Who was who

TODAY Deaths: Andrew Jackson, US President, 1845; George Mallory, British mountaineer lost on Everest, 1924; Russell Harty, chat show host, 1988. TOMORROW Deaths: Charles Dickens, author of Hard Times and The Pickwick Papers, 1870; Lord Beaverbrook, owne

TODAY

Deaths: Andrew Jackson, US President, 1845; George Mallory, British mountaineer lost on Everest, 1924; Russell Harty, chat show host, 1988.

TOMORROW

Deaths: Charles Dickens, author of Hard Times and The Pickwick Papers, 1870; Lord Beaverbrook, owner of the Daily Express, 1964; Dame Sybil Thorndyke, actress, 1976.


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SATURDAY

Deaths: Frederick Delius, British composer, 1961; Spencer Tracy, Hollywood actor, 1967; Les Dawson, comedian, 1993; Brian Statham, England Test cricket pace bowler, 2000.

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SUNDAY

Deaths: John Wayne, Hollywood legend, 1979; RJ Mitchell, creator of the Spitfire, 1937; Alan Weeks, sports commentator, 1996; Catherine Cookson, author, 1998; De Forest Kelly, from Star Trek, 1999.

MONDAY

Deaths: Billy Butlin, holiday camp pioneer, 1980; Marie Rambert, creator of Ballet Rambert, 1982; Gregory Peck, star of To Kill a Mocking Bird, 2003.

TUESDAY

Deaths: Jesse Boot, chemist shop pioneer, 1931; Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, 1986; Reg Smythe, creator of Andy Capp in the Daily Mirror, 1998.

WEDNESDAY

Deaths: Max Weber, sociologist, 1920; GK Chesterton, author of The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Man Who Was Thursday, 1936; John Logie Baird, inventor, 1946; Dame Peggy Ashcroft, actress, 1991; Henry Mancini, composer, 1994.

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