#106 Neil Kinnock / Mike Newell – 28 March 1942

Neil Kinnock

Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock (born 28 March 1942) is a British politician belonging to the Labour Party. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until 1995 and as Labour Leader and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition from 1983 until 1992.

Following Labour’s defeat in the 1992 election Kinnock resigned and served as a European Commissioner from 1995-2004. Until the summer of 2009 he was the Chairman of the British Council. Kinnock served as President of Cardiff University from 1998 until 2009.

Mike Newell

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Michael Cormac “Mike” Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for the screen and for television. His first critically acclaimed movie was Dance With A Stranger (1985), a biographical drama starring Miranda Richardson as Ruth Ellis. The comedy Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) was also critically acclaimed.


Also born on this day:
Bernard Darniche is a French former rally driver.
Hans Conrad Schumann was one of the most famous defectors from East Germany.
Pål Tyldum is a former cross country skier from Norway.
Stig Berge is a retired Norwegian orienteer.
Luis Felipe Areta Sampériz is a retired Spanish triple jumper.
Giordano Turrini is a cyclist from Italy.
María Martorell Pallás is a Spanish politician.
Daniel Clement Dennett is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist.
Gerald Eugene “Jerry” Sloan is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player.
Samuel Edward Ramey is an American operatic bass.
Kitanofuji Katsuaki is a former sumo wrestler.
Michel Bissonnet MNA is a Canadian politician.
Herold Leonard Driedger is a politician in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

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