This Day in Showbiz History… December 1

The divine Bette Midler (pictured) turns 72 today, while ’70s hit- maker Gilbert O’Sullivan (remember Alone Again Naturally and Clair?) turns 71 and actor Jeremy Northam turns 56.

Actor and director Woody Allen turns 82 today and actor Treat Williams turns 66.

Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford announced on this day in 1994 that they were separating, while on this day in 1990, film director John Carpenter (who made Halloween) married producer Sandy King.

Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly made their debut on the US’s Ed Sullivan show on this day in 1957.

The Barbra Streisand hit, Woman in Love, was crowning the South African singles chart on this day in 1980. The song spent eight weeks in the top spot. Just saying…