This Day in Showbiz History… April 23


Child sensation Shirley Temple (pictured), who died in 2014, was born on this day in 1928, and singer Roy Orbison, who died in 1988, was born on this day in 1936.

The star of Lion and Slumdog MillionaireDev Patel, turns 32 today, while TV actor George Lopez turns 61, actress Valerie Bertinelli turns 62 and Aussie actress Judy Davis turns 67. US doccie film-maker Michael Moore turns 68.

On this day in 2015, Broadway great Chita Rivera returned to the Great White Way in her first original role in more than two decades – as the star of The Visit, by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally. The musical is based on a 1956 play by Friedrich Durrenmatt, about a millionairess who returns to the town where she grew up to wreak revenge on the man who did her wrong back in her youth.

On this day in 1983, Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes – from the film An Officer and a Gentleman  – rose to the top of the South African Springbok Radio, where it remained for six weeks. Just saying…