Jan 042018

On This Day



1956 – Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner, also briefly known as Bernard Albrecht, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, and is widely credited with the latter band’s move towards electronica and synthpop.

Sumner is widely credited in advancing UK dance music, and the popularisation and technological advancement of sequencers. In the early 1990s, he collaborated with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as Electronic.

Age 62

1958 – Matt Frewer

Matthew George Frewer is an American Canadian actor, singer, voice artist and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is best known for portraying the 1980s icon Max Headroom, Hades’ henchman Panic in Hercules (1997), next door neighbor Russell “Big Russ” Thompson in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), the retired villain Moloch in Watchmen (2009), cancer patient Mitch in 50/50 (2011), Doctor Leekie in the Canadian science fiction drama Orphan Black (2013–17) and Sherlock Holmes in four Hallmark Channel television productions released between 2000 and 2002.

Frewer’s most recent performances include a cameo appearance as the Max Headroom character in the Adam Sandler comedy Pixels (2015), plus a portrayal of “General #2” in the Steven Spielberg picture The BFG (2016) (an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel of the same name).

Age 60

1962 – Robin Guthrie

Robin Andrew Guthrie is a Scottish musician, songwriter, composer, record producer and audio engineer, best known as the co-founder of the alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has performed guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and other musical instruments, in addition to programming, sampling and sound processing.

Age 56

1994 – Miles Storey

Miles James Storey is an English professional footballer, who plays for Partick Thistle as a forward.

Storey played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2014

Age 24

1995 – Adam Webster

Adam Harry Webster (born 4 January 1995) is an English footballer who plays for Ipswich Town. He is naturally a centre back.

Webster played 81 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2012 – 2016

Age 23


2017 – Paul Went

Born: 12 October 1949

Paul Went was an English footballer with a quick turn of pace who played professionally for five clubs over a fifteen-year period. He was one of that generation who bridged the gap between terminological eras, beginning his career as a centre-half and ending it as a central defender despite playing a similar role throughout.

Went played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1973 – 1976

Died Aged 67

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1947 – John Larroquette

John Bernard Larroquette is an American actor. His roles include Dan Fielding on the 1984–1992 sitcom Night Court (winning a then-unprecedented four consecutive Emmy Awards for his role), Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series McBride, John Hemingway on The John Larroquette Show, and Carl Sack in Boston Legal. He is currently playing Jenkins/Galahad in TNT’s The Librarians.

Age 70


2016 – Ron Glass

Born: 10 July 1945

Ronald Earle “Ron” Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science-fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.

Died Aged 71

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1972 – George Hertzberg

George Hertzberg is an American actor best known for his portrayal of the cyber-demonic soldier Adam in the fourth season of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hertzberg, who was born in Glens Falls, New York, has made appearances in several television shows, including 3rd Rock from the Sun and That’s My Bush!, and wrote and produced the movie Too Much Magic.

Age 45

1972 – Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Alie Romijn is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the first trilogy of the X-Men film series, and as Joan from The Punisher (2004), both of which are based on Marvel Comics. She also had a recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty. She is currently starring as Eve Baird in The Librarians

Age 45

1972 – Thandie Newton

Melanie Thandiwe “Thandie” Newton is an English actress. She has appeared in several British and American films, and is known for roles such as Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness, Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible 2 and Christine in Crash, for which she received a number of awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

As of 2016, she plays the sentient android, the madam Maeve Millay in the HBO science fiction-Western television series Westworld, which earned her a Critics’ Choice Award, and Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Award nominations. She also portrayed DCI Roz Huntley in Series 4 of the BBC One police procedural series Line of Duty.

Age 45

1985 – Danny Hollands

Daniel Timothy “Danny” Hollands is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Eastleigh.

Hollands played 94 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 2014 – 2016

Age 32

1988 – Emma Stone


Emily Jean “Emma” Stone is an American actress. The highest-paid actress in the world, she has received such accolades as an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Stone appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and the Time 100 in 2017, and is often described by the media as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.

Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother, and made her television debut in VH1’s In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot. After small television roles, she won a Young Hollywood Award for her film debut in Superbad (2007), and received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009). The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone’s first starring role and earned her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. This breakthrough was followed by a supporting role in the commercially successful romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and then a co-starring role in the critically acclaimed drama The Help (2011).

Stone gained wider recognition for playing Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel in 2014. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy-drama Birdman (2014). Her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015). Stone won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in the highly successful musical film La La Land (2016).

Age 29

1995 – Bradley Tarbuck

Bradley Mark Tarbuck is an English professional footballer who plays for Havant & Waterlooville as a winger.

Tarbuck played 2 times for Portsmouth between 2014 – 2015

Age 22


2015 – Bobby Campbell

Born: 23 April 1937

Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984

Died Aged 78

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