This Day in Showbiz History… May 16

Janet Jackson (pictured) turns 51 today, while Terms of Endearment actress Debra Winger turns 62, Pierce Brosnan turns 64 and Erik Estrada, of TV’s CHiPs, turns 68. Tori Spelling turns 44, Megan Fox turns 31 and Mare Winningham turns 58.

Celebrated South African playwright Ronnie Govender also celebrates his birthday today. He turns 83.

Ethel Merman starred in the title role in Annie Get Your Gun, which premiered on Broadway on this day in 1946, while Liberace was born on this day in 1919 (the flamboyant pianist died of Aids in died in 1987).

On thsi day in 1947, the great Billie Holiday was arrested in her New York home for possession of narcotics.

Topping the South African ingles chart on this day in 1986 was Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. It spent nine consecutive weeks at No 1. Just saying…