This Day in Showbiz History… August 5


Actress Loni Anderson (pictured), star of the old TV series, WKRP in Cincinnati, turns 77 today, while Jesse Williams of TV’s Grey’s Anatomy turns 41. Celebrities who died on this day include Marilyn Monroe (died 1962), Richard Burton (1984) and Alec Guinness (2000).

Movie director and actor Mel Brooks married actress Anne Bancroft on this day in 1964, while five-time-Grammy-winning singer Donna Summer married Helmut Sommer on this day in 1971.

On this day in 1966, The Beatles released their single Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby, while this day in 1972 saw The Moody Blues released the classic Nights in White Satin.

Tie a Yellow Ribbon by Dawn was crowning the South African singles chart on this day in 1973, where it remained for four weeks. Just saying…