This Day in Showbiz History… July 24


Singer and TV star Jennifer Lopez (pictured) turns 53 today while Bindi Irwin, Aussie actress, TV star and daughter of the late crocodile hunter and TV star, Steve Irwin, turns 24 today.

Mara Wilson, child star of Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire, turns 35 today, which is also the day, in 1980, that the great Peter Sellers died. He was 59.

It was on this day in 1978 that South Africa’s Margaret Gardiner was crowned Miss Universe. And still keeping things local… singer Graeme Watkins of The Graeme Watkins Project and Swing City, turns 39 today while Durban designer Sandy Day also celebrates her birthday.

It was on this day in 1972 that Andrew Lloyd Webber, then aged 24, married Sarah Hugill while today, in 1965, marked the day Bob Dylan released the classic Like a Rolling Stone.

Mungo Jerry rose to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1970, with his catchy In the Summertime. It remained there for five weeks. Just saying…