This Day in Showbiz History… August 28


Comedian Jack Black (pictured) turns 53 today while country singer Shania Twain turns 57 and singer LeeAnn Rimes turns 40. David Soul, of Miami Vice fame, turns 79 today.

Actor Jason Priestley turns 53 today. Jennifer Coolidge, the cougar blonde mum in the American Pie movies, turns 61 today.

Two movies were jointly awarded the coveted Golden Lion award at the 37th Venice Film Festival on this day in 1980. The award was shared by Atlantic City, directed by Louis Malle, and Gloria by John Cassavetes. It marked the first tie since 1968.

Wedding bells? Diff’rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman wed Shannon Price, 18 years his junior, in Nevada on this day in 2007.

Topping the UK singles chart for the first time, on this day in 1993, was German act Culture Beat, whose dance hit, Mr Vain, spent four weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…