This Day in Showbiz History… May 19


Ringo Starr (pictured) and his actress wife, Barbara Bach, were reportedly involved in a car crash on this day in 1980, while on this day in 1982, actress Sophia Loren was jailed in Naples for tax evasion.

It was on this day, in 1997, that stage and screen star Matthew Broderick and Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker wed in New York, when he was 35 and she was 32. By the way, were you aware that Parker appeared on Broadway in 1979, in the name role in the musical Annie?

Another who tied the knot in this day, in 1979, was singer-guitarist Eric Clapton. He married Patti Boyd.

Birthdays today? British singer Sam Smith turns 31, flamboyant singer Grace Jones turns 75, Pete Townshend of The Who turns 78 and AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd turns 69.

Loving Arms by Dobie Gray was topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1974. It enjoyed a week crowning the hit-parade. Just saying…