This Day in Showbiz History… July 16


Comedian Will Ferrell (pictured) turns 55 today, while former child star Corey Feldman turns 51 and recording artist Fatboy Slim turns 59. Stewart Copeland, drummer with The Police, turns 70 today. Locally, South African singing legend PJ Powers also celebrates her birthday today.

Dance legend Ginger Rogers was born on this day in 1911. She passed in 1995.

Oscar-winner Sandra Bollock married Monster Garage host Jesse James, four years her junior, on this day in 2005, in California; and on this day in 2012 comic Russell Brand and pop star Katy Perry divorced after tying the knot in India a year before.

It was on this day in 2001 that Jurassic Park III, starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, opened in the US.

On this day in 1981, Ghost Town by The Specials was crowning the UK singles chart, where it remained for three weeks. The ska act’s hit arose just as three members were leaving the group to form Fun Boy Three.  Just saying…