This Day in Showbiz History… August 4


Pierce Brosnan (pictured) married TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Ireland on this day in 2001. At 37, she was 12 years his junior.

Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton turns 67 today, while actress Greta Gerwig turns 39 and model Marcus Schenkenberg turns 54. The great Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901. He died in 1971.

Elvis Presley released his classic Hound Dog on this day in 1956, while John Lennon and Yoko Ono started recording their popular album, Double Fantasy, on this day in 1980. Still with music… this day in 1975 saw Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant seriously injured in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece.

Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot was topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1974, and remained at No 1 for five weeks. Just saying…