This Day in Showbiz History… October 30


Actor Henry Winkler (The Fonz in American TV’s old favourite, Happy Days) turns 77 today while actress Nia Long turns 52 and Glee star Matthew Morrison (pictured) turns 44. French director Claude Lalouch turns 85 today.

It was on this day in 1938 that a radio broadcast of  the H G Wells sci-fi classic, The War of the Worlds, narrated by Orson Welles, reportedly caused some panic.

On the celeb wedding scene, actress Evan Rachel Wood, of TV’s Westworld, married former child star Jamie Bell, of Billy Elliot fame, in California on this on this day in 2012.

Crowning the UK singles chart on this day in 1988 was Orinoco Flow by Enya. It spent three weeks at No 1. Just saying…