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Cardus, Sir (John Frederick) Neville (1888–1975), writer on cricket and music critic, was born on 3 April 1888 at 4 Summer Place, Rusholme, Manchester, the illegitimate child of Ada Cardus (1870–1954). His forenames were registered as John Frederick. His father may have been ...

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William Thomas Dupree (1909–1992) by David Redfern, 1990 ? David Redfern / Getty Images

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Dupree, William Thomas [known as Champion Jack Dupree] (1909–1992), boxer and blues pianist, claimed in official documentation to have been born on 4 July 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the son of George Dupree and his wife Georgiana, née Washington, whose plantation names revealed their slave ancestry. His father was reputedly of part Congolese and his mother of part Cherokee Indian descent. Other sources have cited both earlier and later variations of his date of birth. The uncertainty derives in part from a lack of definitive evidence and possibly also ...

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Grey, Clifford [real name Percival Davis] (1887–1941), lyricist, was born on 5 January 1887 at 106 St Luke's Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the only child of George Davis, a whip manufacturer, and his wife, Emma Lowe. In 1899 Davis entered the Camp Hill Boys' School...

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Sir Edward Richard George Heath (1916–2005) by Jane Bown, 1978 ? Guardian News and Media Ltd 2005

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Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath (1888–1976), carpenter and builder, and his wife, Edith Annie, née Pantony (d...

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Kelly, Frederick Septimus (1881–1916), composer and oarsman, was born on 29 May 1881 at 47 Phillip Street, Sydney, Australia, the seventh child and fourth son of Thomas Hussey Kelly (1830–1901) of Glenyarrah, Double Bay, Sydney, an Irish-born businessman with interests in wool and tin who founded the ...

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Marged ferch Ifan (bap. 1696, d. 1793), harpist and wrestler, was probably born in Beddgelert, Caernarvonshire, and baptized in the parish church on 10 May 1696, one of at least eleven children born to Ifan Powell and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes. She became known far beyond ...

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Philidor, Fran?ois-André Danican (1726–1795), musician and chess player, was born at Dreux, France, on 7 September 1726, the youngest child from his second marriage, to Elisabeth Leroy, of André Danican Philidor ‘l'a?né’ (c.1647–1730), composer, instrumentalist, and librarian, the presiding genius of the ...

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Fran?ois-André Danican Philidor (1726–1795) by Augustin de Saint-Aubin, pubd 1772 (after Charles-Nicolas Cochin) ? National Portrait Gallery, London