This Day in Showbiz History… May 7


On this day in 1981, Elizabeth Taylor (pictured) made her Broadway debut in the Lillian Hellman play, The Little Foxes. The production also featured Maureen Stapleton and Anthony Zerbe.

Glenn Miller recorded his classic Chattanooga Choo Choo on this day in 1941, while on this day in 1953, the musical Can Can opened at Broadway’s Schubert Theatre, where it ran for 892 performances

South African-based theatre producer Bernard Jay, the former manager of late drag star Divine, celebrates his birthday today.

Crowning the South African Springbok Radio singles chart on this day in 1971 was Put Your Hand in the Hand  by British-born local singer Alan Garrity , which spent four weeks at No 1. Just saying…