This Day in Showbiz History… April 20


Durban actor, playwright and Spud author John van de Ruit (pictured) turns 48 today, while also celebrating birthdays are Jessica Lange (74), Ryan O’Neal (82) and Carmen Elektra (51).

Actor Andy Serkis turns 59 today, while British comic Benny Hill died on this day in 1992, aged 69.

On day in 1977, the Woody Allen and Diane Keaton hit, Annie Hall, was released – and went on to take the Best Picture Oscar the following year.

In 2007, in this day, Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (then 31) wed actress Aishwarya Rai (then 33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai.

On this day in 1977,  Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was crowning the UK singles chart. It marked the Swedish band’s fifth UK No 1 and topped the chart for five weeks. Just saying…