Jul 302018
 

On This Day

30 July 2018


Births



1947

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Age 71
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
1958

Kate Bush

Age 60
Catherine "KateBush CBE is an English singer–songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer. Bush first came to note in 1978 when, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. She has since released twenty-five UK Top 40 singles. She has released ten studio albums, all of which reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number-one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985), and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She is the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at number one.
1963

Neil Webb

Age 55
Neil John Webb is an English former footballer and television pundit. He played as a midfielder but could also play as a defender between 1980 and 1997 notably for PortsmouthNottingham Forest and Manchester United. Webb also played for ReadingSwindon TownGrimsby TownAldershot Town and Hong Kong side Instant-Dict.

Webb played 139 times for Portsmouth scoring 38 goals between 1982 – 1985
1971

Christine Taylor

Age 47
Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller is an American actress. She is known for playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, as well as roles in The Wedding SingerZoolander, and DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
1982

Yvonne Strahovski

Age 36
Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC series Chuck (2007–2012), Hannah McKay in the Showtime series Dexter (2012–2013) and CIA Agent Kate Morgan in the Fox event series 24: Live Another Day (2014). She currently stars as Serena Joy Waterford in the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2017–present).
1991

Diana Vickers

Age 27
Diana Vickers is an English singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer, who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on The X Factor in 2008. In 2009, Vickers signed a record deal with RCA Records and after touring with her fellow finalists from The X Factor, played the title role in a West End revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
1999

Joey King

Age 19

    
Joey Lynn King is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and PowerfulThe Conjuring and White House Down.


On This Day   .   Joey King

Jul 032018
 

On This Day

03 July 2018


Births



1960

Vince Clarke

Age 58
Vince Clarke (born Vincent John Martin) is an English synthpop musician and songwriter. Clarke has been the main composer and musician of the band Erasure since 1985, and was previously the main songwriter of several groups, including Depeche ModeYazoo, and The Assembly.
1961

Alan Knight

Age 57
Alan Edward Knight MBE is an English former footballer turned manager. He holds the record for the most appearances for a single club by a goalkeeper, having played 683 league games (and 801 games overall) for Portsmouth between 1978 and 2000; this superseded Peter Bonetti's record of exactly 600 goalkeeping appearances for Chelsea. He helped Portsmouth to the 1992 FA Cup semi final which they lost on a penalty shootout to Liverpool.

Knight played 804 times for Portsmouth between 1978 – 2000
1972

Paul Hall

Age 46
Paul Anthony Hall is a retired English-born Jamaican international footballer. He is currently a coach at Championship side Queens Park Rangers. During his career, Hall was a striker who could also play on the right wing.

Hall played 216 times for Portsmouth scoring 42 goals between 1993 – 1998
1975

Lee Bradbury

Age 43
Lee Michael Bradbury is an English former footballer who made more than 500 appearances in the Football League. After retiring as a player, he spent 14 months as manager of A.F.C. Bournemouth and is now manager of National League South side Havant & Waterlooville.

Bradbury played 167 times for Portsmouth scoring 46 goals between 1995 – 2003
1975

Ryan McPartlin

Age 43
Ryan McPartlin is an American actor, known for his role as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on the NBC action-comedy series Chuck.
1992

Nathalia Ramos

Age 26
Nathalia Norah Ramos Cohen is a Spanish actress, who also holds U.S. citizenship. Ramos is known for her portrayals of Yasmin in the 2007 film Bratz, Jill in the 2013 film The Damned, and lead character Nina Martin in the 2011 Nickelodeon television series House of Anubis.


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Apr 262018
 

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Births



1940

Giorgio Moroder

Age 78
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".
1976

Emily Booth

Age 42
Emily Katherine Booth also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.
1980

Jordana Brewster

Age 38
Jordana Brewster is a Panamanian actress and model. She made her acting debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 and next took on the recurring role as Nikki Munson in As the World Turns, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award. Her first role in a feature film was in Robert Rodriguez's horror science fiction The Faculty (1998).
1984

Emily Wickersham

Age 34

  
Emily Kaiser Wickersham is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.
1988

Gareth Evans

Age 30
Gareth Charles Evans is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1976

Sid James

(Born: 08 May 1913)

Died Aged 62
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen) was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor.

Appearing in British films from 1947, his profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, first in the radio series and later for television and ran from 1956 to 1960. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series. Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House until his death in 1976.


On This Day   .   Emily Wickersham

Mar 212018
 

On This Day

21 March 2018


Births



1946

Timothy Dalton

Age 72
Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett, known professionally as Timothy Dalton, is a British actor. He is best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre (1983), Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett (1994), and Simon Skinner in Hot Fuzz (2007).
1992

Kieron Freeman

Age 26
Kieron Samuel Freeman is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Sheffield United.

Freeman played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2016
1993

Jade Jones

Age 25
Jade Louise Jones MBE is a British taekwondo athlete who represents Great Britain. She is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the women's 57 kg category. In 2012, she won Britain's first taekwondo Olympic gold medal in this category. Jones was at the time the reigning Youth Olympic champion in the girls' 55 kg category, winning gold for Great Britain in 2010


On This Day

Feb 272018
 

On This Day

27 February 2018


Births



1960

Paul Humphreys

Age 58
Paul David Humphreys is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for his contributions to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), a new wave band which he founded alongside Andy McCluskey in 1978. John Doran in The Quietus remarked: "If, roughly speaking, McCluskey is the intellect and inquisitive nature in the group, then Humphreys is the heart."
1962

Adam Baldwin

Age 56
Adam Baldwin is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980) Colonel John Casey in Chuck and as Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
1982

Ali Bastian

Age 36
Alexandra Louise "Ali" Bastian is an English television actress, best known for playing Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2007, and PC Sally Armstrong in long-running ITV drama series The Bill from 2007 to 2009.


Deaths



2015

Leonard Nimoy

(Born: 26 Mar 1931)

Died Aged 83
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.


On This Day

Feb 142018
 

On This Day

14 February 2018


Births



1963

Enrico Colantoni

Age 55
Enrico Colantoni is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Keith Mars on the television series Veronica Mars, and Sergeant Greg Parker on the television series Flashpoint. He has also had supporting roles in such films as The Wrong GuyGalaxy QuestA.I. Artificial Intelligence, and Contagion, and guest appearances on MonkNumb3rsParty DownStargate SG-1and Bones. More recently, he starred as Allen Conner in Remedy, and played crime boss Carl Elias in a recurring role on Person of Interest. He played Laura Hollis' father in season three of the online web series Carmilla.
1970

Simon Pegg

Age 48
Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He co-wrote and starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011). Pegg portrayed Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series (2006–present) and Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016), co-writing the latter.
1983

Julia Ling

Age 35
Julia Ling, (born Xiao Wei Lin) is an American actress. Her television work includes recurring roles on NBC series such as ERStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and as a series regular on Chuck.
1984

Stephanie Leonidas

Age 34

Stephanie Leonidas is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Helena in the fantasy film MirrorMask and as Irisa on the American science fiction television series, Defiance.
1997

Madison Iseman

Age 21

Madison Iseman is an American actress. She is known for her role on the CMT comedy television series Still the King, where she played the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus' character.


On This Day   .   Stephanie Leonidas

Feb 122018
 

On This Day

12 February 2018


Births



1945

Gareth Thomas

(Died: 13 Apr 2016)

Aged 71
Gareth Daniel Thomas was a British actor. He was best known for his role as Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7, but appeared in many other films and television programmes, including Shem in the ITV sci-fi series Star Maidens and Adam Brake in the fantasy series Children of the Stones.
1950

Michael Ironside

Age 68
Frederick Reginald Ironside, known as Michael Ironside, is a Canadian actor. He has worked as a voice actor, producer, film director and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. He is best known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes.
1980

Christina Ricci

Age 38
Christina Ricci is an American actress and former child actress. Her debut performance in Mermaids (1990) was followed by a breakthrough role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family(1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) when she was eleven and thirteen years old, respectively. Following her success with the Addams Family films, she earned something of a "teen icon" status thanks to appearances in various big-budget productions, notably Now and Then (1995) and Casper (1995), which were marketed for younger audiences. She made a successful transition into adult-oriented roles with the art-house drama The Ice Storm (1997), at the age of seventeen.
1980

Enver Gjokaj

Age 38
Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter.
1980

Sarah Lancaster

Age 38
Sarah Lancaster is an American actress. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Chloe Grefe in Lovers Lane, Madison Kellner on The WB's Everwood, and Marjorie in ABC's TV series What About Brian.
1986

Georgina Reilly

Age 32

    
Georgina Reilly is a Canadian film and television actress, best known to date for her roles in the films Pontypool and This Movie Is Broken, the television series The L.A. Complex and Murdoch Mysteries, and the CBC Radio drama series Trust Inc.


On This Day

Jan 232018
 

On This Day


Births



1950

Richard Dean Anderson

Age 68
Richard Dean Anderson is an American actor and producer. He began his television career in 1976, playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). He later appeared in films such as Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996), and Firehouse (1997). Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1
1973

Lanei Chapman

Age 45
Lanei Chapman is an American actress. She has appeared in a variety of television series and movies, including as the main cast character Lt. Vanessa Damphousse, in Space: Above and Beyond.
1979

Dawn O'Porter

Age 39
Dawn O'Porter (born Dawn Porter) is a Scottish writer, director and television presenter. She was born in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland but raised in Guernsey.
1985

Mekenna Melvin

Age 33
Mekenna Melvin is an American actress best known for playing Alex McHugh in Chuck, Angela in Three Rivers and Stefanie Fife in Lie to Me. She also co-created and starred as Amber Hannold in Amber Lake, an independent film released in 2010.
1995

Conor Wilkinson

Age 23
Conor Dominic Geoffrey Wilkinson is an English-born Irish footballer who plays for Gillingham.

Wilkinson played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2016


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