This Day in Showbiz History… July 13


Harrison Ford (pictured as Han Solo in Star Wars) turns 80 today while Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart turns 82 and comedian Cheech Marin (of Cheech and Chong fame) turns 76. Colton Haynes, star of TV’s Arrow and Teen Wolf, turns 25 today.

Today in 2013 marked the day that popular Glee star Corey Monteith died, aged 31. It was also the exact day and year that Oscar-winner Halle Berry  married actor Olivier Martinez in France, and that TV’s Jimmy Kimmel wed writer Molly McNearney in California.

This day in 1939 marked the recording debut of Frank Sinatra, while on this day in 1923, the famous Hollywood sign was erected in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally read “Hollywoodland” but the four last letters were dropped after it was renovated in 1949.

On this day in 1991, Bryan Adams broke the record, set in 1955, for the most consecutive weeks at No 1 on the UK charts – with his Everything I Do (I Do It For You), from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner. The Canadian rocker’s first No 1 in the UK, it spent 16 weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…