#238 Bill Oddie / Michael Howard / Christopher Beeny – 07 July 1941

Bill Oddie

William Edgar “Bill” Oddie OBE (born 7 July 1941, Rochdale, England) is an English author, actor, comedian, artist, naturalist and musician, who became famous as one of The Goodies. A birdwatcher since childhood, Oddie has now established a reputation for himself as an ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter on wildlife issues.

Michael Howard

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Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne QC (born 7 July 1941) is a British Conservative politician. He served as the Leader of the Conservative Party from November 2003 to December 2005. Prior to that, he held a number of cabinet posts in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. From 1983 to 2010, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Folkestone and Hythe.

Christopher Beeny

Christopher Beeny (born 7 July 1941, Bristol, England, UK) is an English actor. Beeny started acting as a child.  He played Lenny Groves in the BBC children’s TV series The Groves Family which was shown on Saturdays during the mid-1950s. Beeny’s big break came when he appeared in 46 episodes, as Edward, in the award-winning period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Beeny starred in In Loving Memory and appeared in Last of the Summer Wine.


Also born on this day :
Barbara Garson is an American playwright , author and social activist .
Egon Zakrajšek was a Slovene mathematician and computer scientist .
Alan Durban is a Welsh former international footballer and manager.
Jim Rodford is a musician who played with The Kinks.
John Fru Ndi is the founder and leader of Cameroon ‘s Social Democratic Front.
Lewis Moran was an Australian organized crime figure.
Lennart Söderberg is a Swedish football manager and former football player.
Marco Bollesan is an Italian former rugby union player, coach and manager.
Vivian Barbot is a teacher, activist, and politician.
Mike Hiss is a former driver in the USAC Championship Car series.
Chan Romero is an American rock and roll pioneer.
Yisrael Poliakov was an Israel i comedian and actor.
John Cleghorn is a Canadian businessman.
John Bramlett is a former American Football linebacker.
Chuck Walton was an American football guard.
Neiliezhü Üsou was an influential Baptist preacher.

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