Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th November

People who have/are eating cake in celebration of their big day include, among others, King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland who racked up 49 years on the planet from 1600. Diplomat who went onto develop the Suez Canal – Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps, didn’t have a crisis arriving in 1805. Assassins target and 20th President of the United States of America, James Abram Garfield enhanced his parents lives from 1831. Person who the Peruvians have to thank for tourists invading the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu – Hiram Bingham III also led the way in 1875. World chess champ, José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera didn’t add to the tension in 1888. Sailing 13th President of Portugal, Américo de Deus Rodrigues Tomás had more than apparent wind in 1894. Another politician, (and assassinated leader) – no relation to robe/sandal wearing and stick carrying Mahatma, third Prime Minister of India with the skunk hairdo, Indira Priyadarshini Ghandi, (née Nehru), became independent of her mum in 1917. Actor/voice actor born Angus Young who went onto be known as Alan Young fired up the time machine in 1919. Actress of stage and screen, Gene Eliza Tierney had that wonderful urge to arrive in 1920. Norwegian of the day, sculptor Knut Steen broke through the mould in 1924. Also born that year, actor who portrayed Dr Who’s assistant Ian Chesterton in the first series – William Russell Enoch was an unearthly child. Known for his trouser braces and large microphone, Laurence Harvey Zeiger or Larry King, had his first show in 1933. Founder of 24 hour cable news channel CNN and ex-husband of Jane Fonda, Robert Edward Turner III initially became ‘mouth of the south’ in 1938. Actor who starred in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, Daniel Francis ‘Dan’ Haggerty started grizzling in 1942. Underpant merchant now into perfumes and watches, Calvin Richard Klein must have got his inspiration for under-garments in 1942. Michael Parkinson’s least favourite interviewee, Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, (or just Meg Ryan), has never been one of the boys since 1961. Subject of John Hinckley’s unwanted attention Alicia Christian ‘Jodie’ Foster did the baby dance in 1962. Yet another Tour de France rider implicated in a doping scandal, Richard Virenque wasn’t blocking this day in 1969. Born in 1976, web-developer, entrepreneur founder of micro-blogging site Twitter Jack Dorsey’s 280 character rule mean I can now wish him a very Happy Birthda . Actor Adam Douglas Driver was slipping in 1983. Heavily tattooed rapper Michael Ray Stevenson or TYGA, (Thank You God Always), to his fans waited longer than a minute to be born in 1989.

We start the deaths paragraph with Pope Anastasius II who must have been quite pleased to be out of the breezy Vatican in 498. Imaginatively named son of Ivan the Terrible, Ivan Ivanovich was Ivan the Stiff in 1581. French prisoner Eustache Dauger or The Man in the Iron Mask became the Man in the Wooden Box from 1703. Prolific composer Frank Peter Schubert became an unprolific decomposing composer in 1828. Sixth chief door knocker for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Joseph Fielding Smith Sr was to be found rattling the Pearly Gates in 1918. Silent movie actress Phyllis Haver gave her final, (and best), death performance in 1960. Part of the Onassis clan, Christina Onassis went overboard in 1988. Only child of Doris Day, Terry Melcher – musician and record producer only managed to turn over once and that was for the last time in 2004. Born Riccardo DiGuglielmo but known as Dick Wilson who starred in numerous Charmin toilet paper adverts wiped more than the floor in 2007. Finally, notorious criminal/cult leader Charles Milles Maddox, or rather, Charles Milles Manson had his final meeting with the prison governor in 2017. Also not making it through 2017 is Wimbledon champion, (in 1998) – Jana Novotná has experienced a certain stiffness.

With thanks to http://www.onthisday.com for filling in the gaps.

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