This Day in Showbiz History… July 14


Actress Jane Lynch (pictured), who played nasty Sue Sylvester in TV’s Glee, turns 61 today, while actor Harry Dean Stanton, who died in 2017, would have been 95 today. Actor Matthew Fox, star of TV’s Lost and Party of Five, turns 55 today and Durban radio presenter Jane Linley Thomas turns 42.

The Who began a US tour, opening for Herman’s Hermits, on this day in 1967, while the first colour TV broadcast of a sporting event (a horse race) was shown by America’s CBS network television on this day in 1951.

A Eurovision Song Contest winner, Come What May by Vicky Leandros, topped the South African singles chart on this day in 1972, staying there for four weeks. Just saying…