Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 4th September

Fourth of September births include, among others, proper King Alexander III of Scotland, (as opposed to a politician wanting to be King) battled through in 1241. Antipope Felix V (in opposition to Pope Eugene IV), voted with his feet in 1383. Co-founder of great British company, (now owned by Tata Motors who also rather ironically make the world’s cheapest, sorry, ‘affordable’ car) – William Lyons rumbled out in 1901. Non-relation to French car manufacturer due to using the pen name Mary Renault, (born Eileen Mary Challens), began plotting her life out in 1905. Continuing with the car theme, HF2 or Henry Ford II started his journey of life in 1917. Fan of oversized jackets whilst campaigning for Indian independence Ram Kishore Shukla pushed for the first time in 1923. Computer scientist being one of the founders of artificial intelligence, John McCarthy started babbling his own language from 1927. Actor known for his role in Bewitched Richard ‘Dick’ Allen York inherited the wind from his parents in 1928. Merald ‘Bubba’ Knight Jr. part of Gladys Knight and her Pips, found he didn’t need to come back to finish what he started in 1942. Drummer with decent band The Pretenders, Martin Dale Chambers was a kid himself in 1951. Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor probably had his dad dancing about in 1952. If you watch dull wooden Australian soap opera Neighbours, you’ll probably know Kevin Harrington who plays David Bishop (apparently), was born without any drama in 1959. Ex-member of The Pussycat Dolls Carmit Bacher who’s now got a stall in Las Vegas selling sparkly clothes waited more than a minute to be delivered in 1974. Bequiffed music producer Mark Daniel Ronson found here comes the fuzz in 1975. South Korean rapper Shin Dong-Hyun who’s got the rather un-PC stage name, ‘MC Mong’ has been non stop since 1979. Another ex-girl group member who’s now a solo slush merchant, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter had her parents say her name from 1981.

Death wise, we start with a proper Pope – this time Pope Boniface I had his final calling in 422. 377 years later, another religious figure the seventh of the Twelve Shia Imams, Mūsá ibn Ja’far al-Kāzim/Abūl-Hasan/Abū Abd Allah/Abū Ibrāhīm and finally, al-Kāzim put his Koran down in 799. Joan of England, who in actual fact was Queen of Sicily failed to get a suntan from today in 1199. Dead Norwegian of the day is composer of folk songs, (those long winter nights must have flown by), Edvard Hagerup Grieg reached his final crescendo in 1907. Filipino Charlie Chaplin impersonator, (each to their own I guess), Canuto Francia or Canuplin to his fans, played the best trick in 1979. Actress from the glory days of Hollywood, Irene Marie Dunn, lost her dressing room in 1990. Having mentioned Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (or Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr.) on 20th April when he entered the world, here he is again given he turned his little toes up in 2001. Khaki suit wearing enthusiast who waved his arms about a lot whilst talking really fast, Stephen Robert ‘Steve’ Irwin had a run in with a stingray (and lost) in 2006. Finally, great American comedian and plastic surgery fan, Joan Alexandra Molinsky who revised her name to Rivers, didn’t get to stand up again after 2014.


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