This Day in Showbiz History… June 29

It was also on this day, in 1967, that the great Dame Maggie Smith (pictured), then aged 32, wed actor Robert Stephens, three years her senior, in Greenwich, England.

On this day in 1956, sex siren Marilyn Monroe, then aged 30, married 40-year-old playwright Arthur Miller in New York. Also of note is that on this day in 2003, Oscar-winner Emma Thompson, then aged 44, married actor Greg Wise, 37, in Scotland.

Singer Nicole Scherzinger turns 39 today while actor Gary Busey turns 73 and Deep Purple drummer Ian Pace turns 70.

The Beatles hit No on 1 in the UK on this day in 1963, with From Me to You, while Rolling Stones members Keith Richard and Mick Jagger were sentenced on drug offences on this day in 1971.

It was on this day in 2000 that the mother of rapper Eminem went to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line “my mother smokes more dope than I do” in the Eminem hit, My Name Is.

The Wham hit, The Edge of Heaven was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1985, and enjoyed two weeks crowning the chart. It was the duo’s fourth and last No 1, and George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley split soon after. Just saying…