This Day in Showbiz History… July 22


Singer-actress Selena Gomez (pictured) turns 26 today, both Don Henley of The Eagles and actor Albert Brooks turn 71, and both US actor Danny Glover and French actress Mirielle Matthieu turn 72.

Actor Willem Dafoe turns 63 and both actor David Spade and actor John Leguizamo turn 54. Actress Louise Fletcher, an Oscar-winner for her stern Nurse Ratchett in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, turns 84.

Rick Davies, London-born singer and keyboardist with Supertramp,  turns 75 today, while Alan Menken, composer of songs for many Walt Disney animated movies, turns 69 today.

Topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1965 was the Bob Dylan-composed Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds. It spent two weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…