Apr 232018
 

On This Day

23 April 2018


Births



1937

Bobby Campbell

(Died: 06 Nov 2015)

Aged 78
Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984
1946

Blair Brown

Age 72
Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theatre, film and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, the leading actress in the films Altered States (1980), Continental Divide (1981) and Strapless (1989), as well as a run as the title character in the comedy-drama television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which ran from 1987 to 1991. Her later roles include Nina Sharp on the Fox television series Fringe and Judy King on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
1977

John Oliver

Age 41
John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
1980

Sally Bretton

Age 38
Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, between 2015 and 2017.


Deaths



1975

William Hartnell

(Born: 08 Jan 1908)

Died Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.


On This Day

Nov 072015
 

Former Pompey boss and player, Bobby Campbell, has died, aged 78.

Campbell famously led the Blues to the Third division title in the 1982-83 season with a then-record 91 points – 21 years after being part of George Smith’s Pompey side who won the same title in 1962.

He was, however, dismissed from the Pompey hot seat by chairman John Deacon as the club’s first second-division campaign in eight years saw them finish in 16th place.

But he left with his head held high following an impressive win percentage of 45.45 – bettered only in subsequent Pompey years by Harry Redknapp (46.55).

In an interview in the Sports Mail last December, Campbell recalled his Fratton Park departure.

He said: I liked a forward-thinking team who went out to entertain but, nevertheless, I knew we had to keep it tight at the back.

‘We became very popular with the fans playing the way we did, though, so maybe I got the sack because I became too popular.’

Campbell’s first links with Pompey came in 1961, when he arrived from hometown club Liverpool as a half-back.

He went on to play 64 games for the Fratton Park outfit, scoring two goals, before a cruciate ligament injury cut short his playing career at the age of 27.

Recalling his move to the south coast, Campbell added in his Sports Mail Big Interview: ‘I knew it was a big club but I didn’t realise how great it was.

‘I left Liverpool and I thought they were the greatest fans in the land, then I went down to Pompey, who, for me, still are.’

Campbell, who will be fondly remembered by Blues fans, also enjoyed managerial spells with Fulham and Chelsea, and coaching jobs at Arsenal and QPR.


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