This Day in Showbiz History… April 17


Former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham (pictured) turns 48 today, while actor Sean Bean turns 63, actress Jennifer Garner turns 50 and actress Rooney Mara turns 37.

Linda McCartney died on this day in 1998, aged 56.

On this day in 2005, Little Britain took the award for best comedy series at the British Academy Television Awards, while Sex Traffic took the statuette for best drama.

It was on this day in 2011 that the film Thor, with Chris Hemsworth in the title role, premiered in Sydney, Australia; and on this day in 1970 that Paul McCartney released his debut album, simply titled McCartney. It was on this day in 2011 that Game of Thrones premiered on HBO in the US.

On this day in 2021, Olivia Rodrigro was topping the US singles chart with Drivers Licence, while Madonna was topping the UK singles chart with Vogue on this day in 1990. It marked the American’s  seventh No 1 hit and occupied the top spot for four weeks. Just saying…