This Day in Showbiz History… February 12

woodyaWoody Allen (pictured) starred along Diane Keaton in the Broadway production of Allen’s comedy, Play It Again Sam, which opened on this day in 1969. It centred on a film buff who uses the ghost of tough-guy film star Humphrey Bogart to help him win the affection of his dream girl. Playbill reports that the show enjoyed 453 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Birthdays today? Actress Christina Ricci turns 37, actor Josh Brolin turns 49, US talk show host and actor Arsenio Hall turns 61, and guitarist Steve Hackett of Genesis turns 67.

The Beatles played their first New York City concert on this day in 1964, at Carnegie Hall, while on this day in 1955, the McGuire Sisters hit, Sincerely, hit No 1 the US chart and remained there for 10 weeks.

The song topping the South African Springbok Radio chart this day in 1989 was I Want Your Love by Transvision Vamp which spent one week at No 1. Just saying…