Today’s births paragraph begins with creator of first ever hybrid petrol/electric vehicle (the Lohner-Porsche), before going onto found slightly faster car maker bearing his name, Ferdinand Porsche rolled out in 1875. Olympic sportsman with an interesting combination of sporting choices, (cricket and boxing), John ‘Johnny’ William Henry Tyler Douglas had his first attack shot in 1882. Eighth Prime Minister of Finland Urho Kekkonen, went the full term in 1900. Founder of fast food restaurant chain, Taco Bell, Glenn William Bell Jr. didn’t hang about being born in 1923. Arun Kumar Chatterjee, or as his Indian equity card stated – Uttam Kumar found his family at home at No.42 in 1926. Known for playing the starring role in Shirley Valentine, (among others), Pauline Collins had her first theatre experience in 1940. First Norwegian of the day, seventh Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik had the cut and thrust experience start in 1947. Irish dieter and IRA member Pat ‘Beag’ McGeown started feeding in 1956. Born Carlos Irwin Estévez but better known as the actor with a furniture polish named after him, Charlie Sheen came out of the darkness in 1965. One hit wonder before bothering the lower charts, Jennifer Paige kickstarted life in 1973. Second Norwegian of the day and lead ‘singer’ with Viking Metal band Terje ‘Valfar’ Bakken growled his way through in 1978. Christopher Dorsey who took the slightly edgier name of ‘B.G.’ or ‘Baby Gangsta’, now serving 14 years in chokey won’t be getting any cake in celebration of his 36th birthday.
Deaths include Roundhead MP for Huntingdon, (and then Cambridge), Oliver Cromwell followed his Lord in 1658. Prime Minister and then two time President of Czechoslovakia, Edvard Beneš began his recess in 1948. American cricketer (yes, there are a few out there), John Lester found he was he ashes in 1969. Actor known for playing The Cisco Kid, Renault Renaldo Duncan, who reversed his middle and last names whilst dropping the Renault bit found Lady Luck in very short supply this day in 1980. Three time Oscar winning film director Francesco Rosario Capra or Frank Russell Capra, certainly wasn’t a part of the younger generation given he was 94 when he canned it in 1991. Finally, South Korean self styled ‘God’ and sect leader who married complete strangers, Mun Yong-myeong, or Mun Seon-myeong but was known as Sun Myung Moon, stopped mooning in 2012.