Births & Deaths

Oct 122017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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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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Oct 112017
 

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1960 – Nicola Bryant

Nicola Jane Bryant is an English actress known for her role as Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown, a companion of the Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986.

Age 57


1965 – Jeff Peron

Jean-François Péron, more commonly known in England as Jeff Peron, is a retired French professional footballer who played as a midfielder for several teams in the Football League.

After finishing his playing career Jeff moved into coaching.

Peron played 54 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1998 – 1999

Age 52


1972 – Claudia Black

Claudia Lee Black is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, as well as Sharon “Shazza” Montgomery in the film Pitch Black. She has also had several prominent roles in video games, such as Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series, the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Daro’Xen in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, and squadmate Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3. She also starred as Doctor Sabine Lommers in the miniseries Containment.

Age 45


1976 – Emily Deschanel

Emily Erin Deschanel is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan from 2005 to 2017.

Age 41


1980 – Nyron Nosworthy

Nyron Paul Henry Nosworthy is an English-born Jamaican former footballer. Beginning his career with Gillingham he moved to Sunderland in 2005 with whom he played in the Premier League. After two lengthy loan spells with Sheffield United he made a permanent switch to Watford in 2012 but was released in the summer of 2014 after a loan spell with Bristol City. Born in Brixton, South London, Nosworthy has represented Jamaica at international level, playing ten games and scoring once.

Nosworthy played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2015

Age 37


1985 – Margaret Berger

Margaret Berger is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, music director, and DJ. She made her debut on Sony BMG after she placed second on the second season of Norwegian Idol in 2004.

She released the studio albums Chameleon (2004) and Pretty Scary Silver Fairy (2006). Her upcoming third album is set to be released in October 2015. Berger represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, finishing in fourth place with the song “I Feed You My Love”.

Age 32


1985 – Michelle Trachtenberg

   

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nona F. Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994–96), Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000–03), Celeste in Six Feet Under (2004), and Georgina Sparks in Gossip Girl (2008–12). She has also appeared in films such as Harriet the Spy (1996), Inspector Gadget (1999), EuroTrip (2004), Ice Princess (2005), Black Christmas (2006), 17 Again (2009), Cop Out (2010), Weeds (2011), and Killing Kennedy (2013).

Age 32


On This Day   .   Michelle Trachtenberg

Oct 102017
 

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1923 – Nicholas Parsons

Christopher Nicholas Parsons, CBE is an English radio and television presenter and actor. His long career in television, radio and theatre has made him a household name and he has been described as “the ultimate quiz show host” because of his “geniality, clarity of diction and the speed with which he rattled through questions”.

Best known today for his long-standing position as host of the comedy radio game show Just a Minute, Parsons is also famous as the long-term host of Sale of the Century, a show whose audience peaked at over 21 million viewers (a record for an ITV game show).

Age 94


1953 – Midge Ure

James “Midge” Ure, OBE is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name.

Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and ’80s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984 Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save the Children.

Ure is known for being the producer and writer of several synthpop/new wave hit singles of the 1980s, including “Fade To Grey” (1980) by Visage and the Ultravox signature songs “Vienna” (1980) and “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” (1984), for which he was also on lead vocals. In 1985 Ure’s solo debut album The Gift, which reached number two in the UK Albums Chart, included the UK number one single “If I Was”. Ure has had four other UK top-30 solo hit singles: “No Regrets”, “That Certain Smile”, “Call of the Wild” and “Cold, Cold Heart”.

Age 64


1959 – Vince Hilaire

Vincent Mark Hilaire is a retired professional footballer who played in the Football League for Crystal Palace, Luton Town, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City and Exeter City. He was one of the first established black players in English football.

Hilaire played 174 times for Portsmouth scoring 27 goals between 1984 – 1988

Age 58


1963 – Jim Glennie

James Patrick Glennie is the bassist for and namesake of English rock band, James. Glennie is the band’s longest-serving member, having been there from the first line-up through to the present.

Age 54


1970 – Dean Kiely

Dean Laurence Kiely is a former goalkeeper and currently the goalkeeping coach at Preston North End. He won eleven caps for the Republic of Ireland as a player. Kiely has previously worked as the goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

Kiely played 17 times for Portsmouth in 2006

Age 47


1988 – Rose McIver

   

Frances Rose McIver is a New Zealand actress. Her mainstream feature film debut came in 2009’s The Lovely Bones; other works include the films Predicament and Blinder; as well as guest appearances in New Zealand-based shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. McIver was a series regular on Power Rangers RPM, and she has recurring roles in both Showtime’s Masters of Sex and on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Since March 2015, she has starred as the lead in The CW’s iZombie as medical examiner Olivia “Liv” Moore.

Age 29


1989 – Aimee Teegarden

  

Aimee Richelle Teegarden is an American actress, model, and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW’s short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.

Age 28


1992 – Gabrielle Aplin

 

Gabrielle Ann Aplin is an English singer-songwriter. Aplin came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her YouTube channel.

In February 2012, Aplin signed a recording deal with Parlophone and began recording her début album. She gained mainstream attention the following November, when she was selected to record the soundtrack for a John Lewis television commercial with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love”, which charted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in December 2012. Her début album English Rain, was released in May 2013 to positive reviews. It debuted and peaked at number two on the UK album chart and led to several more singles: “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, “Panic Cord”, “Home” and “Salvation”. English Rain has since been certified Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies.

Aplin’s second album, Light Up the Dark, featuring the singles “Light Up the Dark” and “Sweet Nothing”, was released on 18 September 2015.

Age 25


On This Day   .   Rose McIver   .   Aimee Teegarden   .   Gabrielle Aplin

Oct 092017
 

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1936 – Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed OBE is an English actor, writer, and presenter. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon.

Age 81


1954 – Scott Bakula

Scott Stewart Bakula is an American actor and director best known for his lead roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap (for which he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award), and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.

Bakula starred on the comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, and guest-starred in seasons two and three of NBC’s Chuck as the title character’s father Stephen J. Bartowski. He guest starred on HBO’s Looking as entrepreneur Lynn. In 2014, he began playing Special Agent Dwayne Cassius “King” Pride on NCIS: New Orleans.

Age 63


1976 – Mike Panopoulos

Michael Panopoulos, also written Michalis Panopoulos, is an Australian-Greek association football player. He has currently retired from playing, but now coaches the Altona City U12/U13 boys team and also the state of Victoria.

Panopoulos played 58 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1999 – 2001

Age 41


1979 – Brandon Routh

Brandon James Routh is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on multiple television series throughout the early 2000s. In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular superhero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. He also had a recurring role in the TV series Chuck, as Daniel Shaw. Following this, he had notable supporting roles in the films Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In 2014, he began a recurring role on Arrow as Ray Palmer/Atom which spun off into a guest role on The Flash and a starring role on Legends of Tomorrow.

Age 38


1979 – Chris O’Dowd

Christopher O’Dowd is an Irish actor, best known for comedic roles such as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O’Dowd created and starred in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy, which aired between 2012 and 2015. He had a recurring role on the comedy-drama series Girls.

O’Dowd is also known for his film roles, most notably Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014), and St. Vincent (2014). He made his Broadway debut in the play adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 2014, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Age 38


1994 – Jodelle Ferland

Jodelle Micah Ferland is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayals of Mary Jensen in the 2004 ABC television series Kingdom Hospital, Bree Tanner in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Five in the 2015 Syfy television series Dark Matter. She is also known by her roles in multiple horror or horror-related films, such as Sharon/Alessa in Silent Hill, Lillith Sullivan in Case 39, Jenny in The Tall Man, Patience Buckner in The Cabin in the Woods, and Agatha Prenderghast in ParaNorman.

Age 23


On This Day

Oct 082017
 

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1943 – Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase is an American actor and comedian. Born into a prominent New York family, he worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and began acting with National Lampoon. He became a key cast member in the debut season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.

Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award nominations. He is further known for his portrayals of Clark Griswold in five National Lampoon’s Vacation films and Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in both Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989). Other prominent titles include Caddyshack (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Spies Like Us (1985), ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Orange County (2002) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993). He played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2012.

Age 74


1965 – Ardal O’Hanlon

Ardal O’Hanlon is an Irish comedian and actor. He played Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted, George Sunday/Thermoman in My Hero, and DI Jack Mooney in Death in Paradise.

Age 52


1987 – Ksenia Solo

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress, known for portraying Mackenzie “Kenzi” Malikov on Lost Girl. She portrayed Peggy Shippen on Turn: Washington’s Spies. Solo also portrayed the character “Natasha” in the 2010 American television series Life Unexpected and Shay Davydov in Season 3 of Orphan Black.

Age 30


1993 – Molly Quinn

   

Molly Caitlyn Quinn is an American actress—credited as Molly C. Quinn since 2013—whose work includes theatre, film, and television. Her notable roles include Alexis Castle, daughter of the title character, on ABC’s Castle and the voice of Bloom, one of the main characters in Winx Club.

Age 24


On This Day   .   Molly Quinn

Oct 072017
 

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1979 – Aaron Ashmore

Aaron Richard Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13. He plays Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series Killjoys. He is the identical twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore.

Age 38


1982 – Jermain Defoe

Jermain Colin Defoe is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Bournemouth and the England national team.

Defoe began his career with Charlton Athletic, joining their youth team aged 14, before moving to West Ham United aged 16 and rising through the ranks. He made his first-team debut for West Ham in 2000, and after a season-long loan spell at Bournemouth during the 2000–01 season, established himself in the West Ham line-up. After West Ham’s relegation in 2003, a move to Tottenham Hotspur in January 2004 soon followed, where Defoe played for four years before being sold to Portsmouth in January 2008. He spent one season at Fratton Park before returning to Tottenham in the January 2009 transfer window. He left for Toronto FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2014, before returning to England in January 2015 to sign for Sunderland.

Defoe made his England debut in 2004 and has made 56 appearances, scoring 20 goals, including three appearances and a goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Defoe played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 17 times in 2008

Age 35


1987 – Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Eve Mayberry is a Scottish singer, songwriter, writer and journalist. She is best known as the frontwoman of the Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches.

In Chvrches, Mayberry co-writes and co-produces the songs with Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, and sings as the lead vocalist. She also plays drums and keyboards.

Age 30


1991 – Christian Burgess

Christian Thomas Kerran Burgess is an English professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Portsmouth.

Age 26


1997 – Kira Kosarin

    

Kira Nicole Kosarin is an American actress. She is known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.

Age 20


On This Day   .   Kira Kosarin

Oct 062017
 

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1990 – Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Hannah Byrne in Hammersmith, London[citation needed]) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter series and as Lexi in the TV series Falling Skies. Byrne has also appeared in the TV series The Vampire Diaries as Nora Hildegard.

Age 27


On This Day

Oct 052017
 

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1948 – Russell Mael

Russell Craig Mael is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

Mael’s music career spans more than 50 years. With his elder brother Ron, he formed the pop band Sparks in 1971, which was renamed from Halfnelson. He is also the co-founder of Lil’ Beethoven Records.

Age 69


1950 – Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas is a former professional footballer and England international who played as a midfielder. An extremely skillful and fast player, for much of his career his trademark was playing without shin pads; something that would be contrary to the rules of the game today.

He made his senior debut in Burnley’s 8-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the 1966/67 season.

He had a long and successful playing career, playing for almost 20 years and totalling over 450 league appearances whilst playing for Burnley, QPR, Everton, Vancouver Whitecaps, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He won 8 England caps overall whilst at Queens Park Rangers. His first England cap was given to him by manager Don Revie on 30 October 1974 in a 3–0 win against Czechoslovakia. He set up the first goal in the game. In 1981, he played a single summer season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the North American Soccer League.

Thomas played 35 times for Portsmouth between 1982 – 1985

Age 67


1975 – Kate Winslet

Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, a BIFA Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, an AACTA Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Winslet is the youngest person to receive six Academy Award nominations, with seven nominations in total, and is one of the few actresses to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). In addition, she has won awards from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and European Film Academy, among others, and the Honorary César Award in 2012.

Age 42


1975 – Parminder Nagra

Parminder Kaur Nagra is a British film and television actress, known for playing Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama ER from 2003 to 2009. She has had several other major television roles, including a starring role as Meera Malik in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist from 2013 to 2014 and a recurring role on the ABC/Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Ellen Nadeer for its 4th season.

Age 42


1983 – Shaun Cooper

Shaun David Cooper is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League South club Poole Town.

Cooper played 32 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2002 – 2013

Age 34


On This Day   .   Parminder Nagra

Oct 042017
 

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1979 – Rachael Leigh Cook

    

Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She’s All That (1999), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and the television series Into the West and Perception, as well as being the voice behind various characters in Robot Chicken and Tifa Lockhart in the English version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Age 38


1984 – Lena Katina

Elena Sergeevna Katina, better known as Lena Katina, is a Russian singer and songwriter who is best known for her work with Russian duo t.A.T.u. She started her career at the age of eight joining the Russian children’s act Avenue, and soon after that, joining Neposedi. In 1999 Ivan Shapovalov chose Lena Katina for his project, t.A.T.u., as well as Julia Volkova. The duo would later become Russia’s most successful pop music act. The group produced several hits including “All the Things She Said”, “Not Gonna Get Us” and “All About Us”. Their first single “All The Things She Said” peaked at number one in 19 countries including the UK, Russia and Australia.

Age 33


1988 – Melissa Benoist

  

Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl.

Benoist rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee (2012–2014), and has appeared in a number of television series including Homeland, The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She has also appeared in films such as Danny Collins (2015), The Longest Ride (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Lowriders (2017), and the Oscar-winning film Whiplash (2014).

Age 29


On This Day   .   Rachael Leigh Cook   .   Melissa Benoist

Oct 032017
 

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1959 – Kevin Eldon

Kevin Eldon is an English actor and comedian. He featured in British comedy television shows of the 1990s including Fist of Fun, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Big Train, Brass Eye and Jam. In 2013 he appeared in his own BBC sketch series, It’s Kevin. Eldon has appeared in minor speaking roles in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Age 58


1973 – Lena Headey

Lena Headey is an English actress, voice actress and film producer.

After being scouted at age 17, Headey worked steadily as an actress in small and supporting roles in films throughout the 1990s, before finding fame for her lead performances in big-budget films such as the fantasy film The Brothers Grimm (2005), the action film 300 (2007), portraying Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, and the adventure and biographical film The Red Baron (2008).

Headey is best known for portraying Cersei Lannister in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones since 2011, a performance that has earned her three consecutive Emmy award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2014–16) and a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2016. In 2017, Headey became one of the highest paid actors on television and could earn up to £2 million per episode of Game of Thrones (based on shared percentages of syndication payments). She also played the title character Sarah Connor on Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the villainous drug lord Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal in Dredd.

Age 44


1982 – Vincent Pericard

Vincent de Paul Péricard is a French former professional football player, who played in France with Saint-Étienne and in Italy with Juventus before moving to England, where he played for several clubs. He has also played for the France U21 team.

Pericard played 49 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2002 – 2006

Age 35


1984 – Ashlee Simpson

Ashley Nicolle Ross, known by the stage name Ashlee Simpson, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. The younger sister of pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson, Ashlee began appearing in television commercials at the age of 15. She later pursued a career as an actress, and had a recurring role on the family drama 7th Heaven. Her breakout came following her appearance on the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (2003–05), which focused on her sister Jessica and her then-husband Nick Lachey. While working on her debut studio album, Simpson became the star of her own spin-off reality series, The Ashlee Simpson Show (2004–05). The show became a ratings hit, and earned Simpson widespread recognition. Like her sister before her, Simpson became the center of considerable media attention, much of which focused on her relationship with musician Ryan Cabrera.

Age 33


1994 – Charlie Wernham

Charlie Wernham is an English comedian and actor who is known for auditioning on the second series of the ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent and for his role as Robbie Roscoe in Hollyoaks. He also played Mitchell in Bad Education and has appeared in The Inbetweeners, School of Comedy and Some Girls.

Age 23


On This Day

Oct 022017
 

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1948 – Avery Brooks

Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, director, and singer. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X.

Age 69


1950 – Ian McNeice

Ian McNeice is an English actor and voice actor. He found fame portraying government agent Harcourt in the 1985 television miniseries Edge of Darkness, and went on to feature in popular films such as The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Frank Herbert’s Dune.

He played The Newsreader in historical drama Rome (2005–2007) and currently plays Bert Large in the comedy drama series Doc Martin (2004–present).

Age 67


1993 – Tara Lynne Barr

    

Tara Lynne Barr is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role in the 2011 film God Bless America, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, and for her work in the Hulu original series Casual.

Age 24


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Oct 012017
 

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1958 – Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper is a painter and a musician. He is the secondary keyboardist and occasional saxophonist for the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, whom he first joined in 1980.

Age 59


1962 – Paul Walsh

Paul Anthony Walsh is a former England international footballer who now works as a television pundit.

A pacey and skilful forward, he scored a total of 127 goals in 521 league games in a 17-year career in the Football League and Premier League; he also won five senior caps for England in an eleven-month international career beginning in June 1983. He began his career at Charlton Athletic, making his first team debut aged 16 in September 1979. He helped Charlton to win promotion out of the Third Division in 1980–81, and then won a place on the PFA Team of the Year in 1981–82. He moved from the Second Division into the First Division when Luton Town paid £400,000 to acquire his services in July 1982. He continued to impress, and was named as PFA Young Player of the Year in 1984. He moved to Liverpool for a £700,000 fee in May 1984, and was named in the PFA Team of the Year in his debut season for the club as Liverpool won the league title and the Football League Super Cup. He went on to struggle with injury at Anfield, though still managed to appear in losing finals of the 1984 FA Charity Shield, 1984 European Super Cup, 1985 European Cup, and 1987 Football League Cup, as well as help Liverpool to the league title and FA Cup double in 1985–86, and to finish as runners-up in the league in 1984–85 and 1986–87.

He was sold on to Tottenham Hotspur for a £500,000 fee in February 1988 and played for Spurs in their 1991 FA Cup Final victory over Nottingham Forest. However, he was frozen out of the first team after punching a coach at the club, and after a brief loan spell at Queens Park Rangers was moved on to Portsmouth for a £400,000 fee in June 1992. A popular player at Fratton Park, supporters voted him Player of the Season in 1992–93 and he was named on the PFA Team of the Year in 1993–94. He returned to the top-flight with Manchester City after being signed for £750,000 in March 1994. He returned to Portsmouth for a £600,000 fee in September 1995, but was forced to retire due to cruciate ligament damage in February 1996. After retiring as a player he became a football pundit, and became a regular face on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday. His son, Mason, plays for A.F.C. Bournemouth.

Walsh played 113 times for Portsmouth scoring 26 goals between 1992 – 1996

Age 55


1981 – Roxane Mesquida

Roxane Mesquida is a French actress and model based in Los Angeles.

Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet, a little town located in southern France. Her mother, writer Françoise Mesquida, is French/Spanish and her father is Italian/American, but Mesquida never got to know him. Mesquida is fluent in English and French, and she also speaks Spanish, Italian and German.

Age 36


1989 – Brie Larson

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, musician and director. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home schooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. She began her acting career in television, appearing as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. Her performance in the comedy film Hoot (2006) was praised, and she subsequently played supporting roles in the films Greenberg (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Don Jon (2013). From 2009 to 2011, Larson featured as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara.

Larson’s breakthrough role came with the independent drama Short Term 12 (2013), for which she received critical acclaim. Further success came in 2015 when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal in the film of a troubled mother kidnap victim in the film, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress. In 2017, she starred as a war photographer in the adventure film Kong: Skull Island, her highest-grossing release. In 2016, Larson was cast to portray Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Age 28


Deaths



2013 – Tom Clancy

Born: 12 April 1947

Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy Jr. was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science story lines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghost writers, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees.

Clancy’s literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000. His works, The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have played Clancy’s most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan; his second-most famous character, John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber.

Died Aged 66


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