This Day in Showbiz History… March 13


The TV drama series, T J Hooker, starring William Shatner (pictured), made its debut on America’s NBC network  on this day in 1982.

On this day in 1986, Meryl Streep took a People’s Choice Award for favourite actress, Bill Cosby took the award for favourite all-round male entertainer, and The Golden Girls took the statuette for best new TV show.

Actor Emile Hirsch turns 38 today, while actor William H Macy turns 73 and singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka turns 84. Actress Dana Delany turns 67.

On this day in 1986, We Built This City by Starship was enjoying the first of its two weeks atop South Africa’s Springbok Radio chart. Just saying…