#285 Tove Jansson / Joe Mercer – 09 August 1914

Tove Jansson

Tove Marika Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, honorary Professor of Philosophy, illustrator, and comic strip author. She was the author of, among other works, the Moomin books.

Joe Mercer

Joseph ‘Joe’ Mercer, OBE (9 August 1914 – 9 August 1990) was an English football player and manager. Mercer played 275 times for Arsenal in all, scoring two goals. He went on to enjoy great success as a manager with Manchester City between 1965 and 1971.


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