This Day in Showbiz  History… August 15

ON THIS DAY IN 2021:

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence turns 31 today, actress Debra Messing turns 53 and award-winning actor-director-writer Ben Affleck (pictured) turns 49. Locally, Johannesburg-based singer and actor Timothy Moloi also celebrates his birthday today, turning 46.

It was on this day in 1939 that the hit musical The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

 Kim Wilde topped the South African singles chart on this day in 1981 with Kids in America. It spent a week there. Just saying…

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