Nov 072018
 

On This Day

07 November 2018

Births


1961

Dee Hepburn

Age 57
Dee Hepburn is a Scottish former actress. She starred as Dorothy in the 1981 film Gregory's Girl, and played Anne-Marie Wade in the ITV soap opera Crossroads from 1985 to 1988.
1961

Mark Hateley

Age 57
Mark Wayne Hateley is a former English footballer and manager who played as a striker. Hateley was capped 32 times for the English national team (including games in the 1986 World Cup), and played in top-level football leagues in England, Italy, France and Scotland. His nickname is Attila.

Hateley played 44 times for Portsmouth scoring 25 goals between 1983 – 1984
1996

Lorde

Age 22
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, known professionally as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer. At the age of sixteen, she released record, The Love Club EP (2012), reaching number two on the national record charts in both New Zealand and Australia. "Royals" was released as Lorde's debut single in mid-2013, becoming an international crossover hit and peaking atop many national charts. At 17, it made her the youngest solo artist to achieve a number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. Lorde's debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013) garnered positive reviews for her depiction of suburban adolescence; yielding the additional top-ten single "Team".


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17 March 2018


Births



1958

Christian Clemenson

Age 60
Christian Dayton Clemenson is an American film and television actor. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry "Hands" Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards and winning the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He has appeared in a number of highly acclaimed films, including Hannah and Her SistersBroadcast NewsApollo 13 and The Big Lebowski, and portrayed Tom Burnett in Paul GreengrassUnited 93. He starred in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story as prosecutor William Hodgman.
1962

Clare Grogan

Age 56
Claire Patricia Grogan, known professionally as Clare Grogan or sometimes as C. P. Grogan, is a Scottish actress and singer. She is best known as the lead singer of the 1980s new wave music group Altered Images and for supporting roles in the 1981 film Gregory's Girl and the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf as the first incarnation of Kristine Kochanski.
1979

Andy Griffin

Age 39
Andrew Griffin (born 17 March 1979) is an English former footballer. Griffin began his career at Stoke City, where he established a reputation as a solid wing-back defender. His impressive performances for the "Potters" led to him being signed by Newcastle United for a fee of £1.5million in January 1998. He spent six years on Tyneside before moving south to Portsmouth in 2004. He was unable to establish himself as first choice right back at "Pompey" and re-joined his old club Stoke on loan for the 2006–07 season.

Griffin played 48 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006
1986

Olesya Rulin

Age 32

Olesya Yurivna Rulin is a Russian-American actress. She is known for co-starring in all of the three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. She also starred in the films Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), Flying By (2009), Expecting Mary (2010), and Family Weekend (2013).
1992

Eliza Bennett

Age 26

Eliza Hope Bennett is an English actress and singer. Her most notable roles have been those of Meggie Folchart in the film Inkheart, Tora in the film Nanny McPhee, Susan in From Time to Time and playing Holly Manson in the West End musical Loserville. Bennett starred on the MTV black comedy series Sweet/Vicious as Jules Thomas.


On This Day   .   Olesya Rulin

Feb 042018
 

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Births



1940

George A. Romero

(Died: 16 Jul 2017)

Age 77
George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000).
1953

Kitaro

Age 65
Kitarō (born Masanori Takahashi), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New-age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with a record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.
1960

Tim Booth

Age 58
Timothy John Booth is an English singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James.
1962

John Gordon Sinclair

Age 56
John Gordon Sinclair is a Scottish actor most notable for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name John Gordon Sinclair because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.
1975

Natalie Imbruglia

Age 43
Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress, naturalised in the UK. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song "Torn".


Deaths



1984

Paul Gardiner

(Born: 01 May 1958)

Died Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.


On This Day   .   James   .   Gary Numan