This Day in Showbiz History…December 17


The third James Bond film, Goldfinger, teaming Sean Connery (pictured) and Honor Blackman, had its premiere in London on this day in 1964, and it was also on this day, in 1975, that actress Milla Jovovich was born.

Also of note is that this day in 1988 saw the premiere in the US of the longest running sitcom, The Simpsons.

On the theatre scene, this day in 1980 marked the Broadway opening night of the Peter Shaffer hit of  Amadeus, with Tim Curry as Mozart and Ian McKellen as Salieri. It opened at the Broadhurst Theatre and enjoyed 1 181 performances there. The 1984 film version won eight Oscars, including Best Picture.

Durban radio personality Alan Khan has his birthday today, as does local actor Marc Kay,

Topping the LM Radio chart this week, in 1973, was the Neil Diamond hit, Be, while the top single of the week on the Springbok Radio chart, this week in 1977, was Barracuda by Heart, which spent seven weeks at No 1. Just saying…