On This Day, September 13

Posted on 13th Sep 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Welcome to Wednesday

To those who were born on September 13…

In 1916, British writer Roald Dahl which, when said, sounds like a wrap you would buy at an Indian takeaway – as well as being a prolific writer with a dark imagination for children’s books, he was a fighter ace and intelligence officer in WW2

In 1924, prolific French composer, Maurice Jarre – he composed some brilliant movie scores – Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago, Ryan’s Daughter, Topaz, Mad Max Beyoind Thunderdome, Ghost, Fatal Attraction to name but a few…

In 1931 – can runners be prolific? – Australian athlete, Marjorie Jackson-Nelson.  She was known as ‘The Lithgow Flash’ and had ten world records at one time.  She was also Governor of South Australia from 2001 to 2007.

In 1933, Australian anti-drugs campaigner, Donald Mackay, whose 1977 murder is still unsolved.  On his statue in the NSW town of Griffith is a plaque that reads, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

In 1939, American actor, Richard Kiel, who is probably best known for being the steel-jawed villain ‘Jaws’ in two James Bond movies.  bet he never chewed on Alfoil…

In 1940, prolific money gatherer, Australian businessman, Kerry Stokes.  Does he still have Channel Seven down the back of the couch?

In 1944, Aussie surfer, Midget Farrelly.  If he was born a Gen Y it would have been too politically incorrect for young Bernard to have adopted his nickname as his ‘real’ name.

In 1956, terrific Aussie photographer, Anne Geddes.  You just have to like a good baby photo, you’re forced to!

In 1969, prolific wicket-taker and sext-message-sender, cricketer and soon to be Mrs Elizabeth Hurley, Shane Warne… going down to ‘Bradjelina’ path, will they become ‘Warnley’? Shurley not…

And in 1971, stellar fashion designer and Paul McCartney’s little girl, Stella McCartney, was born.