This Day in Showbiz History… June 8


Mick Hucknall (pictured), of Simply Red, turns 62 today while Kanye West turns 45, Bonnie Tyler turns 71 and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran turns 60. Nancy Sinatra, of These Boots are Made for Walking fame, turns 82 today.

Actress Julianna Margulies turns 56 and actress Sonia Braga turns 72. Joan Rivers, who died at the age of 81 in 2014, was born on this day in 1933.

Bing Crosby recorded Silent Night on this day in 1942, while the Rolling Stones released Jumping Jack Flash on this day in 1968.

It was on this day in 1925 that Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart marked their lyric and songwriting debut in The Garrick Gaieties, staged at Broadway’s Garrick Theatre. Playbill reports that production starred Sterling Holloway, Sanford Meisner and Romney Brent.

Playbill also reports that it was on this day in 2015 that Bombshell, the fictional musical from the television series Smash, was presented in a one-night-only concert to benefit The Actors’ Fund. The event reunited cast members from the series, including Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee and Will Chase.

Clap Clap Sound  by The Klaxons rose to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1984. It spent seven week there. Just saying…