Jan 152018
 

On This Day


Births



1936

Richard Franklin

Age 82
Richard K. Franklin is an English actor, writer, director and political activist. Principally a stage actor, he has also appeared as a regular character in several high-profile British television programmes, including Crossroads, Emmerdale Farm, and most notably in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, in which he portrayed Captain Mike Yates of UNIT. Franklin initially played the part from 1971 until 1974, but has returned to the role on a number of occasions both on television and in Doctor Who spin-off media. Franklin is a prolific dramatist and author of books such as "Forest Wisdom: Radical Reform of Democracy and the Welfare State" reflecting his left-wing political views and activism, as well as novels based in the Doctor Who universe.
1976

Kevin Harper

Age 42
Kevin Patrick Harper is a Scottish footballer, who played for HibernianDerby CountyWalsallPortsmouthNorwich CityLeicester CityStoke CityCarlisle United and Dunfermline Athletic. At the age of thirty-nine, he came out of retirement to play for Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region side Thorniewood United.

Harper played 128 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 2000 – 2004
1996

Dove Cameron

Age 22

   
Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman) is an American actress and singer, known for playing a dual role as the eponymous characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie(2013-2017) and playing Mal, in the films Descendants (2015) and the sequel Descendants 2 (2017).
1998

Ally Ioannides

Age 20
Alexia "AllyIoannides is a Greek-American actress, best known for playing Dylan Jones in the NBC drama series Parenthood from 2014–15, and Tilda in the 2015 AMC martial arts drama series Into the Badlands.


Deaths



1990

Gordon Jackson

(Born: 19 Dec 1923)

Died Aged 66
Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE was a Scottish actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals. He also portrayed Flt. Lt. Andrew MacDonald, "Intelligence", in The Great Escape.
2014

Roger Lloyd-Pack

(Born: 08 Feb 1944)

Died Aged 69
Roger Lloyd-Pack was an English actor. He was best known for the role of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003. He had a supporting role of Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007, and as Tom in The Old Guys with Clive Swift. He was also well known for his appearance as Barty Crouch, Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and his appearances in Doctor Who as John Lumic in the episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel".
2018

Dolores O'Riordan

(Born: 06 Sep 1971)

Died Aged 46
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led the rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003; they reunited in 2009.


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