This Day in Showbiz History… August 11


Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth (pictured) turns 39 today while US actress Viola Davis turns 57, musician Joe Jackson turns 68 and Hulk Hogan turns 69. Actress Embeth Davidtz turns 59 today.

Oscar-winner Robin Williams died on this day in 2014. He was 63. Horror film star Peter Cushing also died on this day, in 1994. He was born in 1913. Actress Anne Heche died on this day in 2022, aged 53, after her speeding vehicle ploughed into a house that then caught fire while she was trapped in the car.

This day in 1973 marked the release of the hit film American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, while this day in 1965 marked the New York premiere of  The Beatles hit film, Help!.

Wedding bells were sounded this day in 2012 for the star of The Hangover, Zach Galifianakis who, aged 42, wed the co-founder of the Growing Voices charity, Quinn Lundberg, in Vancouver, Canada.

Crowning the South African singles chart on this day in 1972 was a local hit, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday by Jessica Jones, which spent three weeks at No 1. Just saying…