This Day in Showbiz History… March 5

ttLittle Britain star Matt Lucas (pictured) turns 43 today and South African choreographer Jay Pather also celebrates his birthday today. Actress Eva Mendes turns 43 and actor Dean Stockwell turns 81.

My Fair Lady star Rex Harrison, who died in June 1990, was also born on this day in 1908.

Actor John Belushi, of Blues Brothers fame, died on this died in 1982, aged 33, while country singer Patsy Cline, born in 1932, died on this day in 1968.

On this day in 1936, at the eighth Academy Awards, Mutiny on the Bounty took the statuette for Best Picture, with the Best Actress award going to Bette Davis for her role in Dangerous and the Best Actor statuette going to Victor McLaglen for his role in The Informer.

On this day in 2006, Madonna was topping the UK singles chart with her 12th No 1 song, Sorry, from her Confessions on a Dance Floor album. Just saying…