Happy 50th Birthday David Tennant!

Happy Birthday to David Tennant who celebrates his 50th Birthday today!

To celebrate here's some fun birthday facts about David:

David was born in Bathgate in Scotland on Sunday 18th April 1971 to Helen and Sandy McDonald. His birth name is David John McDonald.

David's star sign is Aries and his birthstone is Diamond. His birth flower is a Daisy or a Peony.
The season he was born is Spring and he was born in the Chinese year of the Pig.

When David was born the The UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath and the US President was Richard Nixon.

The number 1 record in the UK charts on the day that David was born was 'Hot Love' by T.Rex and the number 1 album was a collection of Motown songs called 'Motown Chartbusters Vol.5'.
Other popular songs that year included George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' Rod Stewart's 'Maggie May' and The Rolling Stones 'Brown Sugar'. 

Popular TV shows in the UK at the time were Coronation Street, Dad's Army, Bless This House, Crossroads and ironically Doctor Who. 

Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books. British actress Glenda Jackson won an Oscar that year for Women In Love. 

The year that David was born saw Disney World in Florida open it's gates for the first time, Britain adopted the decimal currency and Apollo 14 landed on the Moon. 

David shares his birthday with lots of other well known names including the British actress Hayley Mills who was born 18 April 1946, the American TV host Conan O'Brien who was born 18 April 1963, US reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian who was born 18 April 1979 and his Doctor Who co star Camille Coduri, who was born on this day in 1965.

Back in 2016 David took part in an 'In Conversation with' session with BAFTA New York. The event took place on his 45th birthday and saw him chat about his illustrious acting career with film critic Ethan Alter.
You can watch the whole interview below:


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