Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1945 – Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, commonly known as Frida Lyngstad, or just by the mononym, Frida, is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist. Known for her warm personality, striking auburn hair and rich mezzo-soprano voice, she is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
1971 – Darryl Powell
Darryl Anthony Powell is a sports agent and former professional footballer who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League and Premier League and played international football for the Jamaican national team. He usually played as a central midfielder.
The son of a Reggae musician, he was born in Lambeth, London, and his career included spells at English clubs Portsmouth, Derby County, Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, as well as a stint at Colorado Rapids in the USA. Along with his Derby team-mate Deon Burton he was one of the Reggae Boyz playing for Jamaica in France 98.
Powell has also appeared as a guest on the beach soccer circuit, playing for the England national beach soccer team in an exhibition game in Birmingham.
Powell played 170 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1988 – 1995
1972 – Jonny Lee Miller
Jonathan Lee Miller is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting (1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting (2016); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics’ Circle nomination for Actor of the Year. He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium (2013). He has appeared in several theatrical productions on Broadway, most notably After Miss Julie and Frankenstein, the latter of which earned him an Olivier Award for Best Actor.
Miller starred as the title character in the ABC comedy-drama Eli Stone for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. This was followed by another starring role in the BBC costume drama Emma and a supporting role as Jordan Chase in the fifth season of the Showtime drama Dexter. He currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in the CBS crime drama Elementary which earned him his second Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor.
1975 – Boris Zivkovic
Boris Zivkovic is a former Croatian footballer of Bosnian descent. He played as right and left full back and centre back. At one point of his career he even played as defensive midfielder.
Zivkovic played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1977 – Sean Murray
Sean Harland Murray is an American actor best known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on the American TV drama NCIS.
He also played Thackery Binx in Disney’s Halloween film Hocus Pocus and Danny Walden in the military drama series JAG.
1987 – Ryan Bird
Ryan Bird is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Dover Athletic
Bird played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2013 – 2014
1991 – Shailene Woodley
Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress and activist. Born in San Bernardino County, California and raised in the Simi Valley, she took acting classes with Anthony Meindl and made her screen debut in the television film Replacing Dad (1999), followed by numerous guest roles on television, including as Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C. (2003–04), and several television films. Her leading roles as California Ford in A Place Called Home (2004) and Felicity Merriman in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005) both earned her Young Artist Award nominations and she gained recognition for her leading role as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13). She also played Jane Chapman in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
2014 – Valery Mezague
Born: 8 December 1983
Válery Mézague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.
A French-born player, Mézague represented Cameroon at international level. His most notable moment with the Lions Indomptables was at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he became the starter central midfielder in the lost final against host France, after replacing the late Marc-Vivien Foé during the victorious semifinal versus Colombia.
In 2003, he was involved in a serious car crash which ruled him out of the game for four months. Despite this he fought back to reclaim his form and his performances attracted the attention of Harry Redknapp, with Mézague joining Portsmouth F.C. on loan for the 2004/05 season. However, he failed to make any sort of substantial impression and returned to France in June 2005, where he followed his former manager at Portsmouth Alain Perrin to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.
Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005
Died Aged 30