This Day in Showbiz History… August 25


Oscar-winner Sean Connery (pictured), who died on October 31, 2020, aged 90, was born on this day in 1930, while Billy Ray Cyrus, father of Miley Cyrus, and who had a hit with Achey Breaky Heart, turns 61 today.

Gene Simmons of Kiss turns 73 today, while actor Tom Skeritt turns 89 and actress Blake Lively, of Gossip Girl, turns 35. Model Claudia Schiffer turns 52 and director Tim Burton turns 64.

The hit shows LA Law and Cheers were big winners at the 43rd Emmy Awards, held on this day in 1991, while on this day in 2000, Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart, then 60, married film producer Wendy Neuss, 21 years his junior, in Los Angeles.

Ramaja by Glenys Lynne was topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1976. It crowned the chart for three weeks. Just saying…