Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1938 – Derek Jacobi
Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE is an English actor and stage director.
A “forceful, commanding stage presence”, Jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He has twice been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, first for his performance of the eponymous hero in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1983 and the second for his Malvolio in Twelfth Night in 2009. He also received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing in 1984 and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for The Tenth Man. His stage work includes playing Octavius Caesar, Edward II, Richard III and Thomas Becket.
1971 – Adrian Whitbread
Adrian Richard Whitbread is an English manager and former professional footballer.
He played for Leyton Orient, Swindon Town, West Ham United, Portsmouth and Reading before retiring from playing due to a persistent knee injury. After his playing career ended, Whitbread became a coach. He had spells as assistant manager at Barnet, Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons and Leicester City. He has also coached overseas for Puerto Rico Islanders and Carolina Railhawks where he was head coach and for Antigua Barracuda FC, the Bahrain FA U23 Squad and Olympic team. Whitbread has frequently worked under the managership of Martin Allen as he is in his current first-team coach role at Barnet.
Whitbread played 158 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1995 – 2000
1992 – Caolan Lavery
Caolan Owen Lavery is a Canadian-born Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sheffield United. He has played in the English Football League for Sheffield Wednesday, and on loan at Southend United, Plymouth Argyle and Chesterfield. He has represented both Canada and Northern Ireland at youth international level, and is one of only a small number of footballers to have played for both Sheffield clubs.
Lavery played 13 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2015 – 2016
1992 – Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an English singer, songwriter, actress (primarily in musical theatre), author and vlogger from Harrow.
As a child, Fletcher played small roles on television and appeared in musical theatre in London’s West End. In 2011, she started a YouTube channel called Carrie Hope Fletcher (formerly ItsWayPastMyBedTime), which features music and vlogs. As of September 2017, she has over 648,000 subscribers.
Fletcher played Éponine in Les Misérables in the West End until 13 February 2016. In 2015 she published a book called: All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, which was a Number 1 bestseller in the UK. Her debut novel On the Other Side was released on 14 July 2016. Her second novel All That She Can See was released on the 13th July 2017.
1992 – Cleavon Little
Born: 01 June 1939
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). Shortly before the program’s conclusion, Little gave what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles (1974).
In the 1980s, Little continued to appear in stage productions, films, and in guest spots on television series. In 1989, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his appearance on the NBC sitcom Dear John. He later starred on the Fox sitcom True Colors (1991–1992).
Died Aged 53