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 Charlize Theron turns 47 today while B J Thomas (who had a hit with Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head) would have has his birthday today. He died, aged 78, on May 29, 2021. Actor David Duchovny turns 62 today, while actor John Glover turns 78.

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…