Mar 072018

On This Day



1958 – Rik Mayall

Richard Michael “Rik” Mayall was an English comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University, and became a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s. Mayall starred in numerous cult classic sitcoms throughout his career, including The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents…, Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, The New Statesman, and Bottom. Mayall also starred in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for his voice-over work in The Willows in Winter. His comedic style was described as energetic “post-punk”.

Died: 09 June 2014

Aged 56

1970 – Rachel Weisz

Rachel Hannah Weisz is an Academy Award winning British actress.

Age 48

1975 – T.J. Thyne

Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Thyne is an American actor, best known for his role on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist.

Age 43

1995 – Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of Krista in The Edge of Seventeen and Claire Benoit in Split.

Age 23


2000 – Charles Gray

Born: 29 August 1928

Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live Twice, Sherlock Holmes’s brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.

Died Aged 71

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