This Day in Showbiz History… August 9


Pitch Perfect and Into the Woods star Anna Kendrick (pictured) turns 36 today while French actress Audrey Tautou turns 45 and both Gillian Anderson, of TV’s The X-Files, and film star Eric Bana, of Munich and Troy, turn 53.

Actress Melanie Griffith turns 64 today and designer Michael Kors turns 62, while director and producer McG, perhaps best known for making the Charlie’s Angels film, turns 53.

Singer Whitney Houston, one of the most awarded and the best-selling female music artist ever was also born on this day, in 1963. She died in 2012.

This day in 1958 marked the Las Vegas wedding day of a then-21-year-old Robert Redford and Lola van Wagenen.

The dance hit, Rhythm is a Dancer, by Snap, was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1992. It remained for six weeks. Just saying…