#563 David Helfgott / Michael Cochrane – 19 May 1947

David Helfgott

David Helfgott (born 19 May 1947) is an Australian concert pianist. He is as well known for having schizoaffective disorder as he is for his piano playing. Helfgott’s life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine.

Michael Cochrane

Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who specialises in playing suave upper class characters. He has had many television and radio roles including Oliver Sterling in the Radio 4 soap opera The ArchersThe Pallisers (1974), Wings (1977–78), The Citadel(1983), Goodbye Mr. Chips (1984), No Job for a LadyThe Chief (1990–1995), and as Sir Henry Simmerson in the Sharpe series.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Helfgott
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cochrane

Also born on this day:
Paul Brady is an Irish singer-songwriter.
Christopher Chope is a British barrister and Conservative politician.
T. C. Yohannan is a former Indian long jumper.
Steve Currie was best known as the bass player of the English glam rock band T.Rex.
Ken Morton is an English former professional footballer.
Barry Beyerstein was a noted scientific sceptic and professor of psychology.
Petr Sodomka is a Czechoslovak slalom canoer.
Gregory Herbert was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Gijs IJlander is a Dutch writer.
Mercè Company is a Catalan writer in Spanish , Catalan and French.
Richard V. Hurley is the ninth president of the University of Mary Washington.

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