Births & Deaths

Oct 202017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1941 – Anneke Wills

Anneke Wills (born Anna Katarina Willys) is an English actress, best known for her role as the Doctor Who companion Polly in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Age 76


1971 – Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer, and actress. Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as “Love and Kisses”, “This is It”, “Jump to the Beat” and “Baby Love”, though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with “All I Wanna Do”, her first number one UK Club hit.

Age 46


1980 – Niall Matter

Niall Matter is a Canadian actor.

Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on Canadian oil rigs, Matter chose to pursue a full-time acting career. He received his first significant break in 2007, with a main role in teen drama The Best Years. Later in the same year, he joined the cast of Eureka as bad-boy genius Zane Donovan. In 2009 he had a small supporting role in Zack Snyder’s film Watchmen. He went on to star as Evan Cross in the short-lived 2012 series Primeval: New World. His career subsequently moved away from science fiction, seeing him star in several television movies, as well as joining Canadian series such as Remedy, Arctic Air and When Calls the Heart.

Age 37


1983 – Alona Tal

Alona Tal is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.

Age 34


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Oct 192017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1957 – Karl Wallinger

Karl Edmond De Vere Wallinger is a Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for leading the band World Party and for his mid-1980s stint in The Waterboys. He also wrote and originally released the song “She’s the One”, which was later covered by Robbie Williams and became a hit single.

Wallinger is a multi-instrumentalist, enabling him to demo and record the bulk of World Party material as a one-man band. He plays the guitar left-handed.

Age 60


1961 – Kevin O’Callaghan

Kevin O’Callaghan is a former Irish footballer, who played as a left winger.

O’Callaghan played 105 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 1985 – 1987

Age 56


1982 – Gillian Jacobs

Gillian MacLaren Jacobs is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and stars as Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix series Love. Jacobs has also had a recurring role as Mimi-Rose Howard on the HBO series Girls and has appeared in films such as Gardens of the Night (2008), The Lookalike (2014), Life Partners (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Don’t Think Twice (2016) and Brother Nature (2016).

Age 35


1993 – Hunter King

    

Hunter Haley King (born October 19, 1993) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Adriana Masters on Hollywood Heights and Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless. Earlier in her career she was credited as Haley King, but she has since been credited as Hunter King.

Age 24


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Oct 182017
 

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1947 – Joe Morton

Joseph Thomas “Joe” Morton, Jr. is an American stage, television, and film actor. He worked with film director John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet (1984), City of Hope (1991) and Lone Star (1996). Other films he appeared in include Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Of Mice and Men (1992), Speed (1994), Apt Pupil (1998), What Lies Beneath (2000), Ali (2001), Paycheck (2003), Stealth (2005) and American Gangster (2007).

In 2014, Morton won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Eli Pope, Olivia Pope’s father, in Scandal, and is known for playing the role of Henry Deacon on the popular TV series Eureka.

Age 70


1998 – Emily Robinson

  

Emily Robinson is an American actress.

In 2010, she made her off-Broadway debut in Horton Foote’s epic, Orphans’ Home Cycle at the Signature Theatre in New York, directed by Michael Wilson. She played the roles of Lily Dale, Molly and Irma Sue. The Wall Street Journal called the plays, which were performed in repertory, “the most significant theatrical event of the season, the kind of show you tell your grandchildren you saw.” A special Drama Desk Award was presented to the cast, creative team and producers.

Age 19


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Oct 172017
 

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1947 – Michael McKean

Michael John McKean is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1970s. He first came to national attention playing annoying neighbour Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member of Saturday Night Live. He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote the song “A Mighty Wind” (from the film of the same name), which won a Grammy Award, as well as “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. He plays Chuck McGill, brother of the protagonist of the AMC drama Better Call Saul.

Age 70


1978 – Erin Karpluk

Erin Karpluk is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayal of Erica Strange on the Canadian television series Being Erica.

Age 39


1991 – Michael Smith

Michael John Smith is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bury.

Smith played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring goals 10 between 2016 – 2017

Age 26


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Oct 162017
 

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1973 – David Unsworth

David Gerald Unsworth is an English former professional footballer and the current manager of Everton U23. As a player, Unsworth played as a centre-back or left-back from 1991 until 2009.

Unsworth is best remembered for his time at Everton during the 1990s, where he was part of their FA Cup winning team of 1995 and commonly known as “Rhino”. He earned one full England cap in 1995. He also played in the Premier League for West Ham United, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic, and in the Football League for Ipswich Town, Burnley and Huddersfield Town. After retiring, he moved into coaching with Preston North End where he was twice appointed caretaker manager.

He returned to Everton in September 2013 as assistant to Everton U21s head coach Alan Stubbs. In 2014, he succeeded Stubbs as head coach of the U21 team.

Unsworth played 19 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2004 – 2005

Age 44


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Oct 152017
 

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1961 – Steve Wigley

Steve Wigley is an English football coach and former player for Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Portsmouth and Exeter City. He made 340 appearances in the Football League. He is the former manager of Southampton and the former assistant/caretaker manager for Bristol City.

Wigley played 139 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1989 – 1992

Age 56


1971 – Andy Cole

Andrew Alexander Cole is an English former professional footballer. As a player, he was a striker from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for his time in the Premier League, with Manchester United, where he spent six years of his career and winning numerous trophies in the process.

He also played in the top division of English football for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley and Nottingham Forest. He is the third highest goalscorer in Premier League history, with 187 goals.

Cole has the distinction of being one of the few players in England to have swept all possible honours in the English game, including the PFA Young Player of the Year award, as well as the coveted UEFA Champions League title. Cole was also capped fifteen times for England between 1995 and 2001, scoring once against Albania in a World Cup qualifier.

Cole played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2006 – 2007

Age 46


1999 – Bailee Madison

  

Bailee Madison is an American actress. She is known for her role as May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of Jess Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia (2007) and Maryalice in Merry Christmas Drake & Josh. She is also known for playing Maxine, Alex and Justin’s brother Max turned into a girl in Wizards of Waverly Place She is also known as the younger version of Snow White in the ABC fantasy drama Once Upon a Time and as Grace Russell on the Hallmark Channel series Good Witch. Other notable works of hers include the horror film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Maggie in Just Go with It and Harper Simmons in Parental Guidance.

Age 18


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Oct 142017
 

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1946 – Katy Manning

Catherine Ann “Katy” Manning is an English-Australian actress best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. She has also made many theatre appearances, and is now an Australian citizen. In 2009 Manning moved back to the UK to pursue new acting work and currently lives in London.

Age 71


1958 – Thomas Dolby

Thomas Morgan Robertson, known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, singer and producer. His hit singles include “She Blinded Me with Science” from 1982 and the 1984 single “Hyperactive!”. He has also worked in production and as a session musician, as a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and as the Music Director for the TED Conference. He is a Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

Age 59


1965 – Steve Coogan

Stephen John “Steve” Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and providing voiceovers for television advertisements. In the early 1990s, he began creating original comic characters, leading him to win the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 1999, he co-founded the production company Baby Cow Productions.

While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today, Coogan created his most developed and popular character: Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality. He featured in several television series, which earned him three BAFTA nominations and two wins for Best Comedy Performance. A feature-length film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, was released in 2013, and opened at number one at the British box office.

Age 52


1986 – Tom Craddock

Thomas “Tom” Craddock is an English professional footballer who plays for Spennymoor Town as a striker.

Craddock played 11 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2013

Age 31


2001 – Rowan Blanchard

 

Rowan Blanchard is an American actress. She is known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World that aired from 2014 until 2017. She also makes appearances on The Goldbergs as Jackie.

Age 16


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Oct 132017
 

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1964 – Christopher Judge

Douglas Christopher Judge is an American actor best known for playing Teal’c in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship and was a Pacific-10 Conference player. Judge is set to voice Kratos in the soft rebooted God of War video game set for a 2018 release , replacing long-time voice actor, Terrence C. Carson.

Age 53


1976 – Carl Robinson

Carl Robinson is a retired Welsh footballer who played as a midfielder; he is currently the head coach for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.

Robinson played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2004

Age 41


1999 – Nell Tiger Free

Nell Tiger Free is an English actress and singer best known for her role as Myrcella Baratheon in season 5 of the television series Game of Thrones, where she replaced Aimee Richardson. She is also known for roles as Chloe Crumb in the film version of Mr. Stink and Anna in the film Broken.

Age 18


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Oct 122017
 

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1949 – Paul Went

Paul Went was an English footballer with a quick turn of pace who played professionally for five clubs over a fifteen-year period. He was one of that generation who bridged the gap between terminological eras, beginning his career as a centre-half and ending it as a central defender despite playing a similar role throughout.

Went played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1973 – 1976

Died: 04 January 2017

Aged 67


1992 – Josh Hutcherson

Joshua Ryan “Josh” Hutcherson is an American actor. A native of Kentucky, Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s and appeared in several commercials and minor film and television roles before landing his first major role in 2002 in the pilot episode of House Blend. His first film role was in Miracle Dogs (2003) on Animal Planet, followed by a motion-capture performance in The Polar Express (2004) and a voice-acting role in Howl’s Moving Castle (2005).

Hutcherson’s other early film appearances include Little Manhattan, Zathura (both 2005), RV (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), and The Kids Are All Right (2010). In 2011, he landed the leading role of Peeta Mellark in the box office record-setting film series The Hunger Games, released annually from 2012 to 2015, for which he won three MTV Movie Awards and a People’s Choice Award. During the same period he also played a lead role in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and a voice role in the animated film Epic (2013).

Throughout his career, Hutcherson has expressed an interest in directing and producing. He has served as an executive producer in Detention (2011), The Forger (2012) and Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015), while also playing a lead role in each film. He is also heavily involved in the gay–straight alliance chapter called “Straight But Not Narrow”.

Age 25


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