This Day in Showbiz History… October 16


Singer and actress Angela Lansbury (pictured), who died on October 11 2022, would have turned 97 today, while American singer-guitarist John Mayer turns 45 and Flea, bassist with hit band Red Hot Chili Peppers, turns 60.  Bob Weir, former guitarist with Grateful Dead, turns 75 today.

Actor Tim Robbins turns 64 today and British singer-songwriter Shayne Ward, best known as the 2005 winner of the UK The X Factor, turns 38.

It was on this day in 1923 that the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded in the United States, while actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed, then aged 24, married singer-songwriter Paul McDonald, then 27, in Malibu on this day in 2011.

At the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1970 was Burning Bridges, from the film Kelly’s Heroes, a hit for The Mike Curb Congregation. It spent five weeks at No 1. Just saying…