#224 Alan Coren / Shirley Anne Field / Tommy Cannon – 27 June 1938

Alan Coren

Alan Coren (27 June 1938 – 18 October 2007) was an English humorist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television’s Call My Bluff. Coren was also a journalist, and for nine years was the editor of Punch magazine.

Shirley Anne Field

Shirley Anne Field (born 27 June 1938, Bolton, Lancashire) is a British actress who has performed on stage, film and television since 1955. She was chosen by Laurence Olivier to play the prime female role in The Entertainer, 1960. The same year she appeared in probably her best known role as Doreen, the would-be girlfriend of rebellious Arthur Seaton (played by Albert Finney) in the influential British New Wave film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Tommy Cannon

Tommy Cannon (born Thomas Derbyshire, 27 June 1938) is a comedian and the feed member of comedy double act Cannon and Ball, along with Bobby Ball.


Also born on this day :
Jonathan Riley-Smith, K.St.J., Ph.D. MA , Litt.D., FRHistS is an historian of the Crusades.
Pietro Sambi is the titular archbishop of Belcastro and the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.
Konrad Kujau was an illustrator and forger who became famous as the creator of the so-called Hitler Diaries.
Gordon Rorke is a former Australian cricketer.
Bob Baxt is an Australian lawyer and a former Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission.
Bruce Babbitt served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as governor of Arizona.
David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead is a Scottish judge and Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Kathryn Beaumont is an English actress and singer best known for playing the voice of both Alice, in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan.
Don Kaye was co-founder of TSR, Inc. publisher of Dungeons & Dragons.
Elmo Plaskett was a catcher in Major League Baseball.
Jake Crouthamel was the first player to sign with the Dallas Cowboys.
Stoyan Kitov is a retired Bulgarian footballer.
Lee Kalcheim is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter.

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