#114 Penelope Keith / Mike Hailwood – 02 April 1940

Penelope Keith

Penelope Anne Constance Keith, CBE, DL (née Hatfield; born 2 April 1940) is an English actor. Having started her television career in the 1950s, Penelope Keith became a household name in the United Kingdom in the 1970s when she played Margo Leadbetter in the sitcom The Good Life. This role earned Keith her first of two BAFTAs. One year after The Good Life‘s finale, Keith was the lead character in another BBC sitcom, To the Manor Born, a show that received audiences of up to 24 million.

Mike Hailwood

Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood, MBE, GM (2 April 1940 – 23 March 1981) was a British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer regarded by many as one of the greatest racers of all time. He was known as “Mike The Bike” because of his natural riding ability. Later in his career he went on to compete in Formula One auto racing, becoming one of the few men to compete at the Grand Prix level on motorcycles and in auto racing.


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Adrien Zeller was the president of the regional council of Alsace.
Norbert Haupert is a retired Luxembourgian athlete and currently a politician.
Peter Francis Ryan was a rugby union player who represented Australia .
Donald George Jackson CM is a retired Canadian figure skater.
Peter Alexander Haining was a British journalist , author and anthologist.
Foster Stephen Friess is an American businessman and supporter of conservative Christian causes.
Gary Deal was a weightlifter for the United States .

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