May 232018
 

On This Day


Births



1934

Robert Moog

(Died: 21 Aug 2005)

Aged 71
Robert Arthur Moog, founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. During his lifetime, Moog founded two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments. His innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the MinimoogMinimoog VoyagerLittle PhattyMoog Taurus, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.
1951

Don Warrington

Age 67
Donald Williams, known by the stage name Don Warrington, MBE, is a Trinidadian-born British actor.
1977

Richard Ayoade

Age 41
Richard Ellef Ayoade is a British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter. He is best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4sitcom The IT Crowd (2006–2013), for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance. He has often worked alongside Noel FieldingJulian BarrattMatt BerryMatthew Holness and Rich Fulcher.
1983

Heidi Range

Age 35
Heidi India Range is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a former member of the group Sugababes. Range was an original member of girl group Atomic Kitten, although she left the group two years before releasing any material. In 2001 Range replaced Siobhán Donaghy of the Sugababes and had accumulated six UK number one singles as well as two number one studio albums with the group before splitting in 2011. Range has since concentrated on theatre work.
1991

Lena
Meyer-Landrut


Age 27
Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo winning the contest with the song "Satellite". With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five on the German singles chart. Both "Satellite" and her first album My Cassette Player debuted at number one in Germany. Meyer-Landrut represented Germany for the second consecutive time in the Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song "Taken by a Stranger", placing 10th.
1996

Ryan Fulton

Age 22
Ryan William Fulton is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical.

Fulton played 13 times for Portsmouth in 2016


On This Day

Feb 282018
 

On This Day


Births


    


1991 – Sarah Bolger

Sarah Lee Bolger is an Irish actress. She is known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award-winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

Age 27


1993 – Emmelie de Forest

Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria de Forest is a Danish singer and songwriter. De Forest represented Denmark with the song “Only Teardrops” in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, winning the contest. Her debut album Only Teardrops was released on the Universal Music label on 6 May 2013.

Age 25


Deaths


    


1998 – Dermot Morgan

Born: 31 March 1952

Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international recognition for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.

Died Aged 45


2016 – Frank kelly

Born: 28 December 1938

Francis O’Kelly, better known by his stage name of Frank Kelly, was an Irish actor, singer and writer, whose career covered television, radio, theatre, music, screenwriting and film. He played Father Jack Hackett in the Channel Four sitcom Father Ted, and was also the son of the cartoonist Charles E. Kelly.

Died Aged 77


On This Day

Oct 112017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                

    


1960 – Nicola Bryant

Nicola Jane Bryant is an English actress known for her role as Perpugilliam “Peri” Brown, a companion of the Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986.

Age 57


1965 – Jeff Peron

Jean-François Péron, more commonly known in England as Jeff Peron, is a retired French professional footballer who played as a midfielder for several teams in the Football League.

After finishing his playing career Jeff moved into coaching.

Peron played 54 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1998 – 1999

Age 52


1972 – Claudia Black

Claudia Lee Black is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, as well as Sharon “Shazza” Montgomery in the film Pitch Black. She has also had several prominent roles in video games, such as Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series, the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Daro’Xen in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, and squadmate Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3. She also starred as Doctor Sabine Lommers in the miniseries Containment.

Age 45


1976 – Emily Deschanel

Emily Erin Deschanel is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan from 2005 to 2017.

Age 41


1980 – Nyron Nosworthy

Nyron Paul Henry Nosworthy is an English-born Jamaican former footballer. Beginning his career with Gillingham he moved to Sunderland in 2005 with whom he played in the Premier League. After two lengthy loan spells with Sheffield United he made a permanent switch to Watford in 2012 but was released in the summer of 2014 after a loan spell with Bristol City. Born in Brixton, South London, Nosworthy has represented Jamaica at international level, playing ten games and scoring once.

Nosworthy played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2015

Age 37


1985 – Margaret Berger

Margaret Berger is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, music director, and DJ. She made her debut on Sony BMG after she placed second on the second season of Norwegian Idol in 2004.

She released the studio albums Chameleon (2004) and Pretty Scary Silver Fairy (2006). Her upcoming third album is set to be released in October 2015. Berger represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, finishing in fourth place with the song “I Feed You My Love”.

Age 32


1985 – Michelle Trachtenberg

   

Michelle Christine Trachtenberg is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nona F. Mecklenberg in The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994–96), Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000–03), Celeste in Six Feet Under (2004), and Georgina Sparks in Gossip Girl (2008–12). She has also appeared in films such as Harriet the Spy (1996), Inspector Gadget (1999), EuroTrip (2004), Ice Princess (2005), Black Christmas (2006), 17 Again (2009), Cop Out (2010), Weeds (2011), and Killing Kennedy (2013).

Age 32


On This Day   .   Michelle Trachtenberg

May 142016
 

I’m a great fan of Eurovision and its combination of cheese and hot women. I try and blank out the women with beards and transexuals, not really my scene.

This year we have a good entry in Joe and Jake, as usual we probably have no chance of winning but at least this year I can honestly say we were robbed.

My prediction for top 3 is..

  1. Russia
  2. Sweden
  3. Australia

A couple of good rock songs from Georgia and Cyprus but not the sort to win Eurovision.