Mar 042018

On This Day



1954 – Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Chelsea, Everton, Swansea City, Portsmouth and Bristol City. He also played in the North American Soccer League with Fort Lauderdale Strikers and in the Major Indoor Soccer League with Wichita Wings.

Stanley played 57 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1984 – 1986

Age 64

1991 – Stuart O’Keefe

Stuart Antony Alan O’Keefe is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Portsmouth, on loan from Championship club Cardiff City.

Age 27


1994 – John Candy

Born: 31 October 1950

John Franklin Candy was a Canadian comedy actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. While filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico. His final two films, Wagons East! and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory.

Died Aged 43

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