Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1950 – Johannes Schmoelling
Johannes Schmoelling is a German musician and keyboard artist. He was a member of the prolific electronic music group Tangerine Dream from 1979 to 1985. A classically trained musician, he began playing piano at the age of eight. By twelve he had begun playing the pipe organ and successfully mastered the instrument so well that he began to play professionally at various churches. By 1978 Johannes had graduated from college with a degree in sound engineering and secured a job working on live theater performances at the prestigious Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer in Berlin. He ended his stint with Tangerine Dream at the end of 1985 to pursue a solo career and has produced several solo albums as well as soundtrack music for numerous German television programs. In 2000 he created his own record label Viktoriapark records.
1959 – Tony Slattery
Anthony Declan James “Tony” Slattery is an English actor and comedian. He has appeared on British television regularly since the mid-1980s, most notably as a regular on the Channel 4 improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? His serious and comedic film work has included roles in The Crying Game, Peter’s Friends, and How to Get Ahead in Advertising.
1962 – Terry Connor
Terence Fitzroy Connor is an English former football player turned football coach, who is currently assistant manager of Championship club Ipswich Town. He was born in Leeds and was a pupil at Foxwood School, Seacroft, Leeds.
As a player, Connor scored 91 goals from 358 games in the Football League as a striker playing for Leeds United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Portsmouth, Swansea City and Bristol City. He was capped once for the England under-21 team.
He moved into coaching following his playing retirement, briefly working as a coach at both Bristol Rovers and Bristol City before joining Wolves in 1999. After holding a variety of positions he served as Wolves’ manager for thirteen games during their Premier League relegation in 2012.
Connor played 57 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 1987 – 1990
1962 – Teryl Rothery
Teryl Rothery is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.
1964 – Robert Duncan McNeill
Robert Duncan McNeill is an American actor, producer, and director. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. He was also an executive producer and frequent director of the television series Chuck.
1965 – Jimmy Carter
James William Charles Carter is an English former footballer. Playing as a winger, Carter featured for Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Millwall, Liverpool, Arsenal, Oxford United and Portsmouth throughout his career. Carter was subsequent to his playing days employed within a property sales company as well as an investment firm and he of current assumes the role of head of commercial sales at Millwall FC.
Carter played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1995 – 1998
1967 – Chris Burns
Chris Burns is a former footballer.
He formerly played for UD Horadada, who compete in the Valencian Preferente in Spain, but in January 2009 left the club on mutual terms due to the economic down turn as the main board members, property developers Piensa, went into liquidation and forced Horadada to cut back dramatically.
Burns played 116 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1991 – 1994
1988 – Analeigh Tipton
Analeigh Christian Tipton is an American actress and fashion model. She is known for placing third on Cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model and for her roles in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Warm Bodies (2013), and Two Night Stand (2014).
1990 – Nathan Thompson
Nathan Michael Thompson is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Portsmouth.