This Day in Showbiz History… May 4


On this day in 1969, Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman (pictured), then 31, married actress Anne Byrne, six years his junior, while on this day in 1962 Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer, then 32, married columnist Patricia Lewis in London.

Actress-singer Pia Zadora turns 68 today, while former N’Sync member Lance Bass turns 43, and actor Richard Jenkins turns 75.

The first Grammy Awards were held on this day in 1959. The Album of the Year award went to The Music from Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini, while Stan Freberg, Ella Fitzgerald and Perry Como also took awards.

Topping South Africa’s Springbok Radio single chart on this day in 1973 was I Can’t Keep It In by Cat Stevens. It spent five weeks crowning the chart. Just saying…