Irish writer and satirist. Born in Dublin, Ireland. He is best remembered for works such as Gulliver’s Travels. (d. 1745)
American gunsmith. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for manufacturing and marketing the Winchester repeating rifle. (d. 1880)
Sir Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel laureate. Born at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. (d. 1965)
American actress. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. Seen as the quintessential voluptuous Hollywood beauty, she was a supporting player in such films as The Best Years of Our Lives and White Heat. (d. 2005).
Scottish actor. Born in Edinburgh. Best known for his many appearances in television comedy dramas including A Very Peculiar Practice and Waiting for God and films such as O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital. (d. 2010)
American comedian. Born in Chicago, Illinois. bBecame famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His biggest hit single was “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh“. (d. 1973)
American actor. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. Known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap.
American television host. Born in Bronxville, New York. A cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American television’s longest-running variety show, American Bandstand. (d. 2012)
G. Gordon Liddy
American Watergate operative and talk radio host. Born in Brooklyn, New York. Along with E. Howard Hunt, Liddy organized and directed the Watergate burglaries of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building.
American activist. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts. A member of the Chicago Seven who were charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (d. 1989)
Australian/British singer. Born in Coventry, Warwickshire. He had four Number 1 hits in the UK Singles Chart between 1962 and 1963 including “I Remember You” which was known for Ifield’s falsetto and slight yodel.
British film director. Born in the North East Tyneside coastal town of South Shields. His best-known works are Alien, sci-fi classic Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise and best picture Oscar-winner Gladiator.
American actor and singer. Born in Chicago, Illinois. He has appeared in television series such as Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds and Homeland. His best-known film role was as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride.
Scottish footballer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Played for several clubs in Scotland and England. He also represented his country. He was a primary football pundit for Sky Sports.
British musician. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex. A series of music videos for songs such as “White Wedding” and “Rebel Yell” made him one of the first MTV stars.
British presenter and journalist. Born in The Gorbals, Glasgow. Best known as a presenter for TV-am, and later GMTV and ITV Breakfast, and her own programme Lorraine.
English singer. Born in South London, England. She is well known for her hits: “Feel So High”, “You Gotta Be”, “Life”, and “Kissing You”.
French cyclist. Born in Mazamet, France. He is one of only four riders to win the points classification in all three cycling grand tours.
American actress and model. Born in Camarillo, California. She has gained international acclaim and recognition for her role as Penny on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning comedy series The Big Bang Theory.