This Day in Showbiz History… August 7

Delia Sainsbury (pictured), of early South African television fame, who is now the director of Cape Town’s Waterfront Theatre School, has her birthday today, as does Irish-born, Durban-based singer Harry Monks.

Oscar-winning South African-born actress CharlizeTheron turns 42 today while B J Thomas (who had a hit with Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head) turns 75. Actor David Duchovny turns 57 and actor John Glover turns 73.

Barbra Streisand recorded her hit Broadway album on this day in 1985, while on this day in 1987, Magnum PI star Tom Selleck married actress and dancer Jillie Mack. He was 42 and she was 29.

Freddie Mercury  of Queen was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1993 with Living On My Own, his only solo No 1. It spent two weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…

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