This Day in Showbiz History… February 21

In this image released by Starz Media, Kelsey Grammer portrays Chicago Mayor Tom Kane on the Starz original series, "Boss." Grammer had a spectacular run as the pompous Dr. Frasier Crane on "Frasier". But Grammer's two decades as a sitcom shrink were merely a prelude to Tom Kane, the fiercely charismatic and flawed mayor of Chicago he plays on the Starz drama, "Boss." (AP Photo/Starz, Chuck Hodes)


TV star Kelsey Grammer (pictured) turns 68 today, and the daughter of Michael Jackson, Blanket Jackson, turns 21. Also, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt turns 44 and TV star Tyne Daly turns 77. William Baldwin turns 60 and Ellen Page turns 36.

Playbill reports that on this day in 1991, Neil Simon preserved his stronghold on Broadway as Lost in Yonkers opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning comedy/drama starred Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth and Kevin Spacey.

The song topping the South African Springbok Radio chart this week in 1987 was Everybody Have Fun Tonight by American Wang Chung. It spent two weeks at No 1. Just saying…