Category Archives: Radio

#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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#604 Nicholas Parsons / Murray Walker – 10 October 1923

Nicholas Parsons Christopher Nicholas Parsons OBE (born 10 October 1923, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England) is a British radio and television presenter, comedy performer and actor. His long career on television and radio have made him a household name. Best known today for his long-standing position as host of the comedy radio game show Just A … Continue reading

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#581 Simon Mayo / Penny Smith – 21 September 1958

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo (born 21 September 1958, Southgate, London) is an English radio presenter who has worked for BBC Radio since 1981. In 2008, Mayo was recognised as the “radio broadcaster of the year” at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the “Speech Broadcaster of the Year” at … Continue reading

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#563 David Helfgott / Michael Cochrane – 19 May 1947

David Helfgott David Helfgott (born 19 May 1947) is an Australian concert pianist. He is as well known for having schizoaffective disorder as he is for his piano playing. Helfgott’s life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine. Michael Cochrane Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who … 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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#547 Judy Garland / Bill Kerr – 10 June 1922

Judy Garland Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years and for her renowned contralto voice, she attained international stardom as an actress in musical and … Continue reading

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#485 Peter Taylor / John Timpson – 2 July 1928

Peter Taylor Peter Thomas Taylor (2 July 1928 – 4 October 1990) was an English football goalkeeper and more notably, a football manager. His name is closely associated with that of Brian Clough, with whom he served as assistant manager at various clubs in the 1960s, … Continue reading

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#475 Nigel Rees / Whitfield Diffie / Chris Finnegan – 05 June 1944

Nigel Rees Nigel Rees (born 5 June 1944 near Liverpool) is an English author and presenter, best known for devising and hosting the Radio 4 long running panel game Quote… Unquote (since 1976) and as the author of more than fifty books – reference, humour and fiction. … Continue reading

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#471 Brooke Shields / Lisa I’Anson – 31 May 1965

Brooke Shields Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress, author and model. Some of her better-known movies include Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon, as well as TV shows such as Suddenly Susan, That ’70s Show and Lipstick Jungle. Lisa I’Anson Lisa I’Anson (born 31 May 1965) is an English broadcaster and VJ. … Continue reading

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#438 Alan Freed / Bob Todd – 15 December 1921

Alan Freed Albert James “Alan” Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc-jockey. He became internationally known for promoting African-American rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of rock and … Continue reading

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#436 Lillian Board / Andy Peebles – 13 December 1948

Lillian Board Lillian Barbara Board, MBE (13 December 1948 – 26 December 1970) was an athlete from Great Britain, who won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and two gold medals at the 1969 European Championships in Athletics … Continue reading

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#404 RuPaul / Jonathan Ross – 17 November 1960

RuPaul RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and singer-songwriter, who first gained fame in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Jonathan … Continue reading

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#272 Yves Saint Laurent / Donald Neilson / Laurie Taylor – 01 August 1936

Yves Saint Laurent Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent (1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), was a French fashion designer, one of the greatest names in French fashion in the 20th century. Donald Neilson Donald Neilson (1 August 1936 – … Continue reading

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#241 Paul Merton / Marc Almond / Kelly McGillis – 09 July 1957

Paul Merton Paul Merton (born Paul James Martin; 9 July 1957) is a British comedian, writer and actor. Considered by a number of critics, fellow comedians and members of the public to be among Britain’s greatest comedians,he is well known for his regular appearances … Continue reading

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#236 Janet Leigh / Alan Freeman – 06 July 1927

Janet Leigh Janet Leigh (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), born Jeanette Helen Morrison, was an American actress. She was the wife of actor Tony Curtis from June 1951 to September 1962 and the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis. From the … Continue reading

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#205 Kathy Burke / Becky Want – 13 June 1964

Kathy Burke Katherine Lucy Bridget Burke (born 13 June 1964) is an English actress, comedienne, playwright and theatre director. Burke first became familiar to television audiences as a player of minor roles in sketches by better-known performers such as Harry Enfield. She quickly became successful in her … Continue reading

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#179 Dermot O’Leary / Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko / Elisa Bridges – 24 May 1973

Dermot O’Leary Dermot O’Leary (born Seán Dermot Fintan O’Leary, Jr. on 24 May 1973) is a British television and radio presenter. O’Leary established himself as a fixture as presenter of Big Brother’s Little Brother on Channel 4 and has since moved on to The … Continue reading

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#144 Sachin Tendulkar / Gabby Logan / Lee Westwood – 24 April 1973

Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar ( born 24 April 1973) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the only male … Continue reading

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#139 Iggy Pop / Adrian Juste – 21 April 1947

Iggy Pop Iggy Pop (born James Newell “Jim” Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor. He is considered an influential innovator of punk rock, hard rock, and other styles of rock music. Pop began calling himself “Iggy” after his first band in high school … Continue reading

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#126 Bob Harris / Nicholas Ball – 11 April 1946

Bob Harris Robert Brinley Harris (born 11 April 1946), better known by the name “Whispering” Bob Harris, is a British radio host. He also presented The Old Grey Whistle Test rock music show on BBC television from 1971 until 1978. His hippie-style beard and laid-back presentation … Continue reading

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