931  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Boxing journalist, analyst and broadcaster.
[Picture of Larry Merchant]

 

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]

 

Meyer, Camille
Born 2 September 1968  (Newport Breach, California, USA)
Better known as Real Housewive Camille Grammer, now divorced from Kelsey, and married a second time
[Picture of Camille Meyer]

 

Meza, Florinda
Born 8 February 1949  (Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico)
Mexican comedy actress, leading player in sketch show Chespirito, and also sitcom El Chavo del Ocho
[Picture of Florinda Meza]

 

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]

 

Micheals, Rip
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
American comedian and cast member on 'Wild 'n Out'.
[Picture of Rip Micheals]

 

Micucci, Kate
Born 31 March 1980  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
American actress, comedian & musician.
[Picture of Kate Micucci]

 

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]

 

Milch, David
Born 23 March 1945  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
TV writer who created or co-created 'NYPD Blue' and 'Deadwood'. Now with Alzheimer's.
[Picture of David Milch]

 

Miles, Nick
Born 15 December 1962  (Birmingham, Enga)
Jimmy King on Emmerdale
[Picture of Nick Miles]

 

Miles, Rosalind
Born in Warks, England  (exact date unknown)
Multi-skilled author of 23 books, and also lecturer, writer, journalist, magistrate, and as a broadcaster contributes to Canadian radio, PBS, CBS, BBC and CNN
[Picture of Rosalind Miles]

 

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, Maggie
Born 6 January 1941  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Actress who's appeared in many an antipodean drama
[Picture of Maggie Millar]

 

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, George
Born 3 March 1945  (Brisbane, Australia)
Australian filmmaker and the creative force behind the Mad Max Series
[Picture of George Miller]

 

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

 

Mills, Stratton
Born 1 July 1932  (Northern Ireland, UK)
Former Ulster Unionist, Conservative & Alliance MP for Belfast North (1959-1974). Last survivor of the 1959 GE intake.
[Picture of Stratton 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 Sandra Milo is no longer with us
Born 11 March 1933  (Tunis, Tunisia)

Died 29 January 2024  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]

 

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

 

Minelli, Ludwig
Born 5 December 1932  (Zurich, Switzerland)
Founder of the Dignitas euthanasia project, a deadpoolers best friend?
[Picture of Ludwig Minelli]

 

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]

 

Mirnyi, Max
Born 6 July 1977  (Minsk, Belarus)
Retired tennis player nicknamed The Beast of Belarus, Olympic mixed doubles champion 2012, had a tumour removed from his head last year.
[Picture of Max Mirnyi]

 

Mirren, Helen
Born 26 July 1945  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Leading lady of TV, stage & film of Russian origin. More recently portrayed the Queen in the film of the same name, but also known for her role in 'Prime Suspect'.
[Picture of Helen Mirren]

 

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, Brian Stokes
Born 31 October 1957  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
A top Broadway performer of the current generation
[Picture of Brian Stokes 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 Kenneth Mitchell is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1974  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Died 24 February 2024  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Age at death: 49  (read death notice)
Canadian Actor, Miracle.
[Picture of Kenneth Mitchell]

 

Mitchell, Liz
Born 12 July 1952  (Clarendon, British Jamaica)
Co-frontwoman of Boney M. Does she know how to die?
[Picture of Liz Mitchell]

 

Mitchum, James
Born 8 May 1941  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Robert Mitchum's doppelganger son, who followed him into the movie business, though to lesser acclaim.
[Picture of James Mitchum]

 

Mitta, Alexander
Born 28 March 1933  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Soviet-Russian actor and filmmaker
[Picture of Alexander Mitta]

 

Mitterrand, Frederic
Born 21 August 1947  (Paris, France)
Actor, writer and former government minister, nephew of Francois, and indulger in some dubious practices (allegedly).
[Picture of Frederic Mitterrand]

 

Mixon, Jamal
Born 17 June 1983  (Oxnard, California, USA)
Actor who appeared in The Nutty Professor.
[Picture of Jamal Mixon]

 

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]

 

Moffat, Gwen
Born 3 July 1924  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Pioneering mountaineer who was the first British female certified mountain guide. Later turned her hand to mystery writing.
[Picture of Gwen Moffat]

 

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]

 

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

 

Monninger, Joseph
Born 28 October 1953  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Writer with terminal lung cancer.
[Picture of Joseph Monninger]

 

Monroe, Earl
Born 21 November 1944  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former NBA player who was with the Baltimore Bullets and The New York Knicks.
[Picture of Earl Monroe]

 

Montenegro, Fernanda
Born 16 October 1929  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazillian actress, nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 1999 for 'Central Station'.
[Picture of Fernanda Montenegro]

 

Montez, Chris
Born 17 January 1943  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Singer known for 1962's Let's Dance, but still performing today.
[Picture of Chris Montez]

 

Mooi, CJ de
Born 5 November 1969  (Barnsley, England)
One of the original Eggheads.
[Picture of CJ de Mooi]

 

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, 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]

 

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, Chad
Born 11 February 1933  (Wondai, Queensland, Australia)
Australian country singer known for his vaudeville-inspired novelty act.
[Picture of Chad Morgan]

 

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, 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]

 

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, Masahiro
Born in Japan  (exact date unknown)
Japanese roboticist who created the term "uncanny valley", which has become all-too-familiar in this CGI world.
[Picture of Masahiro 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]

 

Morley, Ken
Born 17 January 1943  (Chorley, Lancashire, England)
Character actor who became a cult figure among the students as the bumbling Bettabuys store manager Reg Holdsworth in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Ken Morley]

 

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]

 

Morris, Lillian
Born 3 April 1952  (Waterville, Maine, USA)
Contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands who always for her Scout Leader uniform
[Picture of Lillian Morris]

 

Morrison, George
Born 5 April 1905  (Tramore, Ireland)
Irish documentary filmmaker.
[Picture of George 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, 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]

 

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]

 

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

 

Mortimer, Tony
Born 21 October 1970  (London, UK)
Singer songwriter, former member of East 17.
[Picture of Tony 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]

 

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]

 

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]

 

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]

 

Muldaur, Diana
Born 19 August 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
US actress, most prominently on L.A. Law and on Star Trek: The Next Generation as the interim medical officer Doctor Pulaski
[Picture of Diana Muldaur]

 

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  ()
English salsa vocalist for Modern Romance.
[Picture of Michael J. Mullins]

 

Mulroney, Brian
Born 20 March 1939  (Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada)
Prime Minister of Canada between 1984-1993.
[Picture of Brian Mulroney]

 

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]

 

Muraco, Don
Born 10 September 1949  (Sunset Beach, Hawaii, USA)
WWF wrestler of the 80s who lost his claim to the nickname "The Rock"
[Picture of Don Muraco]

 

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]

 

Murdock, David H.
Born 11 April 1923  (Kansas City, MO, USA)
Billionaire businessman (Dole) and advocate for plant-based diets; also founder of the California Health and Longevity Institute. Something's working!
[Picture of David H. Murdock]

 

Murkowski, Frank
Born 28 March 1933  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
US Senator for Alaska from 1981 to 2002.
[Picture of Frank Murkowski]

 

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]

 

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, Billy
Born 6 October 1941  (Forest Gate, England)
Actor who played the villanous Johnny Allen on Eastenders.
[Picture of Billy 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, Don Don Murray is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1929  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Died 2 February 2024  (Goleta, CA, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Mostly a film actor (Bus Stop, Conquest of The Planet of The Apes) but also did some television, most recent being the revived Twin Peaks (2017)
[Picture of Don 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]

 

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]

 

Musgrave, Thea
Born 27 May 1928  (Barnton, Scotland)
Scottish composer.
[Picture of Thea Musgrave]

 

Musi, Lizzy
Date and place of birth unknown
American drag racer.
[Picture of Lizzy Musi]

 

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]

 

Mustaine, Dave
Born 13 September 1961  (La Mesa, California, USA)
Singer & guitarist, lead singer of Megadeth and guitarist for Metallica.
[Picture of Dave Mustaine]

 

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

 

Mwazha, Paul
Born 25 October 1918  (Chirumanzu, Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwean religious leader who founded the African Apostolic Church.
[Picture of Paul Mwazha]

 

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

 

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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