This Day in Showbiz History… July 30


Lisa Kudrow (pictured), who played goofy Phoebe in TV’s Friends, turns 59 today, while Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 75, actress Vivica A Fox turns 58 and singer Kate Bush turns 64. Singer Paul Anka turns 81 today and actor Jean Reno turns 74.

Actor Laurence Fishburne also celebrates his birthday today – he turns 61 – while two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank turns 48 and musician David Sanborn turns 77. Director Richard Linklater, who gave us the films Dazed and Confused and Boyhood, turns 62, and director Christopher Nolan turns 52.

Both actress Claudette Colbert and Swedish writer-director Ingmar Bergman died on this day – she in 1996 and he in 2007.

The last movie teaming Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, Girl Crazy, was released on this day in 1943, while it is reported that on this day in 1969 Barbra Streisand opened for Liberace at Las Vegas’s International Hotel.

Topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1974 was She by French crooner Charles Aznavour. It spent four weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…