On This Day
1953 – Ernie Howe
Ernie Howe is an English football manager and former player who is currently no longer managing a team after he mutually parted company with Sutton United on 30 March 2008, having failed to pull them out of the Conference South relegation zone. He was Basingstoke Town’s manager for 13 years until 2006, winning the Hampshire Senior Cup and promotion during his tenure.
A defender in his playing career, Howe turned out for Fulham alongside the likes of George Best and Rodney Marsh. He was a member of the Fulham squad beaten 2–0 by West Ham United in the 1975 FA Cup Final but did not make the team. He was subsequently transferred to Queens Park Rangers and then Portsmouth. Although not known for his goal scoring Howe scored on his Pompey debut at home to Sheffield United in August 1982. He helped Portsmouth win the Division Three championship that season. The following season before leaving Pompey he also scored in his final home game.
After leaving Portsmouth he was appointed coach at Wokingham Town.
Howe played 41 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1982 – 1983
1971 – Renee O’Connor
Evelyn Renee O’Connor is an American actress, producer, and director known for the role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.
1992 – Greer Grammer
Kandace Greer Grammer is an American actress and former beauty queen. She is best known for her role as Lissa Miller in the hit MTV series Awkward.
2002 – Kevin Smith
Born: 16 March 1963
Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the Greek god of war, Ares, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.
Died Aged 38