Feb 042018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

George A. Romero

(Died: 16 Jul 2017)

Age 77
George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000).
1953

Kitaro

Age 65
Kitarō (born Masanori Takahashi), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New-age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with a record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.
1960

Tim Booth

Age 58
Timothy John Booth is an English singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James.
1962

John Gordon Sinclair

Age 56
John Gordon Sinclair is a Scottish actor most notable for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name John Gordon Sinclair because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.
1975

Natalie Imbruglia

Age 43
Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress, naturalised in the UK. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song "Torn".


Deaths



1984

Paul Gardiner

(Born: 01 May 1958)

Died Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.


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