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Peter Maxwell Davies

died March 14th, 2016

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was an English composer and conductor, who in 2004 was made Master of the Queen's Music.

Peter May (cricketer)

born December 31st, 1929

Peter Barker Howard May was an English cricketer who played for Surrey County Cricket Club, Cambridge University and England. Already a cricketing prodigy during his school days, May played his entire cricket career as an amateur, and was regarded by many players and fans as England's finest batsman in the post-war era.

Peter Mayhew

May 19th, 1944 - April 30th, 2019

Peter William Mayhew was a British-American actor. He was best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live-action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015's The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role.

Peter McCullagh

born January 8th, 1952

Peter McCullagh is a Northern Irish-born American statistician and John D. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago.

Peter McIntyre (cricketer)

born April 27th, 1966

Peter Edward McIntyre is a former Australian cricketer who played in two Test matches in the 1990s.

Peter McNab

born May 8th, 1952

Peter Maxwell McNab was a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey player. He played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1973 to 1987, with the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, and New Jersey Devils. He later served as the color commentator for the Colorado Avalanche from their inaugural 1995–96 season until his death.

Peter McParland

born April 25th, 1934

Peter James McParland MBE is a Northern Irish former professional footballer who played as an outside left.

Peter Medawar

born February 28th, 1915

Sir Peter Brian Medawar was a Brazilian-British biologist and writer, whose works on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance have been fundamental to the medical practice of tissue and organ transplants. For his scientific works, he is regarded as the "father of transplantation". He is remembered for his wit both in person and in popular writings. Richard Dawkins referred to him as "the wittiest of all scientific writers"; Stephen Jay Gould as "the cleverest man I have ever known".

Peter Mensah

born August 27th, 1959

Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-English actor, best known for his roles in the films Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, The Incredible Hulk, 300, and television series such as Starz' Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.

Peter Moon (comedian)

born January 18th, 1953

Peter Moon is an Australian comedian, best known for writing and performing in the sketch comedy Fast Forward.

Peter Mooney

born August 19th, 1983

Peter Mooney (born August 19, 1983) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Officer Nick Collins on the police drama series Rookie Blue and for playing Sir Kay on the historical fantasy series Camelot.

Peter Moore (Australian rules footballer)

born January 11th, 1957

Peter Moore is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Peter Moores (businessman)

born April 9th, 1932

Sir Peter Moores was a British businessman, art collector and philanthropist who was chairman of the Liverpool-based Littlewoods football pools and retailing business in the United Kingdom between 1977 and 1980.

Peter Morris (surgeon)

born April 17th, 1934

Sir Peter John Morris, AC, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP, FRCS was an Australian surgeon and Nuffield professor of surgery at the University of Oxford. Morris was President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, founder of the Oxford Transplant Centre and director of the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Peter Mortimer (rugby league)

born December 22nd, 1957

Peter Mortimer is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s and 1980s. He played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and New South Wales.

Peter Mullan

born November 2nd, 1959

Peter Mullan (/ˈmʊlən/; born 2 November 1959) is a Scottish actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role in Ken Loach's My Name Is Joe (1998), for which he won Best Actor Award at 1998 Cannes Film Festival, 2000's The Claim and all three series of the BBC comedy series Mum, in which he starred as Michael. He is also winner of the World Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performances at 2011 Sundance Film Festival for his work on Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur (2011). Mullan has appeared as supporting or guest actor in numerous cult movies, including Riff-Raff (1991), Braveheart (1995), Trainspotting (1996), Session 9 (2002),Young Adam (2003), Children of Men (2006), the final two Harry Potter films (2010–11), and War Horse (2011).

Peter Murphy (footballer, born 1922)

born March 7th, 1922

Peter Murphy, often referred to as Spud Murphy, was an English footballer who played as an inside left. He played professionally for three clubs, Coventry City, Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City. He is possibly best remembered for the incident in the 1956 FA Cup final when Manchester City's goalkeeper Bert Trautmann broke a bone in his neck when diving at Murphy's feet.

Peter Nicholls (writer)

died March 6th, 2018

Peter Douglas Nicholls was an Australian literary scholar and critic. He was the creator and a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction with John Clute.

Peter O'Brien (actor)

born March 25th, 1960

Peter O'Brien is an Australian actor, best known for his role as an original cast member in 1985 of Australian soap opera Neighbours as Shane Ramsay. He has also acted in numerous British and American productions.

Peter O'Brien (rugby league)

born March 25th, 1928

Peter O'Brien (1928-2016) was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s. He played in the NSWRFL premiership for North Sydney as a winger.

Peter O'Donnell

died May 3rd, 2010

Peter O'Donnell was an English writer of mysteries and of comic strips, best known as the creator of Modesty Blaise, an action heroine/undercover trouble-shooter. He was also an award-winning gothic historical romance novelist who wrote under the female pseudonym Madeleine Brent, in 1978, his novel Merlin's Keep won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.

Peter O'Neill

born February 13th, 1965

Peter Charles Paire O'Neill is a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea from 2011 to 2019. He has been a Member of Parliament for Ialibu-Pangia since 2002. He was a former cabinet minister and the leader of the People's National Congress between 2006 and 2022. He resigned his position as prime minister to avoid a vote of no confidence, and he was succeeded by James Marape. O'Neill won re-election to the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea in 2022 in the first round with a large majority, which is unusual in the country.

Peter O'Sullivan (Welsh footballer)

born March 4th, 1951

Peter O'Sullivan is a Welsh former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a winger, making over 500 career appearances.

Peter Oakley

August 20th, 1927 - March 23rd, 2014

Peter Oakley (20 August 1927 – 23 March 2014) was an English pensioner and Internet personality, who posted YouTube videos under the Internet pseudonym geriatric1927. Making his YouTube debut in August 2006 with Telling it all, a series of five-to-ten minute autobiographical videos, Oakley gained popularity with a wide section of the YouTube community. Amongst the autobiographical details revealed in his videos are that he served as a radar mechanic during World War II, that he had a lifelong love of motorcycles, and that he lived alone as a widower and pensioner.

Peter of Castile

died March 23rd, 1369

Peter, called Peter the Cruel or the Just, was King of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. Peter was the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Ivrea. He was excommunicated by Pope Urban V for his persecutions and cruelties committed against the clergy.

Peter of Moscow

died December 20th, 1326

Peter of Moscow was the Russian metropolitan who moved his see from Vladimir to Moscow in 1325. Later he was proclaimed a patron saint of Moscow. In spite of the move, the office remained officially entitled "Metropolitan of Kiev and all Rus'" until the autocephalous election of Jonah of Moscow in 1448.

Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur

born March 21st, 1626

Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur y Gonzáles, OFB, also called Hermano Pedro de San José Betancurt or more simply Peter de Betancurt, Hermano Pedro, Santo Hermano Pedro, or San Pedro de Vilaflor, was a Spanish saint and missionary in Guatemala.

Peter of Verona

died April 6th, 1252

Peter of Verona, also known as Saint Peter Martyr and Saint Peter of Verona, was a 13th-century Italian Catholic priest. He was a Dominican friar and a celebrated preacher. He served as Inquisitor in Lombardy, was killed by an assassin, and was canonized as a Catholic saint 11 months after his death, making this the fastest canonization in history.

Peter Oldring

born August 25th, 1971

Peter James Edward Oldring (born August 25, 1971) is a Canadian actor and comedian.

Peter Onorati

born May 16th, 1953

Peter Onorati is an American actor. He is known for his TV roles as Charlie Howell on Civil Wars (1991–1993), Mr. Scotto on Murder One (1995–1997), Stanley Pearson on This Is Us (2017–2022), and Jack Mumford on S.W.A.T. (2017–2019), and his film roles in Goodfellas (1990), and Fallen Arches (1998).

Peter Osgood

February 20th, 1947 - March 1st, 2006

Peter Leslie Osgood was an English footballer who was active during the 1960s and 1970s. He is best remembered for representing Chelsea and Southampton as a forward at club level, winning the FA Cup with each, and was also capped four times by England in the early 1970s.

Peter Outerbridge

born June 30th, 1966

Peter Outerbridge (born June 30, 1966) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Ari Tasarov in the CW action series Nikita, Dr. David Sandström in the TMN series ReGenesis, Henrik "Hank" Johanssen in Orphan Black, Bob Corbett in Bomb Girls, William Easton in Saw VI, George Brown in the television film John A.: Birth of a Country, and Black Mask in Batwoman. He also played the lead role of Detective William Murdoch in a three-episode mini-series, The Murdoch Mysteries, in its initial run on Canadian television, with two episodes shown in 2004 and a third in 2005.
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