#624 Jo Brand / Kate Buffery / Quentin Willson – 23 July 1957

Jo Brand

Jo Brand

Josephine Grace “Jo” Brand (born 23 July 1957) is a BAFTA-winning English comedienne, writer, and actress. Commencing her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand-up scene, she went on to appear on The Brain Drain, Channel 4’s Jo Brand Through the CakeholeGetting On and various television appearances including as a regular guest on QI. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

Kate Buffery

Kate Buffery

Katharine Winifred “Kate” Buffery (born 23 July 1957) is an English actress/writer. Buffery is possibly best known for her role in the British TV drama Wish Me Luck, as Liz Grainger and as DI North in Trial and Retribution.

Quentin Willson

Quentin Willson

Quentin Willson (born 23 July 1957) is a British TV presenter and motoring expert, perhaps most widely known as a presenter of the motoring programmes Britain’s Worst DriverFifth Gear, and the original incarnation of Top Gear.



Also born on this day:
Larry Stefanki is an American tennis coach.
Rufus Beck is a German theater, film, and voice actor.
Theo van Gogh was a Dutch film director, film producer.
Edson Lopes is a Brazilian classical guitarist, composer and arranger .
Jaynee Germond is an American politician.
Ruth Humbel is a Swiss politician (CVP ) and a member of the Federal Assembly .
Peter Loob is a retired Swedish ice hockey player.
Olav Hansson is a Norwegian ski jumper .
Rob S. Miles is a Microsoft MVP , and also a lecturer in Programming (C Sharp ) and Software Engineering.
Renato Acanfora is a retired professional Italian football player.
John Cowan is the current Commanding Officer of HMAS Choules.
Larry McGrew was a retired American football linebacker.
Andrew E. Lange was an astrophysicist.
István Lévai is a former boxer from Hungary.
Kris Haines is a former American football wide receiver.
Tamás Szonyi is a Hungarian mathematician.
Theo Lemon is the former head football coach at Savannah State University.
Ron Cassidy was an American football wide receiver .
Francesco Mangione is an Australian, convicted of the murder of his 26 year old cousin.
Nikos Galis is a retired Greek professional basketball player.

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