This Day in Showbiz History… March 26


Diva Diana Ross (pictured) turns 79 today while Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith and a former American Idol judge, turns 75. Actress Kiera Knightly turns 38, musician Jay Sean turns 42 and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey turns 63.

More birthdays today… Vicki Lawrence, of The Carol Burnett Show, turns 74, Grey’s Anatomy star T K Knight turns 40, and actor Alan Arkin turns 89.

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…