Sorry -- rush job here. Way too late to be up on a school night.
University College London was founded in 1826. The BBC aired the first-ever science fiction television programme in 1938, with an adaptation of Karel Capek's R.U.R. And Nelson Mandela was freed in 1990.
Even if I weren't in a hurry, the only three celebrities having a birthday today that don't annoy the hell out of me are Paul Bocuse, Mary Quant and Damien Lewis. You can find out yourself what year they were born, if you care. I think they're all still alive.