Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1943 – Chevy Chase
Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase is an American actor and comedian. Born into a prominent New York family, he worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and began acting with National Lampoon. He became a key cast member in the debut season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.
Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award nominations. He is further known for his portrayals of Clark Griswold in five National Lampoon’s Vacation films and Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in both Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989). Other prominent titles include Caddyshack (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Spies Like Us (1985), ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Orange County (2002) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993). He played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2012.
1965 – Ardal O’Hanlon
Ardal O’Hanlon is an Irish comedian and actor. He played Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted, George Sunday/Thermoman in My Hero, and DI Jack Mooney in Death in Paradise.
1987 – Ksenia Solo
Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress, known for portraying Mackenzie “Kenzi” Malikov on Lost Girl. She portrayed Peggy Shippen on Turn: Washington’s Spies. Solo also portrayed the character “Natasha” in the 2010 American television series Life Unexpected and Shay Davydov in Season 3 of Orphan Black.
1993 – Molly Quinn
Molly Caitlyn Quinn is an American actress—credited as Molly C. Quinn since 2013—whose work includes theatre, film, and television. Her notable roles include Alexis Castle, daughter of the title character, on ABC’s Castle and the voice of Bloom, one of the main characters in Winx Club.