This Day in Showbiz History… May 16

ON THIS DAY IN 2020:

Janet Jackson (pictured) turns 54 today, while Terms of Endearment actress Debra Winger turns 65, Pierce Brosnan turns 67 and Erik Estrada, of TV’s CHiPs, turns 71. Tori Spelling turns 47, Megan Fox turns 34 and Mare Winningham turns 61.

Celebrated South African playwright Ronnie Govender also celebrates his birthday today. He turns 86.

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

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