#19 John Carpenter / Cliff Thorburn – 16 January 1948

John Carpenter

Photo by Thomas Peter Schulz

John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.
Films: The Thing , The Fog , Halloween

Cliff Thorburn

Clifford Charles Devlin Thorburn CM, known as Cliff Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a retired professional Canadian snooker player. A former world number one (one of only eight players to hold that spot), he was world snooker champion in 1980, one of only three players from outside the United Kingdom to win the world title in the modern era (along with Ken Doherty and Neil Robertson). In 1983, Thorburn became the first player to compile a 147 maximum break at the world championships.


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