On This Day
1920 – James Doohan
James Montgomery Doohan, LVO was a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan’s characterisation of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognisable elements in the Star Trek franchise, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. He also made contributions behind the scenes, such as the initial development of the Klingon and Vulcan languages.
Died: 20 July 2005
1970 – Julie Bowen
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–04), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–07), Sarah Shephard on Lost (2005–07), and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family (since 2009). The last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–2015), winning in 2011 and 2012.
1972 – Darren Anderton
Darren Robert Anderton is an English former footballer who spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder. He played 30 times for the England national football team, scoring 7 goals.
Anderton played 77 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1990 – 1992
1977 – Sarah Smart
Sarah Smart is an English actress. In 2011, she appeared in a 2-part story for the sixth series of the BBC1 hit series Doctor Who giving a very positively received performance as the sympathetic ‘villain’ of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.