This Day in Showbiz  History… August 17


Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (pictured) turns 79 today while singer Belinda Carlisle turns 64 and Sean Penn turns 62. Singer Donnie Wahlberg turns 53.

The audacious Monty Python film, The Life of Brian, starring John Cleese, premiered on this day in 1979, while today also marked the birthday of legendary actress Mae West. Born in 1893, she died in 1980.

On this day in 1989, director Kathryn Bigelow married Titanic director James Cameron, while this day in 2015 saw Boyzone singer Ronan Keating marrying model Storm Uechtritz in Scotland.

This day in 1987 saw Michael Jackson top the UK singles chart with I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, a duet with Siedah Garrett, a studio singer who also backed Madonna on some of her hits. The song spent two weeks at No 1. Just saying…