This Day in Showbiz History… February 28

braunON THIS DAY IN 2020:

Suanne Braun (pictured), the now-London-based South African actress and TV personality, usually celebrates her birthday today, as her actual birthday is February 29 – which only comes around every few years. And this year there is a February 29!.

Having birthdays today are Broadway star Bernadette Peters (who turns 72), singer Cindy Wilson, lead vocalist with the band  B-52s, who turns 62; and Johannesburg-based radio personality Bernard Buys, also known as drag artist Betty Bangles, of Beefcakes fame, who turns 40.

Others enjoying birthdays today are Dead Poets Society star Robert Sean Leonard (51) , actor John Turturro (63) and English actress Stephanie Beacham (73).

On this day in 1957, The King and I took the Golden Globe Award for best musical or comedy, while on this day in 1988, busty Baywatch star Pamela Anderson divorced Motley Crue singer Tommy Lee after three years of marriage.

This week in 1967 saw Petula Clark topping the British hit-parade for the second week with This Is My Song. It was written by silent movie star Charlie Chaplin. Just saying…