This Day in Showbiz History… July 23


Danielle Radcliffe (pictured), better known as Harry Potter, turns 33 today while Slash, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, turns 57 and actor Marlon Wayans turns 50. Both actor Woody Harrelson and Martin Gore, keyboardist with Depeche Mode, turn 61 today.

It was on this day in 2011 that British singer Amy Winehouse died, aged 27. And it was on this day in 2015 that the US Supreme Court rejected a petition from Bill Cosby against a civil case of his alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy mansion in 1974.

The Beatles achieved their fifth No 1 British hit on this day in 1964, when A Hard Day’s Night shot to the top of the singles chart, remaining there for three weeks. Just saying…