This Day in Showbiz History… October 27


Actor John Cleese (pictured) turns 83 today, while violinist Vanessa-May turns 44, TV personality Kelly Osbourne turns 38 and Simon le Bon, lead vocalist with Duran Duran, turns 64.

British actor Peter Firth turns 69 today and Canadian director Ivan Reitman, who made the first Ghostbusters film and also Up in the Air, turns 76. Actor Roberto Benigni, who won an Oscar for his performance in Life is Beautiful, turns 70 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…