#475 Nigel Rees / Whitfield Diffie / Chris Finnegan – 05 June 1944

Nigel Rees

Nigel Rees (born 5 June 1944 near Liverpool) is an English author and presenter, best known for devising and hosting the Radio 4 long running panel game Quote… Unquote (since 1976) and as the author of more than fifty books – reference, humour and fiction.

Whitfield Diffie

Bailey Whitfield ‘Whit’ Diffie (born June 5, 1944) is a US cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography. Diffie and Martin Hellman’s paper New Directions in Cryptography was published in 1976. It introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys, that went far toward solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography, key distribution. It has become known as Diffie–Hellman key exchange.

Chris Finnegan

Chris Finnegan MBE (5 June 1944 – 2 March 2009) was an English professional boxer.


Also born on this day :
Massimo Cacciari is an Italian philosopher and politician.
Jim Brogan is a Scottish former football player.
Gillian Hills is an actress and singer.
Iqbal Ahmed Saradgi was the member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.
Colm Wilkinson is an Irish musical theatre actor.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic.
Hartmut Esslinger is a German-American industrial designer and inventor.

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