Oct 012018
 

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01 October 2018

Births


1958

Martin Cooper

Age 60
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.
1962

Paul Walsh

Age 56
Paul Anthony Walsh is a former England international footballer who now works as a television pundit.

Walsh played 113 times for Portsmouth scoring 26 goals between 1992 – 1996
1981

Roxane Mesquida

Age 37
Roxane Mesquida is a French-American 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.
1989

Brie Larson

Age 29
Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, filmmaker, and musician. She is the recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

Deaths


2013

Tom Clancy

(Born: 12 Apr 1947)

Died Aged 66
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines 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 ghostwriters, 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.


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Jul 282018
 

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Births



1960

Malcolm Holmes

Age 58
Malcolm Holmes is a British drummer. He is best known for being the original drummer with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
1986

Alexandra Chando

Age 32

   
Alexandra Chando is an American actress. She is known for her role as Maddie Coleman in the CBS soap opera, As the World Turns and for her dual role as identical twins, Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer in the ABC Family drama series, The Lying Game.
1993

Paul McCallum

Age 25
Paul Leon Miller McCallum is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Eastleigh. He has previously played for clubs such as West Ham UnitedAFC WimbledonHearts and Portsmouth.

McCallum played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2015


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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.

Oxlade Chamberlian played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015


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Apr 252018
 

On This Day

25 April 2018


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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Feb 272018
 

On This Day

27 February 2018


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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