This Day in Showbiz History… May 23


Actress Joan Collins (pictured) turns 89 today, while actor Drew Carey turns 64 and singer Jewel turns 48.

On this day in 1921, the first black musical comedy, Shuffle Along, opened on Broadway, while on this day in 1962, at the 15th Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or went to Keeper of Promises, directed by Anselmo Duarte.

Actress Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp on this day in 2016. He was 52 and she was 30.

All That She Wants by Swedish band Ace of Base was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1993. It spent three weeks at No 1.

Games People Play by Joe South rose to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1969. It spent two weeks crowning the hit-parade. Just saying…