May 202018
 

On This Day


Births



1950

Warren Cann

Age 68
Warren Reginald Cann is a Canadian drummer and drum machine programmer, best known as a member of the British new wave band Ultravox.
1975

Tahmoh Penikett

Age 43
Tahmoh Penikett is a Canadian actor and martial artist. He is best known for playing Karl "Helo" Agathon on SyFy's television series Battlestar GalacticaHe has starred in TV series SupernaturalJoss Whedon's Dollhouse, and the Showtime time travel show, Continuum.


Deaths



1996

Jon Pertwee

(Born: 07 Jul 1919)

Died Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor.

Pertwee became best known for spending 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in the popular series The Navy Lark on BBC Radio, as well as starring on television as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974. He had further success playing the title character in the television series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981 (reprising the role from 1987 to 1989).


On This Day

May 032018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

Conny Plank

(Died: 18 Dec 1987)

Aged 47
Konrad "Conny" Plank was a West German record producer and musician. He was born in Hütschenhausen. His creativity as a sound engineer and producer helped to shape many innovative recordings of postwar European popular music, covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. His immense catalogue of work has greatly influenced modern studio production and engineering techniques.
1965

Rob Brydon

Age 53
Robert Brydon JonesMBE, known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series Supernova, Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and Keith Barret in the BBC comedy series Marion and Geoff and its spin-off The Keith Barret Show.
1975

Christine Hendricks

Age 43
Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on the AMC television series Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



2004

Anthony Ainley

(Born: 20 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.


On This Day

Apr 012018
 

On This Day


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

Oct 102017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                

        


1923 – Nicholas Parsons

Christopher Nicholas Parsons, CBE is an English radio and television presenter and actor. His long career in television, radio and theatre has made him a household name and he has been described as “the ultimate quiz show host” because of his “geniality, clarity of diction and the speed with which he rattled through questions”.

Best known today for his long-standing position as host of the comedy radio game show Just a Minute, Parsons is also famous as the long-term host of Sale of the Century, a show whose audience peaked at over 21 million viewers (a record for an ITV game show).

Age 94


1953 – Midge Ure

James “Midge” Ure, OBE is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name.

Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and ’80s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984 Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save the Children.

Ure is known for being the producer and writer of several synthpop/new wave hit singles of the 1980s, including “Fade To Grey” (1980) by Visage and the Ultravox signature songs “Vienna” (1980) and “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” (1984), for which he was also on lead vocals. In 1985 Ure’s solo debut album The Gift, which reached number two in the UK Albums Chart, included the UK number one single “If I Was”. Ure has had four other UK top-30 solo hit singles: “No Regrets”, “That Certain Smile”, “Call of the Wild” and “Cold, Cold Heart”.

Age 64


1959 – Vince Hilaire

Vincent Mark Hilaire is a retired professional footballer who played in the Football League for Crystal Palace, Luton Town, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City and Exeter City. He was one of the first established black players in English football.

Hilaire played 174 times for Portsmouth scoring 27 goals between 1984 – 1988

Age 58


1963 – Jim Glennie

James Patrick Glennie is the bassist for and namesake of English rock band, James. Glennie is the band’s longest-serving member, having been there from the first line-up through to the present.

Age 54


1970 – Dean Kiely

Dean Laurence Kiely is a former goalkeeper and currently the goalkeeping coach at Preston North End. He won eleven caps for the Republic of Ireland as a player. Kiely has previously worked as the goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

Kiely played 17 times for Portsmouth in 2006

Age 47


1988 – Rose McIver

   

Frances Rose McIver is a New Zealand actress. Her mainstream feature film debut came in 2009’s The Lovely Bones; other works include the films Predicament and Blinder; as well as guest appearances in New Zealand-based shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. McIver was a series regular on Power Rangers RPM, and she has recurring roles in both Showtime’s Masters of Sex and on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Since March 2015, she has starred as the lead in The CW’s iZombie as medical examiner Olivia “Liv” Moore.

Age 29


1989 – Aimee Teegarden

  

Aimee Richelle Teegarden is an American actress, model, and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW’s short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.

Age 28


1992 – Gabrielle Aplin

 

Gabrielle Ann Aplin is an English singer-songwriter. Aplin came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her YouTube channel.

In February 2012, Aplin signed a recording deal with Parlophone and began recording her début album. She gained mainstream attention the following November, when she was selected to record the soundtrack for a John Lewis television commercial with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love”, which charted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in December 2012. Her début album English Rain, was released in May 2013 to positive reviews. It debuted and peaked at number two on the UK album chart and led to several more singles: “Please Don’t Say You Love Me”, “Panic Cord”, “Home” and “Salvation”. English Rain has since been certified Gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies.

Aplin’s second album, Light Up the Dark, featuring the singles “Light Up the Dark” and “Sweet Nothing”, was released on 18 September 2015.

Age 25


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