This Day in Showbiz History… July 5


It was on this day in 1967 that Frank Sinatra (pictured) and screen star Ava Gardner called it quits after six years of marriage, while this day in 1950 marked the divorce, after more than four years of marriage, of screen legend Bette Davis and artist William Grant Sherry.

On the music front, the Rolling Stones played a free concert in London’s Hyde Park on this day in 1969, while it is reported that on this day in 1980, Rod Stewart hit his head while on stage and knocked himself out.

It was on this day in 1993 that Icelandic singer Bjork released her first solo album, titled Debut.

Singer Huey Lewis (remember his hits Hip to Be Square and The Heart of Rock &Roll?) turns 61 today, while actress Edie Falco turns 58 and Adam Young, frontman of Owl City (remember the hit Fireflies?), turns 35.

Durban radio personality Terence Pillay has his birthday today, as does Ross Learmonth, lead vocalist of South African band Prime Circle.

The Hollies single, The Air That I Breathe, the band’s fourth No 1 hit, climbed to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1974, enjoying two weeks there. Just saying…