Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1914 – Charles Hawtrey
George Frederick Joffre Hartree, known as Charles Hawtrey, was an English comedy actor and musician.
Beginning at an early age as a boy soprano, he made several records before moving on to the radio. His later career encompassed the theatre (as both actor and director), the cinema (where he regularly appeared supporting Will Hay in the 1930s and 1940s in films such as The Ghost of St. Michael’s), through the Carry On films, and television.
Died: 27 October 1988
1957 – Colin Mochrie
Colin Andrew Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and US versions of television improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
1979 – Diego Klattenhoff
Diego Klattenhoff is a Canadian actor best known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland. He has also appeared as Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees, and currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist.
1979 – Jamie Ashdown
Jamie Ashdown is an English retired footballer who spent a large part of his career as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth, for whom he made the majority of his professional appearances.
Ashdown played 123 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2012
1982 – Elisha Cuthbert
Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Darcie Goldberg in the college comedy Old School, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax. In 2013, Maxim magazine named her “TV’s most beautiful woman”.
At the age of 14, Cuthbert made her feature film debut in the 1997 family-drama Dancing on the Moon. Her first major lead role came in the 1998 drama film Airspeed (No Control) alongside Joe Mantegna. In 2001, she starred in the movie Lucky Girl, in which she received her first award, the Gemini Awards, but her career began in earnest in the 2000s when she played Kim Bauer, daughter of Jack Bauer in the action series 24. Subsequently, Cuthbert appeared in the lead role in the films The Quiet (2005) and Captivity (2007).
1985 – Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed (2005–2006). Since 2007, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics’ Choice, and People’s Choice Awards. Cuoco’s film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
1991 – Liam O’Brien
Liam Daniel O’Brien is an English professional football goalkeeper who plays for Coventry City. He began his professional career at Portsmouth and received one England U19 cap while at the club.
O’Brien played 3 times for Portsmouth between 2010 – 2017
1994 – Ben Tollitt
Benjamin “Ben” Lee Tollitt is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Tranmere Rovers.
Tollitt played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2016
1994 – Niall Cunningham
Niall Cunningham is an actor, known for Okja (2017), Life in Pieces (2015) and Awkward. (2011).