This Day in Showbiz History… July 18


Actor Vin Diesel (pictured) turns 53 today while actress Kristen Bell turns 40 and singer MIA (remember Paper Planes?) turns 45. Actor Chase Crawford, of TV’s Gossip Girl, turns 35 today.

Actress and 2000 Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, turns 38 today, while Richard Branson turns 70 and James Brolin, actor husband of Barbra Streisand, turns 80. Singer Martha Reeves turns 79 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…