#497 Diane Abbott / Dai Bradley – 27 September 1953

Diane Abbott

Diane Julie Abbott (born 27 September 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987, when she became the first black woman to be elected to the House of Commons. In 2010, Abbott became Shadow Public Health Minister after unsuccessfully standing for election as leader of the Labour Party. Abbott is a frequent public speaker,  newspaper contributor and TV performer, appearing on programmes such as Have I Got News For You and  BBC’s weekly politics digest This Week.

Dai Bradley

David Bradley (born 27 September 1953), now professionally known as Dai Bradley, is an English actor who became well known for his first time role of Billy Casper in the critically acclaimed 1968 film Kes, directed by Ken Loach.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Abbott
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai_Bradley

Also born on this day :
Hieronim Barczak is a Polish footballer.
Claudio Gentile is an Italian football coach.
Greg Ham is an Australian songwriter , actor and saxophone player.
María Emma Mejía Vélez is a Colombian journalist and politician.
Jim Traynor is a sports journalist.
Claude Mouriéras is a French film director and screenwriter.
Bobby Prentice is a Scottish former professional footballer.
Sarmite Bulte  is a Latvian-Canadian lawyer, advocate and politician.
Monte Towe is an American basketball coach.
Benny Brown was an an Olympic gold-medal winner in the 1976 4×400 Men’s Relay.
Javier Cabot is a former field hockey player from Spain.
John Delve is an English footballer.

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