Sue Johnston, The Royle Family actress, 75
Clive Russell, Ripper Street and Game Of Thrones actor, 73
Rosalind Ayres, Titanic actress, 72
Tom Waits, singer/songwriter, 69
Colin Hendry, former footballer, 53
Damien Rice, singer/songwriter, 45
Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter actress, 39
John Terry, footballer, 38
Jack Huston, Boardwalk Empire and Outlander actor, 36
Emily Browning (pictured), Sucker Punch and Lemony Snicket actress, 30
Nicholas Hoult, About A Boy, Skins and X-Men actor, 29
It happened today…
43 BC: Cicero (Marcus Tullius), the great Roman orator, was executed for a series of attacks on Mark Antony.
1732: The original Covent Garden Opera House opened with Way Of The World, by William Congreve.
1783: William Pitt the Younger became the youngest of Britain’s prime ministers aged just 24.
1815: Marshal Ney, Napoleon’s most famous general, was executed for supporting Napoleon at Waterloo when he was ordered by the Allies to arrest him.
1817: Captain Bligh, captain of mutiny ship The Bounty, died in London.
1941: The Japanese attacked the US fleet in Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.
1982:Charles Brooks Jnr, a prisoner at Fort Worth, was executed by a lethal injection, the first to die by this method in the US.
Quote of the day
‘The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn’ — Ben Elton (pictured) on his return to stand-up
Thought for the day
‘A president is neither prince nor pope, and I don’t seek a window on men’s souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other’s attitudes and way of life’ — The late former US president George HW Bush