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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

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