This Day in Showbiz History… October 25


Pop star Katy Perry (pictured) turns 38 today while Australian singer Helen Reddy (remember her 1970s classic, I Am Women?) was born on this day in 1941. She died on 29 September, 2020, at the age of 78.

Actor Josh Henderson, of the Dallas TV series revival, turns 41 today, while actor Adam Goldberg, seen in the movies Dazed and Confused and Saving Private Ryan, turns 42 today.

It was on this day in 1978 that the horror film classic, Halloween, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, opened in the US; while this day in 1980 marked the release of the Barbra Streisand album, Guilty, which spent three weeks topping the US chart and spawned the hit Woman in Love, which spent three weeks topping the singles chart.

At the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1980 was The Winner Takes It All by Abba, the Swedish band’s eighth and final No 1 hit here. It spent two weeks at No 1. Just saying…