This Day in Showbiz History… October 28


Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (pictured) was the star of the offbeat cult film, Donnie Darko, which opened on this day in 2001, while the animate Bee Movie opened in the US and UK on this day in 2007.

Actor Joaquin Phoenix, star of Joker, turns 47 today, while Oscar-winner Julia Roberts turns 54 and actress Lauren Holly turns 58. Musician Charlie Daniels was born on this day in 1936 and died on July 6, 2020, aged 83.

The Grace Jones hit, Slave to the Rhythm, was released on this day in 1985, while the song that rose to the top of the South African singles chart on this day in 1977 was Angelo by Brotherhood of Man. It spent two weeks at No 1. Just saying…