Feb 152018
 

On This Day


Births


        


1953 – Ernie Howe

Ernie Howe is an English football manager and former player who is currently no longer managing a team after he mutually parted company with Sutton United on 30 March 2008, having failed to pull them out of the Conference South relegation zone. He was Basingstoke Town’s manager for 13 years until 2006, winning the Hampshire Senior Cup and promotion during his tenure.

A defender in his playing career, Howe turned out for Fulham alongside the likes of George Best and Rodney Marsh. He was a member of the Fulham squad beaten 2–0 by West Ham United in the 1975 FA Cup Final but did not make the team. He was subsequently transferred to Queens Park Rangers and then Portsmouth. Although not known for his goal scoring Howe scored on his Pompey debut at home to Sheffield United in August 1982. He helped Portsmouth win the Division Three championship that season. The following season before leaving Pompey he also scored in his final home game.

After leaving Portsmouth he was appointed coach at Wokingham Town.

Howe played 41 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1982 – 1983

Age 65


1971 – Renee O’Connor

Evelyn Renee O’Connor is an American actress, producer, and director known for the role of Gabrielle on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Age 47


1992 – Greer Grammer

Kandace Greer Grammer is an American actress and former beauty queen. She is best known for her role as Lissa Miller in the hit MTV series Awkward.

Age 26


Deaths



2002 – Kevin Smith

Born: 16 March 1963

Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the Greek god of war, Ares, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.

Died Aged 38


On This Day

Dec 142017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


        


1958 – Mike Scott

Michael ‘Mike’ Scott is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. He is the founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of rock band The Waterboys. He has also produced two solo albums, Bring ’em All In and Still Burning. Scott is a vocalist, guitarist and pianist, and has played a large range of other instruments, including the bouzouki, drums, and Hammond organ on his albums. Scott is also a published writer, having released his autobiography, Adventures of a Waterboy, in 2012.

Having begun a musical career in the 1970s that has continued to this day, Scott has been making “extraordinary music” since the 1980s and is well known for his radical changes in music genres throughout what he refers to as his “allegedly unorthodox” career. Scott currently lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Age 59


1965 – Ted Raimi

Theodore “Ted” Raimi is an American actor, director, comedian, and writer perhaps best known for his role as Joxer the Mighty in Xena: Warrior Princess/Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Raimi plays Ted Hoffman in his brother Sam’s Spider-Man trilogy.

Age 52


1988 – Vanessa Hudgens

    

Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to prominence portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series, which brought her significant mainstream success. The success of the first film led to Hudgens acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008). In addition to High School Musical, Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel.

Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She has appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly (2011), Sucker Punch (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Spring Breakers (2013), and Machete Kills (2013). She has also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi in 2015, and the role of Rizzo in Grease: Live in 2016.

Age 29


On This Day   .   Vanessa Hudgens

Oct 232017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history

            


Births


1959 – Sam Raimi

Samuel M “Sam” Raimi is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, famous for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07), the 1990 superhero film Darkman and the “I Will Rip Your Soul Out” scene from the 2013 remake of Evil Dead. His most recent film is the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.

Age 58


1970 – Grant Imahara

Grant Masaru Imahara is an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. He is best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots that were needed for the show, and specialized in operating the various computers and electronics that were utilized to test myths.

Age 47


1986 – Emilia Clarke

Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke is an English actress. Clarke rose to prominence in 2011 for her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–present), a performance that has gained her both critical and popular acclaim. She has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013, 2015–2016), four Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012, 2014–2016), and two Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013, 2016), among other numerous accolades.

Age 31


1993 – Taylor Spreitler

Taylor Danielle Spreitler is an American actress. She portrayed the role of Mia McCormick on Days of Our Lives and Lennox Scanlon on Melissa & Joey.

Age 24


On This Day   .   Taylor Spreitler