This Day in Showbiz History… June 28


Former child actress Aileen Quinn (pictured), who played the title character in the Annie movie, turns 51 today, while actor John Cusack turns 56. Director and actor Mel Brooks turns 96 and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates turns 74 today.

On this day in 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, premiered at Disneyland; while The Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy, opened on this day in 1996.

Director David Lean wed his first cousin, Isabel Lean, on this day in 1930, while Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock divorced TV’s Monster Garage host, Jesse James, on this day in 2012, after nearly five years of marriage.

The Joe Dolan hit, More and More, was at the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1993. It marked the singer’s fifth No 1 hit and spent three weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…