Sep 172017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


        


1948 – John Ritter

Jonathan Southworth “John” Ritter was an American actor and comedian. The son of the late singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter, he was best known for his role as Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three’s Company (1977–84), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1984. He briefly reprised the role on the spin-off Three’s a Crowd, which aired for one season.

Died: 11 Septembeer 2003

Aged 54


1960 – Mike Fillery

Michael Christopher Fillery is an English former professional footballer who played for Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Oldham Athletic, Millwall and Torquay United as a midfielder during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Fillery was Chelsea player of the year in 1982.

Age 57


1996 – Ella Purnell

Ella Purnell is an English actress, who has appeared in the films Never Let Me Go (2010), Maleficent (2014) and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016).

Age 21


On This Day   .   Ella Purnell