This Day in Showbiz History… July 18


Actor Vin Diesel (pictured) turns 55 today while actress Kristen Bell turns 42 and singer MIA (remember Paper Planes?) turns 47. Actor Chase Crawford, of TV’s Gossip Girl, turns 37 today.

Actress and 2000 Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, turns 40 today, while Richard Branson turns 72 and James Brolin, actor husband of Barbra Streisand, turns 82. Singer Martha Reeves (of Martha and The Vandellas) turns 81 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…