This Day in Showbiz History… October 25


Pop star Katy Perry (pictured) turns 36 today while Australian singer Helen Reddy (remember her 1970s classic, I Am Women?) turns 80 and actor Josh Henderson, of the Dallas TV series revival, turns 39.

Actor Adam Goldberg, seen in the movies Dazed and Confused and Saving Private Ryan, turns 40 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 in1980 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…