This Day in Showbiz History… August 6


Actress Vera Farmiga (pictured), here in a scene from TV’s Bates Motel, turns 49 today, while British singer Geri Halliwell, also known as Baby Spice of The Spice Girls, turns 50.  Turning 49 today is Welsh singer Donna Lewis, who had a hit with I Love You Always Forever.

Director M Night Shyamalan, who made The Sixth Sense and Signs, turns 52 today. Also born on this day was artist Andy Warhol who died, aged 58, in 1987.  Lucille Ball was also born on this day, in 1911. She died in 1989.

The stage musical Oh, Calcutta! closed at New York’s Edison Theatre on this day in 1989, having enjoyed 5959 performances. And this day in 1965 marked the release of  the hit Help album by The Beatles.

The 5000 Volts hit, Walking On a Love Cloud, was topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1977. It stayed at No 1 for a week. Just saying…