Births today begin with Iconic Indian actor Kumudlal Ganguly or Dadamoni who also went by the name Ashkok Kumar found he had a certain panache about him from 1911. Fellow (American) actor Kornél Lajos Weisz, or just Cornel Wilde saw to it that life began for him at eight thirty in 1912. Patriarch to tooth whitened perma-smiling singing Mormon family group, George Virl Osmond made himself known in 1917. Leonard Alfred Schneider who went by his stage name Lenny Bruce, took about a year to have his first stand up in 1925. Another person born that year, Margaret Hilda Roberts, (later to be Thatcher), didn’t bother to canvass opinion. Eurovision contestant Iōánna Moûschouri, or as she came to be known Nana Mouskouri, found she could scream in 13 languages from 1934. Smaller half of the Simon/Garfunkel partnership, diminutive Paul Frederic Simon didn’t make the sound of silence in 1941. Known for her comments about eggs, (and to a lesser extent her affair with John Major), Edwina Jones, née Curry, née Cohen broke through in 1946. Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan started warming his voice up from 1948. Having mentioned her old man above, here’s his daughter – complete with white teeth and perma smile, Olive Marie Osmond found she didn’t make the world go away in 1959. Current Mrs J. Travolta, actress Kelly Preston wasn’t a twin in 1962. Sci-fi (yawn) actor, Douglas Christopher Judge has known as fact he was born this day in 1964. Versatile comedy actor who’s created some classic comedy characters, Sasha Noam Baron Cohen was eastbound and down in 1971. Australian doggy paddler Ian James ‘The Thorpedo’ Thorpe didn’t have a negative spilt from his mum in 1982.
Death wise, subject of exceedingly dull 1970’s television series I Claudius, Claudius didn’t get to wear any more togas after 54. Dead Norwegian of the day, author Hans Ernst Kinck managed to knick the bucket in 1926. Creator of Popeye, Elzie Crisler (E.C.) Segar found spinach couldn’t keep him going from 1938. Sub-standard milk chocolate maker Milton Snavely Hershey broke off in 1945. Voice of Betty Rubble in The Flintstones, (among other roles), actress Beatrice ‘Bea’ Benaderet found it was lights out for her in 1968. Edward Vincent ‘Ed’ Sullivan known for his self titled television show saw the light go out in 1974. Indian playback singer, Abhas Kumar Ganguly or Kishore Kumar, (possible relation to the Kumar’s at No.42), found his ‘no money, no work’ statement come back to haunt him in 1987. Classic English actress Beryl Elizabeth Reid failed to gain the extra day in 1996. Member of 1970’s group The New Seekers, Peter John Doyle found ‘Goodbye’ is just another word in 2001. Guillaume Depardieu, acting son of Gérard Depardieu gave his best dying scene in 2008. Finally, Indian actor Dileepan had his last make up session in 2012.