This Day in Showbiz History… October 21


It was on this day in 1957 that the film Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley (pictured), opened in the US – and on this day in 1964 that My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, had its premiere in New York, going on to take the Best Picture Oscar the following year.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian turns 39 today, while Steve Lukather, guitarist with Toto, turns 62 and actor Ken Watanabe turns 60. Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in Star Wars, would have turned 63 today. She died in 2016. Also celebrating her birthday today is Durban musician Dawn Selby.

This day, in 1975, saw Elton John get a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

At the top of the UK singles chart on this day in 1974 was Sad Sweet Dreamer by Sweet Sensation. It spent one weeks at No 1. Just saying…