This Day in Showbiz History… August 13


British director Alfred Hitchcock (pictured) was born on this day in 1899. He died in 1989, aged 80. Today is also the birthday of actress Debi Mazar, who turns 58, while Gossip Girl actor Sebastian Stan turns 39.

Comedian-actor Kevin Hart married Eniko Parrish in California on this day in 2016, while this day in 1980 marked the wedding of actor James Woods and costume designer Kathryn Morrison. Another who married on this day, in 1926, was Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame. He tied the knot with Lois Neilson.

On this day in 1971, Coco by British glam-rock band The Sweet rose to the top of the South African singles chart, where it remained for eight weeks. It displaced another Sweet hit, Funny Funny, to take the top spot. Just saying…