This Day in Showbiz History… May 14


Frank Sinatra (pictured) died on this day in 1998, aged 82, while the great B B King also passed away on this day, in 2015, aged 89.

Birthdays today? British singer Olly Murs turns 39, actress Cate Blanchett turns 54, actor Tim Roth turns 62, David Burne of Talking Heads turns 71 and Star Wars creator George Lucas turns 79.

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, known for his hit song, Animals, turns 27 today. He was mentioned by People magazine as the world’s highest paid DJ, reportedly earning about $46 million between April 2016 and April 2017, and having a $20 million lead over his closest competition.

On this day in 1996, actor Antonio Banderas and actress Melanie Griffith tied the knot in London. He was 35 and she was 38.

Topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1988 was Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. It spent two consecutive weeks at No 1. Just saying…