We begin today with 106th Emperor of Japan as Emperor Ōgimachi (the one with the odd hat or hair do in his pic), entered the world in traditional order way back in 1517. Climber of hills and mountains, George Herbert Leigh Mallory thankfully wasn’t left dangling in 1886. Actress Jeanette Anna MacDonald was smilin’ through in 1903. Game show host/radio actor and announcer, Clayton Johnson Heermance Jr. (or Bud Collyer), had to tell the truth about his birthdate from 1908. Olympic athlete and sometime Tarzan actor, Glenn Edgar Morris swung by in 1912. Alternative fire fighter with the singed fringe and eye brows, Paul Neal ‘Red’ Adair set his parents world alight in 1915. Known for his roles in Western films and television series Have Gun – Will Travel, Richard Allan Boone made it through the dragnet in 1917. Classic sit-com actor Paul Eddington had a good life from 1927. 34th President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso took up the challenge in 1931. Canaries, (Norwich City FC) fan who likes a drink, (or three), cook Delia Smith will bake a cake whilst swigging the champers in honour of her 76th birthday. Controversial ex-President of South Africa Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki had his first appointment in 1942. Frugal ex-Beatle, widower of processed vegetarian meal company owner and chief tambourine player in Wings, James Paul McCartney twisted and shouted in 1942. Former ball kicker now manager of the Russian football (soccer) team, Fabio Capello dribbled for the first time in 1946. Identical twins who were Prime Minister and President of Poland respectively, Jarosław Aleksander and Lech Aleksander Kaczyński spilt the difference in 1949. Former model for Lancôme (among other things), so hasn’t quite started to show her age, yet – Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini found it was just a matter of time before being born in 1952. Essex songstress who’s lost a few stone over the years, Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet was all cried out 56 years ago. Equally deluded eldest son of iron fisted Iraqi dictator Saddam, Uday Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti used all his force in 1964. Pot bellied bare chested punk singer with Norwegian punk band Turbonegro, Pål Pot Pamparius wasn’t locked down in 1969. Another deluded nutter Majed Mashaan Ghanem Moqed highjacker of American Airlines flight 77 took over events in 1977.

As for deaths, it’s a pretty quiet day but we do see Romanian Prime Minister Titu Liviu Maiorescu found his days were over in 1917. Dead Norwegian of the day goes to polar explorer who (just) beat the British to the South Pole, Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen started to feel permanently cold from 1928. Actor born Sabino Tomas Gomez, but known as Thomas Gomez had dead man’s eyes in 1971. Known for his role as ‘the Master’ in Dr. Who – Roger Cesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto, but known as Roger Delgado started to wear the mummy’s shroud in 1973. Overweight politically incorrect comedian Bernard John Manning had his final performance in 2007. Saxophonist with ‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Clarence Clemons ran out of puff, and life, in 2011. Finally, actor Vincent Giorgio Andrea Spinetti who featured in the Beatles films, needed some Help! in 2012.


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