Apr 132018
 

On This Day


Births



1951

Peter Davison

Age 67
Peter Davison (born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett)is an English actor with many credits in television dramas and sitcoms. He became famous as Tristan Farnon in the BBC's television adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small stories. His subsequent starring roles included the sitcoms Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Dr. Stephen Daker in A Very Peculiar Practice and Albert Campion in Campion. He later played David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites, "Dangerous" Davies in The Last Detective and Henry Sharpe in Law & Order: UK.
1954

Jimmy Destri

Age 64
Jimmy Destri (born James Mollica) is an American musician. He played keyboards in the rock band Blondie, and was one of the principal songwriters for the band along with Chris Stein and Deborah Harry. Destri ceased touring with the band in 2004, but remained an official member for several more years.
1970

Gerry Creaney

Age 48
Gerard Thomas "GerryCreaney is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker.

Creaney played 69 times for Portsmouth scoring 36 goals between 1994 – 1995
1977

Leonardo Biagini

Age 41
Leonardo Ángel Biagini is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Biagini played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2002
1993

Hannah Marks

Age 25
Hannah Gayle Marks is an American actress. She is best known for her role on the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
1994

Ariane Rinehart

Age 24
Ariane Rinehart is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her performance in The Sound of Music Live! as the eldest von Trapp daughter, Liesl, which was described by critics as the standout performance in the production.


Deaths



1984

Richard Hurndall

(Born: 03 Nov 1920)

Died Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature the four of the five actors who had played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors.


On This Day

Nov 032017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


            


1910 – Richard Hurndall

Richard Gibbon Hurndall  was an English actor.

Hurndall was born in Darlington and he attended Claremont Preparatory School, Darlington and Scarborough College, before training as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He then appeared in several plays at Stratford-upon-Avon. Hurndall acted with the BBC radio drama repertory company from 1949 to 1952. In 1959, he played Sherlock Holmes in a five part adaptation of The Sign of Four. He continued to play roles on BBC radio until about 1980, often as the leading man.

Died 13 April 1984

Aged 73


1933 – Jeremy Brett

Jeremy Brett (born Peter Jeremy William Huggins), was an English actor, probably best known for playing fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the Warner Bros. 1964 production of My Fair Lady.

Died 12 September 1995

Aged 61


1954 – Adam Ant

Adam Ant (born Leslie Goddard) is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003.

Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intense reactivation of his musical career, performing live regularly in his hometown of London and beyond, recording and releasing a new album and completing six full-length UK national tours, three US national tours, and an Australian tour and with a fourth US tour and second Australian tour scheduled and a further album completed and awaiting release.

Age 63


1957 – Gary Olsen

Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.

Died 12 September 2000

Aged 42


On This Day