Oct 102018
 

On This Day

10 October 2018

Births


1923

Nicholas Parsons

Age 95
Christopher Nicholas Parsons CBE is an English radio and television presenter and actor. Still active in his 90s, Parsons' 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".
1953

Midge Ure

Age 65
James "MidgeUre 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 SlikThin LizzyRich 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.
1959

Vince Hilaire

Age 59
Vincent Mark Hilaire is a retired professional footballer who played in the Football League for Crystal PalaceLuton TownPortsmouthLeeds UnitedStoke City and Exeter City.

Hilaire played 174 times for Portsmouth scoring 27 goals between 1984 – 1988
1963

Jim Glennie

Age 55
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.
1970

Dean Kiely

Age 48
Dean Laurence Kiely is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is the goalkeeping coach at Premier League club Crystal Palace. 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
1988

Rose McIver

Age 30

    
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 PrincessHercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. McIver was a series regular on Power Rangers RPM, and she had recurring roles in both Showtime's Masters of Sex and on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is the lead in The CW's iZombie as medical examiner Olivia "Liv" Moore.
1989

Aimee Teegarden

Age 29

  
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.
1992

Gabrielle Aplin

Age 26

 
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.


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Jul 122018
 

On This Day

12 July 2018


Births



1950

Joe Laidlaw

Age 68
Joe Laidlaw was a combative midfielder who played for six English league clubs over a 15-year period spanning three decades.

Laidlaw played 75 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1979 – 1980
1956

Robin Simon

Age 62
Robin" Simon is a British guitarist who was a member of UltravoxMagazine and Visage.
1976

Anna Friel

Age 42
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and portrayed the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
1989

Phoebe Tonkin

Age 29
Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle, and Hayley Marshall-Kenner in The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.


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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.


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May 282018
 

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Births



1959

Steve Strange

(Died: 12 Feb 2015)

Aged 55
Steven John Harrington, better known by his stage name Steve Strange, was a Welsh pop singer. From the late 1970s he was a nightclub host and promoter. He became famous as the leader of the new wave synthpop group Visage, best known for their single "Fade to Grey", and was one of the most influential figures behind the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.
1964

Christa Miller

Age 54
Christa Beatrice Miller is an American actress who has achieved success in television comedy. Her foremost roles include Kate O'Brien on The Drew Carey Show and Jordan Sullivan on Scrubs (which was created by her husband Bill Lawrence). She has also appeared in SeinfeldThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and CSI: Miami. From 2009 to 2015, she starred in the TBS sitcom Cougar Town, also created by Lawrence.
1970

Glenn Quinn

(Died: 03 Dec 2002)

Aged 32
Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor. While he was best known for his portrayal of Mark Healy on the popular '90s family sitcom Roseanne, Quinn also amassed a large fan base for his portrayal of Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1982

Alexa Davalos

Age 36
Alexa Davalos is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick(2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the television series Reunion (2005–06) and in Frank Darabont's Mob City (2013). She stars as Juliana Crain, a character in the Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle (2015–present).
1985

Carey Mulligan

Age 33
Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on the stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her cinema film debut was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). Her early roles on BBC television included Ada Clare in Bleak House (2005) and Sally Sparrow in Doctor Who (2007). In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim.
1991

Nikki Runeckles

Age 27
Nikki Runeckles is a British actress best known for her portrayal of seductive student Chantelle in the sitcom Bad Education, awe well as its film spinoff The Bad Education Movie.


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Apr 012018
 

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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.


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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.


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