This Day in Showbiz History… February 13

rizzoON THIS DAY IN 2022:

Would you believe that Stockard Channing (pictured), who played flirty Rizzo in the film Grease, turns 78 today? She was 35 when she played teen Rizzo on screen.

Singer Robbie Williams turns 48 today while actress Kim Novak turns 89, TV host Jerry Springer turns 78, actress Mena Suvari turns 43 and Prince Jackson (son of Michael Jackson) turns 25. Actor George Segal, who died on 23 March, 2021, at the age of 87, was also born in New York on this day in 1934.

On this day in 1996, the rock musical Rent opened Off-Broadway and later transferred to Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre. There it garnered Tony Awards for best musical, best book and best score. It was also awarded the year’s Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The song topping the South African Springbok Radio chart this week in 1971 was Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando and Dawn which spent six weeks at No 1. Just saying…