March 23

60 years old today…

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American/Canadian actress Amanda Plummer, who is best known for her work on stage and for her roles in such films as Joe Versus The Volcano (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). Plummer won a Tony Award in 1982 for her performance in Agnes of God.  She is the daughter of Canadian theatre, film and television actor Christopher Plummer (born December 13, 1929).  Amanda has most recently been seen in the 2017 American Repertory Theater production of Night Of The Iguana, alongside James Earl Jones, Dana Delany, and Bill Heck.

55 years old today…

Celebrity-03-23-1962Retired British rower Sir Steve Redgrave CBE DL, who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships golds. He is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest-ever Olympians, the most successful male rower in Olympic history, and the only man to have won gold medals at five Olympic Games in an endurance sport.

In 2002, Redgrave was ranked number 36 in the BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. As of 2016 he is the fourth most decorated British Olympian after Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Sir Bradley Wiggins. He has carried the British flag at the opening of the Olympic Games on two occasions. In 2011 he received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year – Lifetime Achievement Award.

45 years old today…

Welsh former professional boxer Joe Calzaghe, CBE competed from 1993 to 2008 and is a two-weight world champion, having held the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine, and lineal super-middleweight titles, as well as the Ring light-heavyweight title. Calzaghe is the longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in boxing history, having held the WBO title for over 10 years and making 21 successful defences before moving up to light-heavyweight. As his super-middleweight and light-heavyweight reigns overlapped, he retired with the longest continual time as world champion of any active fighter.

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Calzaghe was often referred to as the “Pride of Wales” or the “Italian Dragon”. In 2007, Calzaghe became BBC Sports Personality of the Year, by gaining 28.19% of the public vote. This made Calzaghe the first Welsh winner of this award since show jumper David Broome in 1960. He was awarded the Young Boxer of the Year Award in 1995 inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.

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