This Day in Showbiz History… March 30


Lauren Bacall (pictured) starred in the musical Applause, based on the Bette Davis film All About Eve, which opened on Broadway on this day in 1970. Ron Fields directed the musical which saw Bacall take a Tony Award for best actress. Fields won for direction and choreography, and the show was also named Best Musical.

Also of note is that on this day in 2000, The Lion King – the winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical – chalked up its 1 000th performance on Broadway.

Celine Dion turns 53 today, while actor Robbie Coltrane turns 71, Tracey Chapman turns 57 and Norah Jones turns 42. Eric Clapton turns 76 and Rolf Harris turns 91.

On this day in 1973, We Believe in Tomorrow by Freddy Breck rose to the top of the Springbok Radio chart, where it remained for five weeks. Just saying…