Medical missionary David Livingstone starts things off today given he started exploring things in 1813. Subject of 1994 film starring Kevin Costner, pot shotter at the O.K. Corral with the moustache – Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was as restless during birth in 1848 as in life. Comedian Loretta Mary Aiken, or Jackie ‘Moms’ Mabely was swingin’ the dream in 1894. Norwegian of the day, author Kjell Aukrust started his backstory in 1920. Magician/comedian known for his tarboosh/fez, jokes and mis-timed tricks, Thomas Frederick ‘Tommy’ Cooper didn’t have to make it through the servante in 1921. Actor Patrick Joseph McGoohan wasn’t given a number in 1928, though he did reach 80. Bond Girl known for walking out of the sea, Ursula Andress would have had a perfect Friday had she born a day later in 1936. Singer Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry was looking back in 1937. One third of family group The Pointer Sisters, Ruth Pointer has been having a party this day every year since 1946. Bunny boiling actress Glenn Close met the immediate family in 1947. Film producer Harvey Weinstein got the go ahead this day in 1952. Bald headed action man and ex-Mr D Moore, Walter Bruce Willis – went the whole nine yards in 1955. Singer/songwriter who rather ironically had his biggest hit written by another band, Gary Jules Aguirre Jr., or just Gary Jules, entered the mad world in 1969. White short wearer whilst running around on clay or grass, tennis ball hitter Ivan Ljubičič had the entry system working overtime in 1979. Co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin didn’t take the low level entry into the world back in 1982. Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta took the risk of being born in 1984.
Deaths start with King Alexander III of Scotland who didn’t get to experience the wind whistling around under his kilt from 1286. Pope Clement XI found the afterlife in 1721. Not to be outdone by Clemmy dropping dead, Archbishop of Canterbury Frederick Cornwallis (who was mentioned with his twin bro on 5th March when born), also wanted to find out what all the fuss is about over dying in 1783. Volcanologist and priest (diverse career path there), Giuseppe Mercalli didn’t get to feel the earth move once in it back in 1914. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Arthur James Balfour really did have a detached attitude to life from 1930. Al Capone’s right hand man and successor, Francesco Raffaele ‘Frank’ Nitto/Nitti – lost his grip in 1943. Writer who created Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs looked beyond the furthest star in 1950. Dead Norwegian of the day, Olympic medal winning shooter, Hellmer Hermandsen didn’t crimp when he shuffled off in 1958. Comedy actor Richard Arthur Beckingsale went very straight in 1979. President of the Flat Earth Society, (yes, they’re still out there), Charles Kenneth Johnson became flat himself in 2001. Bankrupt car maker John Zachery DeLorean didn’t get to go back to the future after 2005. Finally, science fiction (yawn) writer Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was unable to reach for tomorrow in 2008.