#353 Basil D’Oliveira CBE / Sir Terence Conran – 04 October 1931

Basil D’Oliveira

Basil Lewis D’Oliveira CBE (born 4 October 1931) is a retired cricketer. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, he was classified as ‘coloured’ under the apartheid regime, and hence barred from first-class cricket.  He emigrated to England in 1960. He joined the first-class county Worcestershire in 1964 and become a British citizen. By 1966, he was being selected for the English national team, as an all-rounder, and he was one of the Wisden cricketers of the year for 1967.

Terence Conran

Sir Terence Orby Conran, FCSD, (born 4 October 1931) is an English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer. Conran started his own design practice in 1956. In 1964 he opened the first Habitat shop in Chelsea. He has also been involved in architecture and interior design, including London’s Michelin House (which he turned into the restaurant Bibendum) and the Bluebird Garage. Conran has also created various other London restaurants including the Soup Kitchen, Orrery, Quaglino’s, Butler’s Wharf Chop House, together with restaurants in various other countries. Conran is a winner of the Chartered Society of Designers Minerva Medal, the Society’s highest award.


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