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Don Taylor (American filmmaker)

died December 29th, 1998

Donald Ritchie Taylor was an American actor and film director. He co-starred in 1940s and 1950s classics, including the 1948 film noir The Naked City, Battleground, Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend and Stalag 17. He later turned to directing films such as Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Tom Sawyer (1973), Echoes of a Summer (1976), and Damien: Omen II (1978).

Don Testerman

November 7th, 1952 - May 8th, 2018

Donald Ray Testerman (November 7, 1952 – May 8, 2018) was a professional American football player who played in four NFL seasons from 1976-1980 for the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins.

Don Trull

born October 20th, 1941

Donald Dean Trull (born October 20, 1941) is a former American football quarterback in the American Football League. Trull played football collegiately at Baylor University, where he was an All-American and twice won the Sammy Baugh Trophy as the nation's top passer. Trull finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1963. In 2013, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Don Warrington

born May 23rd, 1951

Don Warrington MBE (born Donald Williams, 23 May 1951) is a Trinidadian-born British actor. He is best known for playing Philip Smith in the ITV sitcom Rising Damp (1974–78), and Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in the BBC detective series Death in Paradise (2011–present). He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Don Webb

born May 22nd, 1939

Donald Wayne Webb (born May 22, 1939) is a former American football defensive back. In 1961, he joined the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. He played for the Patriots for eleven seasons and was an AFL All-Star selection in 1969. Webb returned a blocked punt 20 yards for a TD and returned an interception 31 yards for a TD in the Boston Patriots 41-0 shutout of the San Diego Chargers on 12-17-61. He was selected to the Patriots All-1960s Decade (AFL) Team.

Don Werner

born March 8th, 1953

Donald Paul Werner (born March 8, 1953) is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. He played during seven seasons at the major league level, playing for the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers (baseball). In 1978, the Reds starting catcher, Johnny Bench, sat out 20 plus games with an injury which gave Don a starting role. On June 16 of the same year he caught the only no-hitter of Hall of Famer Tom Seaver's career. He was drafted by the Reds in the 5th round of the 1971 amateur draft after graduating from Appleton East High School. Werner played his first professional season with their Rookie League Gulf Coast Reds in 1971, and his last with Texas' Triple-A club, the Oklahoma RedHawks in 1988.

Don Wert

born July 29th, 1938

Donald Ralph Wert (born July 29, 1938), nicknamed "Coyote", is an American former professional baseball player. He played as a third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 1963 to 1970 and also briefly played for the Washington Senators in 1971. In 1965, he was named "Tiger of the Year", and in 1968, he was chosen for the American League All Star Team and won a World Series ring.

Don Westbrook

born November 1st, 1952

Don Westbrook (born November 1, 1952) is a former wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played his college football at Nebraska. He was a member of the undefeated 1971 squad that won the National Championship. * v * t * e

Don Willesee

born April 14th, 1916

Donald Robert Willesee was an Australian politician. He was a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and served as a Senator for Western Australia from 1950 to 1975. He held ministerial office in the Whitlam government as Special Minister of State (1972–1973) and Minister for Foreign Affairs (1973–1975). He also served as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1966 to 1967.

Don Wilson

February 12th, 1945 - January 5th, 1975

Donald Edward Wilson (February 12, 1945 – January 5, 1975) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros.

Don Wittman

died January 19th, 2008

Donald Rae Wittman was a Canadian sportscaster.

Don Zimmer

January 17th, 1931 - June 4th, 2014

Donald William Zimmer was an American infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, a span of 65 years, across 8 decades.

Donal Bisht

born August 27th, 1994

Donal Bisht is an Indian actress best known for her portrayal of Sharanya Bisht in Ek Deewaana Tha and Ishika Patel in Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop.She made her web debut in 2022 with Tu Zakhm Hai which gave her lot of appreciation as Kavya Grewal & the show was on Top 4 most viewed on OTT too. In 2019, Bisht was in Times Most Desirable Women on TV. She also participated in Bigg Boss 15' in 2021.

Donal Logue

born February 27th, 1966

Donal Francis Logue is a Canadian actor. He starred in the film The Tao of Steve and has had roles in the TV series Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Grounded for Life, Copper, Terriers, and, as Detective Harvey Bullock on Fox's Gotham. He additionally played the recurring role of Lt. Declan Murphy in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Donald "Duck" Dunn

died May 13th, 2012

Donald "Duck" Dunn was an American bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter. Dunn was notable for his 1960s recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.'s and as a session bassist for Stax Records. At Stax, Dunn played on thousands of records, including hits by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Bill Withers, Elvis Presley, and many others. In 1992, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.'s. In 2017, he was ranked 40th on Bass Player magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time".

Donald A. Glaser

died February 28th, 2013

Donald Arthur Glaser was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber used in subatomic particle physics.

Donald Bailey (civil engineer)

died May 5th, 1985

Sir Donald Coleman Bailey, OBE was an English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge. Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that "without the Bailey bridge, we should not have won the war."

Donald Barnhouse

born March 28th, 1895

Donald Grey Barnhouse, was an American Christian preacher, pastor, theologian, radio pioneer, and writer. He was pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1927 to his death in 1960. As a pioneer in radio broadcasting, his program, The Bible Study Hour, continues today and is now known as Dr. Barnhouse & the Bible.

Donald Barthelme

born April 7th, 1931

Donald Barthelme Jr. was an American short story writer and novelist known for his playful, postmodernist style of short fiction. Barthelme also worked as a newspaper reporter for the Houston Post, was managing editor of Location magazine, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston (1961–1962), co-founder of Fiction, and a professor at various universities. He also was one of the original founders of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

Donald Brashear

born January 7th, 1972

Donald Brashear is an American former professional hockey player who played for five organizations in the National Hockey League (NHL) over a 23 year pro career, in which he played the role of an enforcer.

Donald Brian

February 17th, 1877 - December 22nd, 1948

Donald Brian (February 17, 1877 – December 22, 1948) was an actor, dancer and singer born in St. John's, Newfoundland (now Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada). In 1907, he starred in the hit operetta The Merry Widow.

Donald Brown

born November 28th, 1963

Donald Brown (born November 28, 1963) is a former American football defensive back who played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and New York Giants. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma before transferring to the University of Maryland. Brown attended Annapolis High School in Annapolis, Maryland. He was also a member of the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League. He was named Second-team All-Arena in 1994.

Donald Brown (musician)

born March 28th, 1954

Donald Ray Brown is an American jazz pianist and producer.

Donald Byrd

died February 4th, 2013

Donald Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was one of the few hard bop musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock and many others.

Donald Cammell

born January 17th, 1934

Donald Seton Cammell was a Scottish painter, screenwriter, and film director. He has a cult reputation largely due to his debut film Performance, which he wrote the screenplay for and co-directed with Nicolas Roeg. He committed suicide after the last film he directed, Wild Side, was taken away from him and recut by the production company.

Donald Campbell

born March 23rd, 1921

Donald Malcolm Campbell, was a British speed record breaker who broke eight absolute world speed records on water and on land in the 1950s and 1960s. He remains the only person to set both world land and water speed records in the same year (1964). He died during a water speed record attempt at Coniston Water in the Lake District, England.

Donald Carr

born December 28th, 1926

Donald Bryce Carr OBE was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire from 1946 to 1967, for Oxford University from 1948 to 1951, and twice for England in 1951/52. He captained Derbyshire between 1955 and 1962 and scored over 10,000 runs for the county.

Donald Coggan

died May 17th, 2000

Frederick Donald Coggan, Baron Coggan, was the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from 1974 to 1980. As Archbishop of Canterbury, he "revived morale within the Church of England, opened a dialogue with Rome and supported women's ordination". He had previously been successively the Bishop of Bradford and the Archbishop of York.

Donald Crisp

July 27th, 1882 - May 25th, 1974

Donald William Crisp (27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an English film actor as well as an early producer, director and screenwriter. His career lasted from the early silent film era into the 1960s. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942 for his performance in How Green Was My Valley.

Donald Crothers

died March 16th, 2014

Donald Crothers was a professor of chemistry at Yale University in the United States. He was best known for his work on nucleic acid structure and function.

Donald D. Hoffman

born December 29th, 1955

Donald David Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist and popular science author. He is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the School of Computer Science.

Donald Davidson (philosopher)

born March 6th, 1917

Donald Herbert Davidson was an American philosopher. He served as Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1981 to 2003 after having also held teaching appointments at Stanford University, Rockefeller University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. Davidson was known for his charismatic personality and the depth and difficulty of his thought. His work exerted considerable influence in many areas of philosophy from the 1960s onward, particularly in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and action theory. While Davidson was an analytic philosopher, and most of his influence lies in that tradition, his work has attracted attention in continental philosophy as well, particularly in literary theory and related areas.
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