#145 William Roache / Meadowlark Lemon – 25 April 1932

William Roache

William Patrick Harry Roache MBE (born 25 April 1932) is a British actor, best known for his role as Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street. He is the only remaining member of the original cast, having appeared in the first episode on 9 December 1960 and is currently the longest-serving actor in Coronation Street.

Meadowlark Lemon

Meadow “Meadowlark” Lemon (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015) was an American basketball player, actor, and minister. For 22 years, Lemon was known as the “Clown Prince” of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters and is a 2003 inductee of the Basketball Hall of Fame.


Also born on this day :
Muhamed Mujić is a Bosnian striker who played at FIFA World Cup.
Shirley Gee is a British playwright.
John Roxburgh was an Australian racing driver.
Willis Jackson was an American jazz tenor saxophonist .
Nikolai Kardashev is a Russian astrophysicist.
Lia Manoliu was a Romanian discus thrower.
Frene Ginwala is a South African journalist and politician.
P. Cameron DeVore was an American attorney.
T. V. Olsen was an American western fiction author.
Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, aka Eugene Patton, was a member of the stage crew and occasional performer on The Gong Show.
Ervin “Vin” Bruce is one of the first Cajun musicians to appear on the  Grand Old Opry.

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