This Day in Showbiz History… November 5


Singer Art Garfunkel turns 79 today while Canadian rocker Bryan Adams (pictured) turns 61 and actress Tilda Swinton turns 60. Music star Kevin Jonas turns 33 and actor Sam Rockwell turns 52.

It was on this day in 1956 that The Nat King Cole Show, the first TV show hosted by an African American – Nat King Cole – made its debut in America, on the NBC network.

Oscar-winner Vivien Leigh, star of Gone With the Wind, was born on this day in 1913. She died in 1967.

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…

The Art Garfunkel ballad, I Only Have Eyes For You, was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1975. It spent two weeks in the top spot. Just saying…