This Day in Showbiz  History… August 18


Robert Redford (pictured) turns 86 today while Mika, who has a hit with Grace Kelly, turns 39 and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played teenager Theo Huxtable in The Cosby Show, turns 52.

Both Edward Norton and Christian Slater turn 53 today, director Roman Polanski turns 89, actor Denis Leary turns 65 and actress Madeleine Stowe turns 64.

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…