This Day in Showbiz History… July 9


Fred Savage (pictured), former child star of TV’s The Wonder Years, turns 46 today, while Oscar-winner Tom Hanks turns 66 and OJ Simpson turns 75. Singer-actress Courtney Love turns 58 and Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis turns 65.

South African radio pioneer Kevin Savage died of cancer on this day in 2022, after a four-year battle with cancer.. He was 69.

It was on this day in 1992 that Oscar-winner Kim Basinger became the 1 959th person to get a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, while this day in 2009 saw the wedding of Anna Faris, star of TV’s Mom, and actor Chris Pratt in Bali, Indonesia.

On this day in 1976, Swedish group Abba rose to the top of the South African singles chart with Fernando. It stayed at the top spot for six weeks. Just saying…