This Day in Showbiz History… October 7

ON THIS DAY IN 2018:

Talent show judge and recording big-wig Simon Cowell (pictured) turns 59 today while singer Toni Braxton turns 51, rocker John Mellencamp turns 67 and Rachel McAdams, star of The Notebook, turns 42

The hit stage musical, Cats, opened on this day in 1982 in New York, at the Winter Garden theatre. It spent 18 years on Broadway before closing in September 10, 2000.

On this day in 1978, country singer Merle Haggard married his backing singer, Leona Williams.

Topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1983 was Every Breath You Take by The Police. It spent two weeks at No 1. Just saying…