#467 George Best / Howard Kendall / G. F. Newman – 22 May 1946

George Best

George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a professional footballer from Belfast, who most notably played for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968, he won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year. When fit, he was an automatic choice for Northern Ireland, but he was unable to lead them to World Cup qualification, despite being capped 37 times and scoring nine goals.

Howard Kendall

Howard Kendall (born 22 May 1946 in Ryton, County Durham) is an English football manager and former player. He is most famous for his connection to Everton, a club that he both played for and managed.

G. F. Newman

Gordon Frank Newman (born 22 May 1946) is an English television producer and writer. He is known for his two series Law and Order and The Nation’s Health, each based on his books.


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El Solitario was a Mexican professional wrestler.
Michael Green is a British physicist and one of the pioneers of string theory.
Stan Alves OAM  was an Australian rules football player and coach.
Andrei Marga is a Romanian philosopher, political scientist, and politician.
Stuart Gallacher is a Welsh former dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league player.
Hrvoje Horvat is a Croatian handball player.
Bruce Waite is a former Australian rules footballer.
Jim Colborn is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Ann Meekitjuk Hanson was the Commissioner of Nunavut.
Petar Božović is a popular actor from Serbia.
Nancy Gertner is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Jack Reilly is a former college football and National Football League offensive coach .
George Astaphan M.D., B.Sc. was a physician who became infamous for giving steroids to the sprinter Ben Johnson.
Martin Kratochvíl is a jazz and jazz rock musician and a businessman from former Czechoslovakia.
John LaZar is a classically trained American actor of both stage and screen.
David Webster was an English cricketer.

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