Category Archives: Journalism

#656 Robert De Niro / John Humphrys – 17 August 1943

Robert De Niro Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Martin … Continue reading

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#638 Mick Ronson / Simon Hoggart – 26 May 1946

Mick Ronson Michael “Mick” Ronson (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. He is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of The Spiders from Mars. Ronson was a busy session musician who recorded with artists … Continue reading

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#614 Alexander Fleming / Louella Parsons – 6 August 1881

Alexander Fleming Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS(Eng) (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. His best-known discovery is the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons (August 6, 1881 – … Continue reading

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#576 Ogden Nash / Fyfe Robertson – 19 August 1902

Ogden Nash Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse. The New York Times said his “droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry”. Ogden Nash wrote over 500 pieces of … Continue reading

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#572 Veronica Guerin / Bill Watterson – 05 July 1958

Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau. Guerin received the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists in December … Continue reading

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#551 Anna Raeburn / Tony Orlando – 03 April 1944

Anna Raeburn Anna Raeburn (born 3 April 1944) is a British broadcaster and journalist who is famous for her role giving advice on life relationship and more general life problems. Anna Raeburn won a gold Sony award in 1998, and a bronze Sony award in 2007 … Continue reading

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#511 – Nigel Pivaro / Phil Woolas – 11 December 1959

Nigel Pivaro Nigel Pivaro (born 11 December 1959) is an English journalist who as an actor was best known for playing Terry Duckworth, the son of Vera and Jack Duckworth inCoronation Street. Phil Woolas Philip James Woolas (born 11 December 1959) was a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of … Continue reading

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#509 Kirsty Young / Rachel Nickell – 23 November 1968

Kirsty Young Kirsty Jackson Young (born 23 November 1968) is a Scottish television presenter and radio presenter. She is the main presenter of Crimewatch and Desert Island Discs. Rachel Nickell Rachel Jane Nickell (23 November 1968 – 15 July 1992) was the victim of a … Continue reading

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#489 Barry Norman / Janet Baker – 21 August 1933

Barry Norman Barry Leslie Norman, CBE (born 21 August 1933 in London) is an English novelist, impresario, film critic and media personality. He was the BBC film critic on television from 1972 to 1998. Janet Baker Dame Janet Abbott Baker, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer. … Continue reading

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#466 John Newcombe / Lady Olga Maitland – 23 May 1944

John Newcombe John David Newcombe, AO, OBE (born 23 May 1944 in Sydney) is a former World No. 1 tennis player. Overall, he won 26 Grand Slam major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Lady Olga Maitland Lady Helen Olga Hay (born 23 May 1944), better … Continue reading

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#440 Peter Farrelly / Dominic Lawson – 17 December 1956

Peter Farrelly Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. The Farrelly Brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing gross-out humor romantic comedy films such as, Dumb and Dumber, Me, Myself and Irene, There’s Something About … Continue reading

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#433 Brough Scott / Morag Hood – 12 December 1942

Brough Scott John Brough Scott (born 12 December 1942) is a British horse racing journalist, radio and television presenter, and former jockey. Morag Hood Morag Hood (12 December 1942–5 October 2002) was a Scottish actress described by many commentators as “a celebrated … Continue reading

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#415 Fiona Armstrong / David Van Day – 28 November 1956

Fiona Armstrong Fiona Armstrong, Lady MacGregor of MacGregor (born 28 November 1956) is a freelance Scottish television journalist. In March 1987, she joined ITN as a reporter/newscaster on News at Ten, News at 5:45 (later News at 5:40) and other bulletins. On the reporting side, she … Continue reading

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#412 Percy Sledge / Gerald Seymour – 25 November 1941

Percy Sledge Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941, Leighton, Alabama) is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966. He won the W.C. Handy Blues Awards in 1996 for best Soul/Blues album of the year … Continue reading

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#382 David Dimbleby / Howard Blake – 28 October 1938

David Dimbleby David Dimbleby (born 28 October 1938) is a long-standing British BBC TV commentator and a presenter of current affairs and political programmes, most notably the BBC’s flagship political show Question Time, and more recently, art, architectural history and history series. Howard Blake Howard Blake … Continue reading

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#343 Ronnie Barker / Barbara Walters – 25 September 1929

Ronnie Barker Ronald William George “Ronnie” Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was a British actor, comedian, writer, broadcaster and businessman. He was known for his roles in various British comedy television series, such as The Frost Report, Porridge, The Two Ronnies and Open All … Continue reading

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#328 Ferdinand Marcos / Jessica Mitford / Herbert Lom – 11 September 1917

Ferdinand Marcos Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. As Philippine president and strongman, his greatest achievement was in the fields of infrastructure development and international diplomacy. … Continue reading

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#296 Sir Trevor Mcdonald / Seán Brady, Primate of All Ireland – 16 August 1939

Trevor McDonald Sir Trevor McDonald OBE (born 16 August 1939) is a Trinidadian-born British newsreader and journalist. He is a news presenter with ITN, notable for having been the first black news reader in the UK. He has won more awards than any other British reporter. McDonald was knighted in 1999 … Continue reading

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#283 Walid Jumblatt / Matthew Parris – 07 August 1949

Walid Jumblatt   Walid Jumblatt (born August 7, 1949) is a Lebanese politician and the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP). He is the most prominent leader of Lebanon’s Druze community. Matthew Parris Matthew Francis Parris (born 7 August 1949 in Johannesburg) is … Continue reading

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#271 Geraldine Chaplin / Jonathan Dimbleby – 31 July 1944

Geraldine Chaplin Geraldine Leigh Chaplin (born July 31, 1944) is an English-American actress and the daughter of Charlie Chaplin. When Chaplin was eight years old, she appeared uncredited in her father’s film Limelight. David Lean chose her to play Tonya in his film Doctor Zhivago … Continue reading

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