This Day in Showbiz History… November 4


Actor Matthew McConaughy (pictured) and rapper Puff Daddy both turn 53 today, while Aussie celebrity chef Curtis Stone turns 47. Jeff Prost, host of the US version of TV’s Survivor, turns 61. Former child singer Lena Zavaroni, who died at an early age, was also born on November 4.

It was on this day on 1978 that a then-20-year-old Fran Drescher, nasal-voiced star of TV’s The Nanny, married writer and director Peter Marc Jacobsen, then also aged 20.

Crowning the South African singles chart on this day in 1983 was The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats, which spent 10 weeks at No 1. Just saying…