Dead Pool 26th July 2015
Apologies this week, a rather quick and perfunctory edition of the Dead Pool, not much has happened anyhow, so have a quick perusal and we’ll catch up for real next week.
Look Who You Could Have Had:
- Nova Pilbeam, 95, British actress (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Young and Innocent, Tudor Rose).
- Alex Rocco, 79, American actor (The Godfather, The George Carlin Show, The Facts of Life), Emmy winner (1990), cancer.
- Van Alexander, 100, American big band leader, songwriter-arranger (“A-Tisket, A-Tasket“), film and television composer (I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Donna Reed Show), heart failure.
- Josh Greenberg, 28, American technology executive, co-founder of Grooveshark.
- Wayne Carson, 72, American songwriter (“The Letter“, “Always on My Mind“, “Neon Rainbow”).
- Dieter Moebius, 71, Swiss-German electronic musician (Cluster, Harmonia, Moebius & Plank).
- Theodore Bikel, 91, Austrian-born American actor (The Defiant Ones, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), folk singer and composer.
- E. L. Doctorow, 84, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The March), complications from lung cancer.
In Other News
Brazil legend Pelé has been released from hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery. The 74-year-old was suffering from a trapped nerve and has had surgery to relieve pain in his back and hip at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. Also, South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned home after a week-long treatment in hospital for an unspecified infection, his foundation said. Doctors have asked him to rest, and “we’ll be doing our best not to disappoint them,” his daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu said in a statement.
Miles Frost, the eldest son of Sir David Frost has died at the age of 31 while out jogging. Mr Frost is believed to have collapsed during a run at the family’s holiday home in Oxfordshire on Sunday. Friends said he had appeared fit and healthy and was in “great form” over the past few weeks, with no signs of any health problems. His father Sir David died of a heart attack aged 74 two years ago on board the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner. Just goes to show, being a couch potato isn’t that bad for you.
Sergio Pérez walked away unscathed from a high-speed crash in Friday’s opening practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mexican driver suffered a rear suspension failure and lost control of his Force India on the exit of turn 11 before hitting the barriers on the opposite side of the track. Pérez’s right-front wheel then appeared to get caught underneath his Force India which flipped his car. The former McLaren driver was prompt to inform his team he was “OK” before clambering out of his car. The harrowing incident, which happened one hour into the 90-minute session, comes with the Formula One community mourning the loss of Jules Bianchi who died last week.
On This Day
- 1947 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.
- 1953 – Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement.
- 1971 – Apollo program: launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo “J-Mission“, and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.
- 1952 – Eva Perón, Argentinian actress and politician, 25th First Lady of Argentina (b. 1919)
- 1984 – Ed Gein, American murderer (b. 1906)
- 1994 – Terry Scott, English actor (b. 1927)
Last Week’s Birthdays
Jennifer Lopez (46), Prince George (2), Woody Harrelson (54), Gisele Bundchen (35), Benedict Cumberbatch (39), Monica Lewinsky (42), Slash (50), Willem Dafoe (60), Daniel Radcliffe (26), Lynda Carter (64), Anna Paquin (33), Danny Glover (69), Summer Glau (34), Kim Carnes (70), Carlos Santana (68) and Rhys Ivans (48).
Next Week peeps!