This Day in Showbiz History… May 20


Singer-actress Cher (pictured) turns 76 today, while actor Timothy Olyphant turns 54 and US rapper Busta Rhymes turns 50. Bee Gees member Robin Gibb died on this day in 2012. He was 62.

It was on this day in 1967 that the BBC banned The Beatles hit, A Day in the Life, because of drug references, and it was on this day in 1970 that the same band’s Let It Be movie had its premiere in the UK.

Elton John went down on record on this day, in 1979, as the first western star to tour the Soviet Union, and on this day in 1980, drummer Peter Criss quit hit band Kiss.

It was on this day in 2012 that Adele won a Grammy for her 21 album. She became the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist. Also, Adele was the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK.

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 2006. It spent ninth weeks crowning the chart and emerged as Britain’s top-selling single of 2006. Just saying…