This Day in Showbiz History… March 26


Diva Diana Ross (pictured) turns 75 today while Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith and a former American Idol judge, turns 71. Actress Kiera Knightly turns 34, musician Jay Sean turns 38 and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey turns 59.

More birthdays today… Vicki Lawrence, of The Carol Burnett Show, turns 70, Grey’s Anatomy star T K Knight turns 36, and actor Alan Arkin turns 85.

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…