This Day in Showbiz History… February 27

grobannSinger Josh Groban (pictured) turns 36 today, Oscar-winning actress Joanne Woodward turns 86, while actor Timothy Spall turns 60 and actor Adam Baldwin turns 55.

Singer Peter Andre blows out 44 candles on his birthday cake today, and Johnny van Zant, lead vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd, turns 59.

On this day in 2011, The King’s Speech took the Oscar for best movie and for Colin Firth as best actor, while Natalie Portman won her Best Actress Oscar for The Swan. And it was 12 years ago today that Hilary Swank took her second Oscar – for Million Dollar Baby.

It was on this day, in 1932, that the late Elizabeth Taylor, who died in 2011, was born in London; and in this day in 1981, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder recorded Ebony and Ivory.