This Day in Showbiz History… December 25


Famous people who died on this day include Charlie Chaplin (1977) and James Brown (2006), while celeb birthdays include Dido (51 today), Alannah Myles (64) and Bob James (83). Also, Annie Lennox of Eurythmics (pictured) turns 68 today.

On this day in 1962, To Kill a Mocking Bird, starring Gregory Peck, was released in cinemas, while on this day in 1973, The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, premiered in Los Angeles and New York. It went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

The most popular single in South Africa on this week in 1979 was She’s In Love With You by Suzi Quatro. It crowned the chart for seven weeks. Just saying…