This Day in Showbiz  History… August 16


Madonna (pictured) turns 64 today, and this day is also memorable for her in that, on her 27th birthday, in 1985, she wed actor Sean Penn. This was also the day, in 2008, that Ellen DeGeneres married Portia de Rossi, 15 years her junior, in California.

Musician Paul Simon and writer-actress Carrie Fisher, daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds, married on this day in 1983. And on this day in 1968, Frank Sinatra and actress Mia Farrow divorced after two years of marriage.

Comic actor Steve Carell turns 60 today and dancer-actress Lesley Ann Warren, an Oscar-nominee as the ditzy blonde in Victor/Victoria, turns 76. Cam Gigandet, of The Twilight Saga and Burlesque, turns 40.

The Stylistics rose to the top of the UK singles chart on this day in 1975, with their only No 1 hit, Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love). It spent three weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…