This Day in Showbiz History… February 16

chloecDurban singer Chloe Clark (pictured), a finalist on the first season of The Voice South Africa, turns 28 today, while actor-rapper Ice-T turns 59 today and singer-songwriter James Ingram turns 65.

On this day in 1983, Paul Young released his single Wherever I Lay My Hat, and the Adam Sandler film comedy, Happy Gilmore, was released on this day in 1996.

US singer Lesley Gore, best known for her hit song It’s My Party. died on this day in 2015, in New York, aged 68.

On this day in 2005, the British version of the US hit, The Apprentice, premiered on the BBC. It was hosted by business magnate Alan Sugar.

The song topping the UK singles chart this week in 1988 was Do the Bartman by Simpsons which spent three weeks at No 1. They were the first cartoon character acts to top the charts since The Archies in 1969. Just saying…