This Day in Showbiz History… April 3

ON THIS DAY IN 2019:

Singer-actress Doris Day (pictured) married producer Martin Melcher on this day in 1951. She married on the day of her 29th birthday – which means she blows out 97 birthday candles today, having  discovered only in 2017  that she was born two years earlier than she always thought..

Other celebs celebrating birthdays today are comic actor Eddie Murphy (58), singer Leona Lewis (34), actor Alec Baldwin (61) and actor David Hyde Pierce (60). Locally, actor Graham Clarke , who played Nick Wilmot on the old TV series The Villagers, turns 77 today.

Tony Orlando, lead singer of hit band Dawn (remember Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon and Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?) turns 75 today. Today also marks the birthday of Oscar-winner Marlon Brando, who died in 2004, aged 80.

On this day in 1960, The Beatles held the top six spots on the Australian singles chart.

And on this day in 1970, Love is a Beautiful Song by Dave Mills was enjoying the first of its four weeks topping the Springbok Radio chart. Just saying…