The Anonymous Widower

Was 1926 A Good Vintage?

It was Trooping The Colour yesterday on Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday.

The Queen also shares a birth year with broadcaster; David Attenborough.

So was 1926 a vintage year for births?

These are my selection from Wikipedia.

David Berglas – Without doubt the best magician I’ve ever seen. He’s also solved the puzzle of staying alive!

Chuck Berry – I saw him live twice on stage at the Regal cinema in Edmonton

Danny Blanchflower – Without doubt the best footballer and captain I’ve ever seen.

Michael Bond – Who hasn’t read Paddington or seen one of the films?

Frank Carson – One of my favourite comedians.

Fidel Castro – Love him or loathe him, he was significant!

Beryl Cook – A quirky British artist!

Pat Coombs – An actress who was everywhere, when I was growing up! She may have been related to a friend at school!

Hazel Court – Another actress prominent in the during my formative years. One of her characters even suggested a solution to a problem I had! Click here!

Quentin Crewe – An extremely entertaining writer!

Miles Davis – One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century!

Paddy Doherty – I actually spoke to him for an hour on the phone, after I gave a donation to one of his projects in Derry.

J. P. Donleavy – His books were above my literary capability!

Frank Finlay – An actor who got a lot of meaty roles!

Garret FitzGerald – Irish statesman.

Dario Fo – Italian comedian, playwright and theatre director, who won a Nobel Prize for Literature!

Bryan Forbes – One of the most important figures in the British film industry!

Harry Fowler – A Cockney actor, who was never out of work!

John Fowles – English novelist.

Allen Ginsberg – We had a physics teacher, who introduced us to the Beat Generation poets!

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing – French president

Buddy Greco – Successful singer and pianist

Alan Greenspan – former head of the Federal Reserve.

Gus Grissom – Astronaut

Gyula Grosics – Hungarian goalkeeper and the first sweeper-keeper.

Terry Hall – Lenny the Lion’s friend

Paul Hamlyn – British publisher.

Hugh Hefner – Playboy!

Geoffrey Howe – Conservative politician

Nelson Bunker Hunt – American billionaire!

Rex Hunt – Governor of the Falklands at the time of the Argentine invasion.

Norman Jewison – Retired film director, producer and screenwriter

Narinder Singh Kapany – The father of fibre optics.

To be continued…

June 13, 2021 - Posted by | World | ,

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