This Day in Showbiz History… July 18

Actor Vin Diesel (pictured) turns 50 today while actress Kristen Bell turns 37 and singer MIA (remember Paper Planes?) turns 42. Actor Chase Crawford, of TV’s Gossip Girl, turns 32 today.

Actress and 2000 Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, turns 35 today, while Richard Branson turns 67 and James Brolin, actor husband of Barbra Streisand, turns 77. Singer Martha Reeves turns 76 today.

Nelson Mandela was also born on this day in 1918. He died in 2013, aged 95.

Singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown wed on this day in 1992. She was 28 and he was 23. Still talking music… the Billy Joel album, Glass Houses, topped the chart on this day in 1980.

The Ricky Martin hip-swiveller, Livin’ La Vida Loca, was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1999. It spent three weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…