Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1929 – Jacqueline Hill
Grace Jacqueline Hill was a British actress known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who. As the history teacher of Susan Foreman, the Doctor’s granddaughter, Barbara was the first Doctor Who companion to appear on-screen in 1963, with Hill speaking the series’ first words. She played the role for nearly two years, leaving the series in 1965 at the same time as fellow actor William Russell (who played the companion Ian Chesterton).
Hill returned to Doctor Who in 1980 for an appearance in the serial Meglos, as the Tigellan priestess Lexa.
Died: 18 February 1993
1946 – Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, musician and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, in his role as Noah Levenstein. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters and the way in which he deals with sticky situations. Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman (1997).
Levy received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, in 2008. He was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, 2011.
1977 – Katheryn Winnick
Katheryn Winnick is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in Amusement (2008), Bones (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), Vikings (2013–present), and The Art of the Steal (2013).
1981 – Courtney Pitt
Courtney Leon Pitt is an English retired footballer who played as a midfielder.
He previously played for Portsmouth, Luton Town, Coventry City, Oxford United, Boston United, Cambridge United, York City, Weymouth and AFC Telford United.
Pitt played 41 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2001 – 2002
1984 – Shannon Woodward
Shannon Woodward is an American actress. She played Sabrina on Raising Hope and Di Di Malloy on The Riches. In 2016 Woodward played Elsie Hughes, a programmer, in a regular role on the HBO series Westworld.