This Day in Showbiz History… April 21

It was on this day in 2010 that the animated Shrek Forever After premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, while Heartbreak Hotel, the first hit by Elvis Presley (pictured), reached No 1 in the US on this day in 1956.

The stage musical Annie opened on Broadway on this day on 1977, going on to enjoy 2377 performances, and it was on this day in 1988 that Barbra Streisand recorded You’ll Never Know.

Rocker Iggy Pop turns 70 today, while music icon Prince died on this day in 2016. Actor James McAvoy turns 38, Robert Smith of The Cure turns 58 and Queen Elizabeth turns 91.

American actor Tony Danza celebrates his 66th birthday today, while British actor Toby Stephens (son of Oscar-winner Maggie Smith) turns 48.

On this day in 1972, Beautiful Sunday by Daniel Boone rose to the top of the South African springbok Radio singles chart. It topped the chart for 10 weeks. Just saying…