This Day in Showbiz History… October 1


Oscar-winner Julie Andrews (pictured), the star of Mary Poppins, Star! and The Sound of Music, turns 87 today, while Zach Galifianakis, bearded star of The Hangover movies, turns 52.

Actor Stephen Collins, of TV’s 7th Heaven, turns 75 today, and Brie Larson, an Oscar-winner for Room, turns 33 today. Actor Randy Quaid turns 72.

This day in 1988 marked the wedding of Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund and Nancy Booth, while on this day in 1994, Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg wed labour union organiser Lyle Trachtenberg in California.

Barbra Streisand signed her first recording contract with Columbia Records on this day in 1962, while Pink Floyd arrived in New York for its first American tour on this day in 1967.

It was on this day in 2000 that the Mariah Carey and Westlife cover of the Phil Collins classic, Against All Odds, rose to top the UK singles chart, staying on top for one week. Just saying…