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The NNDB Mapper is a visual tool for exploring the connections between people in NNDB, linking them together through family relations, corporate boards, movies and TV, political alliances, and shadowy conspiracy groups. Maps can be saved and shared for others to explore.

As of this writing, the major demographic breakdown in NNDB is 23462 living, 13553 dead, 30136 male and 6877 female.

Recent Deaths: 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014

What is NNDB?

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)

But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with.

Most Recent Deaths: Obituaries

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And yes this is what passes for a gossip column in these parts

26-Mar-2015 · How the New York Times keeps tragedies ad-free ... Harry Styles breaks down in tears on stage over Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction ... FBI's entire arsenal of 34 unmanned surveillance drones rests in the hands of two pilots operating from a single location ... Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit as the plane went down ... Chelsea Handler says she received an ominous invitation to Bill Cosby's hotel room ... Long-running gamer convention says it'll leave the state if homophobic discrimination bill is signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence (R-Indiana)... The Thick of It and Veep creator Armando Iannucci wants to write for Doctor Who ... Tunnel would link Denmark to Germany ... President Obama mocks overhyped fears about the Affordable Care Act: "We've been promised a lot the past five years that didn't turn out to be the case: death panels, doom, a serious alternative from Republicans in Congress…" ... Descendants of U.S. President William Howard Taft plan major investment in marijuana farming if it's legalized in OhioGov. Nathan Deal (R-Georgia) will sign bill allowing medical marijuana ... Google's next idea would let users pay bills inside Gmail ... Jeremy Clarkson is looking for a job … and perhaps a lawyer ... Judge rejects NFL's motion to dismiss latest lawsuit on concussions ... Wells Fargo Bank announces layoffsUS Steel announces layoffs ... Justin Bieber bares his soul to a total stranger ...

25-Mar-2015 · Los Angeles cops who shot and killed an unarmed, autistic man win $4-million verdict ... Vin Diesel predicts that the upcoming sequel to The Fast and the Furious will win the Oscar for Best Picture ... Amazon avoids US Federal Aviation Administration red tape by testing drone delivery overseas instead of in the USA ... Chevron station sues Carson Daly over chain-link fence ... Researchers demonstrate that heat and sound are magnetic ... McDonald's has selected 24 cities to create an impact by seeing 24 gifts of joy across the world within 24 hours ... Is it true or is it balderdash, that marijuana is much more potent now than a generation ago? ... Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Diversity Day ... Mega-merger would combine Heinz and Kraft Foods ... Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter, and David Duchovny are on board for new episodes of The X-Files ... Lawsuit claims Baltimore police fabricated evidence to pin a woman's 1994 murder on her innocent boyfriend ... Candice Bergen doesn't care whether you think she's overweight ... US Sen. and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ... Iggy Azalea isn't into secret-keeping ... Taco Bell is going to start serving fried chicken and biscuits for breakfast ... 150 people dead as German passenger plane crashes in France ... Facebook wants to be your news source ... Pretty Woman was originally written as a gritty drama without a happy ending ...

24-Mar-2015 · Microsoft's new version of Windows will lock out competing operation systems ... US Federal Communications Commission fines Roanoke, VA TV station $325,000 for broadcasting a three-second porn clip that was visible only on wide-screen TVs ... Pope Francis gets a pizza, delivered ... Journalists have to decide what to do about candidates who are climate change deniersGlobal warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences … California has no contingency plan to deal with its persistent drought, except, apparently, praying for rain ... Angelina Jolie undergoes preventative surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after doctors detect early signs of cancer ... David Crosby's car hits jogger at 55 mph, who's amazingly expected to survive ... Is Kathy Griffin next in line for The View? ... Pauly Shore's ATM is stolen ... 74 dead so far, from General Motors ignition defect ... Here's why William Shatner couldn't make it to Leonard Nimoy's funeral ... Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says machines will pose a serious threat to humans in the future ... US Rep. Pete King (R-New York) says US Sen. and Presidential candidate is a "carnival barker" who shouldn't be President ... Brian Williams attends his high school's fundraiser, declines to sign autographs ... National Football League hires former director of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to oversee player misconduct … NFL suspends TV blackout policy for 2015 season ... Jennifer Lawrence has better things to do than make more X-Men movies ... Indian comedians react to cancellation of Jerry Seinfeld concert ... World Health Organization report says Monsanto weed killer ingredient is probably causing cancer ... Stephen King wants an apology from Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) ... Starbucks doesn't want to talk about race any more ... Delta Airlines screws over passenger until Alaska Airlines employee comes to the rescue ... Sons of Confederate Veterans sues Texas to obtain Confederate Flag license plates ... Former Gov. and probable Presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R-Florida) says businesses and individuals have a right to refuse services to gays ... Elon Musk releases SpaceX photos to public domain ... King Richard III gets re-buried ... Acquitted killer George Zimmerman says it was God's plan for Trayvon Martin to die ... Was James Bond the result of Ian Fleming's midlife crisis? ... Excuses won't sway Judge on shielding Abu Ghraib photos ... Police find no evidence to support Rolling Stone's University of Virginia rape story ... Be careful what you say, NYPD's shotspotter may be listening ... Telecoms file first lawsuits against FCC's net neutrality rules ...

23-Mar-2015 · If you're underage and trying to buy cigarettes, a BP station is your best chance ... Collagen helps scientists understand Charles Darwin's ginormous toxodon ... Watch Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Disaster Chief refuse to say "climate change" ... Why do some people believe in conspiracy theories? ... Oregon gets ready to inhale legalized marijuana … Referendum for legalization in Ohio would give campaign backers a monopoly on marijuana farming … In Washington DC, it's now legal to possess marijuana, to grow it, to smoke it, and to give it away, but it's illegal to buy or sell it ... US Sen. and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not a fan of reality ... Zoe Saldana says boycotting Dolce & Gabbana "would be the stupidest thing, if it affected my fashion choice" ... Did not providing dental care for Angar the Screamer violate the 8th Amendment? ... Business is booming at other giant fast-food chains, but not at McDonald's ... Jane Goodall is still working to save chimpanzees ... Carrie Underwood's 3:AM feedings and bad hair days ... US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s tally of winter storm-related deaths would be a lot higher if it included weather-related car and plane crashes ... Kazuo Ishiguro on loss and memories ... Why are Americans more afraid of ISIS than racism and climate change? ... 90 years ago, the Ku Klux Klan was mainstream in America ... Ohio sheriff gets seven years in prison on theft, perjury, other charges ... Sorry, John Oliver, but the NCAA is incapable of being shamed ... Cuba, MO boasts the world's largest rocking chair ...

22-Mar-2015 · Toronto man tells how and why he built his tunnel/bunker ... AT&T's lawyers seem to pretty much suck at that whole "lawyering" thing ... Family of Hawaii Five-O theme composer sues over music in the current reboot ... Is the San Francisco Police Dept holding a briefcase full of unheard Jerry Garcia songs? ... Rapper Rick Ross is a no-show for Bill Murray's Christmas special ... Margaret Cho complains that Virgin America humiliated her disabled friend ... Taco Bell considers rescuing its long-shuttered first restaurant from an appointment with the wrecking ball ... Verne Troyer is hospitalized after suffering a seizure ... American Family Association's Bryan Fischer worries that Megyn Kelly is being "blinded" by Satan ...

21-Mar-2015 · Pharrell Williams addresses the United Nations on happiness and climate change ... US Central Intelligence Agency releases more info from its 2002 report that provided supposedly "bulletproof" evidence linking Saddam Hussein's Iraq to terrorism ... Suge Knight collapses in court after judge sets bail at $25-million ... Ashley Judd speaks out against on-line bullying ... Judge strikes down Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to have admitting rights at local hospital ... Dozens dead in Indian train wreck ... No, Tesla is not releasing a "self-driving car" this summer ... After spending millions of dollars fighting the fine, Wal-Mart gives up and will pay $7,000 penalty for letting worker be trampled to death … Wal-Mart pays $10-million to settle lawsuit over truck wreck death ... Charges in Shia LaBeouf's Broadway arrest will be dismissed if he walks the straight and narrow ... Noted douchebag Chris Brown has completed his probation for beating the hell out of Rihanna ...

20-Mar-2015 · Will President Obama move into Magnum, P.I.'s beachfront house? ... US Secret Service destroys tapes of alleged drunken White House crash ... Hannibal Buress says he received death threats after Bill Cosby comments ... Missouri man sues after cops use tasers to prevent him from rescuing his son from burning home ... US Drug Enforcement Administration is seizing cash without warrants ... George Clooney, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph join Sofia Coppola's Bill Murray Christmas special ... Pharrell Williams says "Blurred Lines" judgment could cost artists their freedom to be inspired ... Guantanamo Bay prisoner is not allowed to read his best-selling book ... San Francisco Archdiocese sure is sorry for installing water system to drench the homeless ... Target will pay $10-million in damages to 2013 data breach victims ... US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says 2014-15 was the warmest winter in recorded history … President Obama orders reduction in U.S. government's greenhouse gas emissions ... Fraggle Rock will be rebooted as a movie, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring and producing ... Madonna blasts Dolce & Gabbana: "There is nothing synthetic about a soul!" ... Mr. T will host a home-improvement show ... Two minutes of racial togetherness with a Starbucks barista ... Google executive explains why Google Glass didn't take off ... Zayn Malik won't tour with One Direction ... US Federal Aviation Administration gives Amazon permission to test delivery drones ... President Obama thinks mandatory voting is a good idea ... Jeremy Clarkson calls BBC executives "f*cking b*stards" ... Mark Twain's memory-builder ... Neighbor says Justin Bieber spit in his face ... Ohio will pay $1-million to man falsely imprisoned for 39 years ... Why are they called "trailers" even though they're shown before the movies? ... How the NCAA splits big bucks from basketball ...

19-Mar-2015 · Perpetual Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's the only one who can make America truly great again... Jennifer Aniston says she'll never get a pixie haircut ... McDonald's and other franchise operations lose lawsuit against minimum-wage increase in Seattle ... Target offers its lowest-paid workers a raise ... Sit-com from Tommy Wiseau, the auteur behind The Room, is — spoiler alert — awful ... Check out these libraries ... Seattle puts police body-cam video on YouTube ... Obama administration sets record for withholding government files ... Harper Lee's abandoned true-crime novel ... Verizon is fined $3.4-million for 9-1-1 outage that left emergency calls unanswered for hours in California, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington ... US House Republicans unveil plan for replacing Obamacare ... Gannett lays off reporters, while paying its CEO $12.4-million ... Liza Minnelli checks into rehab ... Kindergarten class plays Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 better than most adults ever could ... San Francisco church pours water on homeless people to chase them away, 'cuz that's exactly what Jesus would do ... CNN falls for hoax and reports it as "breaking news" ... Oral history of South Park: Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation ... Proposal by President Obama (that has no chance of passing) would end public funding of pro sports stadiums ... Jon Cryer's autobiography sounds like fun, and Charlie Sheen comes off as a piece of work ... Apparently nobody at The Daily Caller is allowed to criticize Fox News ... Catfish species is named for Star Wars character ... After being banned for a year, Tesla can now sell cars in New Jersey ... Gwyneth Paltrow says she is "incredibly close to the common woman" ... Perpetual Presidential candidate Rick Santorum can't bring himself to disagree with a lunatic ... Former Gov. John Rowland (R-Connecticut) gets thirty months in prison ... Baristas at Starbucks aren't eager to talk about race relations while they're working ... Shia LaBeouf's heart will go on ... Radio wingnut Glenn Beck says adios to the Republican Party because they're "torpedoing the Constitution and they're doing it knowingly" ... President Obama says he should have closed Guantanamo Bay in 2009 ... Here lies the grave of Miguel de Cervantes ...

18-Mar-2015 · President Obama says decriminalizing marijuana isn't a priority ... Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk's Firefly-inspired sit-com reaches and surpasses its crowdfunding goal ... US House's proposed budget lists research into climate change as a "waste" to be eliminated ... US Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) resigns as spending scandals swirl ... America Ferrera signs up for an NBC romantic comedy ... Starbucks executives seem unwilling to discuss racial issues — is that conversation only for the baristas? ... Arizona lawmakers debate whether God gave Americans gun rights ... Microsoft wants your face to be your password ... Missouri Lt Gov Peter Kinder explains that there's more racism at the US Justice Department than in Ferguson, MO ... Oregon will register voters automatically ... Federal Judge again orders Alabama to start issuing same-sex marriage licensesPresbyterians approve same-sex marriage ... DC and Colorado microbreweries debut pot-aroma IPA ... Kraft Foods recalls macaroni & cheese due to small chunks of metal ... Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's widow launch Blues Brothers recording label ... Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) shills for fake diabetes "cure" ... Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) and the continuing power of invoking Ronald Reagan's name ... Google Chair Eric Schmidt is called out — by another Google executive — for repeatedly interrupting a female panelist at South by Southwest ... Emile Hirsch appears in court on assault charge ... Internet Explorer goes the way of the dodo ...

17-Mar-2015 · Why has no-one tried to deport Superman for being an undocumented immigrant? ... Cabbage, the Irish, and St. Patrick's Day ... Jessica Lange exits American Horror Story ... Promising second-year NFL linebacker quits, citing football's risk of concussion and serious brain injury ... US Federal Emergency Management Agency's appeals process almost always rules for insurance companies and against homeowners ... Mitt Romney will fight former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield in charity match ... Disgraced former Army Gen. David Petraeus remains a trusted White House adviser, despite sharing highly classified information with his mistress and lying to the FBI about it ... Demi Lovato says she wouldn't be alive if not for Wilmer Valderrama ... "Gifted-and-talented" Virginia 6th-grader is expelled for a year for having a leaf the assistant principal thought might be marijuana ... Over the years, Wonder Woman's magic lasso has been depowered ... Sotheby's hosts real-world auctions at eBay's website ... Starbucks wants baristas and customers to talk about race ... Court won't let Twilight moviemakers block parody ... Dolce & Gabbana fires back at Elton John ... Yahoo! allows users to opt out of passwords ... Chuck Norris makes a campaign ad for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... The future of drugs is 3D-printing ... FBI "sting" operations transform wingnuts into terrorists ... Obamacare has expanded medical insurance faster than any new policy since Medicare and Medicaid were created in 1965 ... Thailand's military government warns women against posting "underboob" selfies ... There is no plausible way NBC News can restore Brian Williams to the job of anchoring the nightly news ... Facebook clarifies its rules on what gets banned ... McDonald's workers claim they were told to treat burns with mayo and mustard ... Starving sea lion pups wash up on California coast ... IKEA bans playing hide-and-seek in its stores ... Judge caught driving defendant's car says he was "just looking after it" ... Sherlock will time-travel back to Victorian England ... Are physicists saner than Mathematicians? ...


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