Jul 022018
 

On This Day

02 July 2018


Births


1948

Saul Rubinek

Age 70
Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian character actor, director, producer and playwright, known for his work in TV, film, and stage. His first roles were in the TV films The Suicide Murders (1985) and Murder Sees the Light (1986). He had roles in notable films including Against All Odds (1984), Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), and the Academy Award-winning Western Unforgiven (1992). Rubinek's first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011. He is also known for his role as Artie Nielsen in the Syfy TV series Warehouse 13.
1951

Cedric Sharpley

(Died: 13 Mar 2012)

Aged 60
Cedric Sharpley was the human backbone of Gary Numan's android, futuristic synthpop sound of the late 1970s and early '80s.
1986

Lindsay Lohan

Age 32
Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer and singer. Born and raised in New York, Lohan was signed to Ford Models as a child. Having appeared as a regular on Another World at age 10, her breakthrough came in Disney Pictures' The Parent Trap (1998). The film's success led to appearances in a string of their televised films and the theatrical Freaky Friday (2003).
1990

Margot Robbie

Age 28
Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer. In 2017, Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes featured her in their 30 Under 30 list.


On This Day

May 012018
 

On This Day

01 May 2018


Births



1958

Paul Gardiner

(Died: 04 Feb 1984)

Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner  was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.
1972

Julie Benz

Age 46
Julie Marie Benz is an American actress, best known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004) and Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also starred on the series Roswell (1999–2000), Desperate Housewives (2010), No Ordinary Family (2010–2011), A Gifted Man (2011–2012), Defiance (2013–2015), and Hawaii Five-0 (2015–present). Her film roles include Jawbreaker (1999), The Brothers (2001), RamboSaw V and Punisher: War Zone (2008), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), and Bedrooms (2010).
1975

Alexey Smertin

Age 43
Aleksey Gennadyevich Smertin is a retired footballer. He was a fairly versatile player and was able to play in defence as well as midfield. He works as a deputy executive director with FC Dynamo Moscow.

Smertin played 33 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1990

Caitlin Stasey

Age 28
Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours. Previously she played Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club, although her breakthrough movie role came in Tomorrow, When the War Began, a 2010 movie adaption of the teen novel of the same name in which she played lead protagonist Ellie Linton. She also played Lady Kenna in the American series Reign from 2013 to 2015 and had a recurring role in the ABC2 series Please Like Me from 2013 to 2016. In 2017 Stasey starred as Ada on the Fox television drama APB, which was cancelled after one season in May 2017.


On This Day   .   Alexey Smertin

Apr 012018
 

On This Day

01 April 2018


Births



1930

Grace Lee Whitney

(Died: 01 May 2015)

Aged 85
Grace Lee Whitney was an American actress and singer. She was known for her role as Janice Rand on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent Star Trek television series and films.
1947

Robin Scott

Age 71
Robin Edmond Scott is an English singer and founder of a music project he called M. His career encompasses four decades.
1950

Billy Currie

Age 68
William Lee "BillyCurrie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1980s.
1960

Michael Praed

Age 58
Michael Praed (born Michael David Prince) is a British actor, probably best known for his role as Robin of Loxley (Robin Hood) in the British television series Robin of Sherwood, which attained cult status worldwide in the 1980s. He was recognised for his role as Prince Michael of Moldavia on the American primetime soap Dynasty, Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and various films. He is also known in the UK for his stage work (in musicals and drama) and lately for his narrations. He has been the regular narrator for BBC's history programme Timewatch since 2003. In July 2009, he starred as Captain Von Trapp in the UK National Tour of The Sound of Music.
1964

Ian Baird

Age 54
Ian James Baird is a former professional footballer whose most notable spells were at Leeds United. During his first period at the club he spent a season as captain. He won a player of the year award in his second stint in West Yorkshire, as well as a Second Division Championship medal (following his departure). He played as a striker. He is currently head coach at Sutton United.

Baird played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1987 – 1988
1973

Kris Marshall

Age 45
Kristopher Marshall is an English actor. He has played Nick Harper in My Family, Colin Frissell in the 2003 film Love Actually, Adam in BT Retail adverts from 2005 until 2011, and Dave in the first series of Citizen Khan (2012). He played DI Humphrey Goodman in Death in Paradise, taking over the role April 2013 for the show's third series and leaving it in February 2017 in the sixth series.
1981

Hannah Spearritt

Age 37
Hannah Louise Spearritt is an English actress and singer. She is an original member of the pop group S Club 7 from 1999 until they split in 2003. In November 2014, the group announced plans for an arena reunion tour, Bring It All Back 2015, which toured the UK in May 2015. Spearritt is also known for playing the role of Abby Maitland in the drama Primeval.
1998

Alex Bass

Age 20
Alexander Michael "Alex" Bass is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper, for Portsmouth.


On This Day

Mar 132018
 

On This Day

13 March 2018


Births



1956

Dana Delaney

Age 62
Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress. Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small roles early in her career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988–1991 as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards (1989, 1992). She received further recognition for her performances in the films Light Sleeper (1992), Tombstone (1993), Exit to Eden (1994), The Margaret Sanger Story (1995), Fly Away Home(1996), True Women (1997), and Wide Awake (1998).
1976

Martin Phillips

Age 42
Martin John "Buster" Phillips is an English former professional footballer.

Phillips played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1998 – 2000
1992

Kaya Scodelario

Age 26
Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis is an English-Brazilian actress. She is best known for her roles as Effy Stonem on the E4 teen drama Skins (2007–2010, 2013), Teresa in The Maze Runner film series (2014–2018) and Carina Smyth in the adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). Other film roles include Catherine Earnshaw in Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights (2011) and the title character in the independent drama The Truth About Emanuel (2013). She is set to portray Carol Ann Boone, wife of Ted Bundy, in the upcoming biographical thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
2000

Jordyn Jones

Age 18

    
Jordyn Jones is an American singer, dancer, youtuber, actress and model. She has appeared on major stages such as MTV Video Music Awards , Kids Choice Awards and X Factor . Jordyn has an impressive fan base with over 100 million views on and over three million subscribers . Your fans come from all over the world. It is supported by Creative Artists Agency and Reload Management. 


Deaths



2012

Cedric Sharpley

(Born: 02 Jul 1951)

Died Aged 60
Cedric Sharpley was born in South Africa.He was the mainstay of Gary Numan's studio and live band through most of the 1980s, Sharpley drummed on the albums Telekon, Dance, Warriors and Berserker, and several more Numan hits including "Complex", "This Wreckage" and "She's Got Claws". He also played drums and programmed the electronic drums on "Fade To Grey", the breakthrough song by the New Romantic outfit Visage, which was co-written by Payne and the Ultravox keyboard-player Billy Currie, another Numan accompanist, in 1979.


On This Day   .   Jordyn Jones   .   Martin Phillips

Mar 082018
 

On This Day

08 March 2018


Births



1958

Gary Numan

Age 60
Gary Anthony James Webb, known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. He first entered the music industry as lead singer of the new wave band Tubeway Army. After releasing two albums with the band, Numan released his debut solo album The Pleasure Principle in 1979. With number-one singles "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars", Numan achieved his peak of mainstream popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but maintains a cult following. His signature sound consists of heavy synthesiser hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, and he is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music.
1959

Aidan Quinn

Age 59
Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American actor, who made his film debut in Reckless (1984). He has starred in over 40 feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), The Mission (1986), Stakeout(1987), Avalon (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Frankenstein (1994), Blink (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), and Unknown (2011). Quinn has received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work in An Early Frost (1985) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007). He currently plays Captain Thomas "Tommy" Gregson in the CBS television series Elementary.
1971

Kit Symons

Age 47
Christopher Jeremiah "Kit" Symons is a professional association football manager and former Welsh international footballer. As a professional player, he had lengthy spells at Portsmouth, Manchester City and Fulham as well as earning 36 caps for the Wales national football team. His last role was the assistant manager of Sunderland.

Symons played 204 times for Portsmouth scoring 11 goals between 1988 – 1995
1976

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Age 42
Freddie James Prinze Jr. is an American actor. He has starred in films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), She's All That(1999), Summer Catch (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). Prinze has also had recurring and starring roles in television shows, including Friends (2002), Boston Legal(2004), Freddie (2005–06) and 24 (2010). He was also the voice of Kanan Jarrus in the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.
1977

James Van Der Beek

Age 41
James David Van Der Beek is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek. He played a fictionalized version of himself on the cult ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and, most recently, starred in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo. His film roles include Varsity Blues (1999) and The Rules of Attraction (2002).
1987

Milana Vayntrub

Age 31
Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian. She plays the character Lily Adams in a series of AT&T television commercials. Vayntrub has appeared in short films and in the web series Let's Talk About Something More Interesting, co-starring Stevie Nelson. She starred in the Yahoo! Screen series Other Space.
2001

Joe Hancott

Age 17
Joe Hancott is an English footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a defender.


On This Day   .   Gary Numan   .   Kit Symons   .   Joe Hancott

Feb 042018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

George A. Romero

(Died: 16 Jul 2017)

Age 77
George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000).
1953

Kitaro

Age 65
Kitarō (born Masanori Takahashi), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New-age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with a record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.
1960

Tim Booth

Age 58
Timothy John Booth is an English singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James.
1962

John Gordon Sinclair

Age 56
John Gordon Sinclair is a Scottish actor most notable for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name John Gordon Sinclair because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.
1975

Natalie Imbruglia

Age 43
Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress, naturalised in the UK. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song "Torn".


Deaths



1984

Paul Gardiner

(Born: 01 May 1958)

Died Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.


On This Day   .   James   .   Gary Numan

May 202017
 

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