On This Day
1962 – Noel Blake
Noel Lloyd George Blake is a retired footballer and current coach. He was formerly the head coach of the England national under-19 football team. He played in the Football League for Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town, Birmingham City, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City, Bradford City and Exeter City, and in the Scottish Football League for Dundee.
Blake played 173 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1984 – 1988
1969 – Robert Prosinecki
Robert Prosinečki is a Croatian football manager and former football midfielder, who last worked as a manager of Azerbaijan national team. He is one of the few footballers to have played for both the Spanish rival clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
After retiring from active football he worked as assistant manager of the Croatia national football team between 2006 and 2010, before being appointed manager of Red Star Belgrade in December 2010. In August 2012, Prosinečki left Red Star and took over Turkish club Kayserispor two months after. He was appointed as manager of Azerbaijan national football team in December 2014. After 3 years spent in Azerbaijan, it was announced that he will not extend his contract for two more years with Azerbaijan football federation.
Prosinecki played 35 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 2001 – 2002
1974 – Ivica Mornar
Ivica Mornar is a retired Croatian footballer.
He started as striker, but was mostly deployed as a winger during his career.
Mornar began his career with Hajduk Split before going on to play for Eintracht Frankfurt, Sevilla, CD Ourense, Standard Liège, Anderlecht and Portsmouth.
He played 22 matches and scored once for the Croatian national team, representing them at Euro 2004.
Mornar played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2004 – 2005
1991 – Pixie Lott
Victoria Louise “Pixie” Lott is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. Her debut single, “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)”, was released in June 2009 and went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. Her second single, “Boys and Girls”, also topped the UK Singles Chart in September 2009.
Lott’s debut album, Turn It Up, was released in September 2009. It reached number six on the UK Albums Chart, spawned five consecutive top twenty singles, and sold over 1.5 million copies. Her second album, Young Foolish Happy, was released on 14 November 2011. The lead single, “All About Tonight”, debuted atop the UK Singles Chart, becoming her third UK number-one hit. The album also produced the top ten singles “What Do You Take Me For?” and “Kiss the Stars”. Lott’s self-titled third studio album was released on 1 August 2014. Its lead single “Nasty” released on 7 March 2014 peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart, making it her sixth Top 10 single in the United Kingdom.
2014 – Alexandra Bastedo
Born: 09 March 1946
Alexandra Lendon Bastedo was a British actress, best known for her role as secret agent Sharron Macready in the 1968 British espionage/science fiction adventure series The Champions. She has been cited as a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. Bastedo was a vegetarian and animal welfare advocate.
Died Aged 67