#651 John Schlesinger / Margot Frank – 16 February 1926

John Schlesinger


John Richard Schlesinger, CBE (16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films (Darling and Sunday Bloody Sunday).

Margot Frank

Margot Frank

Margot Betti Frank (16 February 1926 – early March 1945) was the elder daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, and the older sister of Anne Frank, whose deportation order from the Gestapo hastened the Frank family into hiding, and who subsequently perished in Bergen-Belsen. According to the diary of her younger sister Anne, Margot was keeping a diary as well, but no trace of Margot’s diary has ever been found.


On this day:
French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen defeated U.S. champion Helen Wills in a special match at Cannes.

Also born on this day:
Thorvald Högström is a former Finnish racing cyclist.
Arne Vodder was a Danish furniture designer.
David Frankham is an English film and television actor.
Ray Simpson (VC) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross.
David C.H. Austin is a rose breeder and writer.
Ronald Smith was an English cricketer.
Atsushi Aramaki was a Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher.
Howie Judson is an American former professional baseball player.
Paul Sorensen was an American film, theater and television actor.
Jean Patchett was a leading fashion model of the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.

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