Nov 082018
 

On This Day

08 November 2018

Births


1947

Roy Wood

Age 71
Roy Wood is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder of The MoveElectric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. As a songwriter, he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of these bands.

Deaths


1982

Jimmy Dickinson

(Born: 25 Apr 1925)

Died Aged 57
James William Dickinson MBE was an English footballer. Dickinson holds the record for number of league appearances for Portsmouth (764). Only Swindon Town's John Trollope (770) has made more appearances for a single club. He was part of the team that won successive league championships in 1948–49 and 1949–50. His performances earned him a call-up to the England national football team. He went on to win 48 caps for England, making him Portsmouth's most capped English player of all time.

Dickinson played 834 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1946 – 1965. He was manager from 1977 – 1979


On This Day Jimmy Dickinson