This Day in Showbiz History… May 22


On this day in 2001, a 63-year-old Jane Fonda (pictured in the film Klute), divorced CNN founder Ted Turner, then aged 62, after a decade of marriage.

Also of note is that on this day in 2010, Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, then 38, wed rapper Mario Treadway, then 32, in Los Angeles

Oscar-winning actor Laurence Olivier, who died in 1989, was born on this day in 1907. Model Naomi Campbell turns 51 today, while singer-songwriter Morrisey, former frontman with The Smiths, turns 62.

The lyricist for many songs by Elton John, talented Bernie Taupin, turns 71 today and British model and TV reality star Katie Price turns 43.

On the chart scene, The Beatles hit No 1 in the UK on this day in 1965, with Ticket to Ride, while Chris Andrews rose to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1970 with Carol Ok. It enjoyed two week in the top spot.  Just saying…