This Day in Showbiz History… February 26

streepyOn this day in 2012, the Academy Awards saw Meryl Streep (pictured) accept the Best Actress Oscar for The Iron Lady, and The Artist won for best picture. The ceremony was hosted by Billy Crystal.

Charlie Chaplin was signed to his first film contract on this day in 1916, and it was on this day in 1953, at the 10th Golden Globe Awards, that The Greatest Show on Earth took the Best Picture statuette.

On this day in 2004, Alfred Molina enjoyed his opening night on Broadway playing Tevye in a revival of the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, directed by David Leveaux.

On the music scene, the Joe Dolce novely ditty, Shaddup You Face, was topping the UK chart on this day in 1981. The one-hit-wonder crowned the chart for three weeks. Just saying…