This Day in Showbiz History… May 25


Comedian Mike Myers (pictured), star of the films Shrek and Austin Powers, turns 60 today, while Muppets master Frank Oz turns 79. Tioday also marks the birthday of actress Anne Heche, who died following a car crash on 11 August, 2022. She was 53.

Actor Ian McKellen turns 84 today, actor Cillian Murphy turns 47 and actress Octavia Spencer turns 53. Musician Miles Davis, who died in 1991, aged 65, was born on this day in 1926.

This day in 1878 marked the premiere, in London, of the Gilbert and Sullivan success, HMS Pinafore, which also happened to be the day legendary Broadway performer Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson was born.

This day in 1968 marked the release of the Rolling Stones hit, Jumping Jack Flash, and this day in 1962 marked the release of the Isley Brothers success, Twist & Shout.

Footloose by Kenny Loggins topped the South African singles chart on this day in 1984. It spent two weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…