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comedic character actor  Jack Oakie   played Napolini (Il Duce of Bacteria) in The Great Dictator (1940)
¤real name: Lewis Delaney Offield 
born on 11-12-1903 in Sedalia, Missouri
expired 1-23-1978 in Northridge, California   age 74   cause: aortic aneurysm
character actress  Victoria Horne Oakie   widow of Jack Oakie; appeared in The Great Dictator (1940) & as Myrtle Mae Simmons in Harvey (1950)
born on 11-1-1911 in New York, New York
expired 10-10-2003 in Beverly Hills, California   age 91
one-term Michigan congressman (1953-55)  Charles Gibb Oakman   introduced the legislation that put "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance (1954); President Eisenhower signed it on Flag Day
born on 9-4-1903 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 10-28-1973 in Dearborn, Michigan   age 70
former Texas Rangers manager  Johnny Lane "Quaker" Oates
born on 1-21-1946 in Sylva, North Carolina
expired 12-24-2004 in Richmond, Virginia   age 58   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM, JL18.2%
   Scored 6.7391 points

actor  Warren Oates
born on 7-5-1928 in Depoy, Kentucky
expired 4-3-1982 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 53
theologian Dr.  Wayne E. Oates   coined term workaholic (1971)
born on 6-24-1917 in Greenville, South Carolina
expired 10-21-1999 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 82
former Stockbridge, Massachusetts police chief  William J. Obanhein   arrested Arlo Guthrie for "littering", and immortalized in song Alice's Restaurant
¤aka: "Officer Obie
born on 10-19-1924
expired 9-11-1994   age 69
AIDs victim  Steve O'Banion   accused of "attempted murderer" after spitting blood at guards
born on 6-1-1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 9-??-1993 in Hawaii   age 42   cause: non-Hodgkins lymphoma; AIDS
screenwriter  Daniel Thomas O'Bannon   penned scripts for Dark Star (1974), Alien (1979) & Life Force (1985)
born on 9-30-1946 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 12-17-2009 in Santa Monica, California   age 63   cause: complications from Crohn's disease
Indiana governor (1997-2003)  Frank Lewis O'Bannon
born on 1-30-1930 in Louisville, Kentucky
expired 9-13-2003 in Chicago, Illinois   age 73   cause: complications from cerebral hemorrhage
one-time MTV game show host  Kenneth David Ober   hosted the Remote Control show (1987-9); was the Star Search Comedy category champion (1984-5); was a producer of Mind of Mencia (2006-7) & The New Adventures of Old Christine
¤born: Kenneth Oberding 
born on 7-3-1957 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 11-15-2009 in Santa Monica, California   age 52   cause: heart attack
actress  Merle Oberon
¤born: Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson 
born on 2-19-1911 in Tasmania
expired 11-23-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
1979 VM 7.7%
   Scored 6 solo points

pioneering rocket scientist  Hermann Julius Oberth   wrote Die Rakete zu den Planeterraumen (1923); a technical advisor on Frau im Mond (1929); invented the "countdown" until rocket launch "... 10 .... 9 .... 8 .... 7 .... 6 .... 5 ...."
born on 6-25-1894 in Nagyszeben, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Sibiu, Romania)
expired 12-29-1989 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 95
movie director  Arch Oboler   made Bwana Devil (1952) & The Twonky (1953); produced/wrote radio's Lights Out horror program
born on 12-7-1907 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-19-1987 in Westlake Village, California   age 79   cause: heart failure; stroke
AKS: Obler
Ugandan leader Dr.  Apollo Milton Obote   Ugandan president 1966-71 & 1980-85; overthrown in coup by Idi Amin in 1971 and Okello in 1985; had been living in exile in Lusaka, Zambia
born on 12-28-1924 in Akokoro, Uganda
expired 10-10-2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 80   cause: kidney failure; strokes
   Contest Selectors
1979  7.7%

actor  Edmond O'Brien
born on 9-10-1915 in New York, New York
expired 5-16-1985 in Inglewood, California   age 69
Great Lakes sailor  Eugene William O'Brien   Wheelsman aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 7-17-1925
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 50   cause: drowned when ship foundered
 Lawrence Francis "Larry" O'Brien Jr.   former NBA Commissioner
born on 7-7-1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 9-27-1990 in New York, New York   age 73
Texas Christian University quarterback  Robert David "Davey" O'Brien   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1938)
born on 6-22-1917 in Dallas, Texas
expired 11-18-1977 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 60   cause: cancer
Knute Rockne actor  William Joseph Patrick O'Brien
born on 11-11-1899 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 10-15-1983 in Santa Monica, California   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
1980 DO6.3%

movie stop-motion special effects wizard  Willis Harold O'Brien   led teams that created the visual effects for King Kong (1933), Son of Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949); trained a young Ray Harryhausen in his techniques
born on 3-2-1886 in Oakland, California
expired 11-8-1962 in Hollywood, California   age 76
former Japanese prime minister (1998-99)  Keizo Obuchi
born on 6-25-1937 in Nakanojo, Gumma Prefecture, Japan
expired 5-14-2000 in Tokyo, Japan   age 62   cause: complications from stroke
Dr.  Severo Ochoa   shared the 1959 Nobel prize in physiology for discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleaic acid and deoxyribonucleaic acid
born on 9-24-1905 in Luarca, Asturias, Spain
expired 11-1-1993 in Madrid, Spain   age 88
Chatanooga newspaper publisher  Adolph Simon "Punch" Ochs   bought the New York Times in 1896; was its publisher until 1935
born on 3-12-1858 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 4-8-1935 in Chattanooga, Tennessee   age 77
folk singer  Philip David Ochs   pacifist; Vietnam War protester
born on 12-19-1940 in El Paso, Texas
expired 4-9-1976 in Far Rockaway, New York   age 35
AKS: Phil
Flemish liturgical composer  Johannes Ockeghem   composed a Missa Caput
born on --1410 in Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut Province, Duchy of Burgundy
expired 2-6-1497 in Tours, France   age 86
AKS: Okeghem, Ogkegum, Ockegham, Okhegem
character actor  Arthur O'Connell
born on 3-29-1905 in New York, New York
expired 5-18-1981 in Woodland Hills, California   age 76   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1973 actor  Carroll O'Connor   played Archie Bunker on All in the Family
born on 8-2-1924 in New York, New York
expired 6-21-2001 in Culver City, California   age 76   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, MS, SB23.1%

educator  David C. O'Connor   founded the school system in the Panama Canal Zone (1905)
born on --1859
expired 2-13-1955 in Interlaken, New York   age 95
hoofer/actor  Donald O'Connor   played Cosmo Brown in Singin' In The Rain (1952) & Peter Stirling in six Francis the Talking Mule movies (1950-55)
¤real name: David Dixon O'Connor 
born on 8-28-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-27-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.2000 solo points

actor  Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor   adopted son of Carroll
born on 4-7-1962 in Rome, Italy
expired 3-28-1995 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 32   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
lawyer  John Jay O'Connor III   husband of retired supreme court justice
born on 1-10-1930 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-11-2009 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 79   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
2006ADWC, MOT6.7%
2007ADWC, MOT6.5%
2008ADWC, MORB6.3%
   Scored 7.1000 solo points

New York Cardinal  John Joseph O'Connor
born on 1-20-1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-3-2000 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: cardio-pulmonary failure; brain cancer/tumor
   Contest Selectors
2000 TEX14%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points

longtime Hugh Hefner secretary  Mary Eugenia O'Connor   appeared on the Girls Next Door cable tv series
¤née: Feuchtinger 
born on 8-8-1928 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-27-2013 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 84   cause: lymphoma
short-time Pittsburgh mayor  Robert E. O'Connor Jr.   only served from January 3 to September 1, 2006 beforehis death
born on 12-9-1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-1-2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   age 61   cause: primary central nervous system lymphoma
   Contest Selectors

big band singer  Anita O'Day   worked with Gene Krupa's band
¤born: Anita Belle Colton 
born on 10-18-1919 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-23-2006 in West Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: cardiac arrest; pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

former foreign service officer  Robert C. Ode   held hostage in Iran (1979-81)
born on 12-10-1915 in Plano, Illinois
expired 9-8-1995 in Sun City, Arizona   age 79
former Burma Vita Corp. president  Allan G. Odell   developed Burma Shave's roadside rhymes on sequential signs; Here I Lay, Broken-Hearted, Wanted to Live, But now Departed, Burma Shave
born on 5-6-1903
expired 1-17-1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 90
one of the original Matchbox Toys designed by Odell Matchbox Toys co-founder  John William "Jack" O'dell   he's the partner that designed the dinky vehicles
born on 3-19-1920 in London, England
expired 7-7-2007 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England   age 87
visual jingle writer  Leonard C. Odell   with older brother wrote the Burma Shave roadside signs
born on 10-22-1907
expired 10-4-1991 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 83
to next Pope: Alexander VIIIto previous Pope: Clement X "Blessed" Catholic Church leader (1676-1689)  Benedetto Odescalchi   elected 241st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church September 21, 1676
¤Pope Innocent XI 
born on 5-16-1611 in Como, Italy
expired 8-11-1689 in Rome, Italy   age 78
playwright  Clifford Odets
born on 7-18-1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-15-1963 in Los Angeles, California   age 57
Atlas Corp. CEO (1923-60)  Floyd Bostwick Odlum   chairman of RKO Pictures (1937-48)
born on 3-30-1892 in Union City, Michigan
expired 6-17-1976 in Indio, California   age 84
adrenoleukodystrophy victim  Lorenzo MichaelMurphy Odone   his mom & dad came up with an "oil" that they claimed kept him alive; subject of 1992 movie
born on 5-29-1978
expired 5-30-2008 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 30   cause: aspiration pneumonia
desperate mother  Michaela Murphy Odone   with husband developed treatment for son's brain disease (adrenoleukodystrophy); basis for movie Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
born on 1-10-1939 in Yonkers, New York
expired 6-10-2000 in Fairfax, Virginia   age 61   cause: lung cancer
Wheel of Fortune announcer  Charles John "Charlie" O'Donnell   also was the announcer for American Bandstand, The Joker's Wild, Tic-Tac-Dough, Card Sharks, The Gong Show, The Dating Game & The $100,000 Pyramid
born on 8-12-1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-31-2010 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 78   cause: heart failure
AKS: O'Donell O'Donnel O'Donel ODonnell ODonell ODonnel ODonel
 Madeline Foy O'Donnell   one of The Seven Little Foys
born on 9-21-1903 in New York, New York
expired 7-5-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: kidney failure
writer  Peter O'Donnell   creator of the Modest Blaise character; the strip ran from 1963 through 2001
¤aka: "Madeleine Brent" 
born on 4-11-1920 in Lewisham, London, England
expired 5-3-2010 in Brighton, Sussex, England   age 90   cause: complications from stroke; Parkinson's disease
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1977 as part of SNL cast original SNL writer & occasional actor  Michael Henry O'Donoghue   appeared with Belushi in the very first skit on SNL
born on 1-5-1940
expired 11-8-1994   age 54
U of Georgia zoology professor  Eugene Pleasants Odum   author of "Fundamentals of Ecology" (1953)
¤"father of modern ecology
born on 9-17-1913 in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
expired 8-9-2002 in Athens, Georgia   age 88   cause: heart attack
environmental sciences professor  Howard Thomas Odum   with his brother founded the science of ecology
born on 9-1-1924
expired 9-11-2002 in Gainesville, Florida   age 78   cause: cancer
former Nigerian military officer  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu   led the breakaway Nigerian province named the Republic of Biafra (1967-70)
born on 11-4-1933 in Zungeru, Nigeria
expired 11-26-2011 in London, England   age 78   cause: complications from stroke
forme NYC mayor (1946-50)  William O'Dwyer   Brooklyn District Attorney who put an end to the "Murder, Inc." gang
born on 7-11-1890 in Bohola, Ireland
expired 11-24-1964 in New York, New York   age 74
four-time Olympic discus thrower  Alfred Adolf Oerter Jr.   won gold medals in four successive games (1956, 1960, 1964 & 1968)
born on 8-19-1936 in Astoria, Queens, New York, New York
expired 10-1-2007 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 71   cause: heart attack; cardiovascular disease
Broadway producer/director  Phillip G. Oesterman Jr.   had 1970s hit with the raunchy musical Let My People Come; also directed Yoko Ono's "musical" New York Rock (1994)
born on 1-19-1938
expired 7-30-2002 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 64   cause: heart failure
AKS: Philip Osterman
Irish author  Sean O'Faolain
born on 2-22-1900 in Cork, Ireland
expired 4-21-1991 in Dublin, Ireland   age 91
actress  Bernadette O'Farrell   played Maid Marion on 1950s Adventures of Robin Hood tv series (1955-57)
born on 1-30-1924 in Birr, County Offaly, Ireland
expired 9-28-1999 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 75
"soft sell" advertising executive  David MacKenzie Ogilvy   Ogilvy & Mather co-founder (1948)
born on 6-23-1911 in West Horsley, England
expired 7-21-1999 in Bonnes, France   age 88
actor  Charles Stanton Ogle   played the monster in first screen production of Frankenstein (1910)
born on 6-5-1865 in Steubenville, Ohio
expired 10-11-1940 in Long Beach, California   age 75   cause: arteriosclerosis
activist  Carl Oglesby   former president of SDS (1965-66); run out of the organization because he wasn't Marxist enough
born on 7-30-1935 in Akron, Ohio
expired 9-13-2011 in Montclair, New Jersey   age 76   cause: metastacized lung cancer
chemical engineer  Nicholas E. Oglesby   co-inventor of the tear gas grenade
expired 3-8-1957 in Watervliet, New York   age 64
heroic priest Father  Joseph F. Ognibene   on December 1, 1958 rescued children from the burning Our Lady of the Angels School (95 died in blaze)
born on 4-17-1926 in Portage Park, Illinois
expired 12-19-2003 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois   age 77   cause: cancer
kid actress / adult talent agent  Lani O'Grady   played Mary Bradford on Eight is Enough tv series; sister of Don Grady; OD'd on Vicodin & Prozac
¤born: Lanita Rose Agrati 
born on 10-2-1954 in Walnut Creek, California
expired 9-24-2001 in Castaic, California   age 46   cause: multiple drug intoxications
axial-flow jet engine designer Dr.  Hans Joachim-Pabst von Ohain   his plane beat Whittle's into the air on August 17, 1939
born on 12-14-1911 in Dessau, Germany
expired 3-13-1998 in Melbourne, Florida   age 86
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1965 atheist  Madalyn Murray O'Hair   won June 17, 1963 Supreme Court case banning Bible reading in public schools
born on 4-13-1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-??-1995 in Camp Wood, Texas   age 76   cause: murdered/dismembered/burned
 George O'Hanlon   voice of George Jetson
born on 11-23-1917 in New York, New York
expired 2-11-1989 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: stroke
Virginia's letter to the New York Sun
Dear Editor,

     I am 8 years old.

     Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

     Papa says, `If you see it in The Sun, its so.'

     Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?

the editor's reply
8-year-old letter to the editor writer  Laura Virginia O'Hanlon   in 1897 wrote to the editor of the New York Sun asking if Santa Claus really existed
¤married surname: Douglas 
born on 7-20-1889 in New York, New York
expired 5-13-1971 in Valatie, New York   age 81
novelist & short story writer  John Henry O'Hara   wrote BUtterfield 8
born on 1-31-1905 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
expired 4-11-1970 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 65
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War II medal of honor winner  Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare   first Navy ace; namesake of Chicago airport
born on 3-13-1914 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 11-27-1943 in Gilbert Islands, Pacific Ocean   age 29   cause: shot down during combat mission
film director  Åke Ohberg   directed original 1943 version of Elvira Madigan, not the more well-known 1967 version
born on 7-20-1905 in Väerås, Västmanland, Sweden
expired 7-18-1975   age 69
character actor  Daniel Peter O'Herlihy   as General Warren "Blackie" Black nuked New York City in Fail Safe (1964); as lizard-being Grig mentored a young Last Starfighter (1984); was the OmniCorp CEO in RoboCop (1987; "Dick, You're Fired!")
born on 5-1-1919 in Wexford, Ireland
expired 2-17-2005 in Malibu, California   age 85
former opera singer  Norio Ohga   had been a former president (1982-95) and chairman (1994-95) of Sony; he supervised their development team that created the compact disc medium (along with N.V. Philips)
born on 1-29-1930 in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
expired 4-23-2011 in Tokyo, Japan   age 81   cause: multiple organ failure
 Bertil Gotthard Ohlin   co-recipient of the 1977 Nobel prize in Economics
born on 4-23-1899 in Klippan, Sweden
expired 8-3-1979 in Vålädalen, Sweden   age 80
Butoh dancer  Kazuo Ohno   was no relation to Yoko
born on 10-27-1906 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
expired 6-1-2010 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan   age 103
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 4.7000 solo points

theater director  Tom O'Horgan   directed the original runs of Hair (1968) and Jesus Christ, Superstar on Broadway
born on 5-3-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-11-2009 in Venice, Florida   age 84   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
women's fashion chain founder (1923)  Nathan M. Ohrbach
born on 8-31-1855 in Vienna, Austria
expired 11-19-1972 in New York, New York   age 87
violinist  David Fyodorovich Oistrakh
born on 10-30-1908 in Odessa, Ukraine, Russia
expired 10-24-1974 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 65   cause: heart attack
Caltech astronomer (1958-92)  John Beverley Oke   associate director of the Hale telescope at the Palomar Observatory on Mount Wilson (1970-78); designer of light analysis equipment for the Hale, Keck & Hubble telescopes
born on 3-23-1928 in Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-2-2004 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   age 75   cause: heart failure
 Robert Eugene "Bob" Oke   former Washington state senator (1991-2007); battled cancer
born on 9-4-1940 in Spokane, Washington
expired 5-14-2007 in Port Orchard, Washington   age 66   cause: multiple myeloma
   Contest Selectors

artist  Georgia O'Keeffe   wife of Alfred Stieglitz
born on 11-15-1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
expired 3-6-1986 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 98
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 DH, MM, VA18.8%

Ugandan Lt. General  Basilio Olara Okello   leader of coup against Obote (1985)
expired 1-11-1990 in Khartoum, Sudan   age 61   cause: diabetes; malaria
Chippewa  Chief Okemos   nephew of Chief Pontiac; said to have had four wives
born on --1788 in Knagg's Bridge, (Shiawassee County,) Michigan Territory
expired 12-5-1858 in DeWitt, Michigan   age 70
Charlie Chan actor  Warner Oland
born on 10-3-1880 in Umea, Sweden
expired 8-6-1938 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 57
drummer & bandleader  Michael Babatunde Olatunji   had 1959 album Drums of Passion
born on 4-7-1927 in Ajido, Nigeria
expired 4-6-2003 in Salinas, California   age 75   cause: complications from diabetes
chief guide of the World Association of Guides and Girl Scouts Lady  Baden-Powell Olave   widow of the first Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell
expired 6-25-1977 in Bramley, England   age 88
Norwegian King  Olav V
born on 7-2-1903 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England
expired 1-17-1991 in Oslo, Norway   age 87
Saudi Arabian billionaire  Suliman Saleh Olayan
born on 11-5-1918 in Unayzah, Arabia
expired 7-4-2002 in New York, New York   age 83
former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge  Charles Herman Older   presided over the Tate-LaBianca murder trial of Charles Manson & followers
born on 9-29-1917 in Hanford, California
expired 6-17-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: complications from fall
auto racer  Berna Eli "Barney" Oldfield   first person to do 60 miles-per-hour (1903)
born on 1-29-1878 in Wauseon, Ohio
expired 10-4-1946 in Beverly Hills, California   age 68
former M.I.6 chief Sir  Maurice Oldfield   one of the literary inspirations for M in James Bond books & George Smiley in le Carré spy books
born on 11-6-1915 in Bakewell, England
expired 3-10-1981 in Northern Ireland   age 65
auto pioneer  Ransom Eli Olds   founded Olds Motor Vehicle Co. (1896); also founded the REO Truck Co.
born on 6-3-1864 in Geneva, Ohio
expired 8-26-1950 in Lansing, Michigan   age 86
retired Air Force Brigadier General  Robin Olds   was a World War II & Vietnam triple ace, flying in the biggest battle over N. Vietnam; in 1985 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (played tackle both ways at West Point); his first wife was actress Ella Raines
born on 7-14-1922 in Honolulu, Hawiian Territory
expired 6-14-2007 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado   age 84   cause: congestive heart failure; prostate cancer
physicist  Marcus Laurence Elwin "Mark" Oliphant   worked on atomic bomb; discovered Tritium & Helium 3
born on 10-8-1901 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
expired 7-14-2000 in Canberra, Australia   age 98
silversmith  Lloyd Oliver   one of the original World War II Navajo Code Talkers (next to last)
born on 4-23-1923 in Shiprock, New Mexico
expired 3-16-2011 in Avondale, Arizona   age 87   cause: pancreatitis
actress/aviatrix  Susan Oliver   played Vina (the green Orion babe) in Star Trek pilot The Cage; won 1970 Powder Puff Derby
¤born: Charlotte Gercke 
born on 2-13-1937 in New York, New York
expired 5-10-1990 in Woodland Hills, California   age 53   cause: cancer
former Army Air Corps Lt.  Frederick J. Olivi   3rd pilot of Bock's Car, the plane that nuked Nagasaki
born on 1-16-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-8-2004 in Lemont, Illinois   age 82   cause: complications from stroke
actor Sir  Laurence Kerr Olivier
born on 5-22-1907 in Dorking, England
expired 7-11-1989 in Amhurst, England   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH, MM, RR, SB30.8%
1980 BB, EB, HP, MM, RR31.3%

former tube-steak vendor  Harry Michael Olivieri   with brother Pat invented the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich (1933)
born on 5-25-1916
expired 7-20-2006 in Pomona, New Jersey   age 90   cause: heart failure
New York Central Park designer  Frederick Law Olmsted
born on 4-27-1822 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 8-28-1903 in Brookline, Massachusetts   age 81
landscape architect  Frederic Law Olmsted   co-designer of the current White House grounds
expired 12-25-1957 in Malibu, California   age 87
ALS researcher Dr.  Richard Koch Olney
born on 12-15-1947 in München, Bavaria, Germany
expired 1-27-2012 in Marin County, California   age 64   cause: ALS
   Contest Selectors

vaudeville comedian  John Siguard "Ole" Olsen   partner in Olsen and Johnson vaudeville team (1914-62)
born on 11-6-1892 in Peru, Indiana
expired 1-26-1963 in Albuquerque, New Mexico   age 70
game show announcer  Johnny Olsen   did The Price is Right (1972-85)
born on 5-22-1910
expired 10-12-1985 in Los Angeles, California   age 75   cause: cerebral aneurysm
Digital Equipment Company co-founder (1957)  Kenneth Harry Olsen   was the company's first CEO
born on 2-20-1926 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
expired 2-6-2011 in Zionsville, Indiana   age 84
NFL Hall-of-Fame player  Merlin Jay Olsen   played with the L.A. Rams; also did a spot of acting & pitched FTD flowers
born on 9-15-1940 in Logan, Utah
expired 3-11-2010 in Duarte, California   age 69   cause: mesothelioma
political commentator  Barbara Kay Bracher Olson   wife of U.S. Solicitor General
born on 12-27-1955 in Houston, Texas
expired 9-11-2001 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 45   cause: aboard hijacked American Airlines flight 77
1950's middleweight boxer  Carl E. "Bobo" Olson Sr.   lost four times to Sugar Ray Robinson
born on 6-11-1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 1-16-2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 73   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
attorney  Lyndon L. Olson Sr.   successfully argued the Avery v. Midland County case that extended the one man, one vote principle to local elections
born on 1-22-1925 in Waco, Texas
expired 12-20-2005 in Waco, Texas   age 80   cause: heart attack
 Roberta R. "Bobbi" Olson   wife of Lute
born on 2-19-1935
expired 1-1-2001 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 65   cause: ovarian cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Scored 8.5000 solo points

actor  J. Pat O'Malley
born on 3-15-1904 in Burnley, Lancashire, England
expired 3-1-1985 in San Juan Capistrano, California   age 80
   Contest Selectors
1979  7.7%

former Brooklyn/L.A. Dodgers owner  Walter Francis O'Malley
born on 10-9-1903 in New York, New York
expired 8-9-1979 in Rochester, Minnesota   age 75   cause: cancer
mathematician, astronomer & poet  Omar Khayyam   wrote his Rubáiyát (quatrains)
¤full name: Ghiyath al-Din Abu'l-Fath Umar Ibm Ibrahim al-Khayyami 
born on 5-18-1048 in Nishapur, Khurasan, Persia
expired 12-4-1131 in Nishapur, Khurasan, Persia   age 83
syndicated astrologer  Sydney Omarr
¤born: Sidney Kimmelman 
born on 8-5-1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-2-2003 in Santa Monica, California   age 76   cause: complications from heart attack
radical Marxist  Ella Reeve Bloor Omholt   co-founder of the American Communist Party
¤aka: "Mother Bloor" 
expired 8-10-1951 in Quakerstown, Pennsylvania   age 89   cause: stroke
shipping heir  Alexander Onassis   only son of Aristotle & Tina
born on 4-30-1948 in New York, New York
expired 1-23-1973 in Athens, Greece   age 24   cause: brain hemorrhage following plane crash
Greek shipping tycoon  Aristotle Socrates Onassis   was married to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis until his death; father of Alexander and Christina; for a while kept Maria Callas as a mistress
born on 9-21-1900 in Smyrna, Turkey (now Izmir)
expired 3-15-1975 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France   age 74   cause: bronchial pneumonia; myasthenia gravis
tubby tycoon  Christina Onassis   daughter of Aristotle; mother of Athina Roussel, heir to the fortune
born on 12-11-1950 in New York, New York
expired 11-19-1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 37   cause: acute pulmonary edema; heart attack
 Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis   sister of Lee Radziwill; mother of Caroline Schlossberg and JFK Jr.; was married to Aristotle Onassis until he died
born on 7-28-1929 in Southampton, New York
expired 5-19-1994 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 JH7.7%

character actor  Patrick O'Neal
born on 9-26-1927 in Ocala, Florida
expired 9-9-1994   age 66
actor/director  Ronald O'Neal   played title role of Youngblood Priest in Superfly (1972)
born on 9-1-1937 in Utica, New York
expired 1-14-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 66   cause: pancreatic cancer
AKS: O'Neil
Negro League's Kansas City Monarchs baseball player/manager  John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil   founded the Negro League Baseball Museum
born on 11-13-1911 in Carrabelle, Florida
expired 10-6-2006 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 94   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2006ANG, BYE6.7%
   Scored 4.3500 points

 William Francis O'Neil   founder of General Tire & Rubber Co.
expired 9-4-1960 in Akron, Ohio   age 76
actor  Dick O'Neill   played Cliff Clavin Sr. on Cheers among many other roles
born on 8-29-1928
expired 11-17-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 70   cause: heart failure
playwright  Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Sr.   won 1936 Nobel literature prize + 3 Pultizer prizes; author of The Iceman Cometh (1946) & Long Day's Journey into Night (posthumous; 1956)
born on 10-16-1888 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 11-27-1953 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 65   cause: pneumonia; cerebellar cortical atrophy
football coach (1902-22)  Frank J. "Buck" O'Neill
expired 4-21-1958 in Hamilton, New York   age 82
physicist  Gerard Kitchen O'Neill   advocate of space colonization
born on 2-6-1927 in New York, New York
expired 4-27-1992 in Redwood, California   age 82
cartoonist  Henry F. O'Neill   drew Bronco Bill strip (1928-50)
expired 3-31-1958 in Yonkers, New York   age 66
the second plane, moments before it collided with the tower World Trade Center security chief  John Patrick O'Neill   former head of FBI counterterrorism division
born on 2-6-1952 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
expired 9-11-2001 in New York, New York   age 49   cause: collapse of World Trade Center south tower
 Rose Cecil O'Neill   creator of the Kewpie Doll (1909)
born on 6-25-1874 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 4-5-1944 in Springfield, Missouri   age 69
retired House Speaker (1976-87)  Thomas Philip "Tip" O'Neill Jr.   Masssachusetts congressman 1952-87
born on 12-9-1912 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 1-5-1994 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA15.4%
1980 DR, DW, EK18.8%

Shuttle STS-51--C & 51--L astronaut  Ellison Shoji Onizuka
born on 6-24-1946 in Kealakekua, Hawaii
expired 1-28-1986 in Cape Canaveral, Florida   age 39   cause: Shuttle Challenger explosion
low temperature physicist  Heike Kamerlingh Onnes   first person to liquify Helium (1908); received the 1913 Nobel physics prize for his work examining the properties of matter at low temperatures, leading to superconductivity
born on 9-21-1853 in Groningen, The Netherlands
expired 2-21-1926 in Leiden, The Netherlands   age 72
AKS: Leyden
 Lars Onsager   1968 Nobel laureate for chemistry
born on 11-27-1903 in Kristiania, Norway (now Oslo)
expired 10-5-1976 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 72   cause: heart attack
total wacko  Oom the Omnipotent   mystic cult founder; reaffirmed P.T. Barnum's adage about the frequency-of-birth of "special" citizens
¤born: Peter Coon
alias: Pierre Arnold Bernard 
expired 9-27-1955 in New York, New York   age 80
Dutch astronomer  Jan Hendrik Oort   eponymous comet "cloud" describer
born on 4-28-1900 in Franeker, Friesland Province, The Netherlands
expired 11-5-1992   age 92
actor  David Opatoshu
born on 1-30-1918 in New York, New York
expired 4-29-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
Righteous Gentile  Irene Gut Opdyke   agreed to serve as a Nazi officer's mistress in order to save Jews from death camps
born on 5-5-1918 in Poland
expired 5-17-2003 in Yorba Linda, California   age 85   cause: complications from fall
Bob's  big moment public dipstick  Robert Opel   streaked the 1974 oscar ceremony — became the "butt" of a lot of bad jokes; was an avant-garde "performance artist" & freelance photographer for The Advocate (back when it was a newspaper; before it became a magazine); killed during a robbery in his "art gallery"
born on 10-23-1939
expired 7-7-1979 in San Francisco, Cailfornia   age 39   cause: murdered; shot in head
AKS: Opell Opal Oppel Opul Opull
18th Asante King (1970-99)  Otumfuo Nana Opoku Ware II
¤born: Matthew John Kwaku Adusei-Poku 
born on 11-30-1909 in Kumasi, Gold Coast Colonies
expired 2-26-1999 in Kumasi, Ghana   age 89
South African diamond hoarder Sir  Ernest Oppenheimer   founded Anglo-American Corp.; took control of De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd.
born on 5-22-1880 in Friedberg, Hesse, Germany
expired 11-25-1957 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 77
former diamond magnate  Harry Oppenheimer   son of company founder Ernest
born on 10-28-1908 in Kimberley, South Africa
expired 8-19-2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 91
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%
   Scored 5.9000 solo points

physicist  Julius Robert Oppenheimer   led Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Lab during World War II
¤"Father of the Atomic Bomb" 
born on 4-22-1904 in New York, New York
expired 2-18-1967 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 62
crystaline carbon mogul  Louis Oppenheimer   brother of Ernest
expired 1-19-1956 in Gerrard's Cross, England   age 85
SLA murder victim  Myrna Lee Opsahl
¤née: Gibson 
born on 12-13-1932 in Loveland, Wyoming
expired 4-21-1975 in Carmichael, California   age 42   cause: exsanguination; shotgun blast wounds
balladeer  Faustino Oramas   one of the last members of the original "Buena Vista Social Club"
¤nickname: "el Guayabero" 
born on 6-4-1911 in Holguin, Cuba
expired 3-27-2007 in Holguin, Cuba   age 95   cause: liver cancer
actor  Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach   an original cast member of a number of plays: El GalloThe Fantasticks (1960), Billy Flynn in Chicago & Julian Marsh in 42nd Street
born on 10-20-1935 in New York, New York
expired 12-28-2004 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: prostate cancer
rock singer  Roy Orbison
born on 4-23-1936 in Vernon, Texas
expired 12-6-1988 in Hendersonville, Tennessee   age 52
mine union terrorist  Harry Orchard   assassinated Idaho governor Frank Steineberg (1905) + dozens of other "enemies" on behalf of the Western Federation of Miners
¤born: Albert E. Horsley 
expired 4-13-1954 in Boise, Idaho   age 88   cause: life imprisonment in Idaho State Penitentiary
corrupt Spanish financier  Juan Albert March Ordinas   financially back Francisco Franco's coup; got incredibly rich because of it
expired 3-10-1962 in Madrid, Spain   age 81
Wyott Ordung movie writer/character actor  Wyott Ordung   penned "screenplay" to Robot Monster (1953)
¤nickname: "Barney" 
born on 5-23-1922 in Shanghai, China
expired 8-28-2005 in Los Angeles California   age 83
composer  Carl Orff   his best known work is Carmina Burana
born on 7-10-1895 in München, Germany
expired 3-29-1982 in München, Germany   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

illustrator  Joseph "Joe" Oriolo   first illustrated Caspar the Friendly Ghost
born on 2-21-1913 in Union City, New Jersey
expired 12-25-1985 in Hackensack, New Jersey   age 72
conductor  Eugene Ormandy   lead the Philadelphia ORchestra from 1938 to 1985
¤born: Jeno Ormandy Blau 
born on 11-18-1899 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-12-1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 85   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS7.7%
1980 DH, DR, EB, VA25.0%

Hollywood Ten screen writer  Samuel Ornitz
born on 11-15-1890 in New York, New York
expired 3-11-1957 in Los Angeles, California   age 66
piano prodigy  Leo Ornstein
born on 12-11-1892 in Krementchug, Russia
expired 2-24-2002 in Green Bay, Wisconsin   age 109
child actress  Heather Michele O'Rourke   played Carol Anne Freeling in the Poltergeist movies; had the famous line "They're here."
born on 12-27-1975 in San Diego, California
expired 2-1-1988 in San Diego, California   age 12   cause: cardiopulmonary arrest; intestinal stenosis; Chron's disease
Cars bassist/vocalist  Benjamin Orr
¤real name: Benjamin Orzechowski 
born on 8-8-1947 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 10-3-2000 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 53   cause: pancreatic cancer
nutritionist Lord  John Boyd Orr   first director of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization; received the 1949 Nobel peace prize for his efforts combating famine
born on 9-23-1880 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland
expired 6-25-1971 in Brechin Angus, Scotland   age 90
Jack Warner's son-in-law  William T. Orr   bit actor in 1930s; started/headed Warner Brothers tv production department (1955-63), producting such shows as Cheyenne, Colt 45, F-Troop, Hawaiian Eye, Lawman, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip and Surfside Six
born on 9-27-1917
expired 12-25-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 85
to next Pope: Clement XIIto previous Pope: Innocent XIII Catholic Church leader (1724-1730)  Pietro Francesco Orsini   elected 246th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church May 29, 1724
¤Pope Benedict XIII 
born on 2-2-1649
expired 2-23-1730   age 81
prolific radio actor  Santos Ortega   played grandpa Hughes on As The World Turns radio drama; also originated the radio roles of Inspector Queen on Ellery Queen, Perry Mason & Nero Wolfe
born on 6-30-1899
expired 4-10-1976 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 76
Texas death row inmate  Ricardo Ortiz
born on 10-5-1962
expired 1-29-2009 in Huntsville, Texas   age 46   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
   Scored 7.9781 points

Peter Orton & Bob the Builder former HIT Entertainment executive  Peter Charles Orton   created the kiddie show Bob the Builder as well as distributed shows like Barney
born on 6-17-1943 in Portsmouth, England
expired 12-5-2007 in Wootten Bassett, Wiltshire, England   age 64   cause: throat cancer
author's well known pen name  George Orwell   fought against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War; wrote 1984 and Animal Farm
¤real name: Eric Arthur Blair 
born on 6-25-1903 in Motihari, India
expired 1-21-1950 in London, England   age 46   cause: tuberculosis
dixieland jazz trombonist  Edward "Kid" Ory   wrote Muskrat Ramble (1921)
born on 12-25-1886 in LaPlace, Louisiana
expired 1-23-1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 86   cause: pneumonia; heart failure
Michigan governor (1911-13) and longtime role model for Jerry Lee Lewis, Roman Polanski & Woody Allen  Chase Salmon Osborn   married his adoptive daughter Stellanova (age 55) on April 9, 1949
born on 6-22-1860 in Huntington County, Indiana
expired 4-11-1949 in Poulon, Georgia   age 89   cause: too much honeymoon
early PC designer  Adam Osborne   created the Osborne 1 in 1981 (a 24 pound "portable" unit)
born on 3-6-1939 in Bangkok, Thailand
expired 3-18-2003 in Kodiakanal, India   age 64   cause: brain cancer
Guinness Book hiccup record holder (69 years)  Charlie Osborne
expired 5-1-1991   age 98
stage actor  Edward Francis Michael Patrick Joseph O'Shea   husband of Virginia Mayo
born on 3-17-1906 in Hartford, Connecticut
expired 12-4-1973 in Dallas, Texas   age 67   cause: heart attack
actress  Tessie O'Shea
born on 3-13-1913 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
expired 4-21-1995 in Leesburg, Florida   age 82
German Prince  Karl Gustav Adolf Oskar   last surviving son of Kaiser Wilhelm II; an organizer of the Steel Helmut League, a pre-Nazi super-nationalist group
expired 1-27-1958 in München, Germany   age 69
Western Union public relations director  George P. Oslin   invented the singing telegram; the first recipient was Rudy Vallee
born on 8-5-1899
expired 10-24-1996   age 97
Turkish "royal"  Ertuğrul Osman V   head of the Imperial House of Osman (prentender to the Sultancy of the Ottoman Empire); his wife, Zeynep Tarzi Hanim, was a neice of one of the lasts Kings of Afghanistan
¤aka: "Osman Ertuğrul Osmanoglu" 
born on 8-18-1912 in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
expired 9-23-2009 in Istanbul, Turkey   age 97   cause: kidney failure
AKS: Ertugrul
Philippines president (1944-46)  Sergio Osmeña   Nacionalista Party head (1907-33); advocate of Phillipine independence from U.S.
expired 10-19-1961 in Manila, The Philippines   age 83
Osmond Family patriarch  George Virl Osmond
born on 10-13-1917 in Etna, Wyoming
expired 11-6-2007 in Provo, Utah   age 90
Dr.  Humphrey Fortescue Osmond   while a psychiatrist at Weyburn Hospital in Saskatchewan gave Aldous Huxley a dose of mescaline (1953); coined term Psychedelic (1957)
born on 7-1-1917 in Surrey, England
expired 2-6-2004 in Appleton, Wisconsin   age 86   cause: cardiac arrhythmia
family matriarch  Olive May Osmond   mother of all those perky singers
¤née: Davis 
born on 5-4-1925 in Samaria, Idaho
expired 5-9-2004 in Provo, Utah   age 79   cause: complications from stroke
former Columbian president (1946-50)  Mariano Ospino
born on 11-24-1891 in Medellín, Columbia
expired 4-14-1976 in Bogotá, Columbia   age 84
actress  Margaret "Bibi" Osterwald
born on 2-3-1918 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 1-2-2002 in Burbank, California   age 83
retired Yale vertebrate paleontologist (1961-91)  John Harold Ostrom   revived Thomas Henry Huxley's theory that birds were descended from dinosaurs & that dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded; an inspiration to Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park)
born on 2-18-1928 in New York, New York
expired 7-16-2005 in Litchfield, Connecticut   age 77   cause: pneumonia; Alzheimer's disease
1909 Nobel laureate in chemistry  Wilhelm Ostwald
born on 9-2-1852 in Riga, Russia (now Latvia)
expired 4-4-1932 in Leipzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland)   age 79
actress & Mia's mom  Maureen O'Sullivan   played LN-18 in Just Imagine (1930) & Jane in Tarzan and his Mate
born on 5-17-1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
expired 6-23-1998 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 87
accused presidential assassin  Lee Harvey Oswald   himself assassinated on national television by Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas Police Department; left behind young widow
¤pseudonym used with Dallas landlady: "O.H. Lee" 
born on 10-18-1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 11-25-1963 in Dallas, Texas   age 24   cause: multiple gunshot wounds
 Marguerite Frances Oswald Claverie   mother of Lee Harvey Oswald
born on 7-19-1907
expired 1-17-1981 in Fort Worth, Texas   age 73   cause: cancer
author  Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Oszyk-Sienkiewicz   wrote Quo Vadis (1896); 1905 Nobel literature laureate
¤pseudonym: "Litwos" 
born on 5-5-1846 in Wola Okrzejska, Poland
expired 11-15-1916 in Vevay, Switzerland   age 70
pioneering aviatrix  Katherine Stinson Otero   fourth woman pilot (1912); first skywriter
born on 2-14-1891
expired 7-8-1977 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 86
Nebraska death row inmate  Harold Lamont "Willie" Otey
expired 9-2-1994   age 43   cause: executed; electrocution
passenger elevator inventor (1857)  Elisha Graves Otis
born on 4-3-1811 in Halifax, Vermont
expired 4-8-1861 in Yonkers, New York   age 50
former 1912 New York Highlanders baseball player  Paul Franklin "Bill" Otis Sr.
born on 12-24-1889 in Scituate, Massachusetts
expired 12-15-1990 in Duluth, Minnesotta   age 100
hall of fame New York Giants outfielder (1926-47)  Melvin Thomas Ott   Detroit Tiger baseball broadcaster (before Ernie Harwell)
born on 3-2-1909 in Gretna, Louisiana
expired 11-21-1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 49
history huckster  Thomas Ray Ottenstein   built the (now demolished) tower that overlooked the Gettysburg battlefield
born on 12-7-1929
expired 8-2-2000 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 70   cause: prostate cancer
 Lawrence Ottinger   founder of the U.S. Plywood Corp.
expired 12-19-1954 in Scarsdale, New York   age 71
mail order firm founder  Werner Otto
born on 8-13-1909 in Seelow, Brandenburg, German Empire
expired 12-21-2011 in Berlin, Germany   age 102
to next Pope: Innocent XIIto previous Pope: Innocent XI Catholic Church leader (1689-1691)  Pietro Ottoboni   elected 242nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church October 5, 1689
¤Pope Alexander VIII 
born on 4-??-1610 in Venice, Italy
expired 2-1-1691 in Rome, Italy   age 80
film director  Gérard Oury   made La Grande Vadrouille (1966) & Les Adventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)
¤born: Max-Gérard Houry 
born on 4-29-1919 in Paris, France
expired 7-19-2006 in Saint-Tropez, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France   age 87
AKS: Gerard
character actress  Maria Ouspenskaya   played Maleva in The Wolf Man (1941) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), and the Amazon Queen in Tarzan and the Amazons
born on 7-29-1876 in Tula, Russia
expired 12-3-1949 in Hollywood, California   age 73   cause: burns from cigarette-induced bed fire
Bob Overacker in mid-air Camarillo (CA) daredevil  Robert "firecracker" Overacker   fifteenth person to go over Niagara Falls as stunt (October 1, 1995); riding a jet ski he flew over the edge & ignited his rocket-propelled parachute ... it deployed but he had previously failed to check to see whether it was tethered to his body ... oooops!
born on 7-4-1956
expired 10-1-1995 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada   age 39   cause: drowned
Shuttle STS-5 & 51--B astronaut  Robert Franklin Overmyer
born on 7-14-1936 in Lorain, Ohio
expired 3-22-1996 in Duluth, Minnesota   age 59   cause: test aircraft crash
movie actor  Frank Overton
born on 3-12-1918
expired 4-24-1967 in Pacific Palisades, California   age 49   cause: heart attack
 Mary White Ovington   a co-founder of the NAACP
born on 4-11-1865 in New York, New York
expired 7-15-1951 in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts   age 86
biochemist  Joseph Lawrence Owades   while working at Rheingold Breweries he invented a process of removing the starch from beer — this new, "Light" beer was first marketed as Gablingers Diet Beer (1967); it flopped, but a friend at Meister Brau picked up on the process; when Meister Brau was purchased by Miller Brewing, they put some money behind the marketing and introduced Miller Lite; he also created the formulas for Samuel Adams, Tuborg, New Ansterdam & Foggy Bottom Beers
born on 7-9-1919 in New York, New York
expired 12-16-2005 in Sonoma, California   age 86   cause: heart failure; stroke
former Brooklyn Dodgers catcher  Arnold Malcolm "Mickey" Owen   in game 4 of the 1941 World Series (Oct. 15) what should have been a game-ending strikeout of Tom Hienrich became a passed ball that put Hienrich on base & let more Yankees bat ... they won the game, then the series
born on 4-4-1916 in Nixa, Missouri
expired 7-13-2005 in Mount Vernon, Missouri   age 89   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
actor  John Reginald Owen   played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1938)
born on 8-5-1887 in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
expired 11-5-1972 in Boise, Idaho   age 85   cause: heart attack; complications from stroke
Oklahoma senator (1907-25)  Robert L. Owen
expired 7-19-1947 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91
New York Giants coach (1933-53)  Stephen Joseph "Steve" Owen
¤aka: Jack O'Brien 
born on 4-21-1898 in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma
expired 5-17-1964 in Oneida, New York   age 66
Hee-Haw cohost  Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens Jr.
born on 8-12-1929 in Sherman, Texas
expired 3-25-2006 in Bakersfield, California   age 76   cause: heart failure
track and field star  James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens
born on 9-12-1913 in Danville, Alabama
expired 3-31-1980 in Tucson, Arizona   age 66   cause: lung cancer
 John Milton "Jack" Owens   co-wrote (with Leo Killion & Ted McMichael) the Hut Sut Song (1941)
born on 10-17-1912 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
expired 1-26-1982 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 69
geezer  Mattie Owens
born on --1895 in near Greenville, South Carolina
expired 2-6-2003 in Island Park, New York   age 107   cause: complications from cancer
movie actress  Patricia Owens   Eileen Webster in Sayonara (1957) & Helene Delambre in The Fly (1958)
born on 1-17-1925 in Golden, ,Canada
expired 8-31-2000   age 75
1920s Negro League player  William J. Owens
born on 11-14-1901
expired 5-5-1999 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 97   cause: diabetes
Japanese MP (1890-1952)  Yukio Ozaki   in 1909 donated 2,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. in gratitude for U.S. mediation in Russo-Japanese war
expired 10-6-1954 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan   age 95
Turkish Prime Minister (1983-93)  Turgut Ozal
born on 10-13-1927 in Malatya, Turkey
expired 4-16-1993 in Ankara, Turkey   age 65
Muppet puppeteer  Eren Ozker
born on 7-25-1948 in Ankara, Turkey
expired 2-25-1993 in New York, New York   age 44   cause: cancer

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