#108 Rolf Harris / John Astin – 30 March 1930

Rolf Harris

Photo by Brian Minkoff- London Pixels

Rolf Harris, CBE, AM (born 30 March 1930) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter and television personality. He wrote the famous song “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport”, and when performing in Canada he introduced his popular routine Jake The Peg. He often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the didgeridoo, has been credited with the invention of the wobble board, a rhythmic percussion instrument, and was associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument.

John Astin

Photo by Caulfieldh

John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family, and other similarly eccentric comedic characters.


Also born on this day:
Kaljo Pork was an Estonian botanist.
Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson is a former Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Preben Kaas was a Danish film actor.
Fergus O’Brien is a former Irish Fine Gael politician
Werner Seligmann was an architect and urban designer

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