#663 Sabu / Brian Rix – 27 January 1924

Sabu Dastagir


Sabu Dastagir (27 January 1924 – 2 December 1963) was an Indian film actor who later gained American citizenship. He was normally credited only by his first name, Sabu, and is primarily known for his work in film during the 1930s–1940s in Britain and America.

Brian Rix

Brian Rix

Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE, DL (27 January 1924 – 20 August 2016) was a British actor and activist. On the stage he was best known for appearing in farces. After a stage and television career spanning more than three decades, Rix became a campaigner for disability causes. He entered the House of Lords as a crossbencher in 1992 and was president of the disability charity Mencap from 1998 until his death.


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John Murray is a former British professional ice hockey player, coach and administrator.
Sir William van Straubenzee MBE (27 January 1924 – 2 November 1999) was a British Conservative Party politician.
Edward Atienza was a British stage and film actor.
Victório Ferraz is a Brazilian former sailor who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
Archbishop Marian Przykucki was the Polish Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Szczecin-Kamień
Sir Kenneth Corfield was a British camera engineer and industrialist.
Dolores Moran was an American film actress and model.
Rauf Denktaş was a Turkish Cypriot politician, barrister and jurist who served as the founding President.
Hector Wilson was a New Zealand rugby union player.
Manuel Real is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District.
Anne Rudin was the 51st Mayor of Sacramento.
Knut Hoem was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.
Daniel Pina Cabral was a Portuguese Anglican bishop.
Harvey Shapiro was an American poet and editor of The New York Times.
Jack E. Steele was an American medical doctor and retired US Air Force colonel, most widely known for coining the word bionics.

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