#107 Eric Idle / Sir John Major / Vangelis – 29 March 1943

Eric Idle

Photo by VTscapes - Tom E. Canavan

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer, and comedic composer who wrote and performed as a member of the popular British comedy group Monty Python’s Flying Circus. On television, Idle created Rutland Weekend Television (RWT), a sketch show on BBC2, a legacy of which was the creation, with Neil Innes, of The Rutles. Idle received good critical notices appearing in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) and alongside Robbie Coltrane in Nuns On The Run (1990). He also played Ratty in Terry Jones’ version of The Wind In The Willows (1996).

John Major

Photo by Steve Punter

Sir John Major, KG, CH, ACIB (born 29 March 1943) is a British Conservative politician, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990–1997. He held the posts of Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the cabinet of Margaret Thatcher and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Huntingdon 1979–2001.


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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock and orchestral music, under the artist name Vangelis. He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots Of Fire, and scores for the films Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.


Also born on this day :
Randy Barlow is an American country music artist.
David Traylor was an English cricketer.
Paola Binetti is an Italian Deputy
Robin Davis is a French film director and screenwriter
William Ronald “Ronnie” Briggs was a Northern Irish footballer
Bo Arne Vibenius is a Swedish film director
Inger Aarø Spiten is a Norwegian politician
David John Lloyd is a rugby coach and a former Welsh international rugby union player
Chad Allan is a Canadian musician and founding member of The Guess Who
Nathaniel Glover known as Nat Glover, is an American college administrator and former police officer and sheriff.
Sorin Avram is a former Romanian football player and coach
Jan Banaś (born Hans Dieter Banas) nicknamed Bubi, is a Polish footballer
Ronald M. Shapiro is a well-known sports agent and attorney.

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