This Day in Showbiz History… March 26


Diva Diana Ross (pictured) turns 78 today while Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith and a former American Idol judge, turns 74. Actress Kiera Knightly turns 37, musician Jay Sean turns 41 and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey turns 62.

More birthdays today… Vicki Lawrence, of The Carol Burnett Show, turns 73, Grey’s Anatomy star T K Knight turns 39, and actor Alan Arkin turns 88.

The hit musical Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, opened on this day in 1964 at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre and enjoyed 1 348 performances.

On the classical music scene, this day in 1827 marked the death of Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in 1770.

On this day in 1977, Smile by Dutch group Pussycat rose to the top of the Springbok Radio chart, where it remained for two weeks. Just saying…