Jun 242018
 

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24 June 2018


Births



1951

Colin Sullivan

Age 67
Colin Sullivan is an English former footballer who played at left back for most of his career. At the time of his debut he was the youngest to play for Plymouth Argyle. As of 2013 he runs a gardening business.

Sullivan played 104 times for Portsmouth between 1982 – 1984
1959

Andy McCluskey

Age 59
George Andrew McCluskey is an English musician, songwriter and record producer who is best known as the singer, bass guitarist and co-founder of synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).

McCluskey also founded girl group Atomic Kitten, for whom he served as a principal songwriter, and has collaborated with various popular acts. A pioneer of electronic music in the United Kingdom, McCluskey is an Ivor Novello Award-nominated songwriter whose work has topped charts in the UK and internationally.
1963

Preki

Age 55
Predrag Radosavljević, better known by the nickname Preki, is a Serbian-American former U.S. international soccer manager. He previously managed Sacramento Republic FC and Saint Louis FC in the United Soccer League. He also previously coached in Major League Soccer with Toronto FC and Chivas USA.

Preki played 45 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1994 – 1995
1975

Carla Gallo

Age 43
Carla Paolina Gallo is an American actress notable for recurring roles in the television series UndeclaredCarnivàleBonesCalifornication, and a number of film roles. Since her role on Undeclared, she has made frequent appearances in other Judd Apatow productions.
1980

Minka Kelly

Age 38
Minka Kelly (born Minka Dumont Dufay) is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in the television shows Friday Night Lights (2006–2009),
Parenthood (2010–2011), Charlie's Angels (2011) and Almost Human (2013).
1998

Christian
Oxlade-Chamberlain


Age 20
Christian Benjamin Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.


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Births



1925

Jimmy Dickinson

(Died: 08 Nov 1982)

Aged 57
James William Dickinson MBE was an English footballer.Dickinson holds the record for number of league appearances for Portsmouth (764). Only Swindon Town's John Trollope (770) has made more appearances for a single club.

Dickinson played 834 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1946 – 1965. He was Portsmouth manager between 1977 – 1979
1945

Bjorn Ulvaeus

Age 73
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (credited as Björn Ulvæus) is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (1972–1982), and co-composer of the musicals ChessKristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He co-produced the film Mamma Mia! with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.
1960

Dave Hughes

Age 58
David Alan Hughes is an English keyboardist who played in different new wave bands, and later became successful making music for films. He founded Dalek I Love You in 1977, alongside guitarist Alan Gill, bassist David Balfe and Chris Teepee. He, alongside Gill, was a remaining member, playing on the first three singles and the debut album, Compass Kumpas, in 1980. However in January 1980, he left the band, and the album was released in May, when he had left.
1969

Gina Torres

Age 49
Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as Zoe Washburne), Angel (as Jasmine), 24 (as Julia Miliken), Suits (as Jessica Pearson), The Shield (as Sadie Kavanaugh), and Westworld (as Lauren).
1970

Jason Lee

Age 48
Jason Michael Lee is an American actor, photographer, producer and skateboarder. He is best known for his roles as Earl Hickey in the television comedy series My Name Is Earl, David Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise and the voice of Syndrome in The Incredibles. He is also known for his roles in Kevin Smith films such as MallratsChasing AmyDogmaJay and Silent Bob Strike BackJersey GirlClerks II and Cop Out.
1997

Sylvain Deslandes

Age 21
Sylvain Boris Nabil Deslandes is a professional footballer who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has represented France at under-18 level.

Deslandes played 2 times for Portsmouth in 2018


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Births



1960

Paul Humphreys

Age 58
Paul David Humphreys is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for his contributions to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), a new wave band which he founded alongside Andy McCluskey in 1978. John Doran in The Quietus remarked: "If, roughly speaking, McCluskey is the intellect and inquisitive nature in the group, then Humphreys is the heart."
1962

Adam Baldwin

Age 56
Adam Baldwin is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980) Colonel John Casey in Chuck and as Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
1982

Ali Bastian

Age 36
Alexandra Louise "Ali" Bastian is an English television actress, best known for playing Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2007, and PC Sally Armstrong in long-running ITV drama series The Bill from 2007 to 2009.


Deaths



2015

Leonard Nimoy

(Born: 26 Mar 1931)

Died Aged 83
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.


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Oct 012017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


            


1958 – Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper is a painter and a musician. He is the secondary keyboardist and occasional saxophonist for the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, whom he first joined in 1980.

Age 59


1962 – Paul Walsh

Paul Anthony Walsh is a former England international footballer who now works as a television pundit.

A pacey and skilful forward, he scored a total of 127 goals in 521 league games in a 17-year career in the Football League and Premier League; he also won five senior caps for England in an eleven-month international career beginning in June 1983. He began his career at Charlton Athletic, making his first team debut aged 16 in September 1979. He helped Charlton to win promotion out of the Third Division in 1980–81, and then won a place on the PFA Team of the Year in 1981–82. He moved from the Second Division into the First Division when Luton Town paid £400,000 to acquire his services in July 1982. He continued to impress, and was named as PFA Young Player of the Year in 1984. He moved to Liverpool for a £700,000 fee in May 1984, and was named in the PFA Team of the Year in his debut season for the club as Liverpool won the league title and the Football League Super Cup. He went on to struggle with injury at Anfield, though still managed to appear in losing finals of the 1984 FA Charity Shield, 1984 European Super Cup, 1985 European Cup, and 1987 Football League Cup, as well as help Liverpool to the league title and FA Cup double in 1985–86, and to finish as runners-up in the league in 1984–85 and 1986–87.

He was sold on to Tottenham Hotspur for a £500,000 fee in February 1988 and played for Spurs in their 1991 FA Cup Final victory over Nottingham Forest. However, he was frozen out of the first team after punching a coach at the club, and after a brief loan spell at Queens Park Rangers was moved on to Portsmouth for a £400,000 fee in June 1992. A popular player at Fratton Park, supporters voted him Player of the Season in 1992–93 and he was named on the PFA Team of the Year in 1993–94. He returned to the top-flight with Manchester City after being signed for £750,000 in March 1994. He returned to Portsmouth for a £600,000 fee in September 1995, but was forced to retire due to cruciate ligament damage in February 1996. After retiring as a player he became a football pundit, and became a regular face on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday. His son, Mason, plays for A.F.C. Bournemouth.

Walsh played 113 times for Portsmouth scoring 26 goals between 1992 – 1996

Age 55


1981 – Roxane Mesquida

Roxane Mesquida is a French actress and model based in Los Angeles.

Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet, a little town located in southern France. Her mother, writer Françoise Mesquida, is French/Spanish and her father is Italian/American, but Mesquida never got to know him. Mesquida is fluent in English and French, and she also speaks Spanish, Italian and German.

Age 36


1989 – Brie Larson

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, musician and director. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home schooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. She began her acting career in television, appearing as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. Her performance in the comedy film Hoot (2006) was praised, and she subsequently played supporting roles in the films Greenberg (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Don Jon (2013). From 2009 to 2011, Larson featured as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara.

Larson’s breakthrough role came with the independent drama Short Term 12 (2013), for which she received critical acclaim. Further success came in 2015 when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal in the film of a troubled mother kidnap victim in the film, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress. In 2017, she starred as a war photographer in the adventure film Kong: Skull Island, her highest-grossing release. In 2016, Larson was cast to portray Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Age 28


Deaths



2013 – Tom Clancy

Born: 12 April 1947

Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy Jr. was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science story lines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghost writers, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees.

Clancy’s literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000. His works, The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have played Clancy’s most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan; his second-most famous character, John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber.

Died Aged 66


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