This Day in Showbiz History.. March 15


Eva Longoria (pictured), star of Desperate Housewives, turns 48today while musician Will.I.Am also turns 48. Sly Stone turns 78 and ’80s hit-maker Terence Trent D’Arby turns 61.

Actor Kellan Lutz turns 38, musician Ry Cooder turns 76, actor Judd Hirsch turns 88 and Mike Love, vocalist with the Beach Boys, turns 82.

On this day in 2021, South African comedian Trevor Noah hosted the Grammy Awards for the first time. At this 63rd event, Taylor Swift took Album of the Year for Folklore, making her the first woman to win this award three times. Billie Eilish took the Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted.

Actor Sir Laurence Olivier featured on the cover of Life magazine on this day in 1948, while on this day in 1954, The Morning Show debuted on US television, with Walter Cronkite as host.

On this day in 1956, My Fair Lady opened at New York’s Mark Hellinger Theatre, where it ran for 2 715 performances.

On this day in 1974, If You Need Me by After All was topping the South Africa’s Springbok Radio chart, where it remained for three weeks. Just saying…