This Day in Showbiz History… June 17


Barry Manilow (pictured) turns 79 today, American rapper Kendrick Lamar turns 35, actor Greg Kinnear turns 59 and actor Thomas Haden Church turns 62. Actor Jason Patric turns 56 today.

This day, in 1967, marked the A Happening in Central Park concert by Barbra Streisand, while Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson, then aged 25, married Sandra Knight, three years his junior, on this day in 1962.

Led Zeppelin began their last European tour on this day in 1970,while on this day in 2000, Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson, then 28, wed Kristin Willits, who was a year his senior.

The Abba hit, Knowing Me, Knowing You, rose to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1977, marking their sixth local No 1. It spent two weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…