On This Day
1954 – Gary Stanley
Gary Stanley is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Chelsea, Everton, Swansea City, Portsmouth and Bristol City. He also played in the North American Soccer League with Fort Lauderdale Strikers and in the Major Indoor Soccer League with Wichita Wings.
Stanley played 57 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1984 – 1986
1991 – Stuart O’Keefe
Stuart Antony Alan O’Keefe is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Portsmouth, on loan from Championship club Cardiff City.
He began his career with Ipswich Town, spending six years in the club’s youth academy system, but was released as a teenager without making an appearance for the first team. Following his release, O’Keefe joined the academy at Southend United, making his first-team debut for the club in 2008, during a League One match, at the age of 17. In 2010, he completed a move to Championship club Crystal Palace on a free transfer and went on to make over 50 appearances in all competitions for the club during a five-year spell, helping the club gain promotion to the Premier League via the 2013 Championship play-off Final, also spending a brief period on loan at Blackpool in late 2014. In January 2015, he moved to Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.
1994 – John Candy
Born: 31 October 1950
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian comedy actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
While filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico. His final two films, Wagons East! and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory.
Died Aged 43