This Day in Showbiz History… April 30


Country star Willie Nelson (pictured) turns 90 today, while actress Kirsten Dunst turns 41.  Today also marks the birthday of Young Frankenstein star Cloris Leachman – also remembered as self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Leachman died on January 27, 2021, of a stroke. She was 94.

Director Lars von Trier turns 66 today and singer Bobby Vee was born on this day in 1943 (he died in 2016). US singer-musician and producer Ben E King, born in 1938, died on this day in 2015.

On this day in 1971, Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival hit the top of the South African Springbok Radio singles chart, where it remained for one week, becoming the band’s third and last No 1 in South Africa. Just saying…