This Day in Showbiz History… October 11


Comedienne Dawn French (pictured) turns 61 today, while Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan turns 76 and actress Joan Cusack turns 56. Actor Dermot Mulroney turns 55, actor Luke Perry turns 52 and Jane Krakowski turns 50.

Skylark, starring Gertrude Lawrence, premiered in New York on this day in 1959, while this day in 1975 marked the US television premiere of Saturday Night Live, with George Carlin as host.

On this day in 2009, Christina Hendricks, of TV’s Mad Men, married actor Geoffrey Arena in New York.

Rising to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1981 was One Day in Your Life by Michael Jackson. It spent one week at No 1. Just saying…