On This Day in Showbiz History… April 9


Actor Dennis Quaid (pictured) turns 67 today, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart turns 32 and singer Jesse McCartney turns 35. Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo turns 89 and Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon turns 56.

On this day in 1953, Warner Brothers premiered the first 3D movie, House of Wax, while on this day in 1962, the musical West Side Story took the Oscar for best picture. And on this day in 1979, at the 51st Oscars ceremony, The Deer Hunter took the Best Picture statuette.

In this day in 1984, the Best Picture Oscar went to Terms of Endearment, starring Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine.

On this day in 1976,  I Won’t Give Up by SA act Bruce Millar rose to the top of South Africa’s Springbok Radio chart, where it stayed put for six weeks. Just saying…