This Day in Showbiz History… June 22

Oscar-winner Meryl Streep (pictured) turns 68 today, Kris Kristofferson turns 81 and British actress Prunella Scales (the choc-loving Sybil Fawlty in TV’s Fawlty Towers), who is now battling dementia, turns 85.

Jimmy Sommerville of ’80s bands The Communards and Bronski Beat turns 56 and Cyndi Lauper turns 64. Carson Daly, host of the US version of  The Voice, turns 44 today.

Comic Adam Sandler joined the Saturday Night Live team on this day in 1990, while both Judy Garland (born in 1922) and Fred Astaire (born in 1899) died on this day – The Wizard of Oz star in 1969 and the dance legend in 1987.

Victoria Principal (who played sulky Pam Ewing in Dallas) was 35 when she married plastic surgeon Harry Glassman, eight years her senior, on this day in 1985.

The catchy Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders was topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1980. It spent two weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…