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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: 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015

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

27-May-2015 · High-level FIFA (soccer) officials are indicted for racketeering, bribery, money laundering, and fraud ... Texas wingnuts are ready for U.S. Pentagon's looming move to seize the state ... Chinese gaming company builds its new headquarters in the shape of Star Trek's USS Enterprise ... Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals from Hillary Clinton's State Department … During Clinton's time as U.S. Secretary of State, her husband was paid for "consulting" through a secret shell company … Marco Rubio says Christianity will soon be considered "hate speech" … Scott Walker thinks Obama administration shouldn't have negotiated with Iran … Former Gov. George Pataki (R-New York) announces that he'll announce tomorrow that he's running for President … Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) is running too ... Robert Rodriguez will write and direct a live-action reboot of Jonny Quest ... 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocks Obama administration on immigration ... Pizza Hut and Taco Bell say they're getting rid of artificial ingredients ... Estate of Arthur Conan Doyle sues over upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie ... U.S. Internal Revenue Service is hit by low-level hackers; 100,000 tax accounts compromised ... Infamous troll is booted from Twitter ... Cleveland Police Dept promises to tone down the brutality ... 19 Kids and Counting patriarch ran for U.S. Senate saying people should be executed for incest ... Led Zeppelin responds to lawsuit over "Stairway to Heaven"; denies copyright claims, admits being "one of the greatest bands in history" ... Amazing Kreskin launches a "supernatural" dating service ... Henry Ford's attempt to bring "white man's magic to the jungle" didn't work out ... NASA is still stumped by the mystery of Apollo 10's floating feces ... Jony Ive gets a promotion at Apple ... Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease ...

26-May-2015 · Merging of two supermassive black holes should produce a burst of gravitational waves that warp space-time ... Hundreds dead in ongoing Indian heat wave … Tornadoes and record rainfall wreak havoc in northern Mexico and southern U.S. ... B. B. King's daughters say he was murdered ... Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series about 1970s hip-hop gets guidance from Grandmaster Flash ... Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan hang out at a party for their kids ... Cleveland cops involved in 137-shot barrage claim they're victims of discrimination … Were the Cleveland protests as "felonious" and "aggravated" as police say they were? ... ISIS is bad, m'kay? ... Firefox's tracking protection experiment seems to be a success — pages load faster, files download faster, and online tracking is substantially decreased ... Byron Allen says President Obama is "a white President in blackface" ... Scott Walker promises pre-emptive strikes to prevent radical Islamic terrorist attacks on America … Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch will fund several Republicans running for U.S. President … Mike Huckabee suggests he would ignore any U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage … Jeb Bush is getting a brand-new $1.4-million home set amid his family's coastal-Maine compound … Bernie Sanders tells the rich: "Sorry, you're all going to have to pay your fair share of taxes" ... Jon Stewart quietly created a program to help veterans get TV jobs ... After being threatened with penalties, Amazon will start paying taxes in United Kingdom ... British anesthesiologist devises statistical method to expose scientific fraud ... Charter Communications announces deal to buy Time Warner Cable ... Colombia considers releasing caterpillars against cocaine crop ... Cliches, sleazy prose, sex scenes, violence and hyperbole abound in Ed Wood's Death of a Transvestite, but the novel has heart ... Plaster casts of Pompeii volcano victims are restored ... In the future, Conan O'Brien will be a very handsome chain-smoking robot with a human head and a sexy robot body ... Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gets another eight months in prison ... Noted douchebag Chris Brown threatens Tyson Beckford over ex-girlfriend's selfie ...

25-May-2015 · Art Garfunkel describes Paul Simon as a "monster" with a Napoleon complex ... Virginia police officer quits after pepper-spraying a motionless, silent driver who was having a stroke … With his legal fees mounting and a trial turning increasingly personal, nutball Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio turns to the public for money and the legal system for a new Judge ... Brad Paisley thinks the Rolling Stones are one of the best country bands ever ... Scott Patterson says a Gilmore Girls reunion might be happening ... Court finds Californians have no legal right to access records of when and where their license plates have been scanned by authorities ... How to spot and critique censorship tropes in the media's coverage of free speech controversies ... Scotland Yard was worried that The X-Files and Star Trek could inspire anarchy in the U.K. ... Ben Carson warns voters not to let "secular progressives drive God out of our lives" … State legislature removes Gov. and probable Presidential candidate Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) from the board of troubled economic agency he created … Carly Fiorina says "The world is a dangerous and tragic place when America is not leading" ... Google Maps is racist because the internet is racist ...

24-May-2015 · Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won't appear on Full House revival ... Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D-New Orleans) says the anti-gay executive order from Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) won't apply in the Big Easy ... U.S. Senate approves "fast-track" for President Obama's controversial trade deal ... Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes ... Mike Huckabee defends child molester from 19 Kids and Counting … Reality show perv was on good terms with nearly all the Republican Party's 2016 Presidential hopefuls ... U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch says America could be "less safe" if the PATRIOT Act — specifically the provision that allows for the collection of phone metadata — expires ... Dozens killed in gunfight between Mexican gangsters and troops ... John Malkovich sues Le Monde over tax evasion allegations ... Officials covered up torture, horrific abuse of prisoners after 1971 riots at New York's Attica Prison ... Netflix puts Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray under the Christmas tree ...

23-May-2015 · Farmers in the American Midwest are incinerating millions of chickens ... Retired NFL star Randy Moss attends a fan's high school graduation ... Stubborn Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) block renewal of mass surveillance, at least temporarily ... Sharon Osbourne collapses from "mental and physical fatigue" ... Cleveland cop who stood on a car's hood and shot unarmed black men through the windshield is acquitted … Seattle cop is suspended but not named over incident from 2010 that officials won't describe ... Casino billionaire and big-bucks Republicans donor Sheldon Adelson is sued over alleged graft and connections to organized crime … Jeb Bush needs more evidence for climate change than to start a war ... Probe into General Motors recall uncovers "criminal wrongdoing" ... By a landslide, voters in Irish referendum say "I do" to same-sex marriage ... 19 Kids and Counting is taken off the air after eldest son's admissions of child molestation … Pervy revelations are just the latest sex abuse scandal to rock far-right fundamentalism ... Chris Pratt sure is sorry for whatever stupid things he's going to say ...

22-May-2015 · Father from reality show 19 Kids and Counting waited more than a year before contacting police, after his son confessed to sexually molesting several female minors ... U.S. National Security Agency wanted to lurk in Google and Samsung app stores to spread malware and misinformation ... Rockstar Games sues to block BBC dramatization of Grand Theft Auto's creation ... Who knew good penmanship was a requirement for joining al-Qaeda? ... Six Baltimore cops indicted for death of man fatally injured in "rough ride" … Washington police officer shoots two black men accused of stealing beer … San Francisco cop who testified against partners in corruption trial gets lenient sentence ... Why Chrome uses so much freaking RAM ... Experimental tech lets paralyzed man control robotic arm with his mind ... U.S. Senate report on C.I.A. torture is off-limits to ordinary Americans ... Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak will make $7.5-million from Random House for writing a book about their off-and-on romance ... Donald Trump says the U.S.A. is "a hellhole" … Jeb Bush thinks it's "intellectual arrogance" to decide that the science of climate change has been decided … Hillary Clinton's private-server State Department emails were turned over on paper, not electronically, so it's taken weeks to have them scanned and digitized … Carly Fiorina stiffed 2010 Senate campaign workers … Lindsey Graham calls for more U.S. troops in Iraq ... Flavor Flav is arrested for drunk driving and pot possession ... David Letterman was barely out the door before CBS had his Late Show set dismantled and thrown into a dumpster ... Using secret questions to give people access to their passwords is a terrible idea, according to a new paper from Google ... CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield gets hacked ... Boy Scouts of America President Robert M. Gates calls for ending ban on gay leaders ... Barbra Streisand will finally write her memoirs ... Tennessee spends $46,000 for a ludicrous new state logo ... Orson Welles talks about the conspiracy to suppress Citizen Kane ...

21-May-2015 · California werewolf gets life in prison for killing vampire ... PayPal is fined $25-million for shady finance practices ... Marine biologist becomes a mermaid ... U.S. Internal Revenue Service is investigating how a woman's tax call ended up on The Howard Stern Show ... Lawsuit alleges rape and sexual abuse of inmates by Rikers Island guard … Minneapolis police officer is indicted for excessive force … Detroit police officer arrested again, suspended with pay; police department won't say why … No charges will be filed against Texas policeman who killed unarmed father of four … Miami cops are arrested in false police report scheme ... ConAgra is fined $11-million for its Peter Pan salmonella peanut butter ... Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation ... U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) isn't sure who to trust — Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei or President Obama ... Scam cancer charities will close after misappropriating millions of dollars in donations ... Tucker Carlson and podcast wingnut Alex Jones chat about President Obama's "Nazi stuff" ... Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland plead guilty to antitrust violations in the foreign exchange market ... Rand Paul filibusters renewal of PATRIOT Act … Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) issues executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians ... Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty ... Elton John attends his 50th grammar school reunion ... U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative says the agency punished him for cooperating with torture investigation ... FBI spies on tar sands opponents because "national security" ... Wingnut who landed his gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn is indicted ... General Motors says it owns the software that runs your car, even after you buy the car ... MSNBC's Ed Schultz wins lawsuit filed by ex-staffer ...

20-May-2015 · Wal-Mart wins the battle to take down absurdist "horse" website ... Turns out Zero Dark Thirty was mostly C.I.A. propaganda ... Dennis Hopper said that blowing himself up was one of the craziest things he ever did, and that it was weeks before he could hear again ... Oregon bans so-called "conversion therapy" for gay and lesbian children ... DC Comics tries to block Rihanna from trademarking her birth name, Robyn ... Michael R. Wessel isn't allowed to tell you what's wrong with the secret trade deal, because, well, it's a secret ... US Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) says she's had enough of Game of Thrones ... Chris Christie changes his mind, now opposes "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers ... We tried Tokyo's "rent a middle-aged Japanese man" service, and it was awesome! ... Los Angeles City Council approves raising minimum wage to $15 p/hour over the next five years ... New England Patriots are negotiating with the NFL over "deflategate" penalties ... Lawsuit says San Antonio cops opened fire and arrested homeowner who complained about loud party down the street … Obama administration takes steps to cut back on militarization of police ... McDonald's is sued over "defective" Chicken McNuggets ... Are women attending the Cannes Film Festival required to wear high heels? ... Grand Jury files of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed as spies 60+ years ago, will finally be unsealed ... KFC brings Colonel Sanders back from the dead for new ads, again, this time played by Darrell Hammond ... Nearly 34-million vehicles involved in one of the largest U.S. recalls ever ... Antivirus pioneer John McAfee defends the security researcher who hacked airplanes mid-flight ... David Letterman made great television from his very first show ...

19-May-2015 · Elian Gonzalez, all grown up, would like to return to the U.S.A., but only as a tourist ... Amazon takes public transit for deliveries in New York City ... U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says the trade deal being debated would screw over working folks ... There's no elevator and the price is steep, but you can sleep atop this 7th century Italian tower ... Road-raging U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent is now a recruiter for the D.E.A. … Response to deadly biker brawl and gunfight in Waco, TX seems curiously different from the response to riots in Baltimore … New York cops spent over half a million dollars on Stingray eavesdropping equipment but don't have a privacy policy regarding its use ... US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is running for U.S. President because "the world is falling apart" … Donald Trump says he wouldn't have invaded Iraq … Bernie Sanders wants to tax stock trades to pay for free college tuition … Chris Christie offers firm support for U.S. National Security Agency data-scoop program … Rand Paul vows to end the PATRIOT Act ... Twin Peaks bikini bar chain revokes franchise for Waco, TX location that welcomed deadly biker gangs ... Court rules that YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence and death threats ... Was there a bit of nudity in the old Sears catalog? ... Bird flu could cost nearly $1-billion in Iowa and Minnesota ... Here's how Hoboken, NJ could pay for a giant anti-flooding bathtub ... Jimi Hendrix once jammed with a drunken Jim Morrison ... Activists complain that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's new project threatens freedom of expression ... The significance of the Liberty Tree in Boston is all but forgotten today ... Bill O'Reilly denies reports that he assaulted his ex-wife in front of their daughter ... Simon Cowell wants to produce TV election coverage ... What changed and what stayed the same in the U.K. election ...

18-May-2015 · U.S. government still insists that pot is more dangerous than cocaine ... Guns, knives, clubs, brass knuckles — biker gang melee at Twin Peaks restaurant in Texas leaves nine people dead … Cops say Waco restaurant's management had refused to cooperate with authorities ... Museum celebrates Indiana Jones's contributions to archaeology ... Let's pretend Russian President Vladimir Putin scored eight goals in a hockey game against NHL players ... U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-California) mocks Native Americans ... If the New England Patriots are as innocent in the "deflategate" scandal as they claim, why did they immediately suspend their implicated equipment guys? ... Jeb Bush: No Constitutional right to same-sex marriage … Hillary and Bill Clinton have been paid more than $25-million for speeches since the beginning of 2014 ... A lot of people at the top in Silicon Valley consider it a given that Apple is working on an electric car ... The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful sh*t ... Florida thief is thwarted by Jiu-jitsu class next door ... Tennessee deputy is indicted for allegedly having sex on duty several times ... FAO Schwarz is closing its landmark location in Manhattan ... U.S. military kills an ISIS leader and capture his wife ... The cast of Downton Abbey knows what should happen to their characters as the show ends ... Italy's Coast Guard rescues thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean ... Top Ten facts about David Letterman's Top Ten lists ... Court orders Clovis, CA School District to pay $467,433 in legal bills over sex un-education classes ... Only 15% of Boston residents wanted death sentence for Boston Marathon murderer ... Noted smart guy Carl Sagan's last warning before he died ... Amsterdam designer proposes turning oil tankers into trendy villages ... The history of freeways in America ... Lindsay Lohan says she'll flee to Monaco to avoid jail time ...


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