This Day in Showbiz History… September 11


Singer, actor and pianist Harry Connick jnr (pictured) turns 53 today while singer Moby turns 55 and actress Virginia Madsen celebrates her 59th birthday.

Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland turns 43 today and director Brian De Palma, who gave us Scarface and The Untouchables, turns 80.

Jessica Tandy, who won an Oscar for her title role in Driving Miss Daisy, died on this day in 1994, while the first newspaper cartoon strip reportedly appeared on this day in 1875.

This day marked two significant events for The Beatles – drummer Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962 and, on this day in 1963, George Harrison formed the Mornyork Ltd music publishing company.

On this day in 1988, Perfect by Fairgound Attraction was topping the South African singles chart, where it remained for 10 consecutive weeks. Just saying…