Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history
1956 – Mick Tait
Michael Paul Tait is an English former footballer and later a manager at the end of his playing career. His 760 league games puts him 13th in the list of English footballers. His clubs were Oxford United, Carlisle United, Hull City, Portsmouth, Reading, Darlington and Hartlepool United as well as Gretna in Scotland. Tait also later managed two of these clubs; Darlington and Hartlepool United. Since 2012 he has become a scout for Newcastle United FC.
Tait played 284 times for Portsmouth scoring 31 goals between 1980 – 1987
1967 – Andrea Roth
Andrea Roth is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Janet Gavin, the wife of main character Tommy Gavin, on the FX television series Rescue Me (2004–2011), her role in The Collector, and before that, the Diana/NeuroBrain character in RoboCop: The Series (1994).
1975 – Sammy Igoe
Samuel Gary Igoe is an English former professional footballer who last played for Bognor Regis Town on loan from Gosport Borough.
Igoe played 177 times for Portsmouth scoring 11 goals between 1995 – 2000
1982 – Ben Chorley
Benjamin Francis “Ben” Chorley is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club Bromley.
Chorley started his career at Arsenal, spending several years at the club on youth terms before signing a professional deal in 2001. He spent two months on loan at Brentford at the start of the 2002–03 season. Having made no first-team appearances for Arsenal, Chorley opted to leave the club and sign for Wimbledon in 2003. He continued playing under the club’s new guise in Milton Keynes for a further three years from 2004 to 2007. During his final year at MK Dons, he spent the majority of the 2006–07 season on loan at Gillingham. He left MK Dons in July 2007, and signed a two-year contract with Tranmere Rovers. After two years of regular football at Tranmere, Chorley returned to London, signing for Leyton Orient in June 2009. He made over 150 appearances during his three-and-a-half-year spell at Orient, before signing for Stevenage in January 2013 for an undisclosed fee. In January 2014 his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, so he was free to become Richie Barker’s sixth signing for Pompey. He was released by Portsmouth on 18 May 2015
Chorley played 31 times for Portsmouth between 2014 – 2015
1982 – Lacey Chabert
Lacey Nicole Chabert is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She first gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five (1994–2000). She has also provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) and two feature films, Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy, and superheroine Zatanna Zatara in various pieces of DC Comics-related media. In film she has appeared in Lost in Space (1998), Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Daddy Day Care (2003) and had leading roles as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls (2004), and as Dana Mathis in the horror remake Black Christmas (2006).
Chabert has also appeared in eight Hallmark Channel movies, saying “I love working for Hallmark, they’ve been so good to me. I have friends there now. I’m proud of their movies and the message of their movies.”
1982 – Michelle Marsh
Michelle Marsh is an English professional singer and former glamour model, known for her appearances on Page 3 and in numerous British lads’ mags.
1984 – Keisha Buchanan
Keisha Kerreece Fayeanne Buchanan is an English singer-songwriter and was a founding member of the BRIT Award-winning girl group the Sugababes alongside Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy, and later Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah. With the Sugababes, Buchanan had six number one singles and two number one studio albums, making the Sugababes one of the most successful British pop acts of the 21st century. Buchanan was asked to leave the group in September 2009 and was replaced by Jade Ewen.
On 20 July 2012, Buchanan and her former Sugababes colleagues, Buena and Donaghy confirmed their reunion. The original trio will not be able to release music under the name “Sugababes” as it is still being used by the current members of the group. They will instead release music under the new name, Mutya Keisha Siobhan.