This Day in Showbiz History… July 3


Tom Cruise (pictured) turns 60 today, Elle King (remember her catchy recent hit, Exes and Ohs?) turns 33 and actor Patrick Wilson turns 49. Singing star and actress Audra MacDonald turns 52 today.

The world of rock music lost two top acts on this day – Jim Morrison of The Doors died in 1971 and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones died in 1969. Both were 27 when they passed.

Popular South African journalist and film critic, Barry Ronge, died in Johannesburg on this day in 2022, aged 74.

The movie Back to the Future was released on this day in 1985. It teamed Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd and spawned a string of hit sequels. And on this day in 1989, the first Batman film with George Clooney as the caped crusader, became the first movie to rake in $100million at the box-office in just 10 days.

Actress Natasha Richardson – daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave – married Taken and Schindler’s List star Liam Neeson in New York on this day in 1994.

The first Kylie Minogue single, I Should Be So Lucky, was crowning the South African singles chart on this day in 1988, enjoying seven weeks there. Just saying…