Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th September

We begin today’s posting with King of Poland, Duke of Lithuania who also managed to get his hands on being King of France, Henry III looked a bit ruff after his birth in 1551. Next up is a Pratt, this one a leading light in the Latter Day Saint movement, Orson Pratt Sr., was a newer day saint to his family in 1811. Early day Smashie, (or was it Nicey?), Christopher Reynolds Stone, the person we have to thank for virtually all radio DJ’s who now ramble on and on over the tracks they’re supposed to be playing, put his parents in a spin back in 1882. Son of German sports car manufacturer Ferdinand Porsche Sr., Ferdinand Anton Ernst ‘Ferry’ Porsche was wheeled out in 1909. With a BAM! and a KABOOM! we see Batman actor from the 1960’s television series, William West Anderson or Adam West reach his 88th birthday, so let’s have an OUCH! for him. Fellow actor, David Keith McCallum Jr., left the secret place in 1933. Having mentioned The Beatles manager, Brian Samuel Epstein, on the 27th August when he stopped representing himself, here he is again given he wanted to please, please his parents from 1934. One half of The Righteous Brothers, William Thomas ‘Bill’ Medley was right here and now in 1940. Ellen Naomi Cohen aka Cass Elliott aka Mama Cass was winkin’, blinkin’ and noddin’ from 1941. Known for her million selling single ‘Band of Gold’, Freda Charcilia Payne found she got carried away in 1942. Fellow singer, Laurence Neil ‘Lol’ Creme was good news for his parents in 1947. Act tor Jeremy Irons didn’t have a chorus of disapproval when born in 1948. Model Lesley Lawson (née Hornby), or Twiggy branched out in 1949. Funkster and co-founder of disco band Chic, Nile Gregory Rogers got into the groove back in 1952. Lanky and geeky Sheffield born unofficial bottom wiggling backing dancer for Michael Jackson, Jarvis Branson Cocker didn’t remember his first time in 1963. Ex-England goal keeper who let his fair share through during international tournaments, David Andrew Seaman nearly had a clean sheet when born in 1952.

In the absence of any Popes having incense wafted about in their honour, we’ll have to settle with Archbishop of Canterbury, Theodore of Tarsus who left the pulpit in 690. Danish astronomer Ole Rømer found his star in the descendent back in 1710. 20th President of the United States of America, James Abram Garfield was the second to take a bullet in 1881. Founder of children’s charity bearing his name, Thomas John Barnado found his time was up in 1905. Indian musician Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande was more than out of tune in 1860. Given I thought this was a made up name, I was somewhat surprised to see it was an actual person, Condé Montrose Nast lost his circulation in 1942. Medal winning, (Victoria Cross no less), and dam buster Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson bombed out in 1944. Inventor of xerography, (dry copying), Chester Floyd Carlson dried out himself from 1968. Singer/songwriter Ingram Cecil Connor III or Gram Parsons, found the other side of this life in 1973. Dead Norwegian of the day, Prime Minister Einar Gerharsen gave up serving his people in 1987. Australian singer, David Gordon Kirkpatrick became slim and dusty in 2003. Finally, third president of Nintendo Hiroshi Yamauchi ran out of lives in 2013.


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