On This Day
1915 – Dick Emery
Richard Gilbert Emery was an English comedian and actor. Beginning on radio in the 1950s, an eponymous television series ran from 1963 to 1981.
Died: 02 January 1983
1972 – Lisa Faulkner
Lisa Tamsin Faulkner is an English actress and celebrity chef. She played the role of Fi Browning in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders in 2017.
1981 – Nicky Shorey
Nicholas Robert Shorey is an English former professional footballer who played as a left back or a defensive midfielder. He is a coach at League Two club Stevenage.
After beginning his career at Leyton Orient, Shorey moved to Reading in 2001, where he made just under 300 appearances over seven years while helping the team reach the Premier League. He joined Aston Villa in 2008, but was limited to fewer than 40 appearances over two seasons. While with Villa, Shorey was loaned out to Nottingham Forest and Fulham. He joined West Bromwich Albion for £1.3 million in July 2010, making 53 Premier League appearances over two seasons with the club. After four years away from the club, Shorey rejoined Reading in July 2012, but could only manage 21 appearances when he joined Bristol City the following season. He spent just five months with City before joining Portsmouth in January 2014, and then Indian Super League club Pune City in the summer of 2015 for the forthcoming season. After playing in every match for Pune City, Shorey returned to England in January 2016 with League One club Colchester United. He finished his playing career with National League South club Hungerford Town.
Shorey has represented England at full international level on two occasions, with both appearances made at Wembley Stadium in 2007 against Brazil and Germany. He also made one appearance for the England B team.
Shorey played 44 times for Portsmouth between 2014 – 2015
1985 – Arielle Kebbel
Arielle Caroline Kebbel is an American model and actress. She is known for her television roles on The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Life Unexpected, 90210, Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, and Ballers. As of 2015, she has been featured in three Hallmark Channel movies.
On the big screen, Kebbel has starred in a number of films which made their debuts at prestigious films festivals, such as The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, directed by Ryan O’Nan which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival; I Melt With You, starring Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; and Supporting Characters, directed by Daniel Schecter, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca International Film Festival. Other film appearances include John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Uninvited (2009), and Think Like A Man (2012).
1986 – Ophelia Lovibond
Ophelia Lucy Lovibond is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Kitty Winter in the American television series Elementary, as Izzy Gould in the BBC’s W1A, and as Lady Alex Lindo-Parker in Sky 1’s in Hooten & the Lady.
1993 – Victoria Justice
Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. In 2003, she began an acting career, appearing in films, television shows and commercials. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon, starring as Lola Martinez in the television series, Zoey 101 (2005-2008), and Tori Vega in the sitcom, Victorious (2010-2013). She starred in the films The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010), Fun Size (2012), The First Time (2012) and Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015).
In 2015, she starred in the MTV series Eye Candy.
Aside from acting, Justice has pursued a musical career. She recorded several songs for the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!, in which she starred, as well as a number of songs for the Victorious series.