Oct 172018
 

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17 October 2018


Births



1947

Michael McKean

Age 71
Michael McKean is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1980s. McKean’s first big role was playing annoying neighbour Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member on Saturday Night Live. He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and co-lead guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote the song "A Mighty Wind" (from the film A Mighty Wind), which won a Grammy Award, as well as "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.
1978

Erin Karpluk

Age 40
Erin Karpluk is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayal of Erica Strange on the Canadian television series Being Erica.
1991

Michael Smith

Age 27
Michael John Smith is an English footballer who plays as a striker for
Championship club Rotherham United.

Smith played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2016 – 2017


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Michael Smith


Feb 052018
 

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Births



1948

Christopher Guest

Age 70
Christopher Haden-Guest, usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for GuffmanBest In ShowA Mighty WindFor Your Consideration, and Mascots.
1951

Robin Sachs

(Died: 01 Feb 2013)

Aged 61
Robin David Sachs was an English actor and voice actor known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.
1960

Micky Hazard

Age 58
Micky Hazard, sometimes spelled Mickey, is an English former professional footballer, best remembered for his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

Hazard played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 1990
1976

John Aloisi

Age 42
John Aloisi is a retired Australian association football player and the manager of A-League club Brisbane Roar. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with league totals of 459 games and 127 goals, he was the first Australian ever to play and score in La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A.

Aloisi played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 1997 – 1998
1981

Nora Zehetner

Age 37
Nora Angela Zehetner is an American film and television actress.
1986

Manuel Fernandes

Age 32
Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow as a midfielder.

Fernandes played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2006


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