On This Day
1972 – Marc Blucas
Marcus Paul “Marc” Blucas is an American actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matthew Donnelly in Necessary Roughness and recently, abolitionist John Hawkes in Underground. Prior to his acting career, he was known for playing college basketball with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
1986 – Rachel Riley
Rachel Annabelle Riley is an English television presenter and mathematician who currently co-presents the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown and its comedy spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. A mathematics graduate, her television debut came when she joined Countdown at age 22.
With a passion for popularising maths and the sciences, she has gone on to co-present The Gadget Show on Channel 5 (2013–14) and It’s Not Rocket Science on ITV (2016). In 2013 she was a contestant on the BBC celebrity dance show Strictly Come Dancing.
1988 – Simon Ferry
Simon William Ferry is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for Peterhead.
Ferry started his career with Scottish Premier League club Celtic but never played for the club. He spent the 2009–10 season on loan at Swindon who then signed him permanently at the end of the deal for £300,000. He then moved to Portsmouth In June 2014, he joined Dundee and spent just over one year at the club.
Ferry has played for the Scotland national under-19 football team and featured for them at the 2006 European Under-19 Championship.
Ferry played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2013 – 2014