This Day in Showbiz History… October 27


Actor John Cleese (pictured) turns 82 today, while violinist Vanessa-May turns 43, TV personality Kelly Osbourne turns 37 and Simon le Bon, lead vocalist with Duran Duran, turns 63.

British actor Peter Firth turns 68 today and Canadian director Ivan Reitman, who made the first Ghostbusters film and also Up in the Air, turns 75. Actor Roberto Benigni, who won an Oscar for his performance in Life is Beautiful, turns 69 today.

Cher and Sonny Bono tied the knot on this day in 1964, while on this day in 1991, Thompson Twins singer Tom Bailey married Alannah Currie in Las Vegas.

The song crowning the South African singles chart on this day in 1987 was La Bamba  by Los Lobos. It spent nine weeks at No 1. Just saying…