This Day in Showbiz History… August 1


Actor Jason Momoa (pictured) turns 43 today, while director Sam Mendes turns 57 and singer Coolio turns 59.

It was on this day in 1999 that actress Hedy Lamarr, then aged 77, was arrested for shoplifting in Florida, while on this day in 1992, Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in Star Trek, died of a heart attack.

On this day in 1942, a 14-year-old Janet Leigh married 18-year-old John Kenneth Carlisle in Reno, Nevada, while Dawson’s Creek star James van Beek married business consultant Kimberly Brook in Israel on this day in 2010.

This day in 1969 saw Booker T and the MGs reach No 1 on the South African singles chart with Time is Tight. The song spent three weeks at No 1. Just saying…