This Day in Showbiz History… November 24


Singer Freddie Mercury (pictured) died of Aids, aged 45, on this day in 1991, while actress Katherine Heigl was born on this day 43 years ago. Another celebrating today is Colin Hanks, actor son of Oscar-winner Tom Hanks. He turns 45.

This day in 2012 saw the promo video for Gangnam Style, by Psy, becoming the most viewed YouTube video, surpassing 808 million views.

Superman Returns star Brandon Routh married actress Courtney Ford on this day in 2007, while singer and songwriter Donna Summer divorced actor Helmuth Sommer on this day in 1976, after five years of marriage.

The Suzi Quatro  hit, She’s In Love With You, was at the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1979. The song spent seven weeks in the top spot. Just saying…