Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 17th November

We start today’s births paragraph with inventor of airtight food preservation (through tin cans), Nicholas Appert opened himself up to the world in 1749. Overdressed King of France, Louis XVIII started off in 1755 somewhat under dressed. Soldier with the two badges on his cap who commanded various battles throughout World War Two, Bernard Law ‘Monty’ Montgomery (1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein) fought his way through in 1887. Founder of Honda – manufacturer of cars, motorbikes, lawn mowers etc., Soichiro Honda spluttered into life back in 1906. Heart throb actor born Roy Harold Scherer but better known as Rock Hudson started to attract the ladies, (before the men) in 1925. Actress known for her double entendres, Fenella Feldman/Fenella Fielding carried on screaming from 1927. Great comedian Peter Edward Cook bedazzled the nurses in 1937. Having mentioned his old man, (the one with a female name – Evelyn), on the 28th October when he finally put his pen down – here’s his son Auberon ‘Bron’ Waugh was more than a spectator in 1939. Known for violence and rude words in his films, Martin Charles Scorsese cued himself up in 1942. Diminutive actor Daniel Michael ‘Danny’ DeVito Jr., has been a shorty since 1944. Australian crim and author, Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read started off with both ears in 1954. Lewd telephone message leaver who’s best mates with toothy comedian Alan Carr and un-amusing ‘comedian’ Russell Brand, Jonathan Stephen Ross didn’t cause any controversy when born in 1960. Also arriving that year was outlandish performer RuPaul Andre Charles or just RuPaul, was born into the world naked.

Two people died in 1588, the first of which is Queen Mary I of England who also became known as ‘Bloody Mary left St. James’s Palace in a box. Having visited her, Archbishop of Canterbury Reginald Pole also keeled over a couple of hours later. King John III of Sweden left his beard to grow a bit longer from 1592. Creator of the Jolly Roger flag, John ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham had a rum deal dangling and being cut up in 1720. Long wig wearer who led the Whig Party and ran the United Kingdom for a couple of years, Thomas Pelham-Holles added an eighth title to his list, deceased, in 1768. Having mentioned François Auguste René Rodin a mere five days ago in honour of his birth, here he is again given he wasn’t the walking man from 1917. Part of the Rockefeller clan, Michael Clark Rockefeller disappeared in somewhat mysterious circumstances whilst in Netherlands New Guinea back in 1961. Finally, soul singer Jimmie Lee Ruffin who went onto become known as Jimmy Ruffin found farewell is a lonely sound first hand in 2014.

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