Omar Sharif has died:
Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in classic films Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has died aged 83.
Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.
He won a further Golden Globe three years later for Doctor Zhivago.
Earlier this year, his agent confirmed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. . .
Happy birhtday Peter O’Toole, 78 today.
On August 16:
1888: T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, was born.
1902 Georgette Heyer, English novelist, was born.
1913 Menachem Begin, Israel’s 6th Prime Minister and a Nobel Laureate was born.
1944: CORSO was formed.
1947 Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American elected to the US Senate, was born.
1958 US singer Madonna was born.
1960 Cyprus gained independence.
1977 Elvis Presley died.
Elvis in 1970
Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.