Aug 182018
 

On This Day

18 August 2018


Births



1964

Craig Bierko

Age 54
Craig Philip Bierko is an American actor and singer. He had a small role as attorney Jeffrey Coho during the third season of the ABC television series Boston Legal
1965

John Durnin

Age 53
John Paul Durnin is an English former footballer who scored 100 goals in 475 league appearances over a career spanning close to two decades.

Durnin played 211 times for Portsmouth scoring 34 goals between 1993 – 1999
1980

Mark Burchill

Age 38
Mark James Burchill is a former Scottish professional football player and coach. He played for Scottish clubs CelticDundeeHeartsDunfermline AthleticKilmarnock and Livingston, and in England for Birmingham CityIpswich TownPortsmouthWigan AthleticSheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United. He was capped six times for the Scotland national team.

Burchill played 26 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 2001 – 2002
1987

Mika Boorem

Age 31
Mika Sue Boorem is an American actress, director and producer. She is known for her roles in such films as Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Blue Crush (2002), Sleepover (2004) and Augusta, Gone(2006).
1993

Maia Mitchell

Age 25

    
Maia Mitchell is an Australian actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network's teen drama TrappedFor American audiences, she currently stars in the Freeform drama The Fosters as Callie Adams Foster. She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original films Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 as McKenzie.


On This Day   .   Maia Mitchell

Aug 152018
 

On This Day

15 August 2018


Births



1935

Jim Dale

Age 83
Jim DaleMBE (born James Smith) is an English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer. In the British film world he became one of the comedic icons in the Carry On series. In the United States, he is most recognised as a leading actor on Broadway, where he had roles in ScapinoBarnumCandide and Me and My Girl, as well as for narrating all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the American market (for which he received two Grammy Awards out of six nominations) and the ABC series Pushing Daisies(2007–2009); he also starred in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for portraying a young Spike Milligan in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).
1946

Tony Robinson

Age 72
Sir Anthony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, author, presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting the Channel 4 programmes Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History.
1961

Matt Johnson

Age 57
Matt Johnson is an English singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist and only constant member of his band The The. He is also a film soundtrack composer (Cineola), publisher (Fifty First State Press), broadcaster (Radio Cineola), and conservationist/local activist.
1975

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi

Age 43
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi, is a Japanese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is a former captain of the Japan national team. Currently, he plays with SC Sagamihara in J3 League.

Kawaguchi played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2003
1982

Alessandro Zamperini

Age 36
Alessandro Zamperini is an Italian footballer, in the role of defender.

Zamperini played 17 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2001 – 2002
1985

Emily Kinney

Age 33

   
Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Kinney has also appeared on several other television series, including Showtime's critically acclaimed Masters of Sex, The CW's The Flash, and later Arrow. In 2016, she co-starred in the ABC series Conviction, alongside Hayley Atwell.
1990

Jennifer Lawrence

Age 28

  
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter's Bone (2010). She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) and with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. She went on to earn various accolades for her collaborations with director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed and bipolar widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.


On This Day   .   Emily Kinney   .   Jennifer Lawrence

Jul 202018
 

On This Day

20 July 2018


Births



1931

Roy Skelton

(Died: 08 June 2011)

Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.
1951

Jeff Rawle

Age 67
Jeffrey Alan Rawle is a British actor, known for playing the long-suffering George Dent in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He also played Silas Blissett in Hollyoaks from December 2010 until 2012. Rawle returned to Hollyoaks in 2016.
1958

Mick MacNeil

Age 60
Norman Michael "Mick" MacNeil is a Scottish songwriter and keyboardist. He is best known for being a former member of the group Simple Minds. Having joined the band in 1978, MacNeil left in 1990.
1975

Judy Greer

Age 43
Judith Therese Evans known as Judy Greer, is an American actress, model, and author. Her television roles include Kitty Sanchez in the comedy Arrested Development, Ingrid "Fatty Magoo" Nelson in the comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Trixie in the comedy-drama Californication, and Cheryl Tunt in the animated comedy Archer.
1978

Nigel Quashie

Age 40
Nigel Francis Quashie is an English-born Scottish former footballer who played more than 300 games as a midfielder in the Football League. Between 2004 and 2006, he represented Scotland, the country of his grandfather, at full international level on 14 occasions.

Quashie played 163 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 2000 – 2005
1982

Percy Daggs

Age 36
Percy Daggs III is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace Fennel in the Rob Thomas television series Veronica Mars. He is also known for starring in television commercials for Hot Pockets and Orbit Gum. He has had guest appearances on such shows as Boston PublicThe GuardianNYPD Blue and The Nightmare Room.
1985

John Francis Daley

Age 33
John Francis Daley is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. He is known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
1988

Julianne Hough

Age 30
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
1993

Alycia
Debnam-Carey


Age 25
Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Commander Lexa on The CW science fiction television series The 100 and Alicia Clark on the AMC horror drama television series Fear the Walking Dead.


On This Day

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.


On This Day

Jun 252018
 

On This Day

25 June 2018


Births



1975

Linda Cardellini

Age 43
Linda Edna Cardellini is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER, Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo feature films, Sylvia Rosen, a neighbor of Don Draper's on the AMC drama series Mad Men, Meg Rayburn on the Netflix original series Bloodline, Cassie in Brokeback Mountain, and Laura Barton in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She is also known for voicing roles in animated projects such as CJ in Regular Show, Marcy "Hot Dog Water" Fleach in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Wendy Corduroy in Gravity Falls, and Megan in Sanjay and Craig.
1979

Richard Hughes

Age 39
Richard Daniel Hughes is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder.

He started his professional career as a junior in Italy for Atalanta before moving to Arsenal and Bournemouth. He most prominently previously featured for Portsmouth from 2002 until 2011, and had a brief loan spell with Grimsby Town in 2003.

Hughes played 165 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2002 – 2010


On This Day

Jun 232018
 

On This Day

23 June 2018


Births



1964

Joss Whedon

Age 54
Joseph Hill Whedon is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004),
Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (from 2013).
1970

Yann Tiersen

Age 48
Yann Tiersen is a French musician and composer. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks. His music involves a large variety of instruments; primarily the guitar, piano, synthesizer or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, harpsichord, accordion and typewriter.
1975

KT Tunstall

Age 43
Kate Victoria Tunstall, known by her stage name KT Tunstallis a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later… with Jools Holland.
1977

Hayden Foxe

Age 41
Hayden Vernon Foxe is an Australian former footballer and current assistant coach with Western Sydney Wanderers. He played football at the top level in Germany, Japan, Belgium, England and Australia. Foxe represented his country at international level 11 times between 1998 and 2003.

Foxe played 46 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2002 – 2003
1980

Melissa Rauch

Age 38
Melissa Ivy Rauch is an American actress and comedian. She is known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1987

Stanley Aborah

Age 31
Stanley Opoku Aborah is a Ghanaian-Belgian footballer who plays for League of Ireland Premier Division side Waterford. He is primarily an attacking midfielder.

Aborah played 4 times for Portsmouth in 2017
2000

Caitlin Blackwood

Age 18
Caitlin Blackwood is a British actress from Northern Ireland who is best known for playing the 'young Amy Pond' in the British TV show Doctor Who.


On This Day

May 182018
 

On This Day


Births



1962

Barry Horne

Age 56
Barry Horne is a Welsh former professional footballer, former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and sports television pundit.

Horne played 79 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1987 – 1989
1983

Gary O'Neil

Age 35
Gary Paul O'Neil is an English professional footballer who plays for Bristol City. O'Neil has previously played for West Ham UnitedPortsmouth where he was the Player of the Season in 2006, WalsallCardiff CityMiddlesbroughQueens Park Rangers and Norwich City.

O'Neil played 192 times for Portsmouth scoring 17 goals between 2000 – 2007


Deaths



1980

Ian Curtis

(Born: 15 Jul 1956)

Died Aged 23
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk rock band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980.


On This Day

Apr 162018
 

On This Day

16 April 2018


Births



1970

Arjan de Zeeuw

Age 48
Adrianus Johannes "Arjan" de Zeeuw is a retired Dutch footballer, who played as a centre-back.

de Zeeuw played 118 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2002 – 2005
1971

Belinda
Stewart-Wilson


Age 47
Belinda Stewart-Wilson is an English actress, best known for her role as Polly McKenzie in The Inbetweeners.
1975

Sean Maher

Age 43
Sean Maher is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Simon Tam in the science fiction television series Firefly and follow-up movie Serenity.
2002

Sadie Sink

Age 16

   
Sadie Sink is an American actress. She portrays Max in Netflix’s Stranger Things and has also appeared in Blue Bloods and The Americans. Sink has also worked on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.


On This Day

Mar 202018
 

On This Day

20 March 2018


Births



1948

John de Lancie

Age 70
John de Lancie is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, writer, singer, musician, and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001) and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–present). He has been featured in several recurring roles on television series, including Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007) and Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad (2008–13).
1959

Dave Beasant

Age 59
David John Beasant is an English former football goalkeeper, who is goalkeeping coach for Reading.

Beasant played 28 times for Portsmouth 2001 – 2002
1968

Paul Merson

Age 50
Paul Charles Merson is an English former professional footballer and manager, turned football television pundit. Originally a forward, Merson found success as an attacking midfielder and playmaker later in his career.

Merson played 48 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2002 – 2003
1972

Shelley Poole

Age 46
Michelle Lena "Shelly" Poole is an English songwriter and singer. With her sister Karen, she formed the duo band, Alisha's Atticin 1989.
1974

Paula Garcés

Age 44
Paula Garcés is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as ClockstoppersMan of the House and The Harold and Kumar Series, and on TV shows such as CSI: MiamiThe ShieldLaw and Order: Special Victims UnitThe SopranosOzDevious Maids and All My Children.
1979

Bianca Lawson

Age 39
Bianca Jasmine Lawson is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New ClassGoode BehaviorPretty Little Liars, and Rogue. She has also had recurring roles in the series Sister, SisterBuffy the Vampire SlayerThe Steve Harvey ShowDawson's CreekThe Secret Life of the American TeenagerThe Vampire DiariesTeen Wolf, and Witches of East End. In 2016, Lawson began starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar.
1979

Freema Agyeman

Age 39
Freema Agyeman (born Frema Agyeman) is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, and Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8.


On This Day

Mar 152018
 

On This Day

15 March 2018


Births



1969

Gianluca Festa

Age 49
Gianluca Festa is an Italian football coach and former player. He was most recently head coach of Como in Serie B. Festa played as a defender for clubs such as Internazionale and Roma, but is best known for his spells at Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Cagliari.

Festa played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2002 – 2003
1985

Eva Amurri Martino

Age 33

  
Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino is an American film and television actress.


On This Day   .   Eva Amurri Martino

Feb 222018
 

On This Day

22 February 2018


Births



1926

Kenneth Williams

(Died: 15 Apr 1988)

Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.
1944

Tucker Smallwood

Age 74
Tucker Smallwood is an American actor. On television, he has been a regular and made guest appearances on many series, including Space: Above and BeyondMillenniumBabylon 5The X-FilesCurb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeldMurphy BrownStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: EnterpriseFriends and The Sarah Silverman Program.
1953

Nigel Planer

Age 65
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and as Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray.
1959

Kyle MacLachlan

Age 59
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015).
1967

Paul Cook

Age 51
Paul Anthony Cook is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic. On 6 May 2017, Cook guided Portsmouth to the League Two title.
1968

Jeri Ryan

Age 50
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
1969

Shaka Hislop

Age 49
Neil Shaka Hislop CM is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this, he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall. He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions and also for Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).

Hislop played 100 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2005
1975

Drew Barrymore

Age 43
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
1982

Dichen Lachman

Age 36
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress, and of German and Tibetan descent. She appeared in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman portrayed Suren in the American remake of Being Human as a main character during the show's second season. Lachman starred in The 100 during the second and third season. Lachman has also starred in the 2014 film Lust for Love and had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying. Lachman currently stars as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
1990

Damien McCrory

Age 28
Damien Paul McCrory is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

McCrory played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2011

Nicholas Courtney

(Born: 16 Dec 1929)

Died Aged 81
William Nicholas Stone Courtney was a British actor, most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
2018

Billy Wilson

(Born: 10 Jul 1946)

Died Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for the Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979


On This Day

Feb 062018
 

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Births



1969

Tim Sherwood

Age 49
Timothy Alan Sherwood is an English professional football manager and former midfielder.

Sherwood played 33 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2003
1981

Alison Haislip

Age 37
Alison Fesq Haislip is an American actress and former TV correspondent for Attack of the Show! on G4 and the NBC reality competition show The Voice.
1982

Alice Eve

Age 36
Alice Sophia Eve is an English actress. She is known for her role as Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness.
1985

Crystal Reed

Age 33
Crystal Marie Reed is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Allison Argent in the 2011 MTV show Teen Wolf and Sofia Falcone on Gotham. She also starred in the 2013 direct-to-video film Crush.
1987

Joe Devera

Age 31
Joseph Devera is an English footballer who plays as a defender.

Devera played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2013 – 2015


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