This Day in Showbiz  History… August 18

Robert Redford (pictured) turns 81 today while Mika, who has a hit with Grace Kelly, turns 34 and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played teenager Theo Huxtable in The Cosby Show, turns 47.

Both Edward Norton and Christian Slater turn 38, director Roman Polanski turns 84, actor Denis Leary turns 60 and actress Madeleine Stowe turns 59.

Scott MacIntyre, an American Idols blind finalist, wed Christina Teich in Arizona on this day in 2011, while this day in 2012 marked the California wedding of Devious Maids and Melrose Place actor Grant Show and actress and former ballet dancer Katherine LaNasa.

Helen Shapiro was enjoying the second of three weeks at No 1 on the UK singles chart on this day in 1961. The hit was You Don’t Know, her first No 1, released when she was 14 and, at that time, became the youngest female to hit the top spot. Just saying…