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former Burmese military dictator (1958-60)  U Ne Win   hallmarks of his rule: businesss expropriation, cronyism, corruption - all in the name of socialist egalitarianism
¤born: Shu Maung 
born on 5-14-1911 in Paungbe, British Colonial Burma
expired 12-5-2002 in Rangoon, Burma   age 91
to next U.N. Secretary General: Kurt Waldheimto previous U.N. Secretary General: Dag Hammerskjold third U.N. Secretary General secretary general (1962-71)  U Thant
born on 1-22-1909 in Pantanaw, Burma
expired 11-25-1974 in New York, New York   age 65   cause: pneumonia; cancer
Guatemalan dictator (1931-44) General  Jorge Ubico Castaneda
born on 11-10-1878
expired 6-14-1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 68
former Arizona Representative (1961-91)  Morris King Udall
born on 6-15-1922 in Saint John's, Arizona
expired 12-12-1998 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 76   cause: Parkinson's disease
JFK & LBJ Interior Secretary  Stewart Lee Udall   was the brother of Mo Udall
born on 1-31-1920 in Saint John's, Arizona
expired 3-20-2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 90
former Chicago cop  Elmer Valentino   co-founded the Whisky a Go Go bar on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood (1964); its where the Go Go dancer craze started
born on 6-16-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-3-2008 in Studio City, California   age 85
rabidly partisan UofM football announcer  Robert P. "Bob" Ufer   he pronounces it "Meeee-she-gan", we pronounce it Michigan
born on 4-1-1920
expired 10-26-1981   age 61
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
1980 JW6.3%

physicist Dr.  George Eugene Uhlenbeck   co-discoverer of the electron's spin (1925)
born on 12-6-1900 in Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia)
expired 10-31-1988 in Boulder, Colorado   age 87
sex shop/adult theater chain owner  Beate Uhse
¤born: Beate Köstlin 
born on 10-25-1919 in East Prussia, Germany
expired 7-16-2001 in Switzerland   age 81   cause: pneumonia
retired herald Sir  Walter John George Verco
born on 1-18-1907
expired 3-19-2001 in London, England   age 94
Watergate bag man  Anthony T. Ulasewicz
born on 12-14-1918
expired 12-17-1997 in Glens Falls, New York   age 79
former Costa Rican president (1949-53)  Utilio Ulate Blanco
expired 10-27-1973 in San José, Costa Rica   age 82   cause: complications from stroke
autocratic Stalinist East German leader (1950-71)  Walter Ulbright   built Berlin Wall (August 1961); deposed in 1971
¤alternate spelling: Ulbricht 
born on 6-30-1893 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
expired 8-1-1973 in Dollnsee, Germany   age 80   cause: heart failure; complications from stroke
medical researcher  Dmitri Uliánov   brother of V.I. Lenin
expired 7-16-1943 in Gorki, Russia, USSR   age 69
brutal commie opportunist  Vladimir Ilich Uliánov   Stalin's mentor; his pickled corpse is still on display in Red Square in Moscow
¤better known as V.I. Lenin 
born on 4-22-1870 in Simbirsk, Russia (now Ulyanovsk, Russia)
expired 1-21-1924 in Gorki, Russia, USSR   age 53
el-cheapo movie producer & director  Edgar G. Ulmer   set designer for Metropolis (1927)
born on 9-17-1904 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-30-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 68
former Italian  King Umberto II   last King of Italy (5/9-6/2/1946); son of Vittorio Emanuele III
¤full name: Umberto Nicola Giovanni Maria of Savoy 
born on 9-15-1904 in Château de Racconigi, Piedmont, Italy
expired 3-18-1983 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 78
actress  Miyoshi Umeki   widow of Randall Hood (d.1976); had lead female role (Mei Li) in Flower Drum Song (Broadway 1958 & movie 1961; Tony nomination); played Katsumi in Sayonara (1957; Best Supporting Actress oscar) & Mrs. Livingston in the tv version of The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969-72)
¤aka: "Nancy Umeki" 
born on 5-8-1929 in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
expired 8-28-2007 in Licking, Missouri   age 78   cause: cancer
USC Information Science Institute founder  Keith William Uncapher   did pioneering work on Internet packet-switching & high level domain naming (.com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, .org)
born on 4-1-1922 in Denver, Colorado
expired 10-10-2002 in aboard D.C. to L.A. aircraft   age 80   cause: heart attack
two-time West Virginia governor  Cecil Harland Underwood
born on 11-5-1922 in Joseph Mills, West Virginia
expired 11-24-2008 in Charleston, West Virginia   age 86
 Sigrid Undset   was the 1928 Nobel prize winner for literature
born on 5-20-1882 in Kalundburg, Denmark
expired 6-10-1949 in Lillehammer, Norway   age 67
first editor of Daily Variety (1933-50)  Arthur Ungar
expired 7-24-1950 in Delmar, California   age 64
defense lawyer  Abraham Unger   lead defense lawyer for the Scottsboro Boys in their fourth trial
born on 3-25-1899
expired 7-16-1975 in New York, New York   age 76
enterprising lawyer  Milton Unger   had the Graf Zeppelin "arrested" to satisfy a court judgement
born on 5-14-1886
expired 6-9-1976 in Summit, New Jersey   age 90
former NFL quarterback  John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas
born on 5-7-1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 9-11-2002 in Timonium, Maryland   age 69   cause: heart attack
momma's boy mass-murderer  Howard Barton Unruh   on September 9, 1949 killed 13 in Camden, New Jersey with his trusty luger; ruled insane, had been rotting in the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital ever since
born on 1-20-1921 in Haddonfield, New Jersey
expired 10-19-2009 in Trenton, New Jersey   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2009TWOS3.3%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

AKS: Unrah
stock car racer  Jerry Unser
expired 5-17-1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 26   cause: car wreck at the speedway
author & editor  Louis Untermeyer
born on 10-1-1885 in New York, New York
expired 12-18-1977 in Newtown, Connecticut   age 92
publishing house head (1968-90)  Rayner Stephens Unwin   when he was 10 years old his father paid him a shilling to read an author's manuscript & write a report on it; his enthusiastic review convinced dad to print The Hobbit (1938); later, as head of the firm convinced Tolkien to write a sequel — it was called The Lord of the Rings
born on 12-23-1925
expired 11-23-2000 in Berkhamsted, England   age 74   cause: cancer
book publisher Sir  Stanley Unwin   founder of George Allen & Unwin Ltd.; published The Hobbit (1938)
born on 12-19-1884 in London, England
expired 10-13-1968 in London, England   age 83
author  John Hoyer Updike
born on 3-18-1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania
expired 1-27-2009 in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts   age 76   cause: lung canceer
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004MJ5.6%
2006BYE3.3%
2007BYE3.2%
2008BYE3.1%
2009BYE3.3%
   Scored 7.4000 solo points

operatice baritone  Theodore Uppman   created the title role in the opera Billy Budd (1951)
born on 1-12-1920 in San Jose, California
expired 3-17-2005 in New York, New York   age 85
former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman  Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.   after retiring went on to head the NFL players union (1983-2008)
born on 8-15-1945 in Robstown, Texas
expired 8-20-2008 in Lake Tahoe, California   age 63   cause: pancreatic cancer
suffragette  Harriet Taylor Upton
expired 11-2-1945 in Pasadena, California   age 91
author  Edward Falaise Upward
born on 9-9-1903 in Romford, Essex, England
expired 2-13-2009   age 105
   Contest Selectors
2007KLS3.2%
2008DTM, KLS6.3%
2009DTM, KLS6.7%
   Scored 3.2500 points

retired Lt.Colonel  Matt Urban   most decorated soldier in U.S. history
born on 8-25-1919 in Buffalo, New York
expired 3-4-1995 in Holland, Michigan   age 75
World Health Organization communicable diseases expert Dr.  Carlos Urbani   identified SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; 2003)
born on 10-19-1956 in Italy
expired 3-29-2003 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 46   cause: SARS
Playboy photographer  Alex Urbanowski   shot 8 centerfolds & 12 covers for the magazine
¤aka: Alexas Urba 
born on 2-26-1922
expired 3-8-1988 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66
actress  Mary Ure   wife of Robert Shaw
born on 2-18-1933 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 4-3-1975 in London, England   age 42
Dr.  Harold Clayton Urey   received 1934 Nobel chemistry prize for his 1931 discovery of Deuterium
born on 4-29-1893 in Walkerton, Indiana
expired 1-5-1981 in La Jolla, California   age 87   cause: heart attack; complications from Parkinson's disease
actor  Robert Urich   played Dan Tanna on Vega$; husband of Heather Menzies
born on 12-19-1946 in Toronto, Ohio
expired 4-16-2002 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 55   cause: synovial cell sarcoma
   Contest Selectors
2001 NFG12½%
2002 CMH9.1%
   Scored 9.5000 solo points

author  Leon Marcus Uris   wrote Exodus (1958) & Topaz (1967); wrote screenplay for Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
born on 8-3-1924 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 6-21-2003 in Shelter Island, New York   age 78   cause: renal failure
jurist  Manuel Urrutia Lleo   first president of revolutionary Cuba after ascendancy of Castro (January - July, 1959); later a foe of Castro
born on 12-8-1901 in Yaguajay, Las Villas Province, Cuba
expired 7-5-1981 in New York, New York   age 79
chemical engineer  Lewis F. Urry   in the 1950s invented the alkaline battery for the National Carbon division of Union Carbide (it became Eveready, then Energizer) using manganese dioxide & powdered zinc; also held patents on lithium batteries
born on 1-29-1927 in Pontypool, Ontario, Canada
expired 10-19-2004 in Middleburgh Heights, Ohio   age 77
Playboy cartoon editor (1971-2006)  Michelle Dorothy Urry   her predecessor had been Hef's girlfriend
¤née: Kaplan
Mrs. Alan R. Trustman 
born on 12-28-1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 10-15-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 66   cause: ocular melanoma
Cardinal  Corrado Ursi   was Archbishop of Naples
born on 7-26-1908 in Andria, Italy
expired 8-29-2003 in Naples, Italy   age 95
Soviet Defense Minister  Dimitri Fedorovich Ustinov
born on 10-30-1908 in Samara, Russia
expired 12-20-1984 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 76
actor  Peter Alexander Ustinov   awarded two Best Supporting Actor oscars for playing the gladiator school owner Batiatus in Spartacus (1960) & jewel thief Arthur Simpson in Topkapi (1964)
born on 4-16-1921 in London, England
expired 3-28-2004 in Bursins, Switzerland   age 82   cause: heart failure; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2002MORB9.1%
2004ABRA, EOD11.1%
   Scored 5.5500 points

NBC Newsman (1940s-50s)  Clifton Utley   father of Garrick
born on 5-31-1904 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-19-1978 in Kahului, Hawaii   age 73
the Sydney Opera House at sunrise architect  Jørn Oberg Utzon   designed the Sydney, Australia, opera house
born on 4-9-1918 in Aalborg, Denmark
expired 11-29-2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 90   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%
   Scored 6.0000 solo points

AKS: Jorn Joern
film director  Johannes Jacobus "Jamie" Uys   made The Gods Must Be Crazy (1981)
¤Uys is pronounced "Ace" 
born on 5-30-1921 in Boksburg, South Africa
expired 1-29-1996 in Pretoria, South Africa   age 74   cause: heart attack

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