This Day in Showbiz History… April 15


Emma Watson (pictured), star of the Beauty and the Beast remake and the Harry Potter films, turns 32 today, while Oscar-winner Emma Thompson, who plays teapot Mrs Potts in the Beauty and the Beast remake, turns 63.

Actress Maisie Williams, of TV’s Game of Thrones, turns 25 today. Actress Claudia Cardinale turns 84 today, Seth Rogen turns 40 and singer Eliza Doolittle turns 34.

Legendary actress Greta Garbo died on this day in 1990, aged 84; while Joey Ramone, lead singer with the band The Ramones, died on this day in 2001, aged 49.

On this day in 2011, singer Christina Aguilera divorced music executive Jordan Bratman, four years her senior, citing irreconcilable differences. They had been married for five years.

On this day in 1979, Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was crowning the UK singles chart. It remained there for six weeks. Just saying…