This Day in Showbiz History… April 8


Julian Lennon (pictured), son of John Lennon and the inspiration for The Beatles classic, Hey Jude, turns 59 today. Actress Patricia Arquette turns 54, actress Robin Wright turns 56 and designer Vivienne Westwood turns 81.

On this day in the 1963, at the 35th Academy Awards, the golden statuette for Best Picture went to Lawrence of Arabia. And on this day in 1968, the Academy Awards ceremony was postponed to April 10 due to the death of Martin Luther King.

America’s sweetheart, silent screen star Mary Pickford, was born on this day in 1892. She died in 1979.

On this day in 1974,  Love’s Theme by Love Unlimited was celebrating the first of two weeks atop South Africa’s Springbok Radio chart, where it stayed put for one week. Just saying…