#641 Sheena Easton / Neil Pearson – 27 April 1959

Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr; 27 April 1959) is a Scottish/American international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality television programme The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records. Easton rose to fame in the early 1980s with the pop hits “9 to 5” (known as “Morning Train” in the United States), “For Your Eyes Only”, “Strut”, “Sugar Walls”, “U Got the Look” with Prince, and “The Lover in Me”.

Neil Pearson

Neil Pearson

Neil Joshua Pearson (born 27 April 1959) is an English actor, best known for his work on English television, and is an antiquarian book dealer who specialises in the expatriate literary movement of Paris between the wars. It was in the roles of associate editor and office lothario, Dave Charnley, in the sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey and of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark in the thriller Between the Lines, that he made his greatest impact on the viewing public.


On this day:
Liu Shao-chi was named as the new President of the People’s Republic of China, as Mao Zedong gave up the ceremonial post

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Jim Duffy is a Scottish former footballer and manager.
Louis Lortie is a French-Canadian pianist.
Mel Pejic is a former English footballer.
Jean Le Cam is a French sailor.
Peter J. Schwendinger is an Austrian arachnologist.
Roderick Martin is a Swedish modern pentathlete.
Ian Cochrane is a Scottish former footballer.
Rune Øygard is a former Norwegian politician.
Nicholas Kristof is an American journalist.
Andrew Fire is an American biologist and professor of pathology.
Scott Robinson is an American jazz musician.
Pam Iorio is an American politician and author.
Dave Wilson is a former professional American football player.
Ray Ellis is a former professional American football safety.
Yevgeni Martyanov is a Russian professional football coach and a former player.
Noel A. Mitchell was a businessman and advertiser.

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