Jan 052018
 

On This Day


Births


                


1950 – Chris Stein

Christopher Stein is the co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film, Wild Style, and writer of the soundtrack for the film Union City. He is also an accomplished photographer.

Age 68


1955 – Jimmy Mulville

James Thomas Mulville is an English comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter. Mulville is best known for co-founding in 1986 the British independent television production company Hat Trick Productions with Denise O’Donoghue and Rory McGrath (who left in 1992). In 2003, Mulville and O’Donoghue, as co-founders of Hat Trick, were listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

Age 63


1962 – Kenny Jackett

Kenneth Francis Jackett is a former professional footballer and manager of Portsmouth in League One.

A skillful left-footed player, able to play in defence or midfield, Jackett was capped 31 times for Wales, for whom he was eligible through his Welsh-born father. He spent his entire playing career at Watford before his career was ended by injury at the age of 28. Having moved on to the club’s coaching staff, he began his managerial career during the 1996–97 season.

From 2004 to 2007 he was manager of Swansea City, leading the club to promotion and several trophies. He served as Millwall manager for six seasons, again bringing a promotion, before resigning in May 2013; weeks later he took over as Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, a position he held until July 2016. He was appointed Rotherham United manager in October 2016 before leaving in November. In June 2017 it was announced he would take over from Paul Cook to become the Portsmouth manager.

Age 56


1967 – Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan is an American writer and actor best known for his portrayal of the character Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis.

Age 51


1969 – Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion is a Scottish born and Vancouver-based actor, who has worked in television, film and theatre. He is best known for his role on the television series Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson Beckett.

Age 49


1978 – January Jones

January Kristen Jones is an American actress and model, best known for portraying the role of Betty Draper in the television series Mad Men (2007–2015), for which she received two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination.

Since 2015, she has been starring as Melissa Chartres in The Last Man on Earth. She also starred in the films American Wedding (2003), We Are Marshall (2006), Unknown (2011), Seeking Justice (2011) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Age 40


On This Day

Jun 022017
 

New boss excited by Fratton challenge

Portsmouth Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Kenny Jackett as first team manager.

The former Watford, Swansea, Millwall, Wolves and Rotherham boss has signed a two-year deal at Fratton Park.

The club are in advanced talks with Joe Gallen – who has worked with Jackett at QPR, Millwall and Wolves – about becoming assistant manager.

Jackett said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to getting started. It’s an exciting challenge.

“This club has a passionate fan-base and they can be a 12th man for us. Hopefully we can build on the momentum of last season and continue to progress.

“I can promise that I’ll work as hard as I possibly can to make sure that we can bring success to Portsmouth.”

Blues chief executive Mark Catlin added: “We’re delighted to announce Kenny as our new manager – he ticks so many boxes for us.

“He’s managed big clubs with big expectations in the past and has plenty of experience of getting sides out of League One.

“Kenny also has a history of implementing strong structures to move clubs forward and this was key in our decision-making process. We’re excited about him bringing his philosophy of development to Pompey.”

Jackett spent his entire playing career with Watford and later enjoyed promotion success as a manager with Swansea, Millwall and Wolves

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