This Day in Showbiz History… July 18


Actor Vin Diesel (pictured) turns 54 today while actress Kristen Bell turns 41 and singer MIA (remember Paper Planes?) turns 46. Actor Chase Crawford, of TV’s Gossip Girl, turns 36 today.

Actress and 2000 Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, turns 39 today, while Richard Branson turns 71 and James Brolin, actor husband of Barbra Streisand, turns 81. Singer Martha Reeves (of Martha and The Vandellas) turns 80 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…